Dr. Oz: Avoid Processed Soy & “Manology” Secrets Revealed (3/19/13)

Today on The Dr. Oz Show, “Manology” gets some air time on the show. It’s a new book by it’s authors Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons and  Tyrese. The book has recently surpassed 50 Shades of Grey on Amazon and Dr. Oz wants to find out why. Plus, Dr. Oz has info. and tips about a woman’s period, and keeping healthy hormone levels. Find out more in our recap below.

Rev Run and Tyrese get straight to it with Tyrese admitting that he’s cheated in plenty of his relationships stating that “men have a huge appetite for sex.” He points out that while men give other men high-fives for having relationships with a bunch of different girls, women on the other hand get at each other for being promiscuous. Rev Run, however, shares that if you’re going to cheat you should stay single and cites his relationship with God for keeping him faithful to his wife. In his defense, Tyrese asks how can I know what I should be if I’ve never had anyone show me? (He’s never had a real father-figure in his life, so Rev Run has become his “man-tutor”.)

So what’s the difference between a woman’s brain and a man’s brain? Rev Run and Tyrese find out as they don the purple gloves and Dr. Oz has them hold onto real brains. Men and women have brains that weigh the same, but a woman’s brain has more “white matter” and spreads to other more emotional parts of the brain. Next, the women in Dr. Oz’s audience get to ask our two guests any questions they’d like to ask.

The first question, a woman asks about when she’d expect her boyfriend of 2 years to pop the question? Tyrese says that the time would come when it’s right; the key thing to remember is NOT to pressure him.The second question, a woman asks why younger men go after older women? Tyrese basically says he personally prefers a “seasoned” woman. The third question, a women shares that on the day of her wedding, her husband-to-be actually forgot their wedding bands, so she asks how she can get her husband to remember dates important to her? Rev Run advises that you sneak in an important date into a conversation, show that it’s important to you, and be enthusiastic about it.

It’s a well-known fact that men think about sex more often than women. Now, Dr. Oz asks which gender thinks more about sleep? It’s men. Dr. Oz shares that men tend to think more about their biological needs. Moving on, Dr. Oz touches on a bit more sensitive topic advising women to look before you flush. By looking at the color of the by-product of your period, you may be able to tell what’s going on inside your body. For example, a cranberry juice color typically means that your health is pretty good while a lighter color may be a sign of hormonal imbalance leading to low estrogen levels.

Regardless of the color of your period, you can get to “hormonal health” in just a few weeks. In Week 1 (right after your period), take in more fermented and sprouted foods to keep your estrogen moving. In Week 2, take in more raw juices and fresh veggies. In Week 3, take in grains and green equally together to help stabilize your mood swings. In Week 4, take in healthy fats and root vegetables will break down your estrogen and the veggies will continue to help stabilize your mood.

Now the #1 thing to avoid to keep your hormones in balance is processed soy. Processed soy is stripped of all the healthy omega-3s, fiber, and are ultimately left with carbs and soy protein isolate. Inside soy protein isolate, you’re finally left with estrogen and high-levels of this will interrupt your cycle. If you like soy, look for the words “whole ground soy” or “organic soy” on food labels. The gold standards of soy are miso, natto, and tempeh – get these into your diet instead for healthy hormone levels.

That’s our recap of Dr. Oz today, 3/19/13. We’ll have another recap tomorrow. Until then, please check out our Dr. Oz archives HERE.


  1. Gary says

    This science-based article by Jack Norris, RD refutes Dr. Oz’s claims: http://jacknorrisrd.com/?p=4060

    ” processed soy does not contain more isoflavones (the “soy estrogens”) per serving than unprocessed soy,…Processing soy protein concentrates the protein, not the isoflavones.”

    “Soyfoods and the phytoestrogens in soy have relatively minor effects on reproductive hormone levels in women. There is evidence indicating that soy may increase the length of the menstrual cycle by approximately one day. However, when only high-quality studies are considered, the effect of soy is no longer statistically significant. Whether a possible effect of soy on menstrual cycle length has clinical implications is unclear although longer cycles are associated with a lower risk of breast cancer.”

    “Typical Asian intakes of soy vary among countries and areas. In Japan and Shanghai, China, average intakes are about 1.5 servings per day, but many people consume an average of two or more servings per day. About half the soy eaten in Asia is not fermented.” The article links to surveys that back this up.