For people with low SHBG EAT MORE FIBER AND REDUCE YOUR FAT INTAKE A BIT !!
Think about it if one eats alot of fiber then insulin levels would be reduce and this would cause an increase in shbg resulting in a decrease of cholesterol production as well as EFA absorption as well. Vegetarian diets are known to be low fat high fiber resulting in more production of shbg vs ominvors.
For people that may want to lower there shbg examine ones fiber intake in relationship to fat content and you may see a correlation. With just the few people I asked there shbg basically corrleates with there fiber intake. I take 35 grams of fiber a day even a little more but I eat a lean protein diet with little fat added in. The fiber is most likely binding with what little fat I ate causing an EFA defiency which has been apparent in many labs. Now since increasing my bean intake my hdl actuall dropped even more. So to increase shbg eat more beans and legumes and flaxseeds, veggies and lower your fat intake a bit and then retest in 3-4 weeks to see if there is a significant difference. This just dawned on me and reason why i have e2 problems because my e2 was 17 which should be feeling awesom, but basically I had all the signs of low e2 thats because my shbg was 38 which requires more then normal estrogen to be present to be bioavailable. This also means my t levels have to be alot higher to get same results as some one with lower shbg. Now i am going to cut back on fiber to 20 grams a day and eat more fatty foods and see if there was a change. My shbg did not change untill I went on this higher fiber diet. I may also add in some udos choice as well 1 -2 TBSP a day but keep carbs mainly to lower fiber foods vs rice bran. Fiber can also not only bind fat, choelsterol, minreal, vitamins, but also protein as well.. THis type of eating pattern may also explain why my cortisol and thyroid medicines are not absorbing properly as well as i am just pissing them out !!
Influence of diet on plasma steroids and sex hormone-binding globulin levels in adult men.