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Estrogen Blocking Foods
Foods rich in phytoestrogen, a natural estrogen, include soy products (tofu, soy milk, etc), whole grains and legumes, lignin-rich foods like flaxseeds, millet and barley.
Other foods have estrogenic effects, meaning that the body can "mistake" them for estrogen: fennel seed and cinnamon are examples. Women undergoing menopause may develop symptoms due to low estrogen, and these foods may help. ...Read more
Foods that mimic estrogen are called phytoestrogens.
Good listing and good article would be-
http://www. Livestrong. Com/estrogen-rich-foods/
another good listing for interested patients-
http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/phytoestrogens. ...Read more
Estrogen: Unless medically indicated, no need.Get a more detailed answer ›
Eat more not less: If she is underweight, she can increase the conversion of adrenal hormones into Estrogens by gaining weight. The conversion takes place in fat. Otherwise, not much helps. Some people think that eating soy and soy products helps because soy contains compounds similar to estrogen. If she is having estrogen deficiency, bioidentical hormones can help a lot. ...Read more
There are many foods that are good for you and many that are not.
I suggest you have your doctor refer you to a dietitian. ...Read more
None: There are really no foods that are really rich in estrogens. ...Read more
Forgive my frankness: You will be told at various times by "environmentally conscious persons" that estrogens in the diet and the environment are ruining humankind and other living things, and that "phytoestrogens" are also extremely good for you. After 30 years, I'm totally unimpressed, and most of the claims have fizzled scientifically. Others here may disagree, but I say eat what you wish. ...Read more
Little estrogen?: Not sure that's true. It can reduce immune e responses. Minimize its use ...Read more
Have simple hyperplasia. How to reduce my estrogen level quickly? What should I eat and what food to avoid? Thank you.
It's possible,: But a very minor effect. Your body protects you by breaking down most of the hormones you might eat into basic building blocks during digestion -- and then building back up the proteins, hormones, etc. As your body needs them. ...Read more
Hormones in food:
Foods that contain phytoestrogens (weak Estrogens produced by plants) include vegetables, legumes (beans), seeds, dairy, and soy.
Anti-estrogenic foods are foods that block estrogen include broccoli, buckwheat, cabbage, citrus fruits, corn, fruit (other than apples, cherries, dates and pomegranates), grapes, green beans, melons, onions, pears, pineapples, squash, rice, white flour, and tapioca. ...Read more
Varies GREATLY: Plant produced estrogens, also know as phytoestrogens, can vary greatly depending on the type of plant. Flax seed, soy, sesame seed are some foods at the top of the list. Some studies appear to show health benefits from increased consumption of these foods. The amount an individual can safely ingest varies greatly. Liver fuction is one of several determining factors. ...Read more
How many percentage of chances is there in chocolate cyst to shrink within itself only by avoiding food that boost up estrogen in our body?
No Chances of Shrink: Chocolate cysts are endometriosis cysts on the ovary. There are no drugs or diet changes that will make those go away. Based on the way they form, they can't really decrease in size - only increase over time. Surgery is the only way to make the cyst disappear and even with surgery, there is a 15-20% chance the cyst will re-form. ...Read more
I have no estrogen and am gaining weight rapidly even though I am eating mainly greens, salads, & exercising. Is there a special food type that I need?
Protein & Exercise: Sorry to hear that you are gaining weight despite what sounds like a rigorous diet and exercise program. A higher protein intake can stimulate metabolism and reduce appetite. Also, taking a little fat is not always bad, because it can reduce your appetite too. Doing a mixture of strength and aerobic training can also help boost metabolism. Keep committed - I'm sure you will turn the corner soon! ...Read more
Neither: There is a huge amount of disinformation about foods being estrogenic or anti-estrogenic. It is almost all propaganda -- advertising and fringe politics -- rather than real science, and it's mostly just lies. I've seen a militant who makes false claims about chemicals estogenizing the environment & hurting men eating a tofu sandwich, which is among the highest sources of phytoestrogens. ...Read more
I am in the 30 "s, how can I reduce estrogen in my body in order to shrink fibroids? And what foods shld I eat and avoid?
Does ensure powder have estrogen and does it cause gynecomastia? It seems to be the case: http://www. Menshealth. Com/nutrition/s (around 3rd page).
No and no: Ensure products have no estrogen, but do contain soy, which has been thought to have estrogen-like effects in men. But, per livestrong. Com, "no research has shown that soy isoflavones can produce effects similar to pathologically high estrogen in men. A 2011 analysis of clinical data in the journal "fertility & sterility" found no effects of soy products or isoflavones on male sex hormones in men. ...Read more
Can eating foods with vinegar cause large fibroids to grow larger? Also, are eggs estrogen respetors or or can they cause your estrogen to go up? Thx
If steroids increase estrogen levels, will boosting t naturally (ie taking vitd, abstinence, getting good sleep, eating right foods) also increase e?
A different question: Young grasshopper, why do you want more testosterone? We generally want to avoid adjusting these critical hormones in young people unless there is a compelling medical reason. I like your thinking though about focusing on good rest and recovery. Those are critical to healthy levels of natural hormones. Estrogen will not usually be increased by normal t levels. ...Read more
Don't waste your $: And time. There is no good non-surgical way to increase breast size. See a surgeon certified by the american board of plastic surgery to evaluate the realistic options for your particular case. ...Read more
Don't look for an: Increase in breast size from intake of food that are estrogenic. ...Read more
How to reduce estrogen levels in males and what kind of food is recommended to reduce fat in stomach and chest?
Tamoxifen: And arimedex work in males too. But we have to have a reason to use them. ...Read more
Doctors, may you give me names of fibroids anti-tumour foods or foods that can help shrink tumors? And why is estrogen high on monthly periods? Thanks
Fruit & Veggies: Colorful fruit and veggies are rich in flavonoids which block an important enzyme in estrogen biosynthesis. Even if you're a strict vegan its hard to avoid the hormones in the food supply. Trying to be as close to your ideal weight (cut excess body fat), exercise, and eat healthy (fruits & veggies, limit meat/dairy) will help your fibroid situation alot (and will improve your overall health too! ...Read more
What can I do to help breast growth and estrogen what vitamins should I take that could help with both of these and foods?
Breast growth: At age 18, there are two things that can cause breast growth. One is being pregnant, the other is overall weight gain. Gains in body fat will make breasts larger, but I would guess that you would not want that. Taking extra vitamins or hormones likely won't change your breast size. Progestins, not estrogens, cause breast enlargement. ...Read more