Phytoestrogens and Breast Cancer: A Clinical Review
One of the most challenging concepts in herbal medicine is the paradoxical effects of the so-called phyto-estrogens. How can a herb both promote estrogen responses in bone or brain or skin, and at the same time inhibit estrogen influence in breast tissue? Is it safe or desirable to use phytoestrogenic herbs in a woman with menopause and hormone driven breast cancer?
In this class you will learn
- the mechanisms of action of these herbs, their uses and safety considerations
- herbs and supplements to promote estrogen clearance pathways
- how to combine phyto-estrogens and other herbs for maximum benefit
- testing and assessing a patient to manage herb / drug interactions