I’ve been battling this for the past few years, including hormonal blood tests, salivary adrenal stress tests, caliper bodyfat testing, dieting, supplementation, etc, etc. Basically to no avail.
Yes, I do think that if I really dieted down to super-shredded (and much lower bodyweight) levels, it would probably have to go away, or at least be largely reduced. But in my early twenties, let’s say, I didn’t have it, or at least not nearly to this degree. So the placement/distribution of fat has changed, largely due to hormonal issues.
But the testing has shown some degree of adrenal insufficiency, so my cortisol levels are a bit lower than they should be, likely after years of them being higher than they should have been, thus overtaxing my adrenals to some degree.
So managing stress, diet, supplementation/experimentation, etc. to help with adrenal health should help a bit – though I haven’t cracked the puzzle yet – and other than that it might just be a question of dieting down to a lower-than-expected bodyweight.[/quote]
You still doing Poliquin Bio-sig ?[/quote]
No no, finished experimenting with that years ago. Helped a bit to a point – but has major holes in it. And my Biosignature practitioner, who was one of the early adopters and was in fairly close contact with Charles, lost his faith in it eventually as well. (I still see him occasionally for bodyfat testing and such.) He’s just had far too many clients (including me) who it couldn’t help past a certain point, and Charles wasn’t very responsive when presented with specific cases where his prescriptions weren’t working.