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I apologize if this has already been discussed here. I'm new, and you can just imagine what a search for "soy" would turn up on this site.<br><br><br><br>
This article was sent to me by a friend of mine who was vegan for 17 years and then developed thyroid problems. Not wanting to go on heavy medications, she saught alternative treatment and was put on a soy-free diet. Her symptoms are now controlled, but she is no longer vegan.<br><br><br><br>
This article is pretty scary! I want to think "oh that's just what some guy is trying to tell people" and "if it was really so dangerous, we would hear more about it". But if that's true, why are all those countries taking action to protect people from soy?<br><br><br><br>
I'm thinking about switching myself and my daughters to a vegan diet. I don't know if we could do it without consuming a lot more soy than this article is recommending. I know it is physically possible to have a healthy diet that is both animal product and soy free, but I don't know if I could do it, especially with two picky 3-year-olds to feed.<br><br><br><br>
Does anyone know anything about this? Help me feel better about my favorite food!<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/08/13/CMGJKK1BP31.DTL" target="_blank">http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/articl...MGJKK1BP31.DTL</a><br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">But lately it's not just Daniel and off-the-grid hippies spouting the rues of soy -- governments have piped in. The French Center for Cancer Research has stated that soy products in no amount should be eaten by children under 3 years of age or women with or at risk of breast cancer. The Israeli Health Ministry issued a public warning on soy, claiming that consumption of soy be limited in young children and avoided, if possible, in infants. The American Heart Association has backtracked on its endorsement of soy.<br></div>
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<div class="quote-block">Daniel claims research proves that eating 45 grams a day (about three-quarters of a cup of tofu, for instance) in a month causes changes in the menstrual cycle of women. Eating as little as 35 grams a day (just 10 grams over the FDA recommended amount) has been proven to cause thyroid function suppression within three months in healthy adult men and women.</div>
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<div class="quote-block">But that's exactly what the Israeli Health Ministry decreed in July 2005 when they issued a public warning about eating large amounts of soy, notifying day care centers and schools, demanding that they limit soy to no more than one serving per day and no more than three times per week. In March 2005, the French Center for Cancer Research stated that soy products in no amount should be eaten by children under 3 years of age, children treated for hypothyroiditis, women with a history of breast cancer and/or history of familial breast cancer. Soy products in France must now carry warning labels.</div>
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The first couple results from seatching "dangers of soy", it's been dicussed a lot on here.<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=67411&highlight=dangers+soy" target="_blank">http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/s...ht=dangers+soy</a><br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=66072&highlight=dangers+soy" target="_blank">http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/s...ht=dangers+soy</a>
 
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