7 Signs You May Have Soybean Allergy

Next, list the common symptoms that can be associated with allergies. The way to find out what allergy you have is by the process of elimination.

I was able to determine my allergy to soy after 10 minutes of ingesting a soy protein drink.
That was two weeks after I spent four days in the intensive care unit and doctors diagnosed food poisoning!

I did not agree…and I was right!

1. Nausea, bloating, cramps, diarrhea, vomiting.

2.Flushed face, hives or a rash, red and itchy skin.

3.Swelling of the eyes, face, lips, throat, and tongue.

4.Trouble breathing, speaking or a drop in blood pressure.

5.Rapid heartbeat (palpitations), loss of consciousness.

6.Anxiousness, distress, faintness.

7.Paleness, sense of doom, or weakness.

The most common allergies are Milk, Eggs, Peanuts, Soy, Tree Nuts, Fish, Shellfish, and Wheat. Proteins in these eight important foods are estimated to cause 90 percent of the allergic reactions in the United States.

The realization that Gregg had developed a soy allergy sparked a long-term research effort looking into soy, with Gregg scrutinizing the proof behind many of the soy boosters' claims. What she found was a bombshell: far from a “superfood,” there is substantial evidence showing soy could cause a host of health woes, including early puberty, infertility, thyroid disease, the increase of tumors in cancer survivors, and osteoporosis. And the dangers are not limited to those with an existing soy allergy.

Gregg discovered peer-reviewed research shows a variety of factors unique to soy that could be to blame. Among them: Several naturally occurring compounds that are toxic to humans and animals are present in soy. Called “anti-nutrients,” these toxins prevent the body from entirely breaking down nutrients and target specific organs, cells and enzyme pathways. The governments of Britain and New Zealand were concerned enough about soy to issue official guidelines discouraging parents from using soy formula unless recommended by a doctor.

In this heavily sourced yet eminently readable book, readers will also learn:

— What peer-reviewed, published studies say about soy's supposed and much ballyhooed “benefits.

— The aliases by which soy is known on ingredient lists, and the hidden financial basis for its ubiquity in the food industry.

— Research showing why parents should stop feeding infants soy formula, which can disrupt reproductive development and increase allergy risks.

— Alternative ingredients and soy-free recipes that taste great.

— Compelling testimonies from others affected by soy-and how they kept it out of their lives.