'Phyto' means 'plant'

Three types of Phyto-Estrogens

  1. isoflavones,   most common
  2. lignans,        fairly common
  3. coumestan,  not common

isoflavones, "A bad actor"

estrogen vs phyto binding

estrogen binding requires dual oxygen

          Estrogen - lipid

Phyto-estrogen - a bad lipid

  • lipid disorder
  • high LDL cholesterol

Symptoms of Phyto-estrogen

  • diabetes
  • weight gain
  • osteoporosis
  • hormone problems
  • irregular menstruation
  • painful menstrual cycles
  • male testosterone deficiency
  • lipid imbalance, high cholesterol
  • difficult menopause, hormone therapy
  • - not well - low energy - infertile - lethargic -

Phyto-estrogen, cancer risk

  • breast cancer
  • ovarian caner
  • cervical cancer
  • prostate cancer
  • bowel cancer
  • brain cancer
  • liver cancer

The worst oils

  • flax oil
  • peanut oil
  • sunflower oil
  • vegetable oils
  • black bean oil
  • sesame seed oil

The best oils

  • lard
  • butter
  • Olive oil
  • bacon fat
  • chicken fat
  • ghee - clarified butter

The worst supplements

  • black kohosh
  • pumpkin seed extract
  • soy isoflavones

The worst foods

  1. flax seeds
  2. sesame seeds
  3. soy beans
  4. soy sauce
  5. soy
  6. tofu
  7. Miso
  8. humus
  9. soy veggie burger
  10. soy protein powder
  11. protein bar
  12. textured veggie protein
  13. multi-grain bread
  14. plant based protein
  15. black beans
  16. mung bean sprouts
  17. dried apricots
  18. alfalfa sprouts
  19. dried dates
  20. sunflower seeds
  21. chestnuts
  22. dried prunes
  23. rye bread
  24. walnuts
  25. almonds
  26. cashews
  27. hazel nuts
  28. green beans
  29. white beans
  30. peaches

Better foods

  • fish
  • meat
  • carrots
  • cabbage
  • cauliflower
  • avoid seeds
  • white rice (not brown rice)
  • leaves, stems, bark, tubers
  • unbleached white flour, not-fortified (seeds are removed)
  • fruit, no seeds please, caution: high sugar content - diabetes, obesity

The key issue is the binding site for human estrogen is identical to plant estrogen. In the comparison image you can see the edge oxygen location, shown in red oxygen. The distance and space orientation to the molecule of the binding dependent oxygen is identical between phyto and human estrogen.

The mess up is that the phyto-estrogen also has oxygen mid way along which counters some of the oil (lipid) effects of carbon. This unexpected oxygen causes irregularities and molecular dysfunction at the binding site. Hormone imbalances occur and the ill effects after fertility are often of cancer cell proliferation near the binding site.

In males the elevated estrogen interferes with testosterone and puts the whole endocrine system in stress with pituitary confusion.

Menstrual irregularities often occur at a young age and later on cause difficult menopause. Many doctors attempt to 'fix' the problem with steroids and hormone therapy. This may work short time but often fails.

Best is to change the diet early and avoid problems later.