Could You Have a Soy Intolerance and Not Know It?

by Dianne Gregg on December 18, 2009 · 1 comment

By Dianne Gregg

Is it possible to have a soy intolerance and not even know it? You bet it is…and it’s probably more common than you might think!

Here’s my story…

I never had a weight problem, always ate everything in moderation, and played racquetball 3 times a week…yet I was miserably uncomfortable for eight years!

My weight climbed from 118 lbs to 150 lbs, but my blood work revealed nothing! Doctors said it was menopause and to increase my soy intake. So every day, I had soy protein drinks for breakfast, soy protein bars for a snack and a healthy dinner (or so I thought).

In 2003, I developed a severe allergy to soy (the anaphylactic shock type) and spent 4 days in the ICU.  Doctors said it was food poisoning, but it was not…it was an allergy to soy!

I had a soyburger for dinner the night before – and that is what did me in! My body finally told me it had enough.

You may not have a severe allergy like me, but if you are experiencing any of these symptoms you may have a soy intolerance:

  • Nausea, bloating, unusual weight gain
  • Shortness of breath, dizziness
  • Rash or hives, flushed face, red and itchy skin
  • Swelling of the eyes, face, lips, throat and tongue
  • Anxiousness, faintness, paleness, sense of doom, weakness
  • Cramps, diarrhea, vomiting

If you are suffering from any of these symptoms and you think you might have a soy intolerance, talk to your doctor or allergist right away…before you end up in the ICU like I did.

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: 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 allergy.
  • 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.

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