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Doctor insights on: Soy Milk And Thyroid Problems

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Dr. Terri Washington
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Thyroid Diseases (Definition)

You can have problems with they thyroid making too much or too little thyroid hormone. You can also have problems with it being too large (goiter) of having nodules or cysts in it. There are also occasional thyroid cancers. Most thyroid problems can be easily diagnosed and treated ...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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12 day old twin son has running poop breast fed and soy milk . Is that a problem?

12 day old twin son has running poop breast fed and soy milk . Is that a problem?

Only: If it contains blood, smells bad or he is not gaining weight as expected. Have him checked by your doctor and bring in a stool sample. All the best. ...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

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more