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Soy Protein And Thyroid Function
I am donating plasma for about five months now and I have hypo thyroidism and take 250 mcgs gaining weight low iron low protein is donating healthy?
I was diagnosed hyperthyroid and am taking carbimzole. I workout regularly and take whey protein. Would that in anyways affect the thyroid function?
Many!: There are too many to name by brand, but eas and atkins are two. ...Read more
Big difference!: Lecithin is a generic term to designate any group of yellow-brownish fatty substances occurring in animal and plant tissues composed of phosphoric acid, choline, fatty acids, glycerol, and triglycerides. An example-spray on pam! soy protein is prtein derived from soy, and contains Amino Acids necessary for life! ...Read more
Less purines!: Soy protein does not contain the dna content of meat, hence less purines, which are converted into uric acid, the cause of gouty arthritis. Soy protein deoes not mirror the Amino Acid content of animal protein, so comparatively, whey protein from milk is better. The protein effiency index of soy is less than whey. Nutritional support may be necessary, if avoiding meat-b12, zinc, iron. ...Read more
Processed soy: There is good evidence that fermented organic soy is part of a healthy lifestyle for men & women -think miso, tempah, etc... However, the highly processed soy found in textured vegetable protein and soy milk is not healthy. Most commercial non-organic soy is processed using highly toxic hexane. I recmmend avoiding all non-organic processed soy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers