Most people have their practitioner interpret the DUTCH test for them and make recommendations. Would you be able to sleep without them? Ben, as much as you were saying that you aren’t stressed, I really think your body is. There are also some metabolites that are important markers for cancer risk that can only be measured in urine. • • Hot flashes and no libido came right back. I have to agree with what some others have said- I know you think of your life as “low-stress,” but I think most of us would agree that running several businesses while traveling around the world and doing 12-hr long races would cause some stress. does anyone rate this test. Most immigrants to the Netherlands from outside the EU have to sit the Inburgeringsexamen (civic integration exams) in order to get a Dutch resident permit or to apply for Dutch citizenship.. Trillow? My cortisol was very high for years and my hormones have been tanking at the same time. Thanks for this episode. I didn’t think he dismissed him at all, he even mentioned he would try to retest after a quiet retreat to see the effects. I’m 70 ( feel 50) however I’ve gained lots of weight around the mid line waist and nothing is helping. What Happened: We also discovered Melanie had blood sugar dysregulation and nutrient deficiencies, so we addressed these as well. Psychometric testing of these scales included measurement of internal consistency, construct validity and criterion-r … I’m 48 and I am post menopausal. Would like to see Ben change up his training routine. Her periods had not returned and she suffered from insomnia, fatigue, anxiety, and depression. The worst symptom was very frequent and heavy periods. or is it something I should avoid? Precision Analytical labs developed this unique test. What’s your opinion on this? And she was worried about her ability to conceive as doctors had told her she had “poor egg quality.”. Another thought I had…you mentioned that your sleep is awesome, but from past posts and some of your comments during this episode it’s very “hacked” sleep. Order Test Kits. Extremely tired, full of anxiety, major mood swings, easily frustrated and now really heavy and painful periods. I would like to order this test. I am 59 years old and post menopausal for almost 10 years. I eat super clean and knew hormones were up to no good! Hi! -Androgen metabolites (DHEAS, etiocholanolone, androsterone, testosterone, 5a-DHT, 5a-androstanediol, 5b-androstanediol, epi-testosterone) I’m still nursing (morning and night) my youngest, and I know that affects hormones as well. Been having success in getting my energy back (I know that’s not your issue) by dialing down the intensity after basicly 30 years of continuous black hole zone exercise and beer drinking. Online program to get the benefits of fasting for 5 days, with food!. –The London Biohacker Summit – click here to register and use 10% code “ben”. I’m considering doing the DUTCH test. Labs do make mistakes or it could be a quality control issue. Within three months Melanie got her period and her energy back, and her moods became much more stable and uplifted. Slightly unfair… Chris talks about carrying out two tests in the interview! I truly think it’s hormone induced but no one has been able to help me! Your email address will not be published. Certainly the Dutch test can provide info about libido and weight loss resistance. Cortisone in your example above of LISA: aged 51 ” She used bio-identical hormones,” her results could be distoted. Any insight based on this little bit of info would be appreciated. Respectfully, if you’d like to educate yourself about exactly what you are commenting on, you can contact Precision Analytical, and get thorough information exactly what this test entails, and all the caveats you bring up. Chris is a computer scientist and pro mountain biker and he works with two medical doctors, one of whom is also a pro mountain biker, and the other is Dr. Tommy Wood, a biochemist and Ph.D. fellow. So you feel pretty crappy when cortisol is low, and while you may feel good when cortisol is high, if cortisol is chronically high, there are some downsides to that too. Many mig, Your thyroid hormones and your reproductive (sex), Sometimes the best thing we can do for…⁠ I really believe that the paleo/ketogenic diet is stressful to the system. Perfect adrenal hormones, low progesterone, high estrogen, and impaired detox. High cortisol makes you feel good, as long as anxiety doesn’t get the best of you. I was at one point only sleeping 3-4 hours a night for 2 weeks. The GI Map is not diagnostic of SIBO, unfortunately. Please, please