Hi Wray, I have been using progesterone cream now for around 3 months and am pleased to report that since upping the dose have started to feel a little better in myself.

My question is please: Is it safe or will it upset things if I drink soya milk (around 3/4 pint per day) instead of ordinary milk please? I have been trying to stay off lactose for some time now and have been having soya milk in my tea/coffee/cereal, soya yogurts and deserts and buying goats or feta cheese or lacto free cheese.

Your advice/views would be most appreciated. Thank you.

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Oct 09, 2010
by: Wray

Hi Tracy So pleased the increased amount has helped you. Soy in any form is not the best food, in fact all legumes and grains contain large amounts of phytoestrogens. Due to their similarity to an oestrogen molecule, phytoestrogens are able to bind to oestrogen receptors. The similarity arises because both oestrogen and the phytoestrogens have a phenolic or triple bonded A-ring. This enables the phytoestrogens to exert an oestrogenic effect on the cell it binds to. The following are some foods which contain phytoestrogens.......
nuts and oilseeds including flax seed, sesame seeds
grains ie wheat, oats, barley, rice, wheat germ, rice bran, including breads and cereals
legumes contain the highest amount, ie soybeans and all soy products such as tofu, miso, tempeh and soy milk. Also lentils, alfalfa, mung beans, fenugreek, peanut, chick pea, kudzu, lupine, broad bean, red clover
hops and beer
fennel, caraway and anise
All legumes contain high levels of phytoestrogens, plus trypsin inhibitors, phytates and goitrogens.
It's difficult to know what to advise in place of milk, as rice or oat milk contain high sugar levels. For more info on soy please see here. You might like to see these other papers too here, here and here. Take care Wray

Oct 25, 2010
by: Anonymous

Hi tracy have you tried unsweetened almond milk? The almond breeze is excellent, no dairy no sugar. I use in moderation. I think it is better than soy and zero in sugar something that really messes with hormones.

Oct 29, 2010
by: Wray

Hi there Thanks for the comment about the almond milk. I must have been brain dead when I said I didn't know what to recommend, as I use this on occasion! For that matter I use coconut milk too, both are excellent, as you point out no dairy, no sugar. Take care Wray

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