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Doctor insights on: Soy Products And Estrogen

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Are soy products safe/healthy? Particularly soy protein products?

Are soy products safe/healthy? Particularly soy protein products?

Yes: and yes. Men may want to limit soy based products which may contain estrogen like substances but you should be fine with them. ...Read more

Estrogen (Definition)

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


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Does soy milk contain estrogen?

Does soy milk contain estrogen?

Not per se: Soy contains plant phytoestrogens which are weak (very weak) activators of the estrogen receptor. The word "estrogen" commonly refers to 17-beta-estradiol, the most potent of the estrogen receptor stimulators found in the natural human circulation. ...Read more

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What are estrogen rich foods besides soy products?

What are estrogen rich foods besides soy products?

None: There are really no foods that are really rich in estrogens. ...Read more

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Are soy milk &soy products better substitutes to milk& milk products for a diabetic type 2 person?

Are soy milk &soy products better substitutes to milk& milk products for a diabetic type 2 person?

Research shows bette: Research has shown that it is better which was published in journal of nutrition.The army veterans with advanced diabetes were able to lower unwanted protein in the urine and increase their HDL level in the blood by eating soy protein. ...Read more

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Is soy safe during pregnancy? Should i avoid anything with soy, like soybean oil, soy sauce, & soy lecithin? Read that estrogen in soy can affect baby

Is soy safe during pregnancy? Should i avoid anything with soy, like soybean oil, soy sauce, & soy lecithin? Read that estrogen in soy can affect baby

Soy is ok: Too much can be a problem like anything else. It is best to read labels and look for non gmo soy (90% is genetically engineered). Soy can have estrogenic affects. It is better to avoid if you know you have a boy. If youdo not know the sex, be sensible...Read labels and do not overdo. You do not need to avoid everything with soy. ...Read more

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Does almond milk contain estrogen?

No: Negligible amount of phyto-estrogens in almond milk. ...Read more

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Lactose intolerant: almond or soy milk?Can high sodium in almond make soy better choice?2cup of soy milk a day bad for a male? Soy cause breast growt

Lactose intolerant: almond or soy milk?Can high sodium in almond make soy better choice?2cup of soy milk a day bad for a male? Soy cause breast growt

Your choice...: I like almond milk. Soy milk causes me and many others to have large amounts of gas. If you don't have this problem, then use the soy as it has more protein. Otherwise, almond milk is a good choice so long as you don't have a nut allergy. Use the unsweetened version of either one... ...Read more

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Allergic to milk and soy based formulas?

Allergic to milk and soy based formulas?

Elemental formula: There are multiple brand of formula available that are either hydrolyzed or if the allergy is true ige mediated then there are 2 formula products available that are pure Amino Acid formulas (neocate and elecare) without any of the milk or soy protiens. ...Read more

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I've been hearing mixed messages regarding soy and soy products and their effects on estrogen levels...Is soy good or bad for you?

I've been hearing mixed messages regarding soy and soy products and their effects on estrogen levels...Is soy good or bad for you?

Bad but...: Soy has properties that mimic estrogen to a certain degree. So obviously it would be beneficial to menopausal women with symptoms. It is not however, recommended for men or as a healthy alternative to other foods. ...Read more

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Is ingesting lots of soy products bad for men by increasing prostate cancer and estrogen?

Is ingesting lots of soy products bad for men by increasing prostate cancer and estrogen?

Estrogen: Interesting question; estrogen has been used to treat prostate cancer but due to cardio side effects is not used routinely any longer; the data on soy is very debatable. ...Read more

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Can gluten diet, milk and soy products dangerous for Hashimoto's patients?

Can gluten diet, milk and soy products dangerous for Hashimoto's patients?

Gluten, if celiac dz: There's an association between celiac disease &autoimmune thyroid dz(eg:Hashimoto's).Celiac disease is an inherited intolerance to proteins in wheat,rye,&barley (glutens);get abnormal immune system activation.Symptoms can include smelly, floating stool, gas, weight loss, anemia, vitamin deficiencies, osteoporosis/easy fractures, more. Ask doc before trying gluten free diet-it's quite restrictive. ...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 drinking milk and consuming a lot of dairy products plus grains such as wheat and rice worsen gynecomastia?

Can drinking milk and consuming a lot of dairy products plus grains such as wheat and rice worsen gynecomastia?

Possibly but...: Although there may be many “causes” of gynecomastia, most cases are idiopathic (no specific cause). The use of certain medications, drugs, organ dysfunction (kidney or liver), hormonal imbalances etc. May also be causative. An increase in weight may cause the appearance of the breasts to seem larger. ...Read more

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Does soy contain estrogen?

Yes: Soy contains phytoestrogens or plant estrogens. These are not the same as the human estrogen, but they have similar biologic activity. They are, however, very dilute in soy products. ...Read more

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Is there a formula milk for babies with out soy based, soy lecithin, soy bean oil?

Is there a formula milk for babies with out soy based, soy lecithin, soy bean oil?

Absolutely: Alimentum and nutramigen are the first two that are readily available that come to mind. They are a bit more expensive, but very easy to digest and no soy anything. They don't taste as good, so if the baby scoffs at eating them, can put one drop of vanilla in the entire bottle to flavor. ...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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Hwo can you follow a diet ?That is free of wheat, milk, egg, potato, soy, tree nuts and peanut?

Hwo can you follow a diet ?That is free of wheat, milk, egg, potato, soy, tree nuts and peanut?

Diet for allergic : Consulting a nutritionist should help you choose alternatives. Instead of wheat, you can have rice, oatmeal, barley, corn. Instead of milk, you can have goat's milk, for protein, you can have beans, edamame instead of tree nuts and peanuts. This is just a short list. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can consuming mostly soy products cause a lack of testosterone?

Can consuming mostly soy products cause a lack of testosterone?

Soy and T: There are a number of medical articles discussing this issue but none are really confident that soy will lower testosterone. With that in mind please go online and look for "soy and testosterone" . The data is not strong (in my opinion) but just in case stop taking soy until you have carefully understood the several articles on this topic. ...Read more

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Can one increase estrogen naturally with soy or dairy products. Or what's the best birth control pill for balancing hormones.

Can one increase estrogen naturally with soy or dairy products. Or what's the best birth control pill for balancing hormones.

Naturally is iffy: Some soy products can increase estrogen but there is no clear way to determine which ones increase it and by how much. Too much can be bad too.Dairy is of no benefit. Much wiser to see doc and check levels and then decide on a treatment that works in a predictable, well-studied way. ...Read more

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Does soy isoflavone supplements help with acne?

Does soy isoflavone supplements help with acne?

Adjunct only: Soy is promoted by the "natural healing" community as a source of estrogens; ironically, "greens" publish disinformation about estrogens in the environment causing us terrible harm. I hope you'll see through the huckstering and get your acne treated scientifically. If benzoyl peroxide / retinoic acid haven't cleared you in a few weeks, you'll need your physician's prescription-strength choices. ...Read more