do a follow up podcast as you explore your cortisol issues. She had high cholesterol and difficulty losing weight in spite of being on a low-calorie diet and doing spin class daily. If I were you I would look into other test before doing anything, maybe it’s true but maybe not. If so once the test has been done how would I go about rebalancing my hormonal system ? It depends. The levels will be distorts to some degree, and thus patients should discontinue exogenous sources a day before taking samples: But, for example, E2 will have been flushed from the system with 20 hours and dropped significantly withing 12 hours. Essential Oil Inhalation on Blood Pressure and Salivary Cortisol Levels in Prehypertensive and Hypertensive Subjects, Blunting by chronic phosphatidylserine administration of the stress-induced activation of the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal axis in healthy men. Thanku! So my total T is at the upper range of the scale but my free T seemed to be towards the lower end of normal. also high metabolized cortisol. Also, I cannot find the cost of consultations on your website. My daughter who is 29 has horrible PMS and hormone issues which no one seems to be able to help, including Dr. Kalish. Ben, you train at an extremely high anerobic rate, thus increasing cortisol and the need for sugar burning. Sienna Soph, Been listening for years, interesting episode. What does it mean when the saliva cortisol test and the DUTCH test show two different things? Jasmine (age 29) had a myriad of hormone imbalance symptoms including anxiety, PMS, painful periods, breast tenderness, fatigue, irritability, and frequent migraines. Just a thought:). Lisa’s energy improved immediately, she began to lose weight, and really enjoyed spinning less, eating more, relaxing more often, and feeling calmer. It’s fine (and sounds appropriate) for you to test hormones now instead of waiting until after breastfeeding ends. After that, you need to get a Dutch driving license. 2. ], I don’t think an Endocrinologist would interpret the Dutch test unless they are a Functional Medicine doctor. She took Ativan for sleep and anxiety and wanted to get off it. Recently I took the GI map test which indicated sibo and have been undergoing treatment for a month. Cycle Mapping™ PLUS. Laura. Yes, I meet with a chiropractor relatively regularly! I found an OBGYN on my own.). So my estrogen, cortisol and DHEA are elevated. (bovine brain is 715 mg) hearts are difficult to find but I know A local farm that processes them and am able to get 4-5 lb every couple of months. Do you have questions, comments, or feedback for Chris or I about the DUTCH test, cortisol or anything else we discuss in this episode? Ben, I find it intriguing that you claim your interests are bridging into “health and longevity”, but when Chris suggests that your high-intensity, hard-charging lifestyle might be to blame for your chronically high Cortisol, you quickly dismiss him. I suffer from extreme fatigue all day long and I have estrogen dominance with uterine fibroids. Hi Ben, The Dutch-American Friendship Treaty (also known as DAFT or Dutch American Residency Treaty) is an agreement between the United States and the Netherlands signed into law at The Hague on March 27, 1956. I’ve had mixed results using the DUTCH and talked with Dr. Carrie at the lab about it. [Transcript] – Ben Got COVID (& What He Did About It), How To Fix Issues With Your Brain, The “God Cap” For Neurofeedback, Do Home Neurofeedback Devices Work & More With Dr. Andrew Hill. And it’s also important to know about hormone metabolism. Some, like me, work remotely, and there may also be someone local to you. Have you taken the DUTCH test before and interested in retesting? A diploma, certificate or document as set out above, obtained in a Dutch-speaking education system attended in Belgium or Surinam. )…, -Things that can elevate cortisol if you are already doing everything “right” in terms of stress control, sleep, proper training recovery, etc…, -Whether it's true that high ketosis can cause high cortisol…, -What type of hidden infections in your gut or blood can cause high cortisol…, -Supplements and herbs you may be taking can increase cortisol dramatically…, -Whether there is a link between cannabis, CBD, THC and cortisol…, -The most potent supplements or foods or essential oils for decreasing cortisol…, –A sleep article that includes the one-two Sleep Remedy/CBD combo Ben swears by for sleep, along with the essential oils we discuss, –Phosphatidylserine for lowering cortisol. My question for Dr. Wood and Chris Kelly is regarding