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Something I can eat/drink with high phytoestrogens besides soy milk?

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Created February 02, 2013 at 9:40 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 foods/drinks I could get the same effect from?

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0 · March 15, 2013 at 9:05 PM

This is another one of those magnesium glycinate things.

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0 · March 15, 2013 at 8:35 PM

I'm under the impression that phytoestrogens and phytates are the main reasons non-soy-sensitive people avoid soy in the first place. Phytates are more of a "less-is-better" thing than something you need to avoid 100% in order to benefit. So if you don't get too much phytate from other sources, and you understand and are okay with the theorized risks of consuming phytoestrogens, then soy milk sounds perfectly appropriate.

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0 · February 03, 2013 at 12:32 AM

@roth yea, but I don't need very much- one glass of soy milk (once a month) usually does the trick

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0 · February 02, 2013 at 10:41 PM

rBGH causes increases in estreogen content, says who? Heck, treating cows with rBGH doesn't increase rBGH in milk!

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0 · February 02, 2013 at 10:05 PM

Also I assume you know that high estrogen = much higher risk of breast, cervical and other "chick cancers."

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0 · February 02, 2013 at 10:04 PM

Flaxseed, fava beans, and pasteurized rGHB-treated milk

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2626 · 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 you meet the following criteria:

  1. You don't get lots of phytate from other sources,

  2. You understand the theorized risks of consuming phytoestrogens and are either unconvinced or think they're a favorable trade-off, and

  3. Consuming soy doesn't cause you any other obvious problems

then soymilk sounds like it might be perfectly appropriate for this purpose.

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302 · February 03, 2013 at 12:32 AM

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