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I've written a new blog post about phytoestrogens and how they're not estrogen but can have a beneficial anti-estrogen effect. Read Phytoestrogens Are Not Estrogen and ask me in the comments.

I'm also sharing my updated blog post about estrogen deficiency and why it's best to make estrogen yourself if you can. In the case of PCOS or hypothalamic amenorrhea, eating phytoestrogens like soy or flaxseed will do nothing to boost estrogen. 

Finally, keep reading for my regular feature of New Research and Findings including evidence that coffee reduces the risk of breast cancer. ☕

Phytoestrogens Are Not Estrogen

Phytoestrogens are a special group of phytonutrients that occur naturally in almost all plant foods. The two major classes are isoflavones in soy, and lignans in seeds, whole grains, legumes, fruits, and vegetables.

They’re called phytoestrogens because they interact with estrogen receptors but they’re not estrogen. In fact, they bind so weakly to estrogen receptors that they effectively block estradiol and are therefore better classified as ANTI-estrogen. Read more...

The Ups and Downs of Estrogen. Part 1: Estrogen Deficiency

Estrogen builds bone, strengthens muscle, slows aging, strengthens libido, enhances insulin sensitivity, and boosts serotonin. And those are just a few of its many benefits. Estrogen regulates over a thousand genes, so it’s one of our most influential and important hormones.

No wonder it feels so bad to have estrogen deficiency. Read more...

New research and findings

The British Medical Journal is launching a global campaign to separate medicine from big pharma.

More evidence that the pill changes the shape of the brain

Body identical HRT (which is the same molecular structure as a woman’s hormones) is the safest way of a woman having hormone therapy.

Coffee reduces the risk of breast cancer.

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