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Name: Connie

MD recommends BIO-Identitical proges 5%/Test 0.5% Cream.hx of breast Ca. 17 years ago, have high cholest(315) osteopenia, syndrome X symptoms.Is Revival soy able to help me?Explain Benefits of soy vs. Hrt. Thank you

Hello Connie,

Thank you for your question.

Before we get started, please read the following: We do not give medical advice. We provide nutritional information regarding Revival Soy products and information available in the public domain for the uses of soy. We advise you to discuss your personal medical issues with your physician. I hope our information will be helpful to you.

We do have many who eat Revival Soy with a history of cancer. Ask your doctor and share this information with him.

Can breast cancer patients take soy protein?

We have an excellent article on this topic at

Can I use Revival if I have a history of cancer?

Human studies have not shown a downside to the consumption of soy protein as part of a balanced diet.

Soy is one of the oldest foods known to mankind and has been a staple of traditional Asian diets for thousands of years without any documented adverse effects. In fact, Asians are among the thinnest, longest living people in the world.

You can read about the many documented health benefits of soy at

The FDA has not issued any warnings for soy protein or soy isoflavones. And, the FDA did not find evidence to warn any group of patients regarding soy use when it approved a heart health claim for soy protein in 1999 (i.e. soy protein lowers risk of heart disease). Some suggested to the FDA that soy could cause harm because it contains a chemical similar to the female hormone, estrogen, that might disrupt normal hormone levels. The FDA said the concerns were not supported by conclusive scientific research. While chemicals in soy do exert hormonal effects, the impact is “very limited” and much lower than that of natural or synthetic estrogens.

As always, consult your own physician to determine what is right for you, particularly if you have a personal or family history of cancer.

Will soy protein interfere with any of my prescription medications?

The FDA has not issued any drug interaction warnings for soy protein. However, due to the large number of new prescription medications on the market, we recommend that you simply call your pharmacist or medical doctor if you are taking prescription medications to check for any interactions.

The makers of Synthroid®, a thyroid medication, recommend eating certain foods, including those containing calcium, walnuts and soy, four hours apart from taking Synthroid.

Revival Soy is not a replacement for prescription medication, but can be excellent nutritional support for your dietary health plan. We call this SIS™ (which stands for ‘Soy Integrative Support’™). Revival Soy can be integrated into your current health plan to help you achieve better health.

Can Revival help people with diabetes? syndrome x or insulin resistence?

Yes. Many doctors are now recommending soy for diabetic health support. We have an excellent article on this topic at

A study by leading glycemic-index experts at University of Sydney (Australia) found that popular Revival Soy products have a low-glycemic index with little impact on blood sugar levels:

We have Splenda® and Unsweetened versions of our shakes. We also have bars sweetened with sugar alcohols that are fine for both diabetics and hypoglycemics.

Other articles that may interest you include:

Soy and Weight Loss

Soy and Kidney Health

How does soy protein work to reduce cholesterol levels?

We have an excellent article on soy and cholesterol reduction at

Cholesterol Reduction Success Stories

Various substances in soy protein contribute to the cholesterol-lowering effects of soy protein. Animal studies have shown that soy protein enhances bile acid excretion, which has the effect of removing cholesterol from the blood. Other studies have shown that soy protein stimulates the liver to remove LDL- cholesterol from the blood. Several studies have also suggested that the amino acid profile of soy protein, as well as the isoflavones and saponins, are crucial cholesterol-lowering components.

Will soy help my bones?

We have an excellent article on soy and bone health at

You should not discontinue a prescription medication before speaking to your own doctor. Soy can be part of your overall plan. We know of no reason why soy can’t be used with common bone-healthy prescpription medications.

Make sure that you are taking plenty of calcium and doing weight-bearing exercise (after consulting your own doctor).

Our shakes contain 500 milligrams of bone-healthy calcium per shake, and our bars contain around 40 milligrams. You can view calcium content of every Revival Soy product online:

The recommended daily amount of calcium you should get is between 1000 to 1500 milligrams. Revival can help you reach this goal. Recent studies also suggest that a diet rich in calcium can help you maintain a healthier weight.

Revival’s Firm Foundation Calcium Blend supplement is a great way to increase calcium intake. Doctor-formulated to precise standards of potency and purity, our Firm Foundation Calcium Blend gives you 500 milligrams of calcium from 5 different sources for maximum absorption. Many calcium supplements use calcium carbonate (e.g. ground-up oyster shells), which is not well absorbed. Our formula uses 5 water-soluble, bioavailable forms that are “chelated” (have an attached molecule that protects the stomach lining) to prevent constipation or stomach irritation experienced with many calcium supplements.

Another article that may interest you is Soy and Hair/Skin/Nail health:

Can I stop HRT if I start Revival?

You should not discontinue any prescription medication without consulting your own doctor to determine what is right for you.

HRT (estrogen combined with progestin) was the standard therapy for menopause until recently when the U.S. government's National Institutes of Health (NIH) found that HRT has a host of potential side effects, including an increased risk of breast cancer, heart disease, endometrial (uterine) cancer, stroke, blood clots and gallbladder disease. For these reasons, about 60-85% of women eligible for HRT refuse to start or continue HRT. Interestingly, the NIH has found that estrogen alone does not increase breast cancer risk (only when used in combination with progestin). As expected, more women are seeking natural dietary options such as soy to support a healthier midlife transition.

Scientists became very interested in soy's potential role for menopause support after demographic studies revealed that only 9% of women living in Asia, where the diet is rich in soy, experienced hot flashes during midlife, in contrast to almost 80–90% of Western women who suffer through menopause.

Many scientists feel that soy isoflavones, which are similar to the body's estrogen in structure, may support health by lightly binding to estrogen receptors, thus, producing some of the benefits of estrogen without negative side effects.

Because soy may support menopause, energy, bone and heart health, many doctors now recommend soy as a safe, effective dietary supplement to help women support a healthy midlife transition and beyond.

Many studies now show benefits of soy for menopausal symptoms:

Many women use Revival Soy along with their prescriptions. There is no known reason why you can’t use soy protein along with prescription hormones. You may be able to take a lower dose of the prescription hormones also along with Revival Soy. New evidence from Wake Forest Bowman Gray indicates that soy protein plus HRT produces additive heart health benefits. Monkey studies also suggest that soy protein use can reduce the detrimental effects of HRT on breast and endometrial tissues.

Please let me know if I can help further.
Best Regards,
Aaron Tabor, MD

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