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It occurred all over the mainland, save for the southeastern United States, California west of the Sierra Nevada , and the tropical and subtropical areas of Mexico. After reading all the info I wonder if it is worth the risk since I also have high blood pressure. Canned tuna contains high levels of mercury. First, people with cancer are almost always found to have low Vitamin C and D levels as well as other deficiencies. Not a bad deal. I have been on Medifast for less than 4 weeks and lost 19 pounds and have had 4 painful Gout attacks in that time period.

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I am a lifetime member, but currently over my desired weight. I tried WW several more times, with no success I decided on Jenny Craig for many of the same reasons, and I am finding the change was a good one.

As a real-food cook, I was worried, but the meals are tolerable, and once I got past the first week of starving, even cooking for my family is ok--they were kind enough to eat dinners out the first week! I worried about all the processed food and still do , so I was glad to hear the friend's advice that the important thing is to lose the weight and keep it off. I do the Jenny 5 day plan loosely , which gives me 6 meals a week on my own, with their guidelines. I sometimes do more than 6 on my own, but have plenty of Jenny meals and snacks in the freezer for back up.

I agree--find something that works for you in this stage of your life. There's another way to lose weight and lower your risk of diabetes and heart disease, as well as most other common diseases of aging, but it requires a complete paradigm shift-- to being fueled by fat, not carbs. In this way you can keep your blood sugar low and consistent without having to "eat" every hours.

And I think you're totally right to be suspicious of highly processed food-- it's not food! Look at what humans have been eating for most of our time on this earth-- it wasn't grains or sugars, and it sure as heck wasn't processed food.

The longterm health risks of a carb-fueled, processed-food diet are still significant, even if you lose weight. And starving yourself is not the answer. You'll lose weight with calorie-restricted carb-based diets, but it will always come back. I've been eating this way low carb, meats, veggies, nuts, seeds, fruit, all real unprocessed food for two years and have never felt better.

Best wishes to you and thanks for a great source of wonderful veggie recipes! Alanna, Three years ago, I reached that very low place where my weight was at an all time high, and I was no longer chubby but FAT. I, too, knew many people who were successful on Medifast. I considered the plan for months before I dove in. I was on Medifast for almost 6 months, and lost 31 lbs.

Considering the fact that I lost 7 lbs. I went on a cruise, celebrated my daughter's high school graduation, and never deviated once. I reached a very happy goal weight of lbs. As soon as the holidays came, I started to fall off the wagon. I did not do a good job transitioning and making the permanent changes necessary.

I am sad to say that I am starting again on Medifast tomorrow, and I am not sure how long I will last, or how I will do. I have a limited supply of foods remaining from past orders, so I want to use them up and not order anything new, but I will see how it goes.

I think I have enough for at least a month or two. I wish you luck in the transition and maintenance phase. It is truly the hardest part. I just switched to Medifast myself, which is something I said I would never do, but I just could keep joining WW time after time and failing. I needed something different, and so far so good. Of course I would rather be eating whole foods, but I have tried that way too many times with little success I will continue this until I am at goal.

I also know that I will have to do what I am told if I am to maintain. With weight, indiscretions are visible to all. I wanted to thank you for posting your switch from WW to Medifast. After reading your decision, I started to investigate and found out all I could about MF. I started my journey in February and am now down 40 pounds. I have more to go, but this is the first time in 30 years I have been able to stick to a diet long enough to be successful. So again, I thank you. But, like you said, I wasn't working the program.

I hate how they change it every year so nothing is consistent anymore. Plus, I'm food obsessed. WW was too permissive because I could anything and this made me push the "anything" boundary until those choices were unhealthy and I'd "make up" for it by making more unhealthy choices to compensate. What I love about MF so far is I just don't think about food anymore. I eat to fuel.

I can't wait to get to goal so I can enjoy real food again and I hope that this "reprieve" from my obsession with food may help me develop a different mindset about food in my future. I was reluctant to try it--and I don't share that I'm doing MF with many people--because in a way I feel like I gave in to something "easy" or that I'm cheating in this weight loss. Except, it's not easy, it just seems to be working.

