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I love pasta and have found some more carb friendly soy noodles that I was thinking about trying. I know there is a lot of controversy in with cancer and soy products.
I am just wondering if any of you have any input. What have your doctors said about eating soy products? I don't seen my doctor again until next month, but will be talking with him about it. He did tell me to check to make sure that my vitamin supplements don't contain any phytoestrogens. When I looked at the website for these noodles (Rofu Shirataki noodles), they are made of tofu. Tofu contains isoflavones which in some humans is converted to phytoestrogens in the body. So I guess I won't try them until I am able to talk to the doctor about them.

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I'm no expert here but before I had my hysterectomy, I was told not to eat soy products because they produce estrogen. If you're diabetic and a carb watcher, best thing is to ask your doctor.

I like the Trader Joe's curly whole wheat pasta, my husband is diabetic and he eats them too. I got a great book at the library called The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen, by Rebbeca...forget the last name. Do a Google Search it will pop right up. Great recipes for veggies and meat, especially for us fighting cancer.

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Deanna I asked the oncologist about that. She said yes, you can eat it but be very careful and not to much. Read labels too, you wouldn't believe how much soy they put into products.


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I was very happy to find out how much I liked soy milk. I thought I should cut down on milk due to the hormones given to cows.

What is the best option?? Limited use of soy? cow's milk?

Mary Ann

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I was in industry that sold nutritional products. This was before my uterine cancer and I was told YES SOY IS OKAY. Only area which was questions, the breast cancer. Seeing I do not have that cancer, not sure what doctors are telling patients. I will mention there's research to side on both areas -- yes or no to soy with breast cancer or any cancer. I've had people whose docs told them to avoid soy and they did take soy. Did very well with soy.

Really it depends on your situation and what you feel is best option. I tell everyone to research and ask lots of questions. You'll find many doctors don't have much understanding of "alternative" type products, therefore, tend to tell patients NO.

My doc told me to do what's best, but go lightly on the vitamins until after treatments. Finished treatments July '09 and going full force with nutritional which does include soy.

Milk? I've been told and learned to not drink cows milk. Try the Almond Milk if not liking soy or afraid to drink. Very good taste!

Best of luck

Cindy Bear
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I don't think they really know. They are guessing. Like everything else alot of contradictory studies. It's bad for you, it's good for you . It's okay but only if you have cancers that aren't estrogen sensitive . Like Vitamin C. Take it , it kills cancer, don't take it, it will make the cancerous cells stronger as well as normal cells. And so on with other anti-oxidants. They too will strengthen cancer cells as well as healthy cells, the chemo won't work as well etc etc. Blah blah blah.. It's a guessing game. A crap shoot.

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I attended a lecture a couple of days ago by a Naturopathic Physician. She said that she recommends all of her patients who have had breast cancer or any other gyn cancer to avoid soy or to eat in very limited amounts due to the estrogen issues.

I had been told by another "expert" that it is o.k. to drink milk but you should drink organic milk as they do not use hormones or antibiotics in the production of milk. I have tried the almond milk, but find it quite sweet.

Patricia...it was so good to see a post from you!!! I have been wondering how you are doing and what is happening in your world. Your recipe for ginger tea sounds interesting....I will have to try it. Where do you find burdock root....is that something you just dig up in the yard? I don't even know what it looks like. Now, re: dandelion roots....I do know what they look like! I assume you just kind of "dump and taste"? Or do you actually measure the amounts??

The whole issue of vitamins and herbs is such a huge area with very little sound research. Unfortunately, large research centers are not motivated so spend their limited research dollars on those topics which are difficult to get funded. Some day.....Until then, I will try to eat healthy, exercise, take my Omega 3's, Vit D, and a BIG dose of tumeric every day!! (Claudia, every day when I am shaking tumeric on everything I can think of I always think of you!!...You convinced me!!)


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