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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

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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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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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Is soy milk good for a sensitive stomach?

Is soy milk good for a sensitive stomach?

Individual issue: A soy product is potentially helpful unless you have an individual sensitivity or allergy to soy. Those who are milk allergic have similar issues with soy about 30% of the time.Soy milk products usually use a non-lactose sugar source,so it is tolerated well by those who are lactose intolerant. ...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

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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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