If so, how is that going? I have been doing Medifast on my own and lost 60 pounds so far. I loose and average of three a week! A's book explains how you CAN do medifast without buying the food! This allows you to eat Organic non processed food AND it gives a better option for people with Soy issues or prefer to stay Vegetarian!

One of the best ways I have found to stay motivated is to blog diymydiet I love reading about other people who are successful against the "fat" battle! Thanks for all the info and the super detailed post! I have had the same problem as you with ww.

I am lifetime but I feel like all I do is think about food when I'm on it. I have been feeling like a sell-out to good health for considering mf so I really appreciate your honest input. I am going to give it a try! And btw, your comments to others are always so kind and considerate. Thank you for being such a lovely voice on the internet when we are barraged with so much ugliness!

I think that I started to put on weight again after losing 30 pounds on WW in beginning in when I started writing A Veggie Venture. Thank you for the reminder. PS You put your concern so very gently, no worries about sounding like negative or like a troll! Figuring out what works for each one of us, what a revelation. I hear such good things about this whole approach.

I think it would be an easy transition for me And down 40 pounds, whoa!! Thanks for adding your experience! And good luck, it takes commitment, of course, every program does. I found your blog because of the WW recipes and was so excited.

Disappointed that you're eating crap instead of real food. You realize you can't maintain that for the rest of your life, right? I went back to real food in March and using principles learned from Medifast, have stayed at my goal weight with little issue.

I was interested in your journey and also happy to see you are now on maintenance and doing well. I too did the WW thing in I was able to slowly lose, but then hit a plateau and was unable to lose down to my goal no matter how diligent or how much exercise I did. After abandoning the WW plan, I regained all but ten pounds.

I now believe I'll reset my goal to 50 as I feel it is attainable. I don't like all the Medifast food either, however I do like most of it. I appreciate never feeling hungry and all the support the TSFL community gives. It's the easiest weight reduction program and most successful I've every tried. Not only have I had success, but also my 2 daughters, daughter-in-law and my best friend are losing steadily or on transition.

It really is wonderful to have so many of us helping each other. My coach is great too! Good for you taking off the weight and keeping it off.

I detested counting points and was always hungry on WW. Every day I say to myself or others "this is so easy I can't believe it. You have your own Medifast support group going on there! Hi Alanna - checking back here. Thanks for your input regarding the continuing journey! I have found out it really helps me to read inspirational stories of success.

I have attended the TSFL meeting that was held locally - it is so much fun to hear the passion that people have to tell how losing weight has changed their life. It was amazing to me that some of the people are even dietitians and health professionals!

One was even the director of "Be Fit" for our state and found out that exercise alone does not a slender person make! I was especially happy to hear the men that spoke. I have some men in my life that could use this program! I am almost ready to go into transition now. I plan to follow the "rules" and add back gradually - I believe I'll be using some MF meals to help me stay at my goal weight even on maintenance.

One last note - it sure is more fun to go shopping now! Yes yes and yes again! Congratulations on reaching the transition point, yes, so empowering it is to take control. Just FYI - keep your shopping in check, my experience with both WW and Medifast is that it takes a couple two or three or even six months for your body to settle into its new size and shape. I started Medifast after my father died of an obesity related heart condition. I lost a lot of weight, got to a lower size then I had ever been as an adult and felt I went from lb to in about a year.

I seem to be an all or nothing kind of person. I have gained back 50lbs and feel terrible. I am terrified to do medifast again thinking it will work in the short term but not in the long run, but then again maybe I woudl finaly learn to transition and eat healthy after.

So scared to make a choice on what to do McDonalds and ice cream. I dont even like this food, I just dont know how to stop. I had a beautiful garden this year and ate very little of it because I was so out of control with yucky food that nothing healthy sounds remotely appetizing.

Just not sure what to do. I hope that someday, when "your" time is right again, that the memory of feeling so fantastic will help you make a choice. My belief is that "all" the legitimate weight-loss programs work: Maintaining the weight, no matter the weight-loss program, is the real trick.

