Who'd'a' thunk it! I've been here a year and had more page-views than i ever would have expected. Time to make plans to better myself, i think.
I've been giving credit to carnitine and pregnenolone for a lot of the improved energy i've had lately, but i don't want to undervalue the also-recently-added "dopa mucuna" for my sense of well-being. For me to sort out WHY these supplements are so helpful, it's gonna take some time and reading, of course! Specifics like WHICH hormones derived from the pregnenolone are making me feel good....
Another subject i want to explore and experiment with is that of GOITROGENS. Often we're told that certain foods are bad for thyroid function because giving them to healthy people and then measuring their hormone output shows a lower concentration. But my experience has been that a lot of things which are said to lower FUNCTION actually seem to cause the body to REQUIRE LESS thyroid. I believe that dialing back on one's need for thyroid is a good thing! This should be possible to test -- get on a consistent roll of feeling well-supplemented and then eat a lot of cruciferous vegetables, for example.... I often get a strong sense of being "under-powered" when my body is producing less hormone. Testing things like fruits will be a little trickier, having their burden of sugars (and my minor fructose intolerance) to confound reactions.
Well, that should occupy me for awhile. Keeping my fingers crossed that TIME will be kind to me in 2013.... It's no secret that as one ages, time seems to go by MUCH more quickly! I've heard various rationalizations for it, even including the hypothesis by an engineer friend that time ACTUALLY DOES go more slowly or swiftly -- wish i'd made a point of remembering his reasoning on the subject! ;-) It sounded good at the time, anyway.