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I am pregnant, is it safe to use facial products with galactomyces? It's a type of fermented yeast used to ferment alcohol.
Ask your ob-gyn: Please ask your ob-gyn before using any medications. ...Read more
In general "No": Soy may be good for you unless you are allergic to it or have had breast cancer (those with estrogen receptors). Although once touted as beneficial in preventing breast cancer, soy may mimic estrogen action. In my view, anything in excess is not good for you, but given a choice between red meat and soy, soy would come out ahead health-wise. ...Read more
Read the Label: This is a difficult question to answer as a variety of processed foods contain soy. Luckily food producers have to label soy as an ingredient in their products. If you would like to know what proceeded foods contain soy just read the food labels on packaging and they will let you know if soy is an ingredient. ...Read more
Allergies: There is, but it takes quite a lot of time. There are allergy clinics that can do immunotherapy - essentially, they take an extremely small amount of the substance that causes you grief, and inject it under your skin. Over time, they increase this amount. Basically, it allows your immune system to get "used to" the substance until it does not react anymore. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Soy: Soy has become very controversial over the past few years. Like anything else, make sure you come it it moderation. I recommend that you just eat soy that is guaranteed to be non-GMO. Also stick to the whole soy as much as you can and avoid products where the soy has been heavily processed. Choose to whole foods in great variety and make food your best medicine! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer