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I was talking to a client. He is a perfectionist in his health, fitness, and look. "I'm scared of tofu. I've stopped eating tofu," said he. "Why?" "My doctor told me it contains phytoestrogen, which can make man woman."
"Well, phytoestrogen is contained in many natural plant foods, oilseeds (such as flaxseeds, sunflower, sesame, olive, etc.), legumes (such as alfalfa, clover, peas, beans, lentils, lupins, and peanuts), grains (e.g. wheat, oats, barley, rice), fruits (e.g. berries, apples), vegetables (e.g. carrots), herbs (e.g. ginseng), alcohol (e.g. beer). Are you going to avoid all of these?" asked I.
In fact, moderate consumption of whole foods containing phytoestrogen is not only safe, but also beneficial for men. See my earlier article about tofu.
The trick is not to casually eat any phytoestrogen which is extracted artificially from foods. For example, there're products in the market for lignans extracted from flaxseeds. These man-made "natural" products become more potent or concentrated. When taking these products, it must be in conjunction with a hormone program, which
requires careful monitoring and balancing. Read more on the article on male hormone replacement, as well as YBM Hormone.
One of the good books on diet is by Walter Last. Here're some very good points of his on raw foods: The main biochemical and nutritional benefit of eating raw foods as compared to cooked foods: 1. A higher vitamin and mineral content 2. Minerals are largely present as biologically active colloids 3. An abundance of helpful enzymes and bio-energy or life-force 4. Proteins remain in their natural condition instead of being denatured 5. The absence of digestive leukocytosis 6. Polyunsaturated fatty acids and cholesterol do not become oxidized, and carcinogenic or atherogenic 7. Glucose is absorbed more slowly, protecting the blood-sugar regulation 8. There is no overweight or obesity on a raw-food diet 9. As counted in calories, much less food is required 10. Proven cleansing, rejuvenating and anti-cancer properties Leukocytosis is an increase of white blood cells in affected organs in response to infection or toxins. This also occurs when we eat cooked food; the intestinal wall becomes flooded with white blood cells but this does not happen when eating raw food. The higher the food has been heated, the stronger is the leukocytosis and the more toxic is this food for our body. However, there are also some hidden dangers with a raw-food diet.
I was listening to radio - an interview with Professor Ronald Mallett on time machines. He was talking about the amazing possibility to travel back in time. When Einstein discovered his special relativity theory, it proves that we can travel to the future, but not to the past because no speed is higher than that of light. But his theory was challenged: Suppose the sun one day were destroyed. Sunlight travels to the earth in about 12 minutes. So for 12 minutes we won't be able to know the sun has disappeared. However, the sun's gravity suddenly disappeared, so the earth would go down somewhere pretty fast. Therefore, gravity is faster than the speed of light?
There's nothing more confusing than carbohydrates.