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Old 07-29-2015, 01:09 PM
 
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I always buy local (mostly brown eggs) not only are they fresher but less likely to have hormones and antibiotics used
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Old 07-29-2015, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Maine
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I always buy local (mostly brown eggs) not only are they fresher but less likely to have hormones and antibiotics used
Chickens aren't raised with hormones. Meat breeds were given growth hormones for a brief time. It wasn't effective and the practice was discontinued, and is now illegal. "Hormone free" is a marketing scam.
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Old 07-30-2015, 03:40 AM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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What about BGH or bovine growth hormones?. Are they illegal? Honest question. I don't know the answer. However, I do know that girls are reaching puberty in he fifth grade and that sure didn't happen when I was in school.
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Old 07-30-2015, 06:39 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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In recent decades there has been a big push for society to consume greater amounts of soy. Soy is loaded with estrogen and commonly recommended for peri-menopausal females to help regulate things. Soy may be good for older females, but not so much for any males or young females.

Soy is also a big component in chicken feed. One reason is that soy has a lot of protein, but so do all beans. Not all beans have government subsidies making them lower priced and more plentiful though. When comparing chicken feed mixtures using various beans, it appears that by using soy the hens ovulate more frequently.

I had a conversation one time with a Purina feed rep, she was insistent that Purina had tweaked the chicken feed mix to have high protein and for the most frequent egg laying as their test labs could devise. All natural of course
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Old 07-30-2015, 08:04 AM
 
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Soy is loaded with estrogen
Soy Isoflavones | Linus Pauling Institute | Oregon State University
Soy doesn't have estrogen, it has isoflavones, which are estrogen-like.

From that survey, it doesn't appear at all settled what the effects are and are not.
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Old 07-30-2015, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Soy Isoflavones | Linus Pauling Institute | Oregon State University
Soy doesn't have estrogen, it has isoflavones, which are estrogen-like.

From that survey, it doesn't appear at all settled what the effects are and are not.
Excuse me, I stand corrected. Thank you.

The most common HRT is soy with naturally occurring isoflavones [which are estrogen-like].
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Old 07-30-2015, 11:54 AM
 
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so then for men to avoid this buying eggs from chickens not fed soy is possible?
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