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="">
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.
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>
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!
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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