When the body needs to make cortisol, it uses up too much pregnenelone. Pregn. also makes testosterone and estrogen
. If too much is used for cortisol, you have low levels of hormone
s as a result. Hormonal imbalance leads to acne. The reason eliminating gluten helps some people is because it's an inflammatory food. And most people eat it several times a day. Remember, the body responds to inflammation with cortisol. So basically, you have to clean your diet up.