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Soy allergy resources? [May. 8th, 2013|11:30 pm]
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[becala]
Hi all, I'm looking for good forums/groups/blogs/resources for a very sensitive soy allergy. We're talking can't cope with "shared facilities" warnings and seemingly reacting to things that are contaminated but not labeled as such, meaning the traces are below the legal limit for labeling requirements.

As an example of the kind of thing I'm hoping for, for corn allergy there are several forums and groups where a ton of good information can be gotten:

Delphi Avoiding Corn Forums: http://forums.delphiforums.com/avoidingcorn
^^ frequented by very sensititive corn allergics who have been doing the corn free thing for a long time.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/cornallergy/
^^ 900 people and counting, so lots of noise, but also a lot of responses to questions

And then here a number of blogs by those who are crazy sensitive to corn with all kinds of good info on the "basics" of surviving corn free.

It's my friend who's allergic. I am somewhat soy sensitive but it doesn't seem to be that bad compared to corn for me. The Facebook Soy Allergy board doesn't seem to have a lot of people on it. I'm hoping there is somewhere on the net, somewhere, where soy allergics are all talking to each other, but Google isn't bringing it up. Anyone have any leads?

Thanks!
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[User Picture]From: sammason
2013-05-10 07:18 am (UTC)
Could there be some kind of anti-racist complexity? There's soya in many Asian foods, and in many 'health' foods based on Asian foods. Nobody (well, nobody I respect!) wants to sound anti-Asian.
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[User Picture]From: becala
2013-05-10 01:09 pm (UTC)
That never occurred to me. I'm soy sensitive and Asian. :D
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[User Picture]From: gallian
2013-05-11 01:12 am (UTC)
I doubt it. More the myth that soy is healthy therefore, and if it's healthy therefore it must be good for you, so we will put it in everything. Because it's good for you. Well, not so much when you're allergic to it.
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[User Picture]From: sammason
2013-05-11 04:10 am (UTC)
I see what you mean. How could tofu be a risky food? It's low in fat and it's a versatile ingredient!

Rather as people don't like to believe that a sandwich made from delicious, crusty wholemeal bread will give me several nights of insomnia. Even though I don't have coeliac disease! How could it be true that wheat makes me ill? For years I've been saying, 'Yes it's true, for some reason.' Then I learned that IBS often involves reacting badly to insoluble fibre, which is in wheat.
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[User Picture]From: becala
2013-05-11 05:00 am (UTC)
Haha, when I went vegan forever ago I ate a ton of edamame, tofu, tempeh, and miso. Because it's healthy, right? That's how I discovered my sensitivity- they all gave me horrific gastric/intolerance type symptoms, and threw my hormones *right* out of whack. Last year I thought maybe I was imagining it and it was all the gluten and corn (celiac on top of the corn allergy) so I introduced organic tofu. Horrible GI syptoms, and it made me skip periods. While on hormonal birth control.

Soy is the devil.
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