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Can Drinking Soy Milk Cause Dark Urine
Calorie economics: Soy milk does not cause weight gain anymore than other food (including regular milk). Weight gain occurs when the total calorie intake exceeds the calories consumed by the body in activities, leading to storing away of the calories. In general, calories from all food sources not used are turned to fat and stored for later use. Portion control is important. Avoid drinking too much soy milk. ...Read more
Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more
Soy milk and male br: No it does not cause breast enlagement. ...Read more
Soy and gynecomastia: Soy does have estrogen like properties but it would be unlikely that consumption in moderation would produce gynecomastia. Gynecomastia in men occurs when testosterone is out of balance with estrogen, and causes of this include drugs/medications, alcohol, endocrine disorders, tumors, obesity, et al. Stopping soy products and monitoring for breast reduction can help determine if soy is causing it ...Read more
Can phytoestrogens cause changes in menstrual cycles? I swapped milk for soy milk for a month & had spotting. It stopped when I stopped drinking soy.
I am a 61 year old woman who is a vegetarian. I eat nuts, eggs, fish, and cheese for protein. I am losing hair. The cause? I am not real fond of fresh greens, but I eat a lot of citrus fruit, and sometimes fresh green vegetables. I drink soy milk. Cou
There: There is a possibility that your hair loss could be from your diet (iron deficiency) or it could be from another cause such as a thyroid disorder, hereditary hair loss, over styling, a scalp condition, polycystic ovarian syndrome, or even lupus. Before just assuming it is your diet, you should give your doctor a call. They will be able to examine you and possibly run some simple blood test to rule out non-diet related reasons for hair loss. Many of these are treatable, so having the correct diagnosis is key! Good luck! ...Read more
Do electrolytes in smart water cause strong smelling/dark urine the way sodas can? Should I only drink electrolyte-free water?
Drink 2 litres a day but have amber/ orangey urine in morning. Goes clear/ light after drinking water. Would jaundice cause dark urine all the time?
Dark urine: Fi you drink a lot of water in the daytime and very little late evening or before you go to bed, you may have dark urine in the morning. The fact that it clears up when you drink water, is suggestive that you do not have jaundice. If you are concerned however, talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Unlikely: Soy allergy doesn't usually cause "gas"--this may be an intolerance, but not likely to be a true allergy. ...Read more
Is it safe for my 2.5 yo daughter to drink soy milk? She still drinks her regular 1% milk but she likes soy too!
Yes, .: Drinking soy milk is exceedingly healthy and a good compliment to regular milk. ...Read more
Even though I'm only supposed to drink clear liquids before my colonoscopy, can I have a few glasses of soy milk?
No: This can lead to residues and inadequate prep. ...Read more
No: No, no known side effects. The claim of feminization is complete nonsense - never been proven. ...Read more
Is it safe for men to drink 8 ounces of soy milk per day? I'm debating between soy milk or almond milk.
Yes: Assuming you don't have any medical issues, it is completely safe to drink soy milk daily. It will not turn you into a woman as urban legend says. Whether to drink soy or almond milk is a personal choice of taste. ...Read more
Is there any interactions between drinking soy milk and taking accutane? Can I drink it when I am on accutane?
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Soy milk problems?: The answer to your question about problems with soy milk and potency is "no", sorry. ...Read more
Notparticularly: Not necessary for health.Get a more detailed answer ›
Soy milk: Yes it is good and healthy, so is hemp milk and low fat cow's milk. ...Read more
Yes.: Drinking soy milk (or cow's milk) is safe while you have a cold and will not affect the duration of your sickness. ...Read more
I have had breast cancer and heard you shouldn't drink soy milk. I drink one glass a day. Is this ok?
No problem: Some chemicals in soy have estrogen-like properties. The amount of those chemicals is small. There is little hard data that soy is a risk, and it may be more like chemicals studied for preventing breast cancer. This article discusses that: j am coll nutr october 2001 vol. 20 no. Suppl 5 354s-362s. ...Read more
Why drink soy?: Unless you are on certain medications (e.g. Doxycycline, thyroid supplements, etc) you probably don't need to time the soy milk intake. I would argue that you shouldn't be drinking soy milk everyday especially if you have history of thyroid disease. Soy (like other goitrogens) competes with thyroid hormone receptors in the body and may lead to low thyroid function. Why not try almond milk? ...Read more
Hello I drink 2 glasses of soy milk a day. What is the effect to me? I have a Polycystic ovarian syndrome..
Soy milk: No problemsGet a more detailed answer ›
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