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Today at work I'm sitting at my desk eating my lunch and some co-workers walk up to me commenting on my lunch-as usual. One of them asked if I was a vegetarian and I replied that I was. Then somebody else says, "There was a study concering kids who drank soy milk and kids who drank cow's milk and the kids who drank soy milk had a weakened immune system and got sick more." I just smiled and said, "Well my kids drink almond milk."


Has anybody ever heard this? I can't find the study so I'm starting to think this is just a myth passed around...... lol. But nevertheless, I'm pissed. I hate when people start acting concerned about the welfare of my children because of our diet. My kids haven't missed a day of school since changing our diet, my son hasn't had ONE asthma flare up since beginning this diet, and we all feel better in general.
 

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Just another omni scare for you. I never heard of that, I know some people are allergic to soy maybe they are thinking of that, I wish people reminds their own buisness around lunch times ETC. I was raised to eat whatever your intrested in.
 

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This is a myth.
And on top of that, for small children (toddlers) who need higher percentages of protein, fat, and overall calories than adults, fortified soymilk is recommended (not almond milk).
http://www.eatright.org/Public/content.aspx?id=8060

For older children (or chubby kids) then almond milk is probably a good choice. Although if they're relying on it for important nutrients traditionally found in soy or cow's milk then just make sure to get a fortified almond milk.

The Silk myth webpage says:
http://silksoymilk.com/content/myths
"There is no human scientific evidence showing that soy negatively impacts the immune system. This myth stems from animal studies in which rodents exposed to very high quantities of isolated compounds found in soybeans displayed changes in immune function. However, both positive and negative changes were observed. Furthermore, studies in humans suggest that soy has either no effect on the immune system, or may actually enhance immune function."
and they cite:
Ryan-Borchers TA, Park JS, Chew BP, McGuire MK, Fournier LR, Beerman KA. Soy isoflavones modulate immune function in healthy postmenopausal women. Am J Clin Nutr. 2006 May;83:1118-25.
 

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Originally Posted by ElaineV View Post

This is a myth.
And on top of that, for small children (toddlers) who need higher percentages of protein, fat, and overall calories than adults, fortified soymilk is recommended (not almond milk).
http://www.eatright.org/Public/content.aspx?id=8060

For older children (or chubby kids) then almond milk is probably a good choice. Although if they're relying on it for important nutrients traditionally found in soy or cow's milk then just make sure to get a fortified almond milk.
My children are school age and very lean kids. They get plenty of protein and good fats from the many varied foods I feed them. They do enjoy an occasional glass of the Silk brand chocolate soy milk. Thanks for the info! :)
 

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My kids haven't missed a day of school since changing our diet, my son hasn't had ONE asthma flare up since beginning this diet, and we all feel better in general.
That's all you need to say to people like your co-worker.
 

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... you don't need to explain yours or your kids diet(s) to anyone - except maybe your/their doctor(s). I'd tell your coworker to mind his own damn business. (but then, I'm mouthy.)
 

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That statement should be filed under the 'Stupid Things Omni's Say' thread.
 

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I've gotten that before as well. It actually came from the same person who informed me that milking cows makes them feel happier, and that by drinking milk I would be doing the animal a service.
 

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I've gotten that before as well. It actually came from the same person who informed me that milking cows makes them feel happier, and that by drinking milk I would be doing the animal a service.
LMAO that's awesome. Actually made me laugh so hard my face hurts. :)
 

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Yes naturally because when u doesnt allow body immune system to work it forgets its duties. So better is making Ur immune system strong by taking exercises, good food & air. Yoga-exercises, ayurvedic & homeo -medicines help u in this.
 

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That statement should be filed under the 'Stupid Things Omni's Say' thread.
Unfortunately, it's a stupid thing that vegans and vegetarians sometimes say, too. I agree with Rachel. No need to explain to others. Let the results speak for themselves.
 

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My kids dont really like (wont drink) soy milk, but they do love the almond milk. especially the chocolate!!!
The dark chocolate Silk brand? It just began appearing in our grocery stores and we LOVE it!
 
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