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I have heard it's bad for your hormones unless it's fermented the proper way like the Japanese, which can take up to two years to get it right - a little like wine. What are your reasons for not consuming it?

 

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I have heard it's bad for your hormones unless it's fermented the proper way like the Japanese, which can take up to two years to get it right - a little like wine. What are your reasons for not consuming it?

 

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Those are my reasons.   Plus I lost my mom to breast cancer 4 years ago, so I really try to stay away from anything messing with hormones.  I also have 2 girls to think about.  


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Hugs. Sorry to hear. Did your mom include soy in her diet if you don't mind my asking? If you don't want to answer, will totally understand.


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I avoid soy. I have Hashimotos, a hypothyroid disease, and soy is not good for thyroid function. I cook with soy sauce once in a while (which is fermented) but never eat edamame, tofu or soymilk. I think the average healthy person can consume moderate amounts of all these in a balanced diet but if you have thyroid issues think twice about it.

I've heard stories of women noticing symptons of thyroid disfunction after switching to a soy heavy diet (like switching from normal dairy products to soy milk & yogurt plus lots of tofu). I don't think soy causes thyroid disease, it may just make the symptoms more noticible in those who already have it. If you google "thyroid soy" you'll probably find a ton of info.
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My mom also had estrogen/progesterone sensitive breast cancer, so I avoid.

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I don't consume it because I personally have an intolerance/allergy to it. However I think it's a perfectly healthy food when consumed in strict moderation (it's fairly high in fat so not to be used as a staple), and my husband who listens to me for dietary advice uses soymilk on his muesli and soy sauce on his vegetables. I don't believe in using soy as a dairy substitute because adults don't need dairy or anything like it!


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We consume soy. But I do limit it. We have miso and prob an organic tofu meal 1 every 2w or so and organic edamame every so often. We did eat a lot of soy at one point. Ds wouldn't eat much of anything besides soy products. Reason I limit it now is mostly how processed and gmo soy is.

 

I will say that I hear a lot of negative soy talk from meat eaters mostly and I think it's hilarious. Most meat eaters/regular not very healthy diet people eat WAY more freaking soy then even my family of vegetarians do...tho they claim not to touch the stuff. I honestly would look more at how much hidden soy you're eating then decide if you should watch your intake. That's just my thoughts 2cents.gif
 


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