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What Are The Disadvantages Of Drinking Soy Milk
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
Notparticularly: Not necessary for health.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: No, no known side effects. The claim of feminization is complete nonsense - never been proven. ...Read more
Soy milk: Yes it is good and healthy, so is hemp milk and low fat cow's milk. ...Read more
Yes.: Drinking soy milk (or cow's milk) is safe while you have a cold and will not affect the duration of your sickness. ...Read more
Is it safe for men to drink 8 ounces of soy milk per day? I'm debating between soy milk or almond milk.
Yes: Assuming you don't have any medical issues, it is completely safe to drink soy milk daily. It will not turn you into a woman as urban legend says. Whether to drink soy or almond milk is a personal choice of taste. ...Read more
Is there any interactions between drinking soy milk and taking accutane? Can I drink it when I am on accutane?
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
Soy and gynecomastia: Soy does have estrogen like properties but it would be unlikely that consumption in moderation would produce gynecomastia. Gynecomastia in men occurs when testosterone is out of balance with estrogen, and causes of this include drugs/medications, alcohol, endocrine disorders, tumors, obesity, et al. Stopping soy products and monitoring for breast reduction can help determine if soy is causing it ...Read more
Unlikely: Soy allergy doesn't usually cause "gas"--this may be an intolerance, but not likely to be a true allergy. ...Read more
Is it safe for my 2.5 yo daughter to drink soy milk? She still drinks her regular 1% milk but she likes soy too!
Yes, .: Drinking soy milk is exceedingly healthy and a good compliment to regular milk. ...Read more
Even though I'm only supposed to drink clear liquids before my colonoscopy, can I have a few glasses of soy milk?
No: This can lead to residues and inadequate prep. ...Read more
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Hello I drink 2 glasses of soy milk a day. What is the effect to me? I have a Polycystic ovarian syndrome..
Soy milk: No problemsGet a more detailed answer ›
Can phytoestrogens cause changes in menstrual cycles? I swapped milk for soy milk for a month & had spotting. It stopped when I stopped drinking soy.
16 female trying to lose weight. Sometimes after dinner I drink smoothie of 4 oz soy milk, 1 banana, 1 tbsp unsweet cocoa and 2 tsp sugar. Is this bad?
Very Very Bad: Sugar is the enemy. There is a pinch of protein in soy milk, but the rest of the smoothie you are ingesting is nearly one hundred percent sugar or carbohydrates. This is the worst kind of calories to be ingesting if you want to lose weight. Sugar is the enemy. Repeat once more: sugar is the enemy. ...Read more
Yes: Soy milk is a good protein source, but the issue with cirrhosis is to limit protein, usually to no more than 40 grams/day. Your doctor should arrange for you to speak to a nutritionist who can give you more information on how much in the way of meat, fish, dairy and soy protein is safe for you. The severity of the cirrhosis and any history of increased ammonia problems will also impact this. ...Read more
Soy milk problems?: The answer to your question about problems with soy milk and potency is "no", sorry. ...Read more
No: Soy milk does not interfere with birth control pills. ...Read more
Hi, is it possible to have milk allergy and lactose intolerance at the same time? Because if I will drink cow and soy milk, the symptoms will be the same
Confusing question: Studies show that around 40% of those with bovine milk allergy will have a soy allergy. Lactose is the sugar in bovine milk and about 1/4 adults are lactose intolerant. Some confuse lactose intolerance with milk allergy, they are not the same. This can show up in childhood or emerge later. ...Read more