I think WW teaches healthy-eating habits, whether or not you count points. I think Medifast does not teach you what "is" healthy food but does have important lessons about the timing of food intake. Good luck with your journey, my heart goes out to you. I can "hear" the tears and frustration. Just checked back in and found your update on your MediFast post. You inspire me to try yet again to take off those unwanted 25lbs and keep them off for good.

I am considering MF I will have to read more about it on their website. I am pre diabetic and you are right the risks are too high to wait any longer.

Wishing you continued success! It feels a little bit like "paying it forward". Let me know, please? Thanks for your story! I did Medifast several years ago through the guidance of my physician. I checked in weekly, weighed, took my blood pressure, etc. My blood pressure lowered, my cholesterol went down where it should have been and I felt amazing. I lost over 50 pounds with Medifast. Afterwards, I went to WW to learn to maintain. However, having a daughter who plays travel ball did me in summer after summer.

To the point where I said, the heck with it, I just don't care. Well, that wasn't true really! Recently, a very, very close friend of mine who has struggled with weight loss and is a couple years older than me, I'm 52, started going to a trainer and eating better and looks amazing. With my job, unfortunately, I can't go to a trainer and some physical issue limit me right now on what I can do training wise.

However, I got on the scale the other day and not only did I gain back the 50 pounds I had lost about 4 times now I gained another 5. That's when I said, nope, not gonna do this anymore.

I don't have lots of time, but hope I can work it out. I know how great I felt on Medifast and how much I don't hurt when the weight is gone. So, realistically, I have to lose about 70 pounds.

The good news is that Medifast has some more choices now than ever before. Years ago, my parents went on Medifast and all they had were shakes! So, to have options now like cereal is huge for me! I love the bars and the shakes and it's easy to prepare. Thanks again for sharing and wish you continued success! I did weight watchers for a while, but with the plan changes and the meetings it just wasn't working for me and I stopped doing it a few years ago I started Medifast on my doctor's suggestion about 6 weeks ago and it has been amazing for me I've been blogging about the experience daily and would love some more readers who can help keep me accountable, and maybe I can inspire some folks too!

Great article, thank you! Medifast was simple, convenient and really fast. I guess I am very healthy so I did not experience any adverse effect from rapid weight loss. On the contrary, my skin problem and gastrointestinal problems were gone since losing 50 lbs. I had more energy and learned to cook healthy mind you, I am a total idiot in the kitchen so this gave me an opportunity to learn to cook. I felt like I was ready to continue with my weight loss journey and to lose the last 35 lbs using a new method -- yep, weight watchers.

I figured cooking 3-meals and learning to eat healthy when eating out might be a good challenge. It's only been 3-days but I do feel good in general and lost a bit already.

If this doesn't work, I will go back to medifast. For now, I'm going for slower method while learning how to cook healthy! I was lifetime WW member and after hitting about Following WW and eating less than extra points on that I was still gaining.

I exercise faithfully 5 to 6 days a week and at age 65 was at my highest weight. I think I had 3 cookies all of Christmas and was careful with food choices. I decided I needed to try that. One of them had been WW member too and was gaining on the plan after about age 50 too!!! I am losing slowly on Medifast and have found shakes and bars that make this pretty easy to do daily.

We have always loved veggies and chicken or fish, so easy to have my cooked meal a day too. My only concern is that I hope I am not getting too much soy in my diet with all these products!! Anyone have any thoughts on this? So far I have gotten used to the soy taste in the shakes and bars and now they seem to taste pretty good!! I need to lose some weight and WW works for me but it is too slow. I did Medifast once but when I went off I gained it all back so quickly. Want to do it again but with a plan this time for after I lose the weight.

Anyone else try Medifast and then go to WW? Good luck with your journey! Alanna - One thing that your readers should be careful about is Medifast triggering their Gout.

I have been on Medifast for less than 4 weeks and lost 19 pounds and have had 4 painful Gout attacks in that time period.

I think we go through changes, and what worked before all of the sudden doesn't anymore. I did WW for 3 years and lost 70 lbs, but then all of the sudden I wasn't getting anything out of the meetings and just seemed to lose my interest and motivation.

