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Soy isoflavone

Discussion in 'Vegetarian Diet Forum' started by SueJB, Dec 11, 2018.

  1. SueJB

    SueJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi all,
    Does anyone use this or know anything about it?
     
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    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    As it is considered to mess to varying degrees with thyroid function, I just avoid all soy these days. It was never big on my wish list, so for me it's been a big "so what" to just avoid it.
     
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    SueJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks @DCUKMod That's a useful piece of info, no idea about the thyroid and mine is underactive anyway. Might try some Googling to find out more
     
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    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Good plan. :)
     
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    zauberflote Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    @SueJB Hi! I switched to soy (and only soy, no extra ingredients or modifications made in a fancy non-food factory) in 1994, when I gave up casein. I drink soy milk and ate tofu at that time, already not eating any meat except "turkey at Thanksgiving and chicken if I have to", and not buying much fish to cook because the kids didn't like it. In 1997 my mother was dx with breast cancer, and told me some years later that she'd found out it had been estrogen-receptor positive, so I limit my intake of soymilk (unsweetened, soybeans+water only) to about 8 oz a day and don't eat tofu. I am leery of any foods which have been processed any more than washing, chopping etc, cooking with no additional ingredients-- you get the idea, and soy isoflavone sure sounds processed to me!
     
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