Pretty straight forward. If oysters significantly increase sex hormones this would be important for anyone considering a paleo diet as healthy hormone levels are critical to a long-term successful diet (for example if you ate foods that devastated your sex hormone production and dopamine levels then you would be a manic depressant and probably fall off your diet as you wouldn't have the motivation to continue with it).
So do oysters significantly raise sex hormones such as testosterone and progesterone?
If you can't find clinical data, I'm interested in n=1s also. Also, if oysters do increase it, then by how much? (assuming regular consumption)
asked byStephen_4 (10989)
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on January 24, 2013
at 04:22 AM
"The team of American and Italian researchers analysed bivalve molluscs - a group of shellfish that includes oysters - and found they were rich in rare amino acids that trigger increased levels of sex hormones."
And on a personal note, I have found that I am more amiable after a good meal of oysters.