Thursday, October 31, 2013

Engineering the Perfect Human

Hands down, the human body is a marvel of complexity.  From my point of view it is a beautiful complex machine.. and yes robotics is a hobby of mine, it is not a long stretch from engineering robotics and designing artificial intelligence to the function of a bio-system or the human body.  Engineers use some of the same relays to do the same work.  We have feedback systems just like the human body has feedback systems.  When there is voltage on the wire that means its a "1" or an "on" .. when there is feedback in the bio-circuit it is a "1" too.  Engineering the human body is .. necessary to understand.

That isn't to say that an engineering degree will get through molecular chemistry, but the addendum knowledge can be learned and applied.  This is after all why we go to to college, to learn to learn, to think and apply, to build understanding and expand knowledge.

I started in engineering of electrical systems and computer science, and since then have never stopped learning.  There have been some detours through medicine, law, and a multitude of other topics.  Life is a process of experience.

Right now, the topic is how sufficient levels of estradiol impacts the rise and fall of Insulin (yet another major hormone), and no, I do not have diabetes nor ever plan to have it.  More specifically I am planning to never acquire any of the major immune deficiencies that us XXY people are supposedly (lies, all lies!) predisposed to.  Okay, maybe the researchers have a point, in the absence of balanced hormones including estradiol people whom are XXY do and are much more susceptible to all manner of immune deficiencies.

Thats right... the medicalized person that is XXY, whom for the convience of the medical establishment are forced into the male role. Most XXY people have, less usually less, a penis, I was less lucky.  ..WE.. are pushed into the male role because to admit that we are intersex would destroy the lie of the binary gender system.  And when we are forced to grow up as male only, the system only cares if we have enough testosterone.  It should be no surprise that in the absence of medical care, we WILL develop immune deficiencies and diseases from the LACK OF ESTRADIOL.

Cause of Osteoporosis: LACK OF ESTRADIOL...
cause of all Immune Deficienies (like lupus).. LACK OF ESTRADIOL
Arthritis: LACK of estradiol.. 

Huh.. that was easy.  Well its not, not really.  There are endocrine disruptor in our environments which also cause a lack of estradiol in natal females, which is why so many are experiencing Breast Cancer, Cancers in general, and numerous other problems like Multiple Sclerosis (MS).  When you compromise the body system by inhibiting its use of estradiol the body eventually breaks down.

Simple.  Those of us whom are XXY are only more suspectable to all of these issues because we are BY DESIGN of the medical world deliberately made estradiol deficient.  That is if we continue to accept the dogma that all XXY people are male and only need testosterone.

Our highly religious binary gendered system is the cause behind the incredible stupidity shown by the medical establishment.  Oh my god, we can't possible prescribe estradiol for a male...

Yes, most all of the major problems our society fears right now related to diseases of the human body are caused by our society and its idiocy over gender.  There is also some considerable responsiblity to be laid to the feet of our EPA for the absolute idiocy which led to the shutdown of all coal plants in favor of burned oil, but thats another rant.  EPA=Idiots.

Bottom Line:
All human beings need a balanced Estradiol system or they will develop diseases.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Banding Study of 47,XXY and variants population

