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Can the phytoestrogen in soy milk be enough to affect my hormone balance?

Can the phytoestrogen in soy milk be enough to affect my hormone balance?

Yes: Phytoestrogens have very weak estrogenic activity. Some women are very sensitive to tiny changes in estrogens/testosterone balance (yes, both sexes have all the 'sex' hormones just different proportions)this being said, just a physician, or tv ad, or internet can have profound effects on what one thinks: 'oh, i definitely have that'. I find 99+ time, it's all in the mind. There, i said it. ...Read more

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Hormone (Definition)

A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more


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How much estrogen is there in regular cow's milk compared with the phytoestrogens in whole soy milk?

How much estrogen is there in regular cow's milk compared with the phytoestrogens in whole soy milk?

Good Question: It depends on type of both " milks". Look at what you have and go to google for an answer. ...Read more

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Can phytoestrogens cause changes in menstrual cycles? I swapped milk for soy milk for a month & had spotting. It stopped when I stopped drinking soy.

Can phytoestrogens cause changes in menstrual cycles? I swapped milk for soy milk for a month & had spotting. It stopped when I stopped drinking soy.

Possibly: Soy protein is a phytoestrogen and estrogens can thicken the lining of the uterus causing spotting. Though this is more of an issue in menopausal women. At your age, infection is more likely to be the cause of spotting or undiagnosed pregnancy. ...Read more

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Does soy milk cause harm to hormonal functions of children?

Does soy milk cause harm to hormonal functions of children?

Has potential: People including children can have allergies to soy which can then block thyroid. We test and treat allergies. Wait until they are tested. ...Read more

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What happens if my baby boy can't do dairy, but soy milk should be avoided.. what should I give him?

What happens if my baby boy can't do dairy, but soy milk should be avoided.. what should I give him?

Options: If You cannot breast feed, your son cannot use regular or soy based formulas there are what are called elemental formulas. Do not go to one of these formulas without talking to your pediatrician. I find that it is a rare infant that truly needs them and they are very expensive. ( at least in my area) ...Read more

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Is soy milk bad for women if it isn't organic?

Is soy milk bad for women if it isn't organic?

No: Soy milk is just fine for everyone that is not allergic to soy. Being organic is not necessary. ...Read more

Phytoestrogen (Definition)

A phystoestrogen is essentially a near ...Read more