“Inhabitants of underdeveloped nations and victims of natural disasters are the only people who have ever been happy to see soy beans.”
- Fran Lebowitz
The most common allergies people suffer are Milk, Eggs, Peanuts, Soy, Tree Nuts, Fish, Shellfish, and Wheat.
Proteins in these eight major foods are estimated to cause 90 percent of the allergic reactions in the United States. Of all of these, soy is one of the most under diagnosed.
Do you have an allergy to soy ?
Below is a list of seven symptoms of soy intolerance provided by the Food Allergy Network:
- Vomiting, nausea, bloating, cramps, diarrhea.
- Difficulty breathing, speaking or a drop in blood pressure. (Dianne’s comments: blood pressure does not seem to go with the other two here)
- Heart palpitations, loss of consciousness.
- Anxiety, faintness, distress.
- Hives or a rash, red and itchy skin, flushed face.
- Swelling of the eyes, face, lips, throat, and tongue.
- Weakness, paleness, or sense of doom. (Dianne’s comments: sense of doom does not seem to go here and I think makes you look like a crackpot :-))
Unfortunately for me, I had most of the symptoms of soy allergy. Mine was so serious that I eventually went into anaphylactic shock.
Because doctors thought my symptoms were related to menopause, it took eight years to develop a full-blown attack and to diagnose the problem. Don’t let this happen to you!
About the Author: After developing a severe allergy to soy that nearly killed her, Dianne Gregg learned the truth behind this supposed health food. She is the author of The Hidden Dangers of Soy, a book written to educate others on the negative health impacts of soy. Dianne has appeared on numerous radio shows and has also been seen on CBS4 (Miami). To learn more, and to claim your free chapter of her book, click HERE to visit her website.
[Editor’s Comments: Dianne has a very interesting story to tell after nearly dying from a severe allergic reaction to soy. The negative health impacts of soy are well researched and documented, yet widely underreported. So, Dianne has made it her mission to extensively research this subject and share this crucial information with others.
I have to admit even I was shocked by the number of foods that actually contain soy in some form. If you have a soy intolerance, eating any processed foods is like "rolling the dice."
If you think you may be suffering from some of the symptoms of soy intolerance listed above, I highly recommend you pick-up a copy of Dianne’s book at the link below:
Also, to get immediate access to an audio interview I did with Dianne where we discussed the hidden dangers of soy, just enter your name and e-mail address into the form below. If you are ALREADY a subscriber to The Healthy Minute, no need to enter your information again...you will already receive automatic access to the interview via e-mail.
In the interview, you will discover:
- The best sources for researching articles and studies on soy.
- Some of the surprising negative impacts soy can have on children and adults.
- The most common symptoms indicating you may have a soy intolerance.
- The ONLY types of soy you should be consuming.
- What types of foods contain "hidden soy" and what ingredients you should look for on food labels.
- Some of the most serious side effects that can result from consuming soy.
- How to find out if you're allergic to soy.
This is a great call for anyone who still thinks soy is a health food!]
Required Legal Disclaimer: Some of the links mentioned within this post or posts they lead to are my affiliate links and I get compensated for recommending those products. However, I NEVER recommend something I don’t believe in and welcome your questions and feedback. If you think you might have a soy intolerance, grab a copy of Dianne’s book.