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For the last three weeks my son has had loose stools every morning. He drinks soy milk. What should I do?

For the last three weeks my son has had loose stools every morning. He drinks soy milk. What should I do?

Loose stools: As long as he is not having diarrhea and dehydration, loose stools are not an issue. But you can give him more potatoes, rice, and carotts to make his stools more formed. Yougurt also may help the intestinal flora and affect, in a good way the stools. We do not want him to have hard stools as they are not health. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


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Does soy milk cause breakouts?

Does soy milk cause breakouts?

Not specifically: But soy does have some estrogen-like properties. Hormonal imbalances do play a role in acne. ...Read more

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Is soy milk bad for toddlers who are lactose intolerant?

Is soy milk bad for toddlers who are lactose intolerant?

Fine: Soy or almond milk are both usually lactose free. Lactaid or similar cow milk products are produced with the missing enzyme in the milk, so lactose sensitive people can use them without problems. ...Read more

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Does soy milk cause harm to hormonal functions of children?

Does soy milk cause harm to hormonal functions of children?

Has potential: People including children can have allergies to soy which can then block thyroid. We test and treat allergies. Wait until they are tested. ...Read more

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How much soy is too much? What problem can it cause? I usually have 1 glass of soy milk, 1 bag (1 pound) of edamame, & 1 box of tofu. Is it too much?

How much soy is too much? What problem can it cause? I usually have 1 glass of soy milk, 1 bag (1 pound) of edamame, & 1 box of tofu. Is it too much?

Ask Grandmom: What does your grandmom eat? You will most likely do well with the foods that your ancestors eat [asians may not handle dairy and wheat so well. Anglos may not handle soy so well]. Most problems: powders & pills, not food. Your goal: keep your isoflavones less than 100 millgrams a day. [see comment for more info]. ...Read more

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Does soy milk cause lumps in mens breasts?

Does soy milk cause lumps in mens breasts?

No: There is no scientific evidence that dietary soy food (milk, tofu, ect...) is linked to the development of breast cancer in women or men. And it does not cause lumps in men's breasts. If a man has a lump in his breast, he should immediately go see his doctor for an assessment. Breast cancer does develop in men, albeit much less common than in women. ...Read more

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Does soy milk cause acne?

Does soy milk cause acne?

Acne: Acne is a skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. These factors can trigger or aggravate an existing case of acne, hormones, medications, and a diet with a lot of dairy and carbohydrate-rich foods. You can also prevent new acne breakouts with self-care measures by washing your skin with a gentle cleanser and avoiding touching or picking acne. ...Read more

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Does drinking soy milk cause weight gain?

Does drinking soy milk cause weight gain?

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

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Can soy milk cause cancer and breasts in men?

Can soy milk cause cancer and breasts in men?

Not likely: Soy has phytoestrogens that can b converted to estrogen. Too muh estrogen in a male can cause breast tenderness and growth. Unlikely to cause cancer. Still, in order to get enough soy in your diet to cause such symptomatic changes you would have to drink solely soy milk in large amounts. Women who want to get estrogen replacement by taking soy must add powder form concentrate to get enough. ...Read more

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Can drinking a lot of soy milk cause gynecomastia in men?

Can drinking a lot of soy milk cause gynecomastia in men?

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

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Can plain, unsweetened soy milk cause tooth decay for my toddler?

Can plain, unsweetened soy milk cause tooth decay for my toddler?

Tooth Decay: Too much emphasis is placed on sugar being the cause of tooth decay. All sources of carbohydrates cause tooth decay! The stickiness and concentration of sugars determines how cariogenic the food may be. The true cause of decay specially in toddlers is the lack of daily dental home care by parents. It is not like a stinky dipper screaming to be change. You as parent must make it a priority. ...Read more

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Why does regular milk cause my extremities to tingle? I am fine with almond and soy milk. No allergies.

Why does regular milk cause my extremities to tingle? I am fine with almond and soy milk. No allergies.

Two considerations: Milk Alkali Syndrome (hypercalcemia) and milk allergy. Parasthesias are uncommon but alkalosis from hyperventilation does cause parasthesias. Usually we think of milk Alkali syndrome as causing constipation, bone pain, psychiatric symptoms and kidney stones. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Possibly: Soy protein is a phytoestrogen and estrogens can thicken the lining of the uterus causing spotting. Though this is more of an issue in menopausal women. At your age, infection is more likely to be the cause of spotting or undiagnosed pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can soy milk cause breakthrough bleeding while in birth control pills?

Can soy milk cause breakthrough bleeding while in birth control pills?

