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Just a quick post. My Endocrine Doctor from UVa just called; she is putting me on thyroid medications. My thyroid is functioning, but only putting out low amounts, and she's not sure why, yet.
Coincidentally, I am currently researching antinutrients for some upcoming posts. One thing I have been against for many years is soy as a food. (I will write/post about that later.) Then right after my doctor called, I came across a notation that soy is in most supermarket foods. That comment didn't concern me as I read it because I don't eat soy products unless they have a long, slow fermentation like true tamari or soy sauce.
However, then I further read that almost all supermarket breads, rolls, muffins, etc. contains soy. Huh? I never see that on the label. I read labels. Always. Often I see 'isoflavones' on a label, and really hadn't thought much about it. Well, Duh! Isoflavones are generally made from beans. Soybeans. Almost all artificial flavorings, flavor enhancers, preservatives, synthetic nutrients and sweeteners are made with Soy Protein Isolate, SPI.
So what does that have to do with my thyroid? Soy contains goitrogens, which are substances that depress thyroid function!
Oh, there is much more to say about soy and its negative effects on our bodies, but that's for another day...