Estrogen Natural Supplement

Written by Sarah Provost
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Soy is the primary source of estrogen natural supplement. Of all food plants, soy contains the highest levels of phytoestrogens, a substance that interacts with cells in the same manner as human estrogens. Phytoestrogens bind with the cell's estrogen receptors, and therefore have much the same effect as estrogen itself.

Add Soy to your Diet for Estrogen Natural Supplement

Many healthcare providers highly recommend that women modify their diets to include soy as an estrogen natural supplement before trying more drastic means of relieving symptoms of menopause. When you think "soy," you might think, "Yuck, tofu." But there are ways to sneak soy into your diet even if you find most forms unpalatable.

I'm no fan of tofu, tempeh and the like myself. But roasted soy nuts are great for snacking! Miso soup is delicious and easily prepared. Use soy-based milk, cheeses and yogurts in place of regular dairy. A few minutes' research will bring up literally hundreds of ways to use tofu and other soy products in recipes where they will be unnoticeable. Be careful, though, when using processed soy as an estrogen natural supplement, as the processing can remove the phytoestrogens.

The risk of serious side effects from conventional hormone replacement therapy has long been known. Recently, even more information has come out that makes HRT undesirable. If these risks can be avoided simply by adding soy to your diet, it's really worth a try.

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