Hey @holyhead, I’ve been thinking a lot about this ever since I left Dr. Goldstein’s office. He shared a chart that displayed around 5+ different enzymes Finasteride affects (not just 5a-reductace) - and how the drug just destroys these enzymes. Although, how the drug does this permanently, he was not sure.
I’m just wondering if we can somehow target these enzymes, and their creation centers, in an effort to get them back online at normal levels. I wonder if this may be the mechanism behind the effectiveness of extreme fasting and crazy gut treatments (keto/carnivore diet + specific probiotic treatments). Could these treatments maybe be affecting the generation of these enzymes? Does anyone know where these enzymes are created? If we could somehow target our treatment to these area of the bodies, then maybe we could have a good shot at giving our bodies the chance to naturally correct these enzyme’s generation.
Of course, if it epigenetic, then that makes this difficult. But if one drug caused these changes, there’s potentially a method of treatment to correct it.