Looks like you got your question answered. Just like to add, that we just have to avoid soy PROTEIN. Its got genistein and diadzein in it which are the isoflavones that mimic estrogen and compete with thyroid hormone for the same docking sites on the cell membrane all over our body. And in the gut, they bind our hormone... its right on your medication contraindications that our meds should not be given to children in soy formula.
The other unpleasant thing about soy is that most of it grown is a genetically modified crop. I'm sure you've prolly seen the term GMO before. That's what that stands for.
These soybeans have had a gene from a bacterium spliced into them to withstand Round Up. This way the farmer can spray his crop with that weed killer and the soy remains untouched... the weeds die.
If you do take a product like soy lecithin, our use soy bean oil to cook, make sure its from a Non-GMO source. Actually a better cooking oil would be something like coconut oil. Canola and corn oil 's a GMO crop as well.
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Edited by: MZZCHIEF at: 1/17/2012 (23:38)
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If you go to http://thyroid.about.com/cs/soyinfo/a/soy. htm and scroll down to Soy and Thyroid it explains a bit about the relationship between the two. Along side soy products there are some vegetables such as cauliflower and broccoli in its raw state that it suggests you avoid or limit. I cannot remember the other vegetables off hand right now. But this should give you some information. Cheers
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Thanks to both of you. Do you know if it is the same for flax? I was using this ground in so many things then I forget where but I saw it twice saying that is also not good. I am hypo in case that makes a difference.
The soy works with the estrogen. It can throw all of your hormones off. I, myself have too much estrogen (not a pretty site) lol, and I cannot have soy either. I was advised by my Naturopath doc to drink Almond Breeze, sugar free milk instead of regular milk as it has alot of hormones in it as well. AND it was not a dumb question at all! Good luck, hon. Cindy
Probably the dumbest question ever, but I've been doing a little reach for myself and even more confused about this. The only thing I really got all figured out is that it's really not healthy. I'm really just asking, because I love these amazing Chocolate Dipped Coconut Luna bars and after reading ~all~ of the ingredients it seems they have an awful lot of soy in them.
I also like Larabar, which are soy free and all natural (they seriously only have a handful of ingredients). The banana bread one I had for my morning snack has almonds, dates & unsweetened bananas.
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