Dr. David Brownstein,  editor of Dr. David Brownstein’s Natural Way to Health newsletter, is a board-certified family physician and one of the nation’s foremost practitioners of holistic medicine. Dr. Brownstein has lectured internationally to physicians and others about his success with natural hormones and nutritional therapies in his practice. His books include Drugs That Don’t Work and Natural Therapies That Do!; Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can’t Live Without It; Salt Your Way To Health; The Miracle of Natural Hormones; Overcoming Arthritis, Overcoming Thyroid Disorders; The Guide to a Gluten-Free Diet; and The Guide to Healthy Eating. He is the medical director of the Center for Holistic Medicine in West Bloomfield, Mich., where he lives with his wife, Allison, and their teenage daughters, Hailey and Jessica.


Does Soy Help Menopause?

Monday, 21 November 2011 08:17 AM

Question: Do you advise using soy to relieve menopausal symptoms?
Dr. Brownstein’s Answer:
Soy is frequently promoted as a cure-all for menopausal symptoms, including relieving hot flashes and mood swings. Although soy does show some benefit for these symptoms, the adverse effects of soy on the thyroid gland mitigate its use in treating the symptoms of menopause.

There are many other natural therapies, such as bioidentical hormones, which can relieve the symptoms of menopause without negatively impacting the thyroid gland. Check with a healthcare practitioner knowledgeable about such natural remedies.

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