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i heard that soy in large amounts can have a negative effect on the thyroid. Anyone know anything about this? I just want to find out how much soy is too much<br><br>
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Too much of anything can have a negative effect on you. For instance, if you eat too many carrots, you'll turn your feet orange. Just make sure to have a varied diet and don't fret. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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The thyroid.about.com boards have some good info. I have thyroid problems, so I don't use tons of soy. I drink rice milk, but I love soy delicious icecream. I don't eat tofu or other soy products. Personally, I think that if you feel okay eating soy in moderation, then do so. If you feel sluggish, then omit it from your diet. One thing I would suggest is not eating soy immediately after taking your thyroid meds.
 

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There's an article in VT (Vegetarian Times) that tells all about soy, including the thyroid issue. Give it a read. <a href="http://www.vegetariantimes.com/magazine/view.asp?article=494" target="_blank">Vegetarian Times Soy Article</a>
 

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i've got thyroid issues too and have been consuming lots of soy over the last 6 months. before i hardly had any, but started to freak out about my protien so increased and increased... just last weekend i literally felt my body say "NO MORE SOY FOR NOW PLEASE!", so this week i'm off it to see how i feel. i must say, i already feel better... more energy rather than less.<br><br><br><br>
i think soy is good, but as a vegan it's easy to depend on it too much, which i probably have been doing. so i'm having more other varied beanie things now and just a bit of soy milk every now n then...<br><br><br><br>
like everything, self-moderation and listening to your body is the key... you will know what is best ny how you feel!
 

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by the way... my thyroid gland has only ever been unhappy when i've eaten meat, or lots of cheese when i was lacto-ovo vego... yet i've never reas any info supporting these links...<br><br><br><br>
i've had no worries since being vegan until recently...
 
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