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Doctor insights on: Foods That Help Estrogen Levels

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Will eating sweet potatoes or yams help raise progesterone levels? Or rather what foods/drinks may raise progesterone levels naturally?

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

Estrogen (Definition)

Estrogen is a hormone that is secreted by the ovaries and affects ovulation, ...Read more


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Which foods help increase dopamine levels?

Which foods help increase dopamine levels?

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 more

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What foods can increase testosterone levels?

What foods can increase testosterone levels?

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

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Can resveratrol help to control blood sugar levels?

Can resveratrol help to control blood sugar levels?

Elevated glucose: Watching simple carbs and doing more physical exercise would help. However if these measures are not enough, one may need medications if glucose stays significantly elevated especially in diabetics. ...Read more

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Can chinese herbs work to lower FSH levels and help you conceive naturally?

Can chinese herbs work to lower FSH levels and help you conceive naturally?

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

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Can taking vitamin B12 and eating a diet that helps elevate B6 levels help fertility chances?

Can taking vitamin B12 and eating a diet that helps elevate B6 levels help fertility chances?

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

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What foods rich in estrogen that helps to increase breast size?

What foods rich in estrogen that helps to increase breast size?

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

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What natural foods are good to increase your HDL cholesterol level?

What natural foods are good to increase your HDL cholesterol level?

Fish: Fish especially cold water fish like salmon and tuna. Also regular exercise, not smoking, and controlling diabetes if you have it. ...Read more

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Do soy proteins help in estrogen production in women?

Do soy proteins help in estrogen production in women?

Maybe not really: It depends on the type of soy fermented vs non fermented and the amount consumed. In order to raise estrogen one needs to take a lot of soy daily. However in general estrogen deficiency is not very common but Progesterone deficiency very common. ...Read more

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Milk and dairy products increase igf-1 levels that is shown in research papers to increase the sebum production as well. Is that so ?

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

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Will increasing potassium levels help to lower cholesterol?

Will increasing potassium levels help to lower cholesterol?

Not directly: But it's possible if you are eating a potassium rich diet - of which fruits and vegetables are the best sources - that your cholesterol profile may improve related to the food types that your are eating. Best of luck. ...Read more

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If steroids increase estrogen levels, will boosting t naturally (ie taking vitd, abstinence, getting good sleep, eating right foods) also increase e?

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

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Do cinnamon supplements help reduce blood sugar levels and are they safe?

Do cinnamon supplements help reduce blood sugar levels and are they safe?

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

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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?

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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Can there be natural ways to lower prolactin levels in men?

Can there be natural ways to lower prolactin levels in men?

Whoa: If a man has high prolactin levels, he has a prolactinoma until proved otherwise. This is a life-threatening lesion, and needs to be treated as a tumor rather than as a lab value. ...Read more

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Can foods rich in phytoestrogen inhibit those estrogens naturally produced by the body?

Can foods rich in phytoestrogen inhibit those estrogens naturally produced by the body?

Little or not at all: The majority of studies show that phytoestrogens have beneficial effects of women. For example, they have been shown to support the prevention of breast cancer in women who have consumed soy most of their life. ...Read more