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Soy Milk And Thyroid Problems
Is soy milk good or bad to consume if a person has an under active thyroid and is on levothyroxine 125 mcg. Patient a 53 year old and had hysterectom?
Can have soy: I am not aware of any particular problem so can use soy ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Im 26 years old female I have under weight proplem can I have a 2 cups of soy milk everyday to gain weight without dangeres?
Yes: Drinking soy milk is ok, but this alone will not be enough to make you gain weight. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im trying to lose weight so im changing the way i eat but I've heard stay away from dairy? What about almond/soy milk? & other healthy foods?
Nutrient dense foods: Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit) nutrient dense foods will increase your basal metabolic rate. On the other hand, starches and sugars impair thyroid metabolism via affects on your liver (which helps activate thyroid hormone). ...Read more
Hyperthyroid: Found no references to banana, but soy if u are allergic to it, may worsen thyroid condition. See http://www.Ehow.Com/facts_5484988_foods-avoid-hyperthyroidism.Html for other foods recommended to avoid in hyperthyroidism. Your endocrinologist may have a list of foods to eat & those to avoid as well. ...Read more
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