Question: I recall reading somewhere that sweet potatoes have hormones in them & they may help alleviate pain. Has anyone tried them for awhile?
Answer: I eat sweet potatoes quite often. They’re good to eat (avoid putting them in a pie — it was always a bad idea) but I’ve never noticed that they help pain. You’d probably have to eat a lot of them than I do, though, before they had any kind of effect. There’s a different kind of yam, Mexican yam, which is oestrogenic. You can buy it in health shops in pill form. But again, it’s not sold as a painkiller.