Yes, possible: Because large quantities of soy milk can influence estrogen. Moderation is the key. ...Read more

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Lactose intolerant: almond or soy milk? Can high sodium in almond make soy better choice? 2cup of soy milk a day bad for a male? Soy cause breast growt

Lactose intolerant: almond or soy milk? Can high sodium in almond make soy better choice? 2cup of soy milk a day bad for a male? Soy cause breast growt

Your choice...: I like almond milk. Soy milk causes me and many others to have large amounts of gas. If you don't have this problem, then use the soy as it has more protein. Otherwise, almond milk is a good choice so long as you don't have a nut allergy. Use the unsweetened version of either one... ...Read more

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Can drinking soy milk cause male breast enlargement?

Can drinking soy milk cause male breast enlargement?

Soy milk and male br: No it does not cause breast enlagement. ...Read more

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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

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

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I wish to know how good is soy milk for you?

I wish to know how good is soy milk for you?

Not Good at All: There is nothing good about soy milk. It causes homonal disturbances, negatively affects your thyroid and blocks the absorption of vital minerals
drink water. ...Read more

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Is soy milk better for you than regular milk?

Is soy milk better for you than regular milk?

Depends: If you are intolerant to milk sugar (lactose) it certainly is. The fat content may be less. It may be emotionally satisfying to be avoiding animal products if you are vegan. ...Read more

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What is soy milk good for and what is it bad for?

Good source:: Protein, calcium and non-dairy, for people with lactose-intolerance. It's a nice alternative to cow's milk. If you have a soy allergy, then not good, but otherwise, no 'bad' effects from soy milk. ...Read more

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Is soy milk healthy if consumed in large quantities?

Is soy milk healthy if consumed in large quantities?

All in moderation: The old saying "all things in moderation" is true. Too much of anything could, in theory, be bad for you. What do you consider a large quantity of soy milk? Is this balanced with a good diet? What age person is drinking "large quantities? " the most important thing to look for when buying soy milk is that it is organic and made from non-genetically engineered soy beans. ...Read more

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How is soy milk made and how does it affect my heath?

How is soy milk made and how does it affect my heath?

See details: Soymilk is not milk but a beverage made from soybeans. It contains little calcium but studies suggest that substances found in soymilk may reduce the risk of heart disease and breast cancer. ...Read more

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What time should I drink soy milk everyday?

What time should I drink soy milk everyday?

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

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Can you feed a newborn soy milk?

Can you feed a newborn soy milk?

Not advised: The first months of life determine your lifelong gut health and your proper immune function. Breast milk is best. Soy in us is genetically modified and we don't know long-term effects on health. Also soy is estrogenic and especially in males can lead to testosterone hormone problems in teens and 20's. Go to a4m.Com and use directory function to find a local functional medicine doctor to help you! ...Read more

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Can I give my 9mth old flavored soy milk?

Can I give my 9mth old flavored soy milk?

Consult pediatrician: There may not be sufficient nutrients and there may be too much sugar - so ask your baby's doctor before you do. A little bit probably will not hurt as a treat - but you need to have a good source of nutrition for the basics. Best! ...Read more

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Does soy milk help boost the immune system?

Does soy milk help boost the immune system?

No: I don' t there is any good data that would support that statement. ...Read more

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Does soy milk do anything to fertilisation?

Does soy milk do anything to fertilisation?

Not per se.: Soy consumption increases the phytoestrogens and could affect your menstrual cycles and monthly ovulation, thereby affecting your fertility. I would only expect a marginal effect with excessive and chronic consumption, though. ...Read more

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Is it okay to drink soy milk when you have a cold?

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

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Is it possible for you to take amoxicillin with soy milk?

Is it possible for you to take amoxicillin with soy milk?

Yes: There is no reason you should worry about taking Amoxicillin with soy milk. ...Read more

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Is fortified soy milk Ok as milk substitute for 3 year old boy?

Is fortified soy milk Ok as milk substitute for 3 year old boy?

Yes: Unless the child has intolerance to lactose or casein, dairy milk would still be a better choice as milk. Otherwise fortified soy milk should be OK as it contains most essential nutrients including calcium, which is important for their growth. Potential allergies to soy should be kept in mind when using the product. ...Read more

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What can I do to manage my baby's intolerance for soy milk protein?

What can I do to manage my baby's intolerance for soy milk protein?

Read formula labels: You have to be very careful when choosing a formula as many "regular" formulas contain soy. Always discuss it with your doctor.
Also if your baby is eating solids, avoid "hidden" sources of soy, such as miso and "hydrolized vegetable protein". ...Read more

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Best formula for my baby with bad constipation.. Already tried soy milk?

Best formula for my baby with bad constipation.. Already tried soy milk?

Not the formula: Constipation can be a temporary finding in babies. Since they eat formula, the natural assumption is that formula causes constipation. However, it's best to have the doc look at the baby and determine if the baby needs testing for other medical conditions or try ways to soften the stools without changing the formula unnecessarily. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea = increased frequency of stools which ...Read more