5 Soy Products Everyone with PCOS Should Stay Away From

SayNoToSoyThis was our Facebook post that created quite a buzz. And we understand why! When I run a food sensitivity test for a client, it almost always comes back with a sensitivity to soy.

And my client is usually shocked.

“But I don’t eat soy,” she’ll say.

And my response is, “Yes you do. You just don’t know it.”
That’s because soybeans are the second largest crop grown here in the US. Soy is government subsidized and almost always genetically modified, and it’s literally in everything.

That’s why avoiding processed, packaged foods is so important.

But soy is not all bad. It’s a whole real food, and as long as its organic, fermented and non-genetically modified it can be a part of a healthy diet. In fact, the Okinawans are the world’s longest-lived people probably partly because of their diet. And they eat soy on a regular basis. Just stick to the ones listed below, and in moderation.

When soy is fermented, it naturally contains less phytates. Phytates tend to bind to minerals in your body and contain some potentially harmful compounds. Fermented soy are foods like

Eating one to 2 servings several times a week is fine as long as it is organic, non-GMO.

Avoid these 5 soy products whenever possible:

  • Soy Oil
  • Tofu
  • Soy Milk
  • Edamame
  • Soy protein isolate/textured vegetable protein

Soy can affect hormone levels, thyroid function, breast health, mineral balance and many other processes if you don’t follow the rules above. It can slow metabolism, be loaded with aluminum – a toxin, and contains a trypsin inhibitor, an enzyme in our bodies that helps us to break down protein. Not good! And infants fed soy formula have 20,000 times the normal levels of estrogen. Read The Whole Soy Story by Kaayla Daniel

For more detailed information read this report: The Effects of Soy on Health Outcomes which reviewed thousands of studies based on rigorous criteria for scientific validity. Dr. Mercola also has an informative video here.

 


Next Steps

Becoming victorious over the symptoms of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is not easy, but you can overcome your PCOS symptoms to live the life you deserve.

It takes strength, courage, and perseverance. It can be challenging and that’s why Insulite Health created this website. It's has information and resources that will help you balance your hormones and reverse PCOS symptoms.

So take these next steps now! Use the links below to learn how to make the changes that will transform your health and your life forever.

  1. Read more about PCOS. Search our 1300 page PCOS library.
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  3. Take the PCOS Quiz! Get your PCOS score and assess your risk.  
  4. Learn more about the Insulite 5-Element PCOS Solution

Insulite Health, is committed to helping women reverse their symptoms of hormone imbalance. Scientific research has revealed that this imbalance can be a primary cause of many devastating health symptoms. Hormone Imbalance can also underlie the increased risk factors for PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) - a major source of serious diseases as well as cause of excess weight gain, adult acne, unwanted facial hair, depression, anxiety, and heartbreaking female infertility.

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