Soy milk und Removed Thyroid

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3 months ago I had the whole thyroid removed due to Hyperthyroidism.

I was wondering if I can start drinking Soy milk. I want it as a substitute for cow milk.

Will soya interact with the medicine now ? ( levothyroxine 175mcg)

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    Hi Canader, I use almond milk.

    I stopped all soy products years ago after watching a PBS special that explained exactly why soy is not used in infant formulas... It inhibits proper brain development and, you guessed it!! Infants who took soy formulas showed improper thyroid development.

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    If your thyroid is gone, I don't think it'll hurt to have soy milk because soy can't affect your thyroid function when you don't have a thyroid anymore. You may want to ask a homeopathic specialist, though, if soy products will affect other bodily functions. Soy is a big GMO product so if you are going to start consuming it again, make sure it's no -GMO...

    I miss drinking soymilk. I'm not a fan of almond, but trying to improve my thyroid function...

    Can I ask why yours was removed?

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    What exactly made you stop taking dairy milk? I am on Levo (underactive and goitre removed) and don't have a problem.

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      Hi KateJo

      A lot of people with thyroid disease eliminate allergens from their diet because these food allergens trigger the immune system unnecessarily. All thyroid disease, whether Grave's or Hashimoto's, is autoimmune disease. Limiting triggers for food sensitivities helps reduce inflammation and immune system response, hence eliminating foods that trigger the immune system goes a long way towards slowing thyroid disease.

      Major no-nos are wheat (gluten), dairy, soy, sugar, preservatives, food additives. Ideally, all grains should be eliminated from the diet. Dairy and gluten are particularly bad because they tend to irritate the gut tissue, prompting inflammation through a huge area, and thus, the entire body is triggered. Hence, a primitive, paleo style diet is recommended.

      HOWEVER!! I can tell you that I feel both stress and low protein were contributing factors to my thyroid disease. It is incredibly difficult to supplement protein without dairy or soy allergens. As most protein powders contain these. Trying to get enough protein in the diet without supplementing is a challenge I don't feel successful at, even with a perfect diet.

      Just some thoughts.

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      Hi

      Yes i have read this before but it doesn't necessarily apply to everyone. I have underactive thyroid and have never had any restrictions on my diet at all. That's why I asked the question.

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    Hi Canader, I personally wouldnt touch soya milk, my daughter use to drink it when she was diagnosed dairy intolerant and it was awful stuff and would seperate in hot drinks. Then it suddenly started looking and reacting just like normal cows milk so I did some investigating and discovered they had added plaster of paris to the ingredience to bind it together!!! my daughter now drinks lactous free milk or almond milk which is a much better alternative.
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