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So, I've cut the main sources of soy out of my diet already. I know I can't handle things like soy cheese, milk, etc. Now I'm thinking it all has to go. I remember when I was breastfeeding my son and had to cut a bunch of food out of my diet (he was colicky), that I read soy lecithin didn't seem to bother a lot of people. Have you cut out every soy ingredient? Also, what do you do for things like vegetable oil, cooking spray, etc, that all have soy in them. I need to find substitutes for those things. Any help is greatly appreciated!

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For cooking spray they sell special empty canisters that you fill with whatever oil you want. We had one once that worked by hand pumping the top to build pressure.

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So, I've cut the main sources of soy out of my diet already. I know I can't handle things like soy cheese, milk, etc. Now I'm thinking it all has to go. I remember when I was breastfeeding my son and had to cut a bunch of food out of my diet (he was colicky), that I read soy lecithin didn't seem to bother a lot of people. Have you cut out every soy ingredient? Also, what do you do for things like vegetable oil, cooking spray, etc, that all have soy in them. I need to find substitutes for those things. Any help is greatly appreciated!

Pam for Grilling doesn't contain soy, and it's the only cooking spray I've found that doesn't. Olive oil and canola oil are good for vegetable oil, and coconut oil is nice for some things. Earth Balance has just come out with a soy-free spread that's really good - I just got some yesterday and I'm doing a happy dance! :)

Jeanne

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So, I've cut the main sources of soy out of my diet already. I know I can't handle things like soy cheese, milk, etc. Now I'm thinking it all has to go. I remember when I was breastfeeding my son and had to cut a bunch of food out of my diet (he was colicky), that I read soy lecithin didn't seem to bother a lot of people. Have you cut out every soy ingredient? Also, what do you do for things like vegetable oil, cooking spray, etc, that all have soy in them. I need to find substitutes for those things. Any help is greatly appreciated!

My 2 yr old is allergic to soy, I cut out soy everything but not soy oil and lecithin.

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I initially could not eat soy lecithin either - now I can and I can have chocolate :lol::D I still avoid soy bean oil with diligence :o

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I've been trying to cut out more soy lately because it makes my skin break out, although I don't think I'm intolerant to it.

I just buy the pressurizer bottles like Misto so that I can fill them with plain oil.

As for chocolate, I like the Scharffenberger extra dark chocolate. There's no dairy or soy, just chocolate and sugar. It's so much better than the plastic-tasting Enjoy Life stuff.

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I've been trying to cut out more soy lately because it makes my skin break out, although I don't think I'm intolerant to it.

I just buy the pressurizer bottles like Misto so that I can fill them with plain oil.

As for chocolate, I like the Scharffenberger extra dark chocolate. There's no dairy or soy, just chocolate and sugar. It's so much better than the plastic-tasting Enjoy Life stuff.

Oooh.. I have been looking for something chocolate that is soy and dairy free. I have had a piece of dark chocolate sitting on my preparation table in the kitchen for weeks but haven't eaten it because it has dairy and soy lecithin in it and I am not willing to take the chance. Soy has been out as well as dairy for me. Is there any place other than on line to get Scharffen Berger chocolate that you know of? Thanks for the tip, BTW. I need to get some.

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You can use corn oil or olive oil. I've seen coconut oil recommended also.

Hellman's canola oil cholesterol free mayo is soy free.

I cut out all soy, including soy lecithin.

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Oooh.. I have been looking for something chocolate that is soy and dairy free. I have had a piece of dark chocolate sitting on my preparation table in the kitchen for weeks but haven't eaten it because it has dairy and soy lecithin in it and I am not willing to take the chance. Soy has been out as well as dairy for me. Is there any place other than on line to get Scharffen Berger chocolate that you know of? Thanks for the tip, BTW. I need to get some.

I'm not sure where besides online. It's local in the Bay Area, so it's for sale all over the place. I only see the extra dark in a few markets, however. So far this is the only df sf gluten-free GOOD brand I've found. (And last time I emailed them, they said all solid chocolate was gluten-free. Not sure about other products like hot cocoa.)

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Beware of the ingredient 'tocopherol' in shampoos, conditioners, vitamin E, other vitamin supplements and other personal care items. Tocopherol often includes 'soy'.