I've gained 45 lbs back. I had a great leader, so it wasn't her. I just changed I guess. I normally turn up my nose at anything that involves pre-packaged meals too, but for some reason I feel that I need more structure than WW can provide. Maybe it will be enough to get me back into weight loss mode. Thank you for sharing your experience with this. I have tried them all. I have since lost 63 lbs.! I have been so inspired and want to pay it forward, that I became a coach too.

I love my job and love my ability to help others. Thank you for your extended story. I still have about 28 lbs. They have facebook groups you can belong to for encouragement, new recipes, a free nurse and dietician line and even more accountability and motivation.

It is the best way to go The education after the fact. It is what will make your weight loss journey a success. I was given a coach's number through the daughter of a friend and I am on my way to better health. The processed food is the biggest hurdle, in particular the artificial sweeteners. I am now working on my own almost calorie free pancake syrup and jam using only stevia so I can at least avoid them in the extras.

For the first time in a long time, and after 20 years of yo-yo dieting, I feel hopeful for a successful outcome. I love finding postings such as this. I just recently posted on my own blog that I needed a restart. I am a Weight Watchers lifetimer that has gained back and for the past 2 years have been doing WW on and off - again, the weight is still there because I'm not totally doing the program my fault, not WW. But just this week I decided I was "pointed out". It should not feel like work to eat!

I don't see the food, I see a point value. About a year ago I told my doctor that I was tired of counting points. He told me to stop counting them that if all I learned from WW was counting pts, then I wasn't doing the program. It took me a year to finally realize I needed to let go.

I know what to eat, I know correct portions, I know when I'm full and I know I need to be more active. I'm using Sparkpeople right now just so I have a phone app to use for tracking, though I'm not really worrying over calories and such.

I just look at the bottom to see if I stayed within the range - and so far, so good! I haven't been on the scale yet, but I'm hopeful! Thank you for sharing your story.

I'm 6 years into maintaining a goal weight after losing it successfully, finally with Medifast. My favorite part of the program was not having choose what to eat for every meal.

Other programs like Weight Watchers had been a really important part of my journey, bringing awareness of how much food I needed to eat, but in the end, my will power gave into old comfortable habits and I ended up falling off the wagon. Medifast was so fast and effective, the excitement of what I saw happening on the scale was plenty to get me through the times of hunger and discomfort adjusting to the program. I followed the process from beginning to end, and did the transition plan after reaching my goal weight.

I gradually got used to eating real foods a whole new way in little guided steps. I think the biggest factor to keeping the weight off has been making a decision to leave old habits behind and adopt a completely new way of eating.

The emotional and relational connections with food ahve been the hardest to retrain. I am passionate about eating lean and green, but I still face challenges when a holiday rolls around or I have to attend a social gathering when unhealthy foods play a central role in the celebrations.

Keeping the weight off for me has become a daily series of decisions to do the best things for myself - to exercise regularly, drink lots of water, reduce sugars, eat mostly lean and green foods and cut carbs.

It's my way to give something back to other people on a similar journey. Even in maintenance, my family eats these meals all the time. I hope to continue creating new, exciting AND delicious ways to eat lean and green. I'd love to be a part of the conversation as we all pursue a healthy life together. I began medifast today and I have been a little cranky due to being hungry.

Post a Comment Thank you for taking a moment to write! Slice 'n' Bake Coffee C Oven-Baked Whole-Grain Pilaf with Never Miss a Recipe! Nothing is said about weight loss or health… Instead, Gluten should be avoided by those with celiac disease because of their inability to digest the protein. Then there some people who choose to live a Gluten Free lifestyle who also wanted to know: Shakeology is not certified gluten free.

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If there is any concern around allergic reaction, it is best to consult your physician prior to drinking Shakeology. Is Shakeology Gluten Free?

We can read all the Shakeology reviews we want, but what kind of results are people really getting when Shakeology is studied under controlled conditions? For this Independent Clinical Study of Shakeology, the following was accounted for during the 90 Day study: What were the results of the Clinical Study of Shakeology?

