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Phytoestrogens cause cancer
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Phytoestrogens cause cancer


The myth that weak estrogenic compounds found in all plants we consume cause cancer has been pushed primarily by the allopathic medical community and the anti-soy proponents. The fact is that phytoestrogens DO NOT promote cancer. Phytoestrogens are on average 200 to 400 times weaker than the body's own estrogens. They can lock up estrogen receptors though blocking the actions of stronger estrogens. This is why many studies have found anti-cancer properties to soy and other phytoestrogen sources. In fact many phytoestrogens and phytoestrogens are routinely used to fight cancer. Red clover blossoms for example, which contains the same phytoestrogens found in soy plus two others. And resveratrol from grape skins, which is also a phytoestrogen.

And what about broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables, which are also phytoestrogen sources. And seaweeds that have a long history of being used in the treatment of cancer.

Many of the common foods we eat, and that are considered healthy, are actually phytoestrogen sources. These include sage, parsley, yams, peas, kudzu, beans, peanuts, seaweeds, carrots, bananas, oranges, millet, corn, barley, grapes, berries, baker's yeast, beets, pomegranates, cherries, garlic, oats, olives, peppers, wheat, sunflower seeds, flax seed, rye, spinach, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, quinoa, rhubarb, tomatoes, rice, plums, potatoes, papaya, dates, eggplant, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, anise, fennel, cucumber, peanuts, and onions.

And there are beverages people think are healthy, at least in moderation. These include green tea, grape juice, and wines. Beer, ouzo, gin, and whiskey are also very high in phytoestrogens.

Then there are flavonoids, which also have phytoestrogen-like effects. These are also found in many foods including berries and onions.

Bottom line is that if people really want to avoid phytoestrogens they will pretty much need to stop eating and drinking.

Luckily phytoestrogens provide numerous health benefits including protecting us from cancer and improving bone strength.

As a side note, anyone remember the "Grape Cancer Cure"? The only thing I can see in grapes that would allow them to be highly effective against cancer are the phytoestrogens in the grapes.

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07-03-2012 10:36 AM
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RE: Phytoestrogens cause cancer
Synthetic hormonal replacing therapy is known to improve the risk of breasts cancer and remarkably the elevations of breast cancer have dropped slightly since a lot of women ceased using it. Also the testosterone in the oral contraceptive peel increase the risk of breast cancer.
(This post was last modified: 09-02-2012 03:52 AM by James.)
08-25-2012 10:34 AM
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