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#3361249 The Big Hormone Post For Both Men And Women

Posted by JohnH on 24 June 2013 - 04:38 PM

Green Gables, if you are to provide a post like this you need to show the side effects of messing with DHT. The supplements you mention are usually harmless for women, but can cause some serious problems for men. Like anything, you have to weigh the risks and benefits of a treatment, and your initial post makes it seem like there are no potential dangers to the "self-correcting" of perceived hormonal imbalances. There are (85% pertain to men only though), and it would be great if you'd address them so the readers can make an informed decision. Or, I could post them if you'd like later on in the week.


Agreed. As a male, I would love to get the scoop on possible side effects of all the natural supplements mentioned. Thanks.

#3359165 Literly Tried Everything.. Help

Posted by JohnH on 18 June 2013 - 05:26 PM

Generally speaking, I'd suggest eating anti-inflammatory and antioxidant rich foods, drink plenty of water, cut refined sugars and processed foods, exercise, use a gentle non-drying facial cleanser, a non-drying treatment like AHA or low concentration BP, a toner like Thayer's, and be sure to moisturize.


Contrary to popular belief, diet has a huge impact on your skin's health, and obviously your overall health. Acne is largely caused by oxidative stress and subsequent inflammation at a cellular level. At your age, hormones also have a big impact.


The only way I finally got clear skin was to take a holistic approach, instead of viewing acne as an isolated, singular "disease" like I did for so many years. A combination of exercise, strict healthy diet, natural and gentle topical treatments, and supplementing a myriad of vitamins and natural herbs finally allowed me to be acne-free.


If you'd like my personal suggestions for topicals and supplements, just let me know. A good bioavailable multivitamin is always a great place to start. I'd suggest Source Naturals Life Force Multiple tablets.