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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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ALEXSGIRL1 12/11/2012 3:46PM

    good for you for finding what is wrong and fixing it,

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MORTICIAADDAMS 12/10/2012 9:17PM

    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.

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MISSUSRIVERRAT 12/10/2012 7:26AM

    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.

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NORWOODGIRL 12/9/2012 6:20PM

    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!

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LIVINGFREE19 12/9/2012 5:29PM

    At least you were able to find out what the problem is and get it stopped!
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GMFAY33 12/9/2012 3:52PM

    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!

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ROSEWAND 12/9/2012 3:19PM

    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

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WALLAHALLA 12/9/2012 2:46PM

    good thing you track your stuff, so you could look back and pinpoint the culprit

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JLITT62 12/9/2012 1:00PM

    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!

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NATPLUMMER 12/9/2012 12:45PM

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