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janelyb

Info Needed On Why Soy Milk Is Not Good 4 U

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I found it interesting that many people mentioned soy isn't good for you and we don't need it on the Miralax thread. I'd love to read more about why? Is it all soy (like soy flour,tofu,milk,soybean oil..etc)

Oh and I just found out I tested + to Soy on Dr Fine's testing, I may test my son too.

Here is my post about the situation with my son:

We've used Miralax for years before it became an OTC. I hate the stuff because I have seen side effects in my child that are not common nor are they listed as one...slurred and speech regression, issues with sensory.....we started it back when my son was 1yr and he is 4 now. I finally got him off the miralax this summer and he was going pretty good, now all of a sudden he is backed up again and has a got a horrid rash...just like he did when he was drinking reg milk in large amount. The only thing that has changed is the past several weeks he's been drinking Silk soy milk(both vanilla and chocolate).

at first the chocolate silk soy milk was helping in the fact it loosened his stools now that has come to a stand still. I honestally don't know if it is the soy milk or that he might have accidentally ingested dairy or gluten???? He is highly casein allergic too.

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It is possible to find studies on both sides of whether soy is OK or not. Here is one listing. The conclusion here is that small amounts are OK, but shouldn't be more than a condiment or something to be consumed as a delicacy in small amounts on special occasions. Notice that he also says that isolated soy protein is not good for you and should be avoided:

http://www.drmcdougall.com/misc/2005nl/april/050400pusoy.htm

That, though, is the general view for the general population. You test positive to soy. Your son seems to be reacting to it also. (If you aren't sure about the latter, you can always have him tested.) Soy is simply not good for someone who is intolerant to it, whether or not it is a fine food for anyone else.

I will mention that soy is known for creating skin problems for those intolerant or allergic to it. I never noticed my reaction to soy until I tested positive and thought I'd go off it and see what happened. The first thing I noticed was that my complexion finally cleared up. (Gee, I'm 54; it is about time B) ) When I pretty much gave up dairy some years ago my skin had improved but not gotten completely clear. If I have soy now (even soybean oil) it will seem like a casein reaction, and my face breaks out.

I am unsure whether the problem extends to soy lecithin or not. Enterolab said it would probably be OK. I can find the same information on web sites about soy allergies. (Some of those sites will say that soybean oil is usually OK too.) But it seems like there still are people who react to it. So recently I decided to eliminate the soy lecithin and see what happens. I may get even better looking, who knows :lol:

There are other milks your son could drink. Actually, I found that I prefer the alternatives to the taste of soy milk.

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Here is a link that leads to many other links with tons of info on soy. Dr. Mercola on soy

The bottom line is, that the only soy that is healthy (for people who aren't intolerant) is traditionally fermented soy (which you can't even get in North America), because the fermenting process (which takes several years) gets rid of all the toxins that are in soy beans.

But even then, Asians only use it for condiments or put it into their soups (meaning, they eat small amounts every day, it is NOT a staple food). It is NEVER used as their primary source of protein if they have the money to buy meat, as it is a poor source of protein.

Soy milk is generally a waste product, and plain not good for anybody.

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