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 avoided because it contains 4x the phytoestrogens of soy. However, whereas soy tends to be consumed in large amounts - e.g., a cup of soy milk - I only consume 2 tablespoons of flax.
At such a small dose, should I still be concerned about the phytoestrogin content of flax?
Caveat: please don't respond that I should take fish oil instead of flax because of ALA's poor conversion rate into DHA and EPA. I'm working on the assumption that flax and ALA probably have distinct effects. Plus, I already take fish oil every day.