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#1 of 6 Old 08-07-2002, 05:07 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi,
Are you concerned about eating too much soy? I have been doing some research and will definately cut back on our consumption due to my findings and questions. I guess the key to everything is moderation.
What are your thoughts?
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carminex,
we have had several great discussions on this subject in this, Good Eating!, board as well as in health and healing board. do a search, and you will find them.

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Thanks! I'll look into it!
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My personal opinion is that the dairy industry is feeling very threatened by the new popularity of soy products (as they tend to replace dairy products)...

I went to medical school for three years and from my knowledge the phyto-estrogenes found in soy are different from human estrogenes and subsequently have a different effect in the body. It is *not* proven that plant-derived estrogenes have harmful effects.

I am 38 weeks pregnant, on a vegan diet, and I eat soy products every day. I am perfectly healthy, and according to all the medical information I have received, my baby is too.

I don't know if this is due to my diet (wholefood organic vegan ) but I have had none of the typical pregnancy complaints: no oedema, no heartburn, no stretch marks, no back pain, no anemia, perfect blood pressure... and I still have LOTS of energy at 38 weeks!

If I am feeling this good, and my baby is this active, perky and happy, I don't see how my diet could be all that bad.

www.vegfamily.com has some good articles on soy, and doctors and nutritionists opinions on it.
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I was also a little nervous after reading the negative press on soy. I have another link, though it's from Eden Foods, they are based on scientific facts:

http://www.edenfoods.com/info/03072001.html

Check also:

http://www.foodrevolution.org/what_about_soy.htm
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I am concerned about too much soy too. My mil's best friend fed her kids soymilk all day long and her oldest began developing breasts at age 8! She now limits it to one meal a day and the developing has stopped and her son's moods have changed for the better.
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