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I am a vegan and I have hypothyroidism. I'm just wondering if there are many of you out there. I've been told by my doctor and others that I'm not supposed to have soy any more because it acts as a depressant for the thyroid. I've switched over to almond and rice milks, but there are so many things I can't have anymore! What do you guys do? Any soy-free substitutes?
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i don't know if this will help you much

http://www.naturesbounty.com/vf/healthnotes/h n_live/Index/Soy_Free.htm


My friend is a Vegan too and she sent it too me the other day i hope that it helps you a little
Hana
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Edited Apr 04 2007 05:19 by united2gether
Reason: activated link as a courtesy :)
Thanks! Recipes are always great. And I definitely love to cook!
I'm sorry.  I don't know much about your condition ... what kinds of foods are you supposed to avoid?  I'm happy to send you any of my recipes that might work for you.
I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism about 18 years ago.  I've stopped using processed soy products.  I do use quorn products, pretty tasty.  Uncertain about whether they meet vegan standards.
This is good to know. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism this past summer and nobody said anything to me about what I should and shouldn't have as a result. They just perscribed a pill and sent me on my happy way.
Original Post by katebaum6:

I am a vegan and I have hypothyroidism. I'm just wondering if there are many of you out there. I've been told by my doctor and others that I'm not supposed to have soy any more because it acts as a depressant for the thyroid. I've switched over to almond and rice milks, but there are so many things I can't have anymore! What do you guys do? Any soy-free substitutes?


Being a vegan with hypothyroidism myself, I have done tons of research on these subjects - especially as they relate to each other.  I believe this article: http://www.vegfamily.com/dietician/1006a.htm adequately sums up the issue of concerns about the effect of soy on thyroid function.

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