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Seeking Transformation: Ravi's Journal

Discussion in 'My Optimal Journal' started by Ravi Sandhu, Mar 21, 2021.

  1. My last day in Turkey. I am flying home today. All has been well with the hair transplant. The next 9 days are important to it's healing, once I pass that window, it'll be smooth sailing I expect.

    Funny thing is, I kinda like the bald look on me....Here's pics post surgery the evening of!


    I am having to sleep in a propped up position due to the hair transplant, and am using a aircraft pillow the clinic provided. For whatever reason, this really awkward position actually supported deep and restorative sleep, I had a very lucid dream, which I remembered for some time after waking, and also (excuse graphic details) had the most absolutely absurd morning wood that didn't go away for the longest time. Crazy. I rememer emailing Dr Marcus in panic about my 'dead dick'. Dutasteride was a scary time for me but my god I did recover. Let it be known to those who suffer from post-fin syndrome that if you work your absolute ass off, and I took hours of action daily, you can heal.....I do not want that problem again but I also want to restore my hair. We have some work to do.

    It is undeniable I am now a far cry from how I used to be.

    I am healthier and stronger because I did the work to be, and will continue to do this.

    @JanSv: OK, I can assure you I will not take anything at all until we've done all the lab tests and we've understood where I am with my DHT.

    @Dr. Marcus Ettinger: Great. I've emailed you Doc, hopefully we can get this test shipped out and I'll do it ASAP.

    I will also order a mobile blood draw service and get a bunch of tests done at my place.

    Positive progress will come.

    I will achieve my goals for the year. I am also looking forward to the 3-5 day water fast I will do which will clean my cells out a lot.


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  2. caroline

    caroline New Member

    I love this bald look!!! very, very sexy and mysterious. :D
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  3. JanSz

    JanSz Gold

  4. JanSz

    JanSz Gold

  5. @JanSz: I will watch this webinar over the weekend.

    I have arranged a DUTCH Complete test, just awaiting the call back fro Precision Labs so I can pay shipping.

    I have also arranged the following tests:
    • Lutenising Hormone
    • Follicle Stimulating Hormone
    • Prolactin
    • Total Testosterone
    • Sex Hormone Binding Globulin
    • Free Testosterone
    • Oestradiol
    • Liver Function Tests
    • Lipids, including Cholesterol
    • Thyroid Function Tests
    • Full Blood Count
    • Urea & Electrolytes
    • HbA1C
    • Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA)
    • Vitamin D
    • Zinc
    • Vitamin B12
    • Folate
    • Ferritin
    • DHT (Note: useful for the hair loss situation)
    • Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
    • Free T3
    • Free Thyroxine (T4)
    • Reverse T3
    So I will have the above, as well as the DUTCH Plus.

    Once results are in, I'll schedule a call with @Dr. Marcus Ettinger

    I am sure we'll figure out a way forward with hair restoration. Will hold off fin & minox for a few months while figuring this out.

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  6. Thank you Caroline, once they shaved it off in the clinic I wondered why I'd bothered with the transplant lol

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  7. JanSz

    JanSz Gold

    This highly important, but testing requires specification of more informations.

    You really want to test
    E2-estradiol (sensitive)
    Total Estrogens
    Laboratories often have variety of estradiol tests, but they are meant for women (who have more of it).
    Man usually has less of estradiol, higher sensitivity testing is need.

    Fat people have more fat in their bodies.
    Fat contains aromatase.
    Aromatase takes testosterone and makes estradiol out of it. Higer estradiol promotes (all kind) of growths.
    Man boobs, cancer.
    Fat people (may) end up with lower testosterone.

    There is a brown and white fat.
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  8. JanSz

    JanSz Gold

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    JanSz Gold

  10. caroline

    caroline New Member

    what does your lady think?
  11. Thanks Jan for the above. I am doing daily CT (20m) and use the sperti red (10m) as part of my evening routine, which I hope will brown the fat in time.

    Caroline, shaved it off got the transplant and my lady told me she likes the bald look on me! Atleast I know if i don't manage to make the transplant work, there's that. Lol.

    I have changed my avatar I was very sick, and dying inside when I started here. I am now on my way to greatness. You have no idea the lengths I am prepared to go. This is just the beginning.

    Thanks @Jack Kruse for creating this community and developing an incredible framewokr. Of course thank you to my supporters on this thread @JanSz @caroline among others

    Thanks @Dr. Marcus Ettinger another enormous inspiraiton to me

    But the animal has been let out the cage now. I am strong vita capable and extremely motivated. I want A++ and nothing else will cut it for me.

