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#1 Old 07-12-2007, 03:03 PM
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I've read in several places that eating too much soy is not good for you, apparently especially not good for women (??). Do any of you know why that is? (I am not allergic to soy). I am a little concerned because since becoming vegan (about 8 months ago), I found that I eat soy in one form or another every day. I do switch between soy milk and rice milk for example, but I also eat some of the "fake" meats like Tofurky sausages or Boca burgers or just eat tofu or edamame. Not to mention how there are little "hidden" amounts of soy or soybean oil in a bunch of other foods I buy. I sometimes even eat it more than once a day. Usually the soy-whatever-food is not the main thing on my plate, but even in a small amount, it is always there. So how much soy is too much? I understand there is no definite answer to this question, but I am just interested in other people's opinions.
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#2 Old 07-12-2007, 03:23 PM
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It's about time somebody asked this.





Again.
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When your boots are filled with soybeans. When you open the door to your house, and waves and waves and waves of soybeans flow to the road, blocking traffic for a couple of hours. When someone asks you why there are soybeans dropping from your ears and nose and why your swimming pool is filled with soymilk, but you are unable to answer because your mouth is so full of soy that you can only emit a pained sound.



That's when there is too much soy.

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#4 Old 07-12-2007, 06:11 PM
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When your boots are filled with soybeans. When you open the door to your house, and waves and waves and waves of soybeans flow to the road, blocking traffic for a couple of hours. When someone asks you why there are soybeans dropping from your ears and nose and why your swimming pool is filled with soymilk, but you are unable to answer because your mouth is so full of soy that you can only emit a pained sound.



That's when there is too much soy.



Now that is ABSOLUTLY HILARIOUS...

I was laughing SOOOO hard that I thought I had soy beans flying out my eyes.... But it was just tears as I dont have too much soy.....



Oh you are funny sevenseas............



I think we need a soy thread posted permanatly...
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#5 Old 07-12-2007, 07:25 PM
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Yeah, seriously. This is getting absolutely rediculous!
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#6 Old 07-12-2007, 10:35 PM
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I don't 100% agree with what he says, but Dr. McDougall take is this:

http://www.drmcdougall.com/misc/2005...50400pusoy.htm



What he is saying is that in the "media" today people say good and bad things about it, but if you stick to what has worked and use moderate/small amounts of the basic soy foods then it appears to be good. His 5% amounts to about 1/8 to 1/4 lb a day.



Some days I eat more than that and some days I don't.
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#7 Old 07-13-2007, 11:38 AM
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Ok, sorry, I was having problems getting the Search option to work on the Archives section, that's why I asked. It seems to be working now so I will go read some of the older posts on the topic.
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#8 Old 07-21-2007, 05:51 PM
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I've been hearing a lot lately about "The Dangers of Soy" (not that I haven't heard them before).



There seems to be some ulterior motive though from the people I talk to and the articles I read, since there's references and subtle attacks against veg*nism and usually hippies.



Why does soy get so much attention? Why not the lima bean, or some other bean? I don't get it.

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#9 Old 07-21-2007, 06:14 PM
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Too much soy is never enough.
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#10 Old 07-21-2007, 06:50 PM
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soy protein when its isolated is nasty stuff. but whole soy is awesome
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#11 Old 07-22-2007, 07:43 AM
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soy protein when its isolated is nasty stuff. but whole soy is awesome



Why is isolated soy protein 'nasty stuff'?
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#12 Old 07-22-2007, 03:05 PM
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Why is isolated soy protein 'nasty stuff'?



per gram of protein it increases IGF-1 50% more then dairy (animal protein). and IGF-1 is a very cancerous growth hormone
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#13 Old 07-26-2007, 08:03 PM
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How do you know if the soy is isolated??



The one I by is NON GM and Sloae ....
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You know the soy is isolated because they tend to list it as 'soy protein isolate' on the ingredients list. (Yeah, that sounds like a stupid answer, but if you'd never seen that you wouldn't know that's how they do it.)



I eat soy every day and don't worry about it. Yes, it has potential issues; but I don't think these are worse than the potential issues of any other food I've seen that has been as extensively studied. It's as if one only studied the crash records of Fords but not Chryslers, and then got freaked and would drive only Chryslers because Fords can get in accidents.



For what it's worth, my favorite cancer specialist would rather have me eating the soy substitutes than the meat products they replace.
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