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I include tofu and tempeh in my diet. Is soy good for my health, and can its estrogen-like properties help or harm me?

I include tofu and tempeh in my diet. Is soy good for my health, and can its estrogen-like properties help or harm me?

Your Question: I include tofu and tempeh in my diet. Is soy good for my health, and can its estrogen-like properties help or harm me?

Please discuss what foods should be included or excluded from the diet for women who do not take hormone replacement therapy (HRT).

Please discuss what foods should be included or excluded from the diet for women who do not take hormone replacement therapy (HRT).

Question: Please discuss what foods should be included or excluded from the diet for women
who do not take hormone replacement therapy (HRT).

Is Soy A Remedy For Menopausal Symptoms?

Is Soy A Remedy For Menopausal Symptoms?

Essentially, everyone has heard the term “soy” as in edamame soy beans, soy flour, tempeh, tofu, soy milk, or soy sauce; a multibillion dollar industry. Why so popular? Perhaps, it is because many of our currently available commercial hormone preparations originate from soy. And for women of Asian descent raised on a diet rich in soy, the rates of hot flashes and breast cancer are reduced significantly compared to those of North American women.