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Old 09-07-2008, 11:39 PM   #8
walking2lose
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Zenor, you're right about the MANY environmental factors that create estrogen dominance. I do my very best not to store food in plastic - and definitely not heat things up in it - and avoid plastic drink bottles whenever I can. But the phytochemicals (probably not the correct word??) in soy DO trigger estrogen production. This is a separate concern (but equally real) from the other environmental causes of estrogen dominance. I can't cite all the science, though I have read a lot about it. I just try to have it in moderation, but then again, Asian cultures have eaten very soy heavy for hundreds (thousands?) of years, and they have had lower cancer/heart disease rates than the US. So, who knows? I don't think anyone should take soy supplements though!
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