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3/2/13 7:07 P

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I use almond milk for drinking just before bed and it helps me sleep. I use the non sweetened kind and add honey.

Dr Oz had a great drink that is supposed to help inflammation:
1 cup almond milk
1 teas. tumeric
1/2 teas ginger
1/2 teas cinnimon
honey to taste
heat and drink

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3/2/13 1:58 P

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I've also heard that soy milk and tofu are okay, it's the processed soy that you should be cautious of.

Oat milk sounds.....interesting. I've never heard of it or seen it but if I do I will certainly try.

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3/2/13 7:54 A

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My son and DIL make their own almond milk. they say it's cheaper and taste a lot better than the store bought almond milk (which I use at present). I'm going to try making my own almond milk when and if I ever have the time.

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3/2/13 7:12 A

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Oat is one flavor I haven't tried but it is available here. The reason I like the almond'coconut is because it's not as watery as the plain almond and I think it has a better flavor- and only 60 cal. per cup. Lucky for me I manage a produce department and am able to buy it buy the case @ just above cost. I've never acquired a taste for soy milk, I'm always expecting it to taste like cows milk for some reason.

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3/1/13 11:48 P

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You should try oat milk! It's harder to find (depending where you live) than soy but I think it's awesome. I put chocolate mix in it and I can't tell it's not milk! I love it. I buy it on amazon by the case, it's cheaper that way. I tried every other non-milk milk and this is the only one I like. Soy was bleh, almond was really watery with like no protein, same wth coconut milk plus its soo high in fat. If you like oatmeal you'll like oat milk. There's recipes online if you want to try to make it yourself.

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3/1/13 9:35 P

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Being hypothyroid, I've read some things about soy because they recommend avoiding it. From what I understand it's mainly the "processed" soy that's in commercial burgers, etc that you really need to limit, and that tofu, edamame and things like that are ok. Personally I like the Blue Diamond Almond/coconut milk to drink and for cereal and I started drinking my coffee black because I didn't care for the way plant milks leave sediment in the bottom of my mug. For baking I use coconut, almond or rice milk, depending on the recipe.

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2/22/13 7:10 A

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Great info; lots to think about. Pat

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2/21/13 7:12 P

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I love almond milk but it is really sweet sometime not sure why its so sweet but my son loves it i would love to see that almond milk recipe, i am not a great fan of soy since i saw a documentary about how its grown.

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2/21/13 11:47 A

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2/21/13 11:23 A

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I don't have any hard facts of any kind. Anecdotally this is what I know. Soy is a common allergen as are wheat, yeast, gluten, dairy, and corn. People around the globe have been consuming soy - most often fermented soy - since time ad nauseam. Things like miso, soy sauce, tempeh, and natto are fermented soy products. Soy milk, edamame, and tofu are not. I've heard lots of discussion about hormones and toxicity with non-fermented soy. I gather if estrogen is a concern - be aware. My guess, if you're listening to your body, it seems to be telling you that drinking soy milk doesn't agree with it. You have a wealth of alternatives. Perhaps try them for a while and see if you feel better. Then maybe add a bit of soy at a time to your diet and see when your personal tipping point appears. Or, perhaps do some research of your own, stay away from non-fermented soy, and get into some complete-protein laden tempeh and drink delicious miso soup. No need to feel bad. You've got options.

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2/21/13 10:25 A

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I PURCHASED RAW HEMP SEEDS AND RAW ALMOND LAST WEEK AND MADE MY OWN ALMOND - HEMP.MILK.
NO QUESTIONABLE ADDITIVES AS IN PURCHASED MILKS. AND VERY TASTY.
IF ANYONE WANTS RECIPE I WILL SHARE IT HERE.



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2/21/13 9:38 A

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I read the issue is the soy is genetically modified which causes cancer and disease.

The other issue is the artificial ingredients in all store purchased nut or soy milks hidden under names like flavor.

You can make your own nut milks easily. That is my next step.



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2/21/13 9:27 A

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I agree...it's hard to discern what is the truth b/c marketing with these companies and industries is so powerful. I really like the scientific evidence of the plant-based diet.

I have read that vegans are cautious of soy and sometimes find that some are only cautious in that they only consume organic and nonGMO soy(good point). A pediatrician once told me that you'd have to consume a ton of soy for it to mess with your hormones. But every body and person is different so who's to say how much soy effects one person vs the other?

I guess I can only go with my symptoms...I've always had a regular cycle my entire life. Now at 37 and after 6 months of drinking soy, I'm not so regular. Maybe I can stop using soy for 6 months and see but I admit that I dislike this, lol! I love the light version of the soy and I enjoy the taste. But overall, health is what is most important to me.

Thanks for the links and responses and looking forward to more opinions and thoughts! Thanks again!

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2/21/13 8:57 A

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I thought those 'anti-soy' warning were generated by the corporate meat industry. Generally, most people should do just fine on soy products. The meat industry likes to produce 'anti-veg/pro meat' warnings

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2/21/13 8:51 A

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Yes, I also had all of those symptoms. It lead into some other stomach problems. They did all kinds of testing but could find nothing wrong. I started playing with my diet and have limited soy and I feel 50% better just from that one change.

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2/21/13 8:40 A

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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/ourexper
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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 emoticon Pat

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2/21/13 8:20 A

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I no longer drink dairy milk and can't stomach the thought of how it's produced and all of the bacteria and hormones....

Anyway, I absolutely love Soy milk and have been buying the Light version. However, I read a post that a friend posted about the harm from soy products and how it messes with estrogen and hormones. Some of the symptoms included tiredness, moodiness, weight gain, loss or irregular menstrual cycles--all of which I started having recently!!

Has anyone ever heard of this and has soy effected them in this way? I went back to Almond milk but it's too sweet at times or too nutty...

I miss my Soy....

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