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Reversing Soy Damage

Sunday, December 09, 2012

There are three things that I have realized are contributing to a very bad quality of daily life for me. I can honestly say that I have been puzzled as to what's up with me, aside from the "normal" stress level of current challenges. I'm not operating on all cylinders, let's just leave it at that.

I'm very sensitive to certain things like caffeine. Even though I drink one small mug of coffee, I hate the way caffeine makes me feel. One of my goals has been to get off the stuff in the near future. Since I've blogged about that, I'll leave that topic until I actually start th detox process. (I want to do this once and for all.)

The other thing that affects me are EMF's. I stay away from using cell phones as it gives me a headache, and try to limit other electronics that emit stuff. However, about a year ago, the local utility company installed a "smart meter" that has really caused me a lot of trouble. But I'll blog about that in the near future.

The third thing is soy. Sure, I have researched and understood the controversary around it. And in the past, I've mainly stayed away from it. But about two months ago, when embarking on this low carb eating regimen (I've lost 11 lbs since Nov 1), I started ingesting a LOT of soy. Shakes, food, etc.

Man, I began feeling so brain-fogged and other negatives - for no apparent reason. Not depressed in the way I know depression feels, but still heavy and a bit dark. The other day I sat down and took a long look at what changed in the past two months and came up with soy.

Then I got on the internet and researched; I found some women's posts about how they experienced extreme depression and medical websites also listed this possible side effect from soy. You know, today is day 4 of no soy, and I feel different already. Might be placebo, and certainly not a miracle since I still have caffeine and smart meter to deal with, but hey, better is better.

No more soy for me. Wishing all a happy day.
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    good for you for finding what is wrong and fixing it,
    1866 days ago
    WE must be sisters. I don't tolerate caffeine either and cell phones. And I don't do soy as it causes me some problems. It affects the thyroid and causes me to have breast tenderness.
    1867 days ago
    It is all individual. Great you are discerning what causes problems for you and then can control/avoid it. Just wondering...... are you drinking enough fluid?
    IT seems that I get brain fog if I am dehydrated, even a little.
    1867 days ago
    We are all an experiment of one. Each of us has to be our own guinea pig and figure out what is good for us and what is not. Congratulations on your research and for the discoveries that you've made!
    1868 days ago
    At least you were able to find out what the problem is and get it stopped!
    1868 days ago
    I'm glad to see you investigating what is good for your body. We have so many choices that we still have a great variety to choose from.

    Good luck!
    1868 days ago
    Brain fog can also be caused by low carbs.
    Some of our brains need our carbs/serotonin
    to function at high levels. I certainly do. emoticon
    1868 days ago
    good thing you track your stuff, so you could look back and pinpoint the culprit
    1868 days ago
  • JLITT62
    I think everyone is different in how they react to foods . . . for instance, I eat a fair amount of soy but it tends to be edamame or tofu or tempeh. And even then, it's not every day or multiple times a day. And mostly I stay away from highly processed soy dogs & stuff like that.

    I think variety is one of the keys in getting our nutrients in - even if I do get stuck in some ruts!
    1868 days ago
    1868 days ago
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