High levels of estrogen
Although soy products do not contain estrogen, the main female sex hormone, they do produce plant-based estrogens also known as phytoestrogens.
“It seems my patient developed a severe form of gynecomastia, which is a non-cancerous increase in the size of the male breast tissue,” says his doctor, Dr. Allan Greenwall.
“Your diet rich in phytoestrogens may also explain its extreme mood swings, irritability, decreased libido and lack of rationality, all similar to women who suffer from premenstrual syndrome symptoms,” he adds.
“Crying without reason”
Sydney Wellington claimed the mood swings ended immediately after stop consuming soy products more than two weeks ago.
“I wake up in the middle of the night and start to mourn without reason, it was pretty hard with my spouse who had no idea what was going on with me,” he recalls.
“My libido ruled out completely, every time my wife woke up, told him he had a headache or that I was not in the mood. On one occasion, even thought he had become gay,” he told local journalists visibly pleased these events were now far behind.
“If that’s what it feels like to be a woman, then a woman is the worst nightmare of a man,” he adds, laughing.
A similar case occurred in Belgium in 2013, when a transsexual man who had been a vegetarian for over 20 years found that it was not a woman after completing their soy-based diet for medical reasons.