Soy and Your Health

Vegan Bikini Doc

It seems as though there are new soy foods added to the market every day. It’s hard to know which ones we should be adding to our diet and if we should be adding them at all.

I have recently received many questions and/or concerns about soy safety. They include:

I’ve heard soy can cause thyroid problems.

Is soy safe for cancer survivors?

Has soy been shown to cause breast cancer?

I’m approaching menopause and am having horrible hot flashes. My doctor told me to drink soy milk , does it help?

Soy products have recently enjoyed increasing popularity. Soy products include soybeans (also called edamame) and any other items made from soybeans, including soymilk, tofu, tempeh, miso, and vegetarian meat and dairy substitutes like soy meats and soy cheeses. Like most other plant foods, the most healthful choices are those that are minimally processed so they retain all of…

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