I am so glad you posted this! This has been a topic of discussion for/with me for several months now. I have a friend that has breast cancer. When I cooked meals for her, I was told NO SOY products in the food whatsoever. I sent an email to our local Breast Care facility (the one she is treated at) asking them if this was true and why. They sent back a reply saying "we do not want breast cancer patients consuming soy" but didn't give me a reason. I've been asking around about this and found this link JUST this morning soynutrition.com/ourexperts/ourexperts-ans
I found comfort in the answers they provided but have to remind myself that this info is generated by the Soy industry so I still feel uneasy and unsure.
On another note, I was at a womens health/menopause seminar back in October 2012 and I asked the question "should women limit their soy intake?" They said, 'no, soy is an excellent protein source for women'. My family doctor didn't seem to have concerns about it either.
Truthfully, my soy intake will always concern me a bit. I drink Almond milk because I consume Tempah and Tofu on a regular basis. I am considering cutting back on that, as well, and eating more lentils.
I'll be watching this post to see what others have to say - so grateful to have seen your post
I believe in myself, I am a strong woman. I will reach my goals, NOTHING & NOBODY will hold me down. I will live my life with integrity and intention. I will set a good example for my daughters and my son. I will be a woman that makes my grand children proud when they look at pictures of me long after I've left this earth.