On average, Shakeology drinkers lost nearly 10lbs after 90 days and the highest weight loss being at 24 pounds. Best of all, people continued to lose weight throughout the course of the study which gives a nice and steady healthy weight loss.

Finally, Medicus took a look into the blood sugar of the participants… Instead of testing a single days blood sugar, which can differ based on what you ate today or what you ate yesterday, the hemoglobin HbA1c looks at their average sugar over 3 months.

Imagine the kind of results you could achieve if you started eating healthier and exercising while also drinking Shakeology. We already saw from the Clinical Trials of Shakeology that Shakeology does help with weight loss. Feel free to flip through the Shakeology reviews below:. Every Shakeology review above is simply amazing. My sleep apnea went away.

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Darin Olien works closely with every Shakeology ingredient provider to guarantee quality for you. Here are a few important notes on the Shakeology ingredients from the Bloomberg Business week article: Overall, the Bloomberg Businessweek unbiased Shakeology review was about explaining the Shakeology ingredients and how Darin Olien decides which ingredients to use from around the world.

Why are whole food ingredients better for your health? Ingredients that have very powerful antioxidant and adaptogen abilities like acai berry, Camu-Camu, maca root, and Sacha Inchi.

Darin Olien is on a mission to find the most potent superfoods that the western civilization has never been exposed to or know very little about…. Enough that they can get off their prescription medications. Besides working with Shamans who have used superfoods for generations, Darin is working with Dr. William Li at the Angiogenesis Foundation.

Why do superfoods, from around the world, matter to you? Why did Alissa offer a Unbiased Shakeology review? Is there a difference in benefits between the Vegan and Non-Vegan Shakeology flavors? Outside of how the Shakeology flavors get their taste, the only difference between Vegan and non-Vegan Shakeology is the protein source. Vegan Shakeology uses a rice protein source and the non-Vegan Shakeology flavors use a high quality whey protein source.

Plain and simple, Shakeology is a pure health shake. Susan Casey wrote 13 pages on Darin Olien and the Shakeology ingredients! No one understands Shakeology better than Olien, who created it in , after Carl Daikeler, CEO of the fitness company Beachbody, challenged him to come up with a supplement to match the tagline The Healthiest Meal of the Day.

His customer was someone who wanted optimum wellness, wanted to lose weight, wanted cholesterol levels to drop-but had no intention of eating a platter of broccoli each day. And Olien found them: An alphabet of vitamins and minerals from the purest sources.

Green tea and grapeseed extracts, chlorella and spirulina and hydrilla, a spectrum of enzymes. An amazing thing about Darin is the connection he makes with the farmers… Susan reported the following: He believes in cultivating relationships first, supporting indigenous practices, seeking the highest-quality products and paying generously for them. The farmers he works with have become his close friends.

Beachbody even takes the time to educate farmers on sustainable agricultural in order to get abetter quality ingredients and to not damage the ecosystem. Since O, the Oprah Magazine reported on Shakeology in Darin Olien has gone on to include several more Shakeology ingredients from around the world! Why does having high quality Shakeology ingredients matter?

All the Shakeology reviews above have been pretty amazing. Yet, you still may be wondering what people really think about Shakeology. After all, many people run away from even looking at Shakeology once they hear the Shakeology price. And Qi Heart was the exact same way. That is an amazing Shakeology review and I would like to point out a few things that Qi mentioned….

Shakeology is a Expensive Shake! Often, people will look at the Shakeology price and then not even look at what Shakeology has to offer.

Almost three years later, after Qi heard about Shakeology, she bought Focus T25 and started working out with her mom. Qi was simply amazed when she saw all the ingredients that Shakeology has to offer.

She read the Shakeology ingredients and saw that it had Chinese medicine herbs, western medicine herbs, and much more…. In short, Qi Heart states: After seeing the list of Shakeology ingredients, she knew that all the herbs and superfoods are pretty expensive and the price started making sense to her.

