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ONE WOMAN'S STORY ON SOYA...INTERESTING FACTS
Something to take note of. This is my true story, nothing altered.These are facts, as they relate to my experience, my opinions based onwhat I have read and felt. I am relating them to warn other younghealth-conscious women who are unwittingly harming themselves.In 1989, I graduated from high school in Texas and couldn't wait tohit the big college city. One of the changes I wanted to make was to eathealthier. Once I moved to health-conscious Austin, Texas, I began tofortify my body with the best and healthiest foods I could find. Tofu wasthe main ingredient in every healthy dish and I bought soya milk almostevery day. I used it for everything from cereal to smoothies or just todrink for a quick snack. I bought soya muffins, miso soup with tofu,soyabeans, soyabean sprouts, etc. All the literature in all the health andfitness magazines said that soya protected you against everything fromheart disease to breast cancer. It was the magical is of lavones, theestrogen-like hormones that all worked to help you stay young andhealthy . I looked great, I was working out all the time, but mymenstrual cycle was off.At 20, I started taking birth control pills to regulate my menstrualcycle. In addition to this I began to suffer from painful periods. I beganto get puffy, it was as though I was losing my muscle tone. I began tosuffer from depression and getting hot flashes. I mistook all this forPMS since my periods were irregular. By the time I was 25, my periodswere so bad I couldn't walk. The birth control pills never made themregular or less painful so I decided to stop taking them. I went on likethis for another two years until I realized my pain wasn't normal.At 27, my gynecologist found two cysts in my uterus. Both were thesize of tennis balls. I went through surgery to have them removed andthank God they were benign. The gynecologist told me to go back on birthcontrol pills. I didn't.In 1998, he discovered a lump in my breast. Again, I went throughsurgery and again it was benign. In November 2000 my glands swelled up andmy gums became inflamed. Thinking I had a tooth infection. I went to thedentist who told me that teeth were not the problem. After a dose ofantibiotics the swelling still did not go down. At this point I couldfeel a tiny nodule on the right side of my neck. I told my mother I hadthyroid trouble. She think I was being silly. No one in the familysuffered from thyroid trouble. Going on a hunch I saw a specialist whodiagnosed me with Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma. After a series of tests hetold me it was cancer. My fiance and I sat stunned. We were not preparedand I was so scared. We scheduled surgery right away. The specialist toldus that it would only be after the operation that a pathologist would beable to tell us for sure if it was cancer. They found a tumor at my rightlobe composed of irregular cells and another smaller tumor growing on theleft, so the entire thyroid was removed.They told me that after undergoing radioactive iodine I would be safeand assured me that I could live a long life. After treatment I began tosearch for the cause of all these problems. I never once thought it couldbe all the soya I had consumed for nearly ten years. After all, soya ishealthy.I came upon a web page that linked thyroid problems to soya intake andthe conspiracy of soya marketed as a health food when in fact it is onlya toxic by-product of the vegetable oil industry. This was insane, afterall, the health and fitness magazines had said nothing about soya beingharmful.I visited a herbalist who was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 1985.She informed me that soya was the culprit. She had a hysterectomy due tocysts and other uterine problems. A few months later another acquaintancewho had consumed soya came down with thyroid cancer. A girl in England Imet through the internet in a thyroid cancer forum had just undergonesurgery and she was only 19.
What was going on????
Breast cancer is linked to estrogen. What mimics estrogen in the femalebody, SOYA! But I never suspected soya because until now I never oncefound a single article that stated soya could be dangerous. Women who tooksoya prior to thyroid problems will continue to take it after if they arenot aware of what soya actually does, what it contains and how it reactsin the female body. I think this is the reason that women with thyroidcancer often develop breast cancer later. My co-worker is big into soyaand I see her losing hair and gaining weight despite a walking workoutduring her break and after work, and apples and oranges for lunch. Shejust had cysts removed from her uterus too. I warn her to stay off soya. Irefer her to websites but until it is on the evening news on all fournetworks, women will suffer. Since the thyroidectomy. I do not touchsoya, haven't for two years.Dear readers, please use my story in any way you can. There are somany young girls who are consuming soya because they think they aretaking care of themselves, and women taking soya because they want to behealthy. It is so unfair that the information about the dangers of soyaisn't more widely circulated. It is sad. There are many out there who feelthis way and it is a terrible blow when you realize you are not as healthyas you thought and that the information that you depended on was wrong.