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RKAYE422
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1/9/09 10:17 A

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Hey i posted this on one of the other boards about soy/hypo/vegetarian as well but maybe it was just too long a post...

Anyway for you vegetarians out there who end up eating alot of soy because of faux products, there is a product out there called Quorn which makes all the meat substitutes, very good ones at that, WITHOUT soy. Their fake chicken breasts are good but i advise marinating them LOL...Anyway I get off-subject, but they can be found at most Kroger-brand chains, Whole Foods Market and they are FROM the uk i believe so should be internationally available.

Also, try almond milk as an alternative to soy milk especially as its much easier, ie no aftertaste, to cook and bake with. AND hey its got vitamins BUILT in since its from nuts. AND i believe its lower in carbs and fat, if not calories, although I think that's lower too.
For an ice cream alternative that is also not soy-based, I"m hearing WONDERFUL things about a product called Coconut Bliss. Its dairy free AND soy free, i believe it uses coconut oil. They make different flavors, not just coconut.



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1/9/09 9:02 A

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I'm a vegetarian with Hashimoto's and I eat soy. I follow the stardard instructions for consuming vitmains as I do for eating soy protein. I let at least 4 hours lapse in between my meal that may contain soy and my dose of thyroid medication and I have no problems with my meds.


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1/9/09 7:14 A

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I used to be a vegetarian up to a month ago too. But my doc advised me to start eating meat again, especially because of my hypothyroidism and period problems. Exept for my weight, all of the symptoms have begun to dissapear since i started eating meat again. it was a big decision for me, but i dont regret it.

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1/8/09 10:49 P

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North? How do you feel after you eat soy? Are you tired and sluggish? That's what soy does to me but I generally limit it and my body is not used to consuming it nor is my armour dosed to accomodate it. If you feel fine why mess with it? Soy is a known thyroid inhibitor. But if you've adjusted and your meds are too I'd say don't fix sumpin that ain't broke.

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JOYFUL711
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1/8/09 9:25 P

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As a thyroid cancer patient, I avoid soy, except for soy sauce, just in case, I do not want to take any chances. I just do not feel that lucky.

I am not a vegetarian either, but there are other sources of protien, like other legumes. I used to eat a lot of soy, loved tofu, made my own, but my health comes first.


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HIPPIEGURL
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1/8/09 8:45 P

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Stubbles, As a vegetarian, soy might be a mainstay for you as a protein source and that's why your doctor approved it for you, but for the majority of hypothyroids, it should just be avoided as much as possible.

Sandy

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STUBBLES26
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1/8/09 8:18 P

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I am a vegetarian so I eat soy most days. I was concerned after reading that soy could have negative effects on people with hypothyroidism. I asked my endocrinologist on my last visit whether I should limit my soy intake or not. She said as long as I wasn't consuming very large amounts of soy, soy should be fine. Hope this helps.


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HIPPIEGURL
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1/8/09 8:12 P

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After reading the article below, I stopped eating soy entirely, except for the occasional sprinkle of lite soy sauce on my home cooked stir fry.

Sandy

thyroid.about.com/cs/soyinfo/a/soy.htm

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SHONADOG
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1/8/09 7:30 P

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Most of us hypo's avoid soy as much as possible. Some have really bad reaction to it. I myself try to stay away as much as possible.

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IAMLOVED9779
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1/8/09 6:54 P

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Hi there! I had a partial removal and thank God I do not have to take medication, but I am a vegetarian and I eat a lot of soy products.

I didn't know the answer to your question, but it did make me curious. I went to Google and typed in thyroids and soy and it pulled up an article titled: 'Do Soy Foods Negatively Affect Your Thyroid'. And I found out that it will affect your thyroid if you have too much.

I hope that that helps you a little and thanks for your question!


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NORTHERNDIETER
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1/8/09 4:42 P

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Hi,

I have Hashimoto's and am Hypothyroid. My doctor's have never said anything in the past 10 years about soy. Can someone please tell me what problems soy causes? Does it interfer with our meds or with our actual thyroid? And, how much soy would cause a problem?

I'm new to SparkPeople and just planned out my meals for this week. They include Soy milk for smoothies and Boca (soy) Vegan Burgers, and morning star (soy) breakfast patties. Can I eat soy in moderation? Or, do I need to not eat soy at all?

Any advice would be appreciated.





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