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Soy Products And Estrogen
None: There are really no foods that are really rich in estrogens. ...Read more
Are soy milk &soy products better substitutes to milk& milk products for a diabetic type 2 person?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I've been hearing mixed messages regarding soy and soy products and their effects on estrogen levels...Is soy good or bad for you?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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
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