Zinc decreases DHT by inhibiting (reducing or stopping) 5 alpha-reductase, an enzyme which is responsible for converting Testosterone (and other hormones as far as I know, but the science on that is not as well-researched from what I've been able to find) into the more potent DHT. DHT = bad testosterone, DHT causes prostate issues in men and also hair loss.
That study is an anomaly. You know how 9 in 10 Dentists recommend Colgate toothpaste? This study is that 10th dentist.
Ok, that's a bad example because Colgate sucks. But you get my point.
Chunkylard I see in your sig you say to avoid gluten, soy and dairy like the plague. But you eat butter, goat cheese and sour cream with no problems? Just curious what you mean.
If someone is still breaking out or you have any sort of digestive issues, it's a horrible idea to include even small amounts of dairy/grains in your diet in my opinion. I don't believe anyone who is breaking out regularly should include those foods in their diet if they want to clear their skin.
I find I tolerate dairy quite well, even when it's not fermented. I did some major healing over the past couple of years and some heavy duty supplementation and I was happy to find I can now tolerate fermented grains and they don't break me out or cause any sort of digestive distress. I don't make it a habit to eat sourdough though, but I make it for holidays to round out a nice dinner.
Not sure what the problem could be, we have been avoiding things that may damage the gut for over a month and the gut can supposedly heal itself in a couple of days. Anyone else know what's going on? I can't make any paleo friendly pancakes as a result of this problem:(
Anyway, I checked in the mirror this morning and things look slightly calmer, 2 days without eggs.
you need to detox and eat a raw food diet, fruits, veg, seed