I can't tolerate any form of soy. When I was diagnosed with soy allergy (intolerance for the purists) by Enterolab test, I asked Elab if that included lecithin. They told me to avoid soy lecithin as well as other forms of soy. Last year I had a week long reaction to a spoonful of ice cream which included soy lecithin in the chocolate ribbon. Recently I began having 'soy reaction' symptoms and discovered that my usually safe brand of vitamin E changed their formula to '100% natural' which meant they added soybean oil. I'm still suffering cramping intestinal pain 48 hours after I took my last soy laced vitamin E capsule. Usually my soy reactions last 5-7 days with a pain peak in the middle of that period.

SUE

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Canola oil I use for cooking.

Butter I use Land o Lakes butter in the container that says it's made with Canola and there are like only three ingredients. I don't use the spread.

I stay far far away from soy lecithin. Just for safety sakes. I did notice however that Bush's baked beans DID have soy in it and now it does not. I came across this one night when the hubby quadruple checked the ingredient list and informed me no soy was in it. But when I started cutting it out, I had crossed their baked beans off the list of safe stuff.

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Oooh.. I have been looking for something chocolate that is soy and dairy free. I have had a piece of dark chocolate sitting on my preparation table in the kitchen for weeks but haven't eaten it because it has dairy and soy lecithin in it and I am not willing to take the chance. Soy has been out as well as dairy for me. Is there any place other than on line to get Scharffen Berger chocolate that you know of? Thanks for the tip, BTW. I need to get some.

Enjoy Life chocolate is allergen free! The dark chocolate bars or the chocolate chips...SOOOo much more yummier than Hershey's!

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I've been trying to cut out more soy lately because it makes my skin break out, although I don't think I'm intolerant to it.

I just buy the pressurizer bottles like Misto so that I can fill them with plain oil.

As for chocolate, I like the Scharffenberger extra dark chocolate. There's no dairy or soy, just chocolate and sugar. It's so much better than the plastic-tasting Enjoy Life stuff.

Plastic tasting? Are you serious? The dark chocolate bar fooled a co-worker of mine and HAD to know where I got it from. Now the milk chocolate or the one with the krispies in it is disgusting.

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What about meat? I am pulling my hair out trying to find meat that is gluten-free, as well as soy free. I'm also wondering if I'm corn sensitive, so even trying (if possible) to not eat meat from corn fed animals.

What do you guys think---if one has a soy allergy is it necessary to stop eating meat that is fed soy containing diet?

Thanks for any help--I'm new at all this.

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What about meat? I am pulling my hair out trying to find meat that is gluten-free, as well as soy free. I'm also wondering if I'm corn sensitive, so even trying (if possible) to not eat meat from corn fed animals.

What do you guys think---if one has a soy allergy is it necessary to stop eating meat that is fed soy containing diet?

Thanks for any help--I'm new at all this.

This is one of those ones that I think you will have to experiment with for yourself. I can't eat corn-fed beef, I have to have grass-fed, free range organic when I am stateside. I also try to avoid corn-fed chicken as much as possible which is pretty hard to do over there, although I have not noticed the same extreme effects from chicken as from beef. I have no idea how much soy is fed to animals and so far have not noticed any problems with it - in fact only the corn-fed beef is a big problem for me. And I am very intolerant of soy :(

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Soy is harder to avoid than gluten!

I avoid it in all forms. I know that when I go out to eat I'll be getting some soy oil and I'm ok with that for now. I know when I've had some soy oil because I get a bit of a cough afterwards where I have to keep clearing my throat.

I like the soy free Earth Balance, Enjoy Life choc chips and choc bars (there's one with rice crispies in it - yum), Smart Beat mayo, Drew's salad dressing. I use light olive oil, canola oil, peanut oil and walnut oil. I also like coconut and hemp milks. (I'm dairy free)

I hadn't found a cooking spray yet but will check out Pam for grilling - thanks!

One tip I use for finding things like salsa and pasta sauce without soy oil is to check the organic ones first. They tend to not use soy oil. At least this is starting a point for label reading that wont leave you standing there for hours!

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