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Plant Based News: Vegan Bodybuilder Eats Pound Of Soy Every Day For 35 Days - Then Tests Testosterone Levels. Vegan Bodybuilder Eats A Pound Of Soy Every Day For 35 Days - Then Tests Testosterone Levels
He has quite a few full day of eating videos upDoesn't say what else he changed. He should have done one month with "normal" food and training and then one month with the same amount of training and calories and protein intake, but with more soy. Just lifting weights 6 days a week for a month instead of 3 days a week, would probably raise testosteron levels the same amount. And I wonder if just being out in the sun more in april ups hormone levels compared to march. "Spring feelings" and such. So he should have locked himself in a room with no windows for one month, and then one more month, but eating soy.
Link to Huffington post article about hormone levels in different seasons:
Yes, The Change In Seasons Really Does Affect Your Mood
So this doesn't prove anything other than eating soy doesn't kill you.. in a month... for this guy...
As described in the previous section,the congeners of two types of alcoholic beverages, bourbon and red wine,produced detectable estrogenic effects in OVEX rats, thereby confirming the hypothesis that alcoholic beverages contain biologically active estrogenic substances.....Alcoholic beverage congeners exerted estrogenic effects both in an exper-imental animal model and in post-menopausal women. •The estrogenic effects of alcoholic beverage congeners were detectable using a variety of estrogenic markers,including the pituitary hormonesLH (in OVEX rats and postmeno-pausal women), FSH, and prolactin(in postmenopausal women); uterus weight (in OVEX rats); and the estrogen-responsive liver proteins HDL cholesterol and SHBG (in postmenopausal women).•In both the experimental animals and the postmenopausal women,the changes in the levels of all estro-genic markers were consistent with the presence of biologically active phytoestrogens in the congeners.•Red wine congeners and bourbon congeners produced similar estro-genic effects in experimental animals and in postmenopausal women.
If you change your mind.. 'The anti-estrogen Diet' by Ori Hofmekler is full of good info.. in case you haven't already read it.Dear Lord, looking into it, hoppy bears have more phytoestrogens than soy. In fact many alcoholic beverages have active estrogen mimicking substances. This topic just got too rich for my blood, I don't wanna know anymore:
The way I understand it is:You guys know that estrogen is a vital hormone for the body to function in both male and females in all mammals?
Here is a overview of the metabolism of estrogen in humans. The one up on the right is Estradiol and is important for basic liver and brain function. I wouldn't wanna live without it.
Estradiol - Wikipedia
Testosterone = GOOD
Estrogen = BAD
Yes, In the end there's no telling what kind of junk we're exposed to daily. Even before knowing anything about this stuff I avoided the cloudy plastic water containers.. if it tastes like you're drinking liquid plastic residue, you probably are..Personally I am much more concerned about exposure to manufactured chemicals than to any more or less naturally occurring substances.
I can tell how much soy, or milk, or IPA I'm ingesting and just spread the load around so I'm not al ways consuming the same stuff. Environmentally I have zero idea what my exposure is, although I know for certain I am being exposed to all sorts of endocrine disruptors, in detectable amounts and theoretically functional dosages.