There are certainly downsides to living in a traditional society such as Mongolia, whose infant mortality rate, for example, is almost four times that of the United States. And the average Mongolian cow produces just gallons of milk per day, compared with 9 gallons from the average American Holstein. Mongolian children drink one-third less dairy than their American counterparts. But judging from Mongolia’s low cancer rates, at least, its habit of drinking judicious amounts of traditionally produced free-range milk might be just what the doctor ordered.
Dr Mercola has articles stressing the damage soy can do unless it is fermented which is only a few soy products. Soy milk and edamame are not on the list of safe soy as they are not fermented. Both are damaging to gut lining and, according to his research articles, hormone disruptive. Since he is careful to have extensive research and studies supporting his study, this is very conflicting. I often work with women that have major hormone issues. It’s troublesome to see two highly respected doctors -Dr Mercola and Dr Greger at opposite ends of the spectrum on soy -unless I am missing a component in this info vs Dr Mercolas?
You may be eating your way to an abundance of estrogen, or worse, estrogen dominance . The truth is that many common foods that we eat every day can contribute to this female hormone imbalance and it affects both sexes. Commercially produced cattle products such as beef and dairy can contain synthetic versions of estrogen and when combined with naturally occurring forms of this hormone from plant sources such as soy, seeds and apples, you might potentially have a hormone party that is full of too many ladies. There are many products on the market to balance out hormones and you will find everything from androgen blockers to testosterone enhancers to correct an out of whack hormone balance; but, you may be striving for achieving this equilibrium naturally. Luckily for you there are natural estrogen blockers available as products and pills, and you can also benefit from many common foods and herbs that act as estrogen blockers as well. We will explore some of these options on our list of the top 10 best natural estrogen blockers and no matter how you are trying to achieve your goals, you’re sure to find something on our list that will work for you!