 I often allude to a not terribly scientific study that I have done for my own research.  Have no plans to publish, ever.  The study is a composite of more than 400 XXY people from all walks of life, using a variety of treatments including testosterone and estradiol.  They are matched by baseline hormone assay's and placed in percentile groups on a linear chart.  The break down of simple banding into 20th percentiles along that chart clearly demonstrates that there are distinct groups or bands in the XXY population, and one can infer from these bands whom will benefit most from testosterone or estradiol therapy.  It is possible in most cases to infer what gender identity the individual will have, male, female, or intersex.   It is remarkable how little is actually known about people XXY, and it is abundantly clear that the majority of the population is not and has never been male.  Forcing the XXY population into male for the convenience of not really providing treatment has resulted in poor outcomes for the past 50 years.
 Did you know that no one has yet published a study which (including Dr. Klinefelter) actually identifies the 47,XXY and variants population?  
 Klinefelter's studies all describe the natal male and variant population which believes itself to be insufficiently masculine to be male.  His studies rightfully so describe those people to be less than average in most cases in IQ.  These studies have very little to do with 47,XXY people except that some XXY people are affected by Klinefelter's Syndrome also.  
XXY is a genetic marker, just like XX or XY is for natal females or males.  There are females whom are XXY, there are males whom are XXY, and the rest are generally considered to be Intersex in that they live in both gender's.  At the moment the DSM-V takes exception to anyone using the term intersex, because their dichotomy of gender does not allow for fluid existence in more than one.  Most of the documentation, although this is slowly changing, published by the USA National Institutes of Health have been highly negative and severely lacking in facts of any form.  
Can you believe it took the medical community 40 years to finally publish in 2012 the known fact that XXY females exist?  
The medical community has known of XXY females for more than 40 years, but it is an inconvenient fact that normal XXY females can bear children just like ordinary women.  The problem is that they have been pushing all XXY people into a testosterone only forced masculinization program for those 40 years.   And the XXY population except for the 5th banding group has had very bad results, some have died as a result of testosterone use and forced masculinization protocols.
XXY people are not MALE, except for the 5th banding group.
XXY people are not FEMALE, except for the 1st and 2nd banding groups.
XXY people are often INTERSEX, including the 3rd and most of the 4th banding groups.
I've been tracking this data for about a decade, but it would be nice if an agency like the National Institutes of Health would do a formal scientific study on not just a few hundred known XXY cases, but the necessary tens of thousands to establish the population.  Until this is done, all of the work on XXY people as a class are little more than presumptions or are seriously flawed and probably cannot be trusted.

47,XXY and why the "t gut" is not based on testosterone

I wrote this in response to a question on a facebook group regarding the horrible Testosterone GUT that XXY people develop which is similar to but not the same in most cases of XXY to natal XY males.  XXY people are not natal males, for the most part, some few are fortunate to be able to exist in the male paradigm and experience male based care without issues.  Most XXY people require a balanced approach with charts in both MALE and FEMALE with all aspects of both genders openly discussed and dealt with.  Just like women, balancing estradiol is perhaps the single most important issue for most of the people whom are 47,XXY or variants.
When you take testosterone the presumption from the Doctor is that it will give you a HUGE kick in the ass to get out and DO life, ie .. lots of physical work. Some people would call it play, because they are working .. HARD.. at playing and having a great time doing it. Others spend alot of time riding their bikes long distance, in gyms trying to impress other guys, or hiking, skiing, etc. Men whom do not actively participate in life end up with fat, primarily in the gut. What it means to have the T gut when you are on testosterone is that you get too many calories and don't use them.

Now there is a second group whom should not call their gut a "T" thing, and this includes people who do not have so much testosterone like the average XXY person whom on Australia's  scale of nmol/L would be down around 5 nmol/L or less, or in the USA on ng/ml would be under 300 ng/ml. That is because when your hormone levels are low, fat develops so that you can process what little testosterone you have into estradiol. The fat is an organ of the body which translates Testosterone into Estradiol.

My point is this... regardless of how much testosterone you take, the Body NEEDS estradiol. And it will get it one way or another. The body could really care less about testosterone, despite that it takes testosterone to be a Man. The body HAS TO HAVE estradiol or it DIES. There is no ... oh you only need estradiol to be a woman. The BODY, Organs, Brain, and everything in it NEEDs estradiol. If you starve your estradiol supply then you will get fat when the body goes into survival mode and starts converting testosterone to estradiol.

So if you are doing it all "right" taking T and working out, and eating right... and you cannot get rid of the "T gut" then your estradiol level is low. Simple. Most guys do not require alot of estradiol. Most XXY people require anywhere from 3x to 10x as much estradiol as Men, and generally about half as much as women average in their middle years. I wrote REQUIRE for a reason.. starving yourself of estradiol will make you fat. The body/brain system will get its estradiol one way or another, regardless of what you want to happen.

Now.. I often talk about the banding study I did for my own research. Anyone in the left 4 bands (of 5) will absolutely need to balance their estradiol levels despite any desire (generally the 4th band) to take testosterone. The only group which can for the most part not worry about estradiol balance are the 5th group or right most 20th percentile of the XXY population, whom identify as male, take only testosterone and need nothing else barring significant other problem. About 80% of the known... based on my research of actual people whom are known to be XXY, need to balance their estradiol levels.

ps... most Guys.. do not eat well, exercise enough, or take care of themselves in any way. Which is why hormone balance is among the last things doctors will look for.