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by 993 · April 13, 2013 at 10:55 PM

I've lately been trying to persuade my family to stop drinking soymilk, to which my family is highly addicted. I've been trying to explain that soymilk is high in phytoestrogens, but my brother insists that it's only GMO soybeans that are high in... (more)

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Owen 0 · April 13, 2013 at 10:55 PM

Answer is no, unless the soybean is genetically modified to have less, which I do not know of any that are. However, let me also clarify this: genetically modified does not mean it's bad for you. But, the problem with most (if not all) of GMO's on... (more)

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by 10 · September 19, 2013 at 6:14 AM

So being a male and liking to have my testosterone as high, and my estrogen as low as possible, when it came to phytoestrogens, my only thought used to be: avoid! But now I read this: " 4) Use Phytoestrogens To Promote the C-2 Pathway Include... (more)

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Rob_20 0 · March 04, 2013 at 1:47 AM

I've been putting quite a bit of flaxseed meal into my whey shakes lately. I've had some lovely dumps and have yet to sprout breasts. Don't panic.

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by 123 · March 15, 2013 at 8:39 PM

During my period I get frequent migraines (as far as I can tell it has something to do with fluctuating estrogen levels) and drinking a glass of soy milk when I feel one coming on is the only thing I have found that stops them. Any less harmful... (more)

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AxialGentleman 0 · March 15, 2013 at 8:39 PM

I'm under the impression that phytoestrogens and phytate are the main reasons non-soy-sensitive people avoid soy in the first place, and phytate is more of a "less-is-better" thing than something you need to avoid 100% in order to benefit. So if... (more)

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by 15 · March 17, 2014 at 6:24 PM

For the past 2-3 months I have been taking 1-2 tbsps of flaxseed daily (usually just one) so that I can get more omega 3's. I understand, however, that our bodies can't convert all the omegas from flax so I do take fish oil as well and incorporate... (more)

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TnT 0 · March 17, 2014 at 6:20 PM

Yes: flax is a potent enough source of plant estrogen to disrupt your normal cycles and cause other side effects associated with fluctuating estrogen levels (i.e. acne, bloating, emotional disturbances, etc.). If you have any disorders that... (more)

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by 1163 · November 15, 2012 at 2:10 PM

I am a female who stopped menstruating Dec 2011 and lost my libido when I went Paleo (not sure if there is a causal relationship). Prior to Paleo I would binge on peanut/almond butter (like eat half the jar at a time) and also consumed legumes... (more)

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primalpat 0 · November 15, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Your physician needs a good smackdown. Caveman style. High fat can reek havoc on female hormones, or it can help. You may have a serious case of adrenal fatigue. These little guys sit on top of your kidneys, and help regulate everything from... (more)

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by 1577 · July 05, 2012 at 5:04 PM

If you've got the time there is a pretty good doc about plummeting fertility in men on Vimeo. I especially suggest women watch this as they will essentially be the stewards of the future of the male race through care and feeding of themselves as... (more)

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by 5002 · March 20, 2014 at 10:13 AM

I've been consuming two tablespoons of ground flax seeds a day. (Fwiw, this is how I believe Seth Roberts takes his flax, which I privilege because his self-experimental results are impressive.) Previous threads suggest that flax should be... (more)

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moors 0 · March 20, 2014 at 10:13 AM

Not all phytoestrogens are same. Flaxseeds are such a source of lignans that nothing else comes close in it, and they are antiestrogenic, so much that they are compared to... (more)

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by 410 · April 14, 2010 at 12:18 AM

Judging by comments on various topics, it seems that most Paleo folks eat a good amount of eggs. I certainly eat a lot more eggs than I used to since going (mostly...) Paleo. Since most chickens - even pastured chickens- eat feed that contains... (more)

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Sandra 0 · April 14, 2010 at 12:18 AM

OK, I found this study: http://www.feedstuffsfoodlink.com/ME2/dirmod.asp?nm=&type=news&mod=News&mid=9A02E3B96F2A415ABC72CB5F516B4C10&tier=3&nid=2A01159CFD9943E09A9746173644359A According to this, eggs do contain some... (more)