How Soy Affects Hormones (and the Benefits of Phytoestrogens)

Soy and phytoestrogensDoes soy affect hormones? Yes, but not in the way you think.

Soy has both good and bad effects on the body. Some of its bad effects include the fact that soybean oil is an omega 6 oil and therefore potentially inflammatory. Also, processed soy protein can impair nutrient absorption and industrially grown soy is heavily sprayed with pesticides. Finally, soy is also a reasonably common food sensitivity.

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Treatment for 4 Types of PCOS. Treat the Cause.

4 types of PCOS**See the updated 2019 version of this blog post: 4 Types of PCOS (a Flowchart) **

I invite you to think differently about polycystic ovary syndrome.

PCOS is not one thing. It is not one disease. PCOS is a set of symptoms. The key primary symptom is a failure to ovulate regularly. Failure to ovulate is why you are deficient in estradiol and progesterone. It’s why you have high testosterone, and why you develop secondary PCOS symptoms such as hair loss, acne, and infertility.

You cannot treat PCOS until you first ask: “Why, in your particular case, do you not ovulate?”

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