Can patients with breast disease eat bee products

Interestingly, according to traditional medical theory, isn’t honey detoxifying and detoxifying? Many Chinese medicines that claim to treat or assist the treatment of breast cancer, breast hyperplasia and other diseases also like to use honey as an adjuvant. Many propolis and royal jelly products also claim to be “good for women”. Who is right?

hormone
Breast hyperplasia, breast cancer and other diseases are diseases caused by multiple factors. In addition to genetic factors, lifestyle and other factors, they are indeed related to hormones (not just estrogen). Bee products may contain a very small amount of hormones, but the amount is not enough, and it will not have a significant impact on the human body.

Taking royal jelly, the most questioned and suspected of bee products, as an example, the Beijing Academy of Agricultural Sciences has tested the hormones and found that there are indeed trace amounts (parts per billion) of estradiol, progesterone, testosterone, but pigs, The hormone content in large mammals such as cattle and sheep is much higher than that of royal jelly, which is about tens to hundreds of times, and the daily consumption is also tens to hundreds of times. Moreover, most of these hormones are destroyed during the digestion process and are rarely absorbed by the body. So if you can safely eat pork, beef, lamb, milk, cheese, cream, then the hormones in bee products will not hurt you.


Phytoestrogens
There is a view that bee products contain phytoestrogens, which come from mixed pollen or other plant ingredients. The so-called “phytoestrogens” are substances that can play a role similar to human estrogen. You may have heard of soy isoflavones. The characteristic of this kind of substance is that when the estrogen level is low, it plays an estrogen-like effect, and when the estrogen level is high, it plays an antagonistic role. In fact, the effectiveness of phytoestrogens is far from that of real estrogen. It is not a threat to normal women, and even the advantages outweigh the disadvantages.

Propolis may be the most phytoestrogen in bee products. Its main component is flavonoids, but it is not clear which flavonoids and their contents are because the bees gather honey and do not know what they bring back. If you are being treated for breast disease, in order to avoid unnecessary interference, the doctor recommends that you do not eat propolis is not a problem. Eating propolis will not help you to treat or assist with breast disease anyway. If it is a normal diet, it is OK to consume flavonoids, including soy milk, tofu and flavonoids in various fruits and vegetables.

Other hormone-like effects
In addition to hormones and phytoestrogens, there are substances in bee products that may produce hormone-like effects. Many studies have now found that certain fatty acids and proteins in royal jelly have estrogen-like effects, and these substances may play an important role in the process of nurturing the queen. It is generally recommended that sensitive groups such as infants, children, adolescents, and pregnant women avoid royal jelly.

For postmenopausal women, royal jelly may have some benefits, but for young and middle-aged women with high estrogen levels, they may increase the risk of breast disease. Patients with breast disease should avoid taking royal jelly.

For postmenopausal women, royal jelly may have some benefits, but for young and middle-aged women with high estrogen levels, they may increase the risk of breast disease. Patients with breast disease should avoid taking royal jelly.

Here are a few comprehensive suggestions for reference:

? Infants, children, adolescents, pregnant women, and young and middle-aged women are advised not to consume royal jelly. Patients with breast disease should avoid it.

? Propolis is very unlikely to cause breast disease, but patients with breast disease are not recommended to take propolis because it does not treat and alleviate the disease, and it costs money.

? Hormones or other hormone-like substances in honey can be ignored. There are no contraindications except for allergic people, but there is not much difference between honey and sugar water, just happy.

? It is unreasonable not to eat tofu. If it can be counteracted by normal consumption, can not tofu be used as medicine?

Finally, as a reminder, if you want to buy health food, please buy “blue hat” products from regular channels, because products from unknown sources may add drugs illegally.