13 Hormone & Thyroid Benefits of Soy
Soy has been vilified and blamed for causing hormone imbalances, thyroid issues, feminizing men, and even giving them “man boobs.” However, the opposite is true…
Soy is protective against various cancers, it helps to rid the body of excess estrogen and even lower cholesterol.
In today’s episode of the Health Wizard podcast, I will give you 13 reasons to embrace soy, and show how it measures against other foods rich in phytoestrogen.
You will also learn about the best and worst supplements derived from soy, and the reasons why those who vilify soy got it all wrong.
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