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RX Muscle Presents: Dave Palumbo Q&A – Glutamine, Acne, Cardio

By Dave Palumbo, RX Muscle – Dave, every time I try to go high fat, I break out with acne.  Is this just my test levels increasing? Will the acne clear when the test levels stabilize?

DP:  The only dietary fats that’ll make you break out (possibly) are saturated fats.  Essential fats and monounsaturated fats actually make my skin look better.  What I notice (and I’m prone to acne) is that sugars, chocolate, and deep fried foods make me break out.  Clean fats (essential and monounsaturated fats like macadamia nut oil) keep my skin clear…….. Sometimes spiking testosterone and thus DHT levels will cause acne breakouts; especially if you’re taking an anti-aromatase.  Remember, if you decrease estrogen, you’ll increase DHT.  My TESTOLYZE product lower both estrogen and DHT and thus will reduce the likelihood of acne.

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Dave do you recommend glutamine in your diet or not??

DP: It’s not necessary as a supplement; it’s not even an essential amino acid.  Your body makes plenty of glutamine when dietary protein ingestion is high.  According to Dr. Scott Connelly, too much glutamine in the diet can actually make you fat.


Hi, Dave. What do you think about walking in place for the cardio? I ask this because I don’t have a treadmill at home and I think the best time to perform cardio would be first thing in the morning on an empty stomach and I figured since the cardio has to be low intensity, walking in place should be okay but I’m not quite too sure if it’s the same as walking on the treadmill. What’s your opinion on this? Thanks a lot.

DP:  Go outside for a walk; your heart rate should be elevated. It just shouldn’t go too much over 130bpm because then you risk losing lean muscle mass. 

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