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.

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Help for the Hormonal Weight Gain of PCOS and Menopause

Struggling with hormonal weight gain around your middle? It’s a common problem with PCOS and menopause but it’s not caused by estrogen.

In women, estrogen is beneficial for weight loss. The abdominal weight gain of PCOS and menopause is more likely to be caused by insulin and testosterone.

Let’s take a closer look.

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4 Things to Know About Bio-identical or Body-Identical HRT

Body identical hormone therapy.

Looking for clarity around menopausal hormone therapy or hormone replacement (HRT)?

Modern hormone therapy is very different from the Premarin and Provera of old.

Here’s everything you need to know.

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Rescue Prescription for Menopause and Perimenopause

rescue for perimenopausePerimenopause is the two to twelve years before menopause. It can cause symptoms such as heavy periods, mood swings, insomnia, and night sweats.

They’re not nice symptoms, but fortunately, they can be relieved by some pretty simply treatment including magnesium, natural progesterone, and sometimes estrogen.

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