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What are phytoestrogens, and how can they help menopause?

What are phytoestrogens, and how can they help menopause?

Plant compounds that: Have estrogen-like activity. They most commonly are derived from soybeans. Unfortunately, they haven't been found to help menopausal symptoms very much. ...Read more

Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

Menopause is defined as the absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more


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Diagnosed early menopause.Age 44. Not keen on HRT.Can I cover my healthcare, teeth,heart,bones, skin with phytoestrogens, diet, lifestyle.Worried.

Diagnosed early menopause.Age 44. Not keen on HRT.Can I cover my healthcare, teeth,heart,bones, skin with phytoestrogens, diet, lifestyle.Worried.

Better off with: regular exercise, moderate weight lifting x2-3 per week, vitamin D3, vitamin k2 (grass fed butter and ghee) and magnesium supplementation. Avoid soy ! (can interfere with your thyroid axis unless it is fermented like natto, miso and tempeh) ...Read more

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What are foods that contain phytoestrogen?

Foods: Many foods contain phytoestrogen without concern. There are a few phytoestrogens that might be harmful but this is uncommon. Best to forget about phytoestrogens and enjoy the foods you are used to. ...Read more

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What are some dietary sources of phytoestrogens?

What are some dietary sources of phytoestrogens?

Soybeans: Soybeans are the most common source of phytoestrogens. The phytoestrogens in soy are known as isoflavones. The amounts of isoflavones in 100 grams of various soy foods are: green raw soybeans, 151; miso soup, 60; tempeh, 43; silken tofu, 28; soy hot dog, 15; and soy milk, 10. ...Read more

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Hi will phytoestrogens stunt height growth in males ?

Hi will phytoestrogens stunt height growth in males ?

No: No, they don't stunt height in males. That is unfortunately a falsehood being perpetuated. ...Read more

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What you can tell me, please, about phytoestrogens in soy? Is it good?

Neither good: nor bad, generally of no consequences. Don't believe everything you read on the internet. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: phytoestrogen?

What is the definition or description of: phytoestrogen?

See below: A phystoestrogen is essentially a near estrogen such as soy. ...Read more

Phytoestrogen (Definition)

A phystoestrogen is essentially a near ...Read more