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#1 Old 06-12-2005, 09:04 AM
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hey all,

i have a problem with seasonal allergies and asthma and i've known that having dairy products during this time only makes it much worse. thus, after becoming a vegetarian/nomilk,meatoreggsarian, i figured that it would only help in cleansing my system. however, when i drink my soy milk (typically so good), i still feel the effects of nasal congestion. could this be a deep rooted psychological fear or is there just something in the soy milk that's still stuffing me up?
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#2 Old 06-12-2005, 09:06 AM
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I don't know much about deep rooted psychological fears, so that's entirely possible, but my guess would be that you're allergic to soy.
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well i was mostly joking about that, but i have a whole slew of other soy products that i have to no effect, soydogs, soyburgers, soy chicken chunks, soy lunch meats, soygurt. i thought that it may be the consistancy of the soy milk and milk in general but i don't know.
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#4 Old 06-12-2005, 09:19 AM
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Well if the soy milk is the only thing that seems to be giving you a problem try some other products like rice milk or almond milk. If one of those works then problem solved. Rice milk (at least the kind i buy) tends to be a little less creamy than soy milk so if its a consistancy thing it might help.
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There's been discussion about this before. One of the possibilities was that there is a reaction to carageenan, an additive used in soymilk. Have you tried experimenting with different brands?

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hmm, somecomponent of cow's milk stimulates mucousal cells... which makes you stuffy/phlegmy(yum!)



but that doesn't exist in soy... my bet is psychological



i'd say try different brands (or maybe rice milk)
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alright i think i'll try some of the other milks out, thanks
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try almond milk
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try almond milk

Chocolate almond breeze.



Anything can do anything. You're probably having reaction to the carrageenan in soy milk. There are a few round here that are so it's not that unusual. It just means that you have to find a plant milk that doesn't have carrageenan in it. I'm not sensitive to it myself so I wouldn't know which brands / flavours you could try, but I'm sure someone else that *is* sensitive can give you help on that or you could just check it out next time you're at the market.



Much luck with finding something you can drink.
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i bought some soy milk yesterday that didnt contain carageenan and i was breathing like...someone who's good at breathing. thanks everyone for your help.
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hey all,

i have a problem with seasonal allergies and asthma and i've known that having dairy products during this time only makes it much worse. thus, after becoming a vegetarian/nomilk,meatoreggsarian, i figured that it would only help in cleansing my system. however, when i drink my soy milk (typically so good), i still feel the effects of nasal congestion. could this be a deep rooted psychological fear or is there just something in the soy milk that's still stuffing me up?





Try pea milk?? Its better for you and the environment.



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Pea milk = blech, IMO.



But how do you believe it's better for you/the environment than other non-dairy milks?

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