Need more energy to workout or need more energy in general? After only 3 days, Qi noticed a huge difference in her energy levels. Additionally, she says that she takes Shakeology in the morning in order to give her sustained energy throughout the day. Shakeology is not like a energy drink that will have you crashing a few hours after you take it! Do you need more energy?

And Beachbody does offer several different flavors that you can enjoy:. Qi Highly Recommends Ordering Shakeology. How do you know when something is worth buying? Can you Really buy Shakeology at Amazon.

Many Shakeology reviews will say to look at Amazon. Beachbody does not officially sell Shakeology on Amazon nor on Ebay. And Beachbody Coaches are also not allowed to sell Shakeology on either site.

Click Here to see for yourself! Its in pain, Sheetrock, sheet rock mud. Killing America by soy. Mention was made in the third paragraph of the article: Most lecithin used in scientific testing yes.

Then the food companies piggy back off this information that people blindly misinterpret and just assume that if lecithin is good; Soy lecithin must be too. If you do a bit more research outside of government moderated websites and this one; you will find a whole lot of eye opening information to do with this harmful additive.

There is no business in soy lecithin being inside our consumables other than the fact it lines the pockets of the companies which are spending much less money on purchasing this, over more of the whole food ingredients. Like Chris says, keep things in perspective. Why does something with such little good benefit, and such large defects, be so widely produced and used?

Because soy is one of the cheapest and economic crops to run. No other crop would yield such a result. And if you want to look at it from a different perspective all together; thousands of soy farmers now, India especially, are taking their own lives due to crop failure from the failure brought about by the toxic waste sprayed, injected and genetically modified. Another thing to consider is that, if you want to continue being a farmer in some situations, you need to buy a Monsanto GM seed to continue growing.

Think of nature too which is being affected. Once a grass eating animal, is now fed soy and other grains, which fattens then twice as fast and matures them significantly quicker too.

And in turn more and more soy is needed to be planted and harvested, in which forests are being destroyed in order to achieve this. I Think it should be removed from all our foods that we consume. I have had breast cancer twice, and this last time, it came because I was not aware of what soy does to your body, and I was drinking soy milk almost on a daily basis.

I now read all ingredients on many food packages, and try to eat only fresh as everything is made with soy. How many people are you saying have problems with it? I think he is just stating that it is very rare really. I am 40 and never heard of it till my daughter had soy sensativities! But now I guess I know two people. You would be very surprised at how many people have this allergy it is becoming a very large number.

I want it to alter my estrogen metabolism. Since I started eating soy and other foods high in phytoestrogens my hormonal cystic acne is gone and my cellulite has greatly reduced.

I hardly have any cellulite now. Soybeans contain isoflavones, which are chemically similar to estrogens. Soybeans are a complete protein source and a dietary staple in many cultures. Soy contains phytoestrogens called isoflavones that may mimic the activity of the hormone estrogen in your body.

Your body was producing to much test testosterone if you a woman this is bad but if your a guy eating soy products because your slowly turning yourself in to an emotional re. Crazily enough — since I cut out soy my cystic acne is gone.

Just goes to show that women are not one size fits all. Your improvements may be because of improved cell membrane function or better metabolising of fat, or other effects lecithin can have.

Even allowed the sugar I can have.. But here is a brain thought for you. When you are born boys have sperm and girls also have eggs.. They have no eggs or something has just happened to change all that. I totally believe it is a additive that they are putting in the food. Also the theory of us being lab rats without consent is another thing I believe is happening. Thanks for the information you did a great job giving us the facts and I appreciate your time doing so. I used to have candida about 10 years ago.

Besides what you took away from your diet you should drink kefir. Stuff brought me back to normal. Also just an FYI, I had my child at the age of 33 which is well over 25 and I see a lot more women having kids older. Not sure why you see a decline.

If one is not consuming these poisonous creations, it can be beneficial in the right not huge! I am recovering from estrogen-based breast cancer and my breast cancer surgeon told me to get rid of everything that has soy since it is a Phytoestrogen and creates estrogen. Plus I have to take estrogen-blockers for the next years to keep the estrogen from coming back. When she told me to throw out everything with soy, I had no idea how much soy is in all of our food, hair and skin products, not to mention pet foods.

