Hi shayna, Thanks for your question. it is hard to say how your new diet is impacting hormone levels. A whole foods plant-based diet certainly has lots of fiber, which can modulate hormones . Generally, this is a good thing and women eating fiber-rich diets tend to have several health benefits. Is the main concern is dealing with the hot flashes and acne? Was this not a concern before August 2014? I am afraid I have more questions than answers, I’m sorry. Are their specific reasons why your doctor is saying the a vegan diet is bad? That is a very general statement. I feel all diets have the potential to be “bad”. I’ll check with one of our star volunteer doctor’s to see if she has further input. Maybe some of these videos can help in the meantime on hot flashes and acne .
Egg protein is a rich source of leucine, but whey protein has greater leucine density (9% vs. 11%). Having said that, WHO reports that dairy allergies are present in 1% to 4% of adults. Dairy-milk sensitivity, which is not an allergy to dairy, has almost the same prevalence. These individuals can avoid problems by opting for egg protein. That minor differential in leucine density is a small price to pay, we say. Those who are lactose intolerant also might want to opt for egg protein; although it's unlikely (other than placebo effect) they will have issues with whey because of the minor amounts of carbohydrate contained whey that's been highly filtered form.
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