Finding the right dieting pathway to health
November 10, 2021
October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Call me late to the party, but as I considered all the people I've personally known to have struggled with cancer (breast or otherwise), it got me thinking about diet and cancer risk.
I remember in my very first nutrition class (before nutrition was my major) hearing about how certain plant foods contained phytoestrogens. These are estrogen-like compounds from plants, such as soy or flaxseed meal. The thought of increasing estrogen with plant foods unnerved me.
Ever since then, I have limited and avoided most overt soy products (tofu, soy mil...