Twelve y.o. son - hormones

by Susan
(Australia)

Hi Wray, my son will be 12 in October this year and has developed some tiny pimples on the hairline of his forehead. I wrote once before about this thinking perhaps progesterone cream could help him and you suggested zinc tablets which I've already put him on. This doesn't seem to be helping with the problem.

He's been on them for about two months now and I'd really appreciate any more advice you can give me. Do you think I should put some of my Natpro on his forehead at night plus the zinc tabs or just leave it at this stage? I don't want his beautiful skin to be ruined by me not doing something to help him. Thanks in advance.

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Aug 18, 2011
Twelve y.o. son - hormones
by: Wray

Hi Susan Skin problems are always so difficult! Often it's a lack of zinc, which is why I suggested it. You could certainly try the Natpro, it won't hurt! And it will be interesting to see if it does help. I can't remember what I told you in my last answer, but food plays such a significant role. Fructose, sucrose and glucose decreases sex hormone binding globulin by 80%, 50% and 40% respectively. This in turn increases testosterone levels, testosterone stimulates sebum production, and oily skin, spots, acne etc. So it's vital to avoid all foods containing the three sugars, plus the hidden sources too. And that includes all foods containing starchy carbs, as these get converted into glucose. Did I give you our page on Acne? And please look at Dr Cordains website The Paleo Diet. He's studied extensively all extant hunter/gatherer societies, and found none had skin problems of any kind. If your son's problem is rising testosterone levels, which it could be age 12, then the progesterone will help to lower them. Take care Wray

Aug 18, 2011
12 yo son
by: Susan

Thanks Wray...ur an absolute wealth of information and a source I completely trust.
Susan

Aug 19, 2011
12 yo son
by: Wray

Bless you Susan! Take care Wray

Aug 20, 2011
Vit D question
by: Susan

Hi Wray, I have just thought of another thing that might help but I'm not capable of self diagnosing....do you think my son could be Vit D deficient and if so what is the recommended doseage suggested please? He doesn't do alot of outdoor activity on the weekends due to his 'allotted' gaming time frame. He does do karate 1-2 times weekly with his dad and sometimes goes to the park but apart from that he prefers to be indoors. In Australia we are always told to put on sunscreen and now that it's winter the rains and winds have set in so going outdoors isn't always an option. Please let me know your thoughts. Much appreciated and thanks again.
Susan

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