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  1. Lauren, what is your opinion on the use of sesame seed oil while attempting to balance hormones? Would the phytoestrogens be of cause for limiting the amount used or avoiding altogether?

      • Thank you for the reply and reference link, Lauren. It states sesame seeds are to have high concentrations of lignans (phytoestrogen precursors) but then goes on to say in the next paragraph that lignans are not present in the oil portion of the seed and therefore sesame seed oil is not a good source. Does this mean sesame seed oil contains less phytoestrogens than sesame seeds themselves? Very interesting about gut flora’s influence on these compounds. Greatly appreciate the feedback!

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Lauren Geertsen, NTP

I’m an author, entrepreneur, and nutritional therapy practitioner (NTP). I began this website at 19, to share the steps that freed my life of chronic disease and medication. Now, Empowered Sustenance has reached 30 million readers with healthy recipes and holistic resources.

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