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Foods That Help Estrogen Levels
Will eating sweet potatoes or yams help raise progesterone levels? Or rather what foods/drinks may raise progesterone levels naturally?
No, and none: Sweet potatoes and yams do not contain actual Progesterone at all, that is not a matter of debate in 2014 . Further they do not contain anything that acts like Progesterone (progestogenic), most contain plant chemical that are estrogenic in action. You can raise Progesterone by supplementing progesterone, but why do you want to do this? ...Read more
Increase tyrosine: Here's a nice wikihow on this topic: http://www.Wikihow.Com/increase-dopamine. Some foods high in tyrosine are almonds, avocados, bananas, low-fat dairy, lima beans, sesame seeds and pumpkin seeds. Limit refined carbohydrates - sugar and flour. Eat a diet high in antioxidants to prevent the degradation of dopamine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not many: Unless you are having a specific deficiency, the only thing you can do try to allow your body to make more testosterone is eat a balanced healthy diet. There is no food that will force the testicles to make testosterone. Zinc deficiency may cause low testosterone but it is rare. ...Read more
Beware: "chinese herbs" are seldom what they are supposed to be, are totally unregulated, are often western pharmaceuticals dressed up, and have caused epidemics of liver failure when someone has laced them with poison. Please be careful, and get with a mainstream physician for help conceiving naturally. ...Read more
Yes: But please remember that there are a great many non caloric nutrients in natural food. You can't pick out one two and give them priority. ...Read more
I am man. Does eating soy meat increase estrogen levels in comparison to testosterone which would make me effeminate?
Can progesterone only pills be used to treat pcos and estrogen dominance where the androstenedione levels are high but testosterone levels are normal?
Milk and dairy products increase igf-1 levels that is shown in research papers to increase the sebum production as well. Is that so ?
Haven't heard of it: When reading such research papers, one should ask questions such as: which milk products (there are thousands or more), who were the test subjects, who were the control subjects (did not receive the test products), how many people were tested (the more the better), how much were the igf-1 levels affected, etc... Sometimes research papers have trustworthy results; othertimes not at all. ...Read more
No: There is no evidence for that.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Partially: Cinnamon has a stabilizing affect on blood sugar. However, be very careful how much you use. Cinnamon has coumarin which has similar properties to Coumadin (warfarin) (the blood thinner). While coumarin is not as potent as coumadin, (warfarin) it still has liver affects and some blood thinning properties. Just don't put cinnamon on everything and think there won't be anything harmful. ...Read more
I've heard that foods( eg: fava beans) which improve HGH can also increase the testerone lv, will consume a lot of these foods make me less feminine?
Live wisely: People hear all sorts of things every day of their lives... But how much of it is true?... And for whom might it be true?... And what bad things might happen if one does too much of one thing, one food, one habit, or one activity? It's wise not to think much of this kind of stuff, so i wouldn't count on foods to alter growth hormone, testosterone, etc.; and would always eat a big variety of foods. ...Read more
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