    This is just the beginning

    The next quantum leap will come when I am able to get into, and stay in ketosis for like 6 months. What that will do to my body and brain will be exceptional. And I look forward to using fasting, sunrise, sunset, CT, DHA and movement to get me there.

    A positive up spiral of health. Discipline every day and also sacrificing.

    I'll get there. There is a lot of work ahead.


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  12. caroline

    caroline New Member

    That is a pic of a healthy happy man ........keep going!
  13. JanSz

    JanSz Gold


    Well....what's the latest with me?

    All was well. I then had a few things that disrupted my journey.

    I had a hair transplant in August. 2747 folicles inplanted into my frontal region.

    I then had to focus on recovery for 30 days. This included no exercise, and I couldnt do things like CT.

    This resulted in me losing a bit of charge and after about 30-35 days, I noticed I did start to feel a bit worse and also anxious.

    I then went on a trip to Poland for 2 weeks.

    This was quite stressful in the end for a variety of reasons, but all the while, I had been exercising little, not following my protocols, and suffering because of it.

    I then wake up one day and notice, the morning wood is gone. The classic sign I have been losing electrons and my organism is weakening again.

    This will not work for me.

    The girl I was seeing had some tumult in her personal life about 6 weeks ago and just ghosted me. It hurt, a lot, but I got over it.

    I am of course back on the dating scene. But I now have to return to my mitochondriac work and get my system working again.

    Man, I couldn't do CT due to the hair transplant, and there was no tub in Poland. These things have been hard to access lately.

    But I have ability to act now. I have been watching the sunrise, exercising, consuming DHA, and will resume CT and use of my Sperti light today.

    Drinking lots of water with Ultima electrolyte powder and salt.

    I am doing the odd fast, usually one day a week.

    I have a date tomorrow night (Fri) so lets hope I can get things working again before then LOL.


    Well, I had the work done on my hair. To get it looking good, I've been advised to use minoxidil and finasteride. As a guy with proneness to ED, I am fearful of finasteride and may not bother. But I need to do SOMETHING. I would like to explore the use of minoxidil.

    Folks, if you can take a look at my labs and give me your thoughts, it'd be appreciated.

    I still need to get my DUTCH test done, it has arrived, it's at my parents address actually. I will go home and see them and complete it soon.

    Thereafter, I will send these reports to Dr Ettinger and get a consult done.

    For now, this is what I have.

    @JanSz your thoughts would be appreciated here.


    Best wishes,
  15. JanSz

    JanSz Gold

    Minoxidil - Wikipedia
    This antiandrogenic effect of minoxidil, shown by significant downregulation of 5α-R2 gene expression in HaCaT cells, may be one of its mechanisms of action in alopecia.
    5α-Reductase - Wikipedia
    5α-Reductase 1
    5α-Reductase 2
    5α-Reductase 3

    Finasteride - Wikipedia
    Finasteride is a 5α-reductase inhibitor.[4][5] It is specifically a selective inhibitor of the type II and III isoforms of the enzyme.

    DUTCHtest lateest version has some new additional bio-markers.

    With finasteride or minoxidil watch this:
  16. JanSz

    JanSz Gold

    Hemoglobin could be little higher (15.5 - 16). red meat
    Estradiol=124pmol/L=33.8pg.mL aim at 25pg/mL (Anastrozole/Arimidex?? 1/4 of 1mg pill once/week ??)
    Dihydrotestosterone=1.21(1.13 - 4.13) it is rather low, double check with DUTCH
    Real careful with minoxidil or finasteride

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  17. Inger

    Inger Silver

    dont take that crap.. why would you sacrifice your morning wood for some more hair??

    Men are sexy when they are bald, trust me! I had two men in my life who were partly bald and I think they were super sexy! Never a second did I think the baldness did not look good. Nope. I loved it.
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  18. caroline

    caroline New Member

    my thoughts exactly Inger!
    It is all about a man's self confidence/self esteem, love of life, ability to not take himself too seriously, kindness, compassion, generous spirit and the ability to laugh and enjoy life.
    That is all so very sexy to me........same goes for a woman
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  19. Inger

    Inger Silver

    Yes ^^^
    and neediness is so. not. sexy, and if a guy cant wait but thinks he must get a woman to bed first date..baaah :zzz: the worst.
  20. caroline

    caroline New Member

    The first time I met Tony for lunch I thought he was such a nice man and he wanted to learn about all my protocols.
    I messaged him later and said I don’t think I can do this - would just friends be okay. He said friends would be great - it is up to you.
    He didn’t even know where I lived the first couple of weeks. We would just meet and hang out at the beach.
    I am pretty sure Jack has said a few times that patience is one of the best virtues a man can have.
    Certainly worked for Tony!
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