Soy Intolerance and Sensitivity

Also known as soya, soy is a legume that has been successfully cultivated around the world. Soy contains all eight amino acids that are essential for human health and is high in protein. In addition, the texture of soya beans is so adaptable that they are frequently processed into a variety of foods, such as alternatives to meat.

Symptoms of Soy Intolerance & Sensitivity

If you are diagnosed with a soy intolerance or soy sensitivity, you may experience one or more symptoms as shown below:

  • Mild headaches
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach cramp
  • Migraines
  • Irritability
  • Nervousness
  • Bloating
  • Excessive gas
  • Depressed mood

Foods to Avoid If You Have Soy Intolerance & Sensitivity

Soy avoidance is one of the main methods for managing or treating a soy sensitivity or soy intolerance. The soy-containing foods you should consider avoiding include:

  • Margarine
  • Vegetable broth
  • Tamari
  • Soy nuts
  • Textured vegetable protein
  • Cereals
  • Baked goods
  • Soy sauce
  • Soy flour
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Miso
  • Canned tuna
  • Certain prescription drugs or over-the-counter drugs
  • Certain vitamin supplements

Common Food Replacements for Soy

If you are planning to adjust your diet, you should start considering soy-free options for your diet. Fortunately, these options are not hard to find and they include:

  • Meat
  • Fish
  • Poultry
  • Non-soy dairy products
  • Any beans except soybeans
  • Seeds
  • Nuts
  • Vegetables
  • Plain fruits

Testing for Soy Intolerance

Pinnertest utilizes advanced IgG (FC Fragment Specific), Antigen, Antiserum, Control tests to determine a client’s food sensitivities. The testing procedure is extremely easy and it can be carried out at home. Simply use the painless finger stick to draw two drops of your blood and you’re done. Your blood sample can be sent to our lab via the prepaid UPS mailer. The fastest time you can expect to receive your test results is within seven days.

Treatment and Management of Soy Intolerance & Sensitivity

Currently, drug therapy is not a standard component of care for dealing with soy intolerance and sensitivity. Hence, the only way to manage a soy intolerance is to look for the right food alternatives to include into your diet. As there are many other forms of protein, you do not always need soy in order to thrive, health-wise. If you are able to tolerate gluten, seitan is a good replacement of tofu or tempeh. Basically like most food sensitivities, soy sensitivity is also best treated by avoiding soy-containing foods. The initial process of avoiding soy can be difficult so it's recommended that you work with a competent dietitian who can recommend a safe solution based on your unique dietary needs.

Use the PinnerTest to Test for Soy Intolerance Today!

To find out whether you have a soy intolerance or soy sensitivity, it's highly recommended that you take the accurate and painless PinnerTest. Order the PinnerTest to test for soy intolerance now!

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