I recently bought "The Kind Life" and have been loving every page! I really have never even tried anything Vegan before, but I am extremely interested. After seeing the documentaries Food Inc. & Food Matters along with reading and researching each day, I have come to the fact I have to try this.
My main reason for being so interested in becoming a Vegan is because of Breast Cancer. My mom currently has breast cancer and is going through radiation. I was reading in "The Kind Life" that; "Countries where dairy is not consumed the incidence of breast cancer is so low as to be almost nonexistent." This one line kinda changed my whole outlook. I wanted to make a lifestyle change and become Vegan.
I'm 24 very small petite girl. I'm wondering about switching to Soy based and Plant based diet. I have been hearing so many contradictions with being Vegan and Breast Cancer.I was watching Dr.Oz and he quotes this..Women with breast cancer should avoid regular soy.
Women who are at high-risk for breast cancer should also avoid regular soy.If you would like to add soy to your diet, you should consume it naturally in foods and avoid supplements. Soy is in tofu, soy milk and soy beans. Highly processed soy supplements may have more biological activity and need further study concerning their safety.
If you have breast pain, soy is best avoided since it can also cause breast pain
So with that being said.. is it still good for me to switch to a plant based diet? Should I not include soy? Should I? I just would like some opinions of others.. what they might do? Any input to help me on this journey would be great. After getting almost done with "The Kind Life" book I am for sure I want this switch in my life.. but don't know how to go about it with all the overwhelming information. My name is Antoinette. So hello and thanks for any input.
Sent you a personal message. :) You may be interested in checking out my blog: www.theplantrx.com I am a physician who is doing a "mini-trial" of sorts where I am measuring the health benefits of such a diet. Email me for details! :) Veggie love, Jenn
I think the trick is to eat soy, and everything else for that matter, in moderation. But if you feel soy is a no go for you, don't eat it. Get your protein from other beans and lentils instead!
There are plenty of soy free vegan options. Amy's California Burgers are my favorite veggie burger and they are soy free. Earth Balance makes a soy free buttery spread. Daiya cheese subtitute is also soy free. For milk substitutes, try Almond Milk, Hemp Milk, Rice Milk, Oat Milk and Coconut Milk to see which one tickles your fancy. Good luck!