female hormone issues. Do some labs and get a sound treatment plan, from a gynecologist or functional doctor, or someone who is both. I’m sure you’ll keep us updated on future results. I use the Thorne phosphatidylserine supplement Isophos ( Suggestions? Hi Ben, I think you are just overdoing your supplementation and drink a crazy amount of coffee. However, the Dutch test measures hormone metabolites, not actual hormones. Great show! Ordering new kits for your office or drop-shipping them directly to your patients is EASY through the New DUTCH Results Portal. Claiming urine (whether collected as liquid or dried) hormone testing is an invalid test is uninformed, although it is a reasonable position for one to prefer saliva testing for … I know Chris is new to this testing and hasn’t done a ton but if yours stands out that much as abnormal I think its worth looking into. High cortisol makes you feel good, as long as anxiety doesn’t get the best of you. I told myself for years that my personality and high achieving state was just who I was. We used herbs, supplements, diet and exercise hacks, and stress management training to adjust her hormone imbalances and to promote ovulation and regular cycles. The Top 10 Natural, “Non-Jittery” Healthy Alternatives To Energy Drinks & Pre-Workout Supplements (That Don’t Cause A Post-Workout Energy Crash). It also measures the 24 hour cortisol and cortisone curve, and averages all hormone metabolites over 24 hours (with 4-5 samples) – serum will not give any of this information. Appreciate any suggestions! -Progesterone metabolites (a-pregnanediol, b-pregnanediol) Great information and podcast! The instructions for this are super clear on the test guide. I believe at his age (young) it is possible to believe that you are “doing everything right” and because of that have very high energy and can run circles around everyone else. A year later she felt that she had recovered, and her vitality had returned. Caffeine displaces adenosine. That will ensure you find someone who I would likely vouch for! “DUTCH is a complete game changer in the functional medicine landscape, and far superior to saliva hormone testing in most circumstances.” Chris Kresser, M.S., L.Ac New York Times best selling author of “The Paleo Cure” “Using genetic testing is an excellent way to demonstrate susceptibility. I was on a hormonal (levonorgestrel) iud for heavy bleeding for three years. Very interesting. Learn how your comment data is processed. The DUTCH test is a urine steroid hormone profile that measures hormones and hormone metabolites (called conjugates) in a dried urine sample, and is performed from the comfort of your home. I’ve seen an endocrinologist, gyn and gp and not one has been able to help. Hi Jan, Lisa (age 51) felt exhausted for about four months, since a demanding overseas work trip. 3. I’m 37, mother of two. In terms of doctors, here are a few directories that may help you find a good functional medicine or naturopathic practitioner in your area: • It is a very difficult lifestyle to bring under control. Just got my DUTCH test results as well. Laura. You can order through our store if interested. -What the DUTCH test is and why it is far different than an Adrenal Stress Index…, -My own shocking results on the DUTCH test…, -The difference between free and total cortisol, and why you may think that your cortisol is normal when it is actually quite low…, -Why some women should not use estrogen natural hormone replacement therapy…, -How to know if you should be using a multivitamin…, -How chronically high cortisol can cause high blood glucose, brain damage, and muscle wasting (even if you feel great short-term! Sex Hormones. Can I share something real with you? And, 8 months later, she got pregnant! He employs a registered nurse, and works with his wife Julia, who is a food scientist. -a-tetrahydrocortisol Also, the test has very specific instructions as to when to stop taking exogenous hormones for a clear dried urine metabolite sample. No blood to draw, spitting in tubes or filling up jugs of urine. Dutch testing is something i really want to try. She was ready to start a family but had not fallen pregnant yet. Read about retesting here. Build up an aerobic base where he uses Phil Maffetone 180-age formula for 8-12 weeks then retest. Cortisone 3. Having listened to the podcast and the idea that your cortisol is high despite a truly healthy lifestyle – I wonder what your spinal structure is; when the spine is aligned improperly the body can be locked into sympathetic dominance. 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