Yes. Phytoestrogens have very weak estrogenic activity. Some women are very sensitive to tiny changes in estrogens/testosterone balance (yes, both sexes have all the 'sex' hormones just different proportions)this being said, just a physician, or tv ad, or internet can have profound effects on what one thinks: 'oh, i definitely have that'. I find 99+ time, it's all in the mind. There, i said it.
Yes and No. Can the phytoestrogen in soymilk be enough to affect my hormone balance? Yes and No Phytoestrogen our plant-based estrogens, which have some similarity to the estradiol, found in our bodies. The problem is most women don't need more estrogen per se but they need a balance between the estrogens the progesterone, testosterone, DHEA and cortisol. What brings your hormones in balance is having the right balance between multiple different hormones in your body. Too often the literature has referred to estrogen as being the important hormones missing in postmenopausal women. Yes it is true, that the amount of estrogen produced by the body goes down as one moves into menopause but it's the relationship between all of the hormones that's the important factor. In our office we use a questionnaire and saliva testing to come up with an accurate assessment of one's hormonal balance. We then treat accordingly. Our success rate is quite significant. We only use natural hormone therapy in our office. We look at the whole patient and attempt to bring a balance to the whole patient with hormone balancing being one component. If you would like to go into more details about your specific issues, contact us at www.healthtap.com/dr-stevenfergusonmd. Thanks for the question I hope that was helpful to you.
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...