We all know that the Soybean is a Phyto-Estrogen plant. The term Phyto-Estrogen simply means that contained amongst the molecules that make up this plant are molecules very similar to Estrogen, the female hormone.
This is not unusual in the chemistry of plants. Living beings, plants and animals, are composed of a finite number of molecules. Nature has a limited number of molecular configurations at its disposal. It should not be surprising that the same pattern is found in animals and also in plants.
We know that Glucose, for example, is common in the molecules of plants, and also, common in the molecules of animals. Glucose is the major source of energy for all animals, and it is the major component of the starch molecules found in plants.
Almost all the molecules used by animals in their nutrition and called Proteins, Lipids and Carbohydrates are found in plants.Â It should not be shocking, therefore, to find hormones of all sorts found in plant tissue.
Many hormones used by animals are simple molecular structures and are found in plants. Estrogen and Adrenalin and many molecules that stimulate the nervous system are found in plants with their receptors, the doors that lead to nervous system stimulation, found in the cells of animals.
That is why all the Opioids are found in plants which are consumed by humans for the the pleasant effect that they produce in humans.
The Female Hormone, Estrogen, looks like this:
In the Soybean, a molecule called GENISTEIN looks like this:
There is a strong similarity in the fact that one has three benzene rings and the other also has three rings with only one additional ring. The animal molecule “Estrogen” and the plant molecule “Genistein” have very similar effects in the bodies of animals.
If you give either molecule to any animal, including humans, you will produce estrogenic effects. One of these effects is the increased growth of breast tissue, which is a basic female attribute.
Other estrogenic effects produced by either molecule, are fat distribution and Autonomic Nervous System control.
In human females, fat is deposited mostly in the hips, buttocks and breasts, whereas in the males it is deposited, primarily, in the belly.
The Autonomic Nervous System however, is the area of most interest to women. The Autonomic Nervous System as its name implies, is a nervous system which is independent of the brain.
Anatomically, this system lies mostly outside of the brain, yet it affects part of the brain and all of the body. It plays a role in many of the “automatic” functions of the body, such as breathing, temperature, heart rate, sweating and many metabolic processes.
During early human life, these processes are unnoticed by the average human female. However, when estrogen becomes depleted, during the life change called Menopause the average human female may become aware of undesirable effects, such as, increased sweating at night (night sweats) irregular breathing, mood swings, such as depression or elation, and a host of other “unnatural’ sensations, not known prior to “Menopause.”
USING SOY PRODUCTS
It was inevitable, that since soy is a food used by most people on the globe, women would notice that the ingestion of soy products, in particular, concentrated soy products such as “Soy Milk” would relieve some of the disagreeable symptoms of Menopause.
The physicians of women knew what was occurring. They have always had mixed feelings about using a phytoestrogen as replacement therapy for menopause.
Now the evidence is much stronger: DO NOT USE SOY PRODUCTS AS REPLACEMENT THERAPY FOR MENOPAUSE.
HIGH INCIDENCE OF CANCER
Not only Breast Cancer, but Uterine Cancer as well is increased by using Soy Products.
Risking death simply to reduce uncomfortable side effects is a non-sequitur (illogical). Menopause is generally over in less than two years. The symptoms can be very devastating, but they are not deadly.
My advice to women in Menopause, contemplating the use of Soy products, or other products, including physician provided estrogen pills or injections: DO NOT DO IT!
Your family needs you, and you will be happier without the horrors of cancer treatment.