Estrogen is now being linked to prostate cancer. Go through your cupboards and you will be surprised, actually frightened.

Soy is one of the top 8 allergens but it is more than just an allergy it can cause loss of life if not caught in time. Dont, chickens are fed soy, from experience. I cant eat more than one egg without having a soy reaction. I also had a bad reaction when I ate eggs. But I just bought a new chocolate chip that used sunflower lecithin instead of soy and I noticed I was still having my usual soy reaction.

I was wondering if it was the lecithin I was reacting to. Have you ever noticed this? Because I have had cancer 12 years ago now and I did take estrogen before that , and more recently had two years of eczema, I had chemical patch testing done. Robin, the 3 foods you just mentioned above have nickel in them. Soy oil, sunflower oils, chocolate. There is a while list of foods.

Still doing a lot of research though. Why write some stories as there are studies on the estrogen in soy lecithin. They say that part is removed, extracted and only the purest lipids are used. The product is tested by several third party labs, nanograms of DNA are extracted from the product sample, cleaned, treated with the reagents necessary and amplified over 50 cycles. They say to date from to current no gmo is detected in the final product.

What is one to do???? I have retested after my final round of shots last month every 2 months for 12 months and have very few allergies now! After the 2nd shot I no longer had signs of eczema, inability to swallow, acid reflux, etc. Arbonne products are soy, gluten, and GMO free! This article explained some things I was unaware of. I am hypothyoridic also and just discovered how much Iodine helps! And due to farming processes and it being taken out of bread and milk, almost everybody is way deficient.

The RDA is mcg when in fact we need as much as x that. And yes, I was wondering about soy lecithin affecting my thyroid. So thanks for clearing that up. My 5yo son has an allergy to legumes.

Soy is a huge trigger food. He just started Kindergarten and wants to do everything all the other kids do. It makes him feel different. He gets severe eczema when ingesting legumes. His entire infancy, he was covered head to toe in massive crusty rashes. Now I know and monitor his consumption and treat when necessary. So I picked a cookie that had soy lecithin as an ingredient near the bottom of the list and told her he could only have 2 on seldom occasion.

My son also has the same reaction from beans, peas, peanuts, etc. Why would the teacher request that of a highly allergic child? Screw her and make your own treat for your child. You are an amazing mum! Best luck to both of you! For those who have a soy lecithin allergy, could you share your symptoms? I have been avoiding it for years because every time I eat something containing it bread, cheeses, chocolate, etc I develop a severe sinus infection within hours.

But occasionally I would still get them in spite of avoiding those products. And I could have organic soy with no reaction. I recently learned that hexane seems to be the culprit. I cut out canola oil, margarine, and a few other products with commonly high hexane carryover and it has eliminated the sinus infections, except for the occasional slip up.

My body is so sensitive to soy that I will know by the best morning, at the latest, if I have consumed something with soy in it the night before. It is noticeable to people around me. It can be a few days for it to all go down. Sometimes a mild headache but it is more the swelling — I hate it. It has turned grocery shopping into a chore.

Even Whole Foods can be a 2 hour event. When I have reacted to soy lecithin I have had the same reaction I have when I have soy protein, hoarseness, throat closing, and slightly labored breathing I do have allergic asthma. Hi, did you ever consider that the allergic asthma you have is caused from wheat or gluten. I found out I have that purely by removing wheat and gluten from my diet. I also found out other proteins have a similar effect. Really breaks it down without being alarmist or pseudo-sciency.

Only issue is the comparison of gluten ppm to soy ppm. Allergens take different ppm to trigger reactions and that is dependent on the person with the allergy. The only way to know if soy lecithin is ok you have a soy allergy, is to try it, probably multiple times.

Yes Karen, and from what I understand from the Allergist I took my son to years ago, you may not react to the offending food every time. It depends on what state your body is in and how much you already have of the allergen. So there is a threshold affect. Not easy to calculate and could be dangerous if you have a severe and immediate reaction! In my opinion, throat closing, is getting close to dangerous!

For the last 10 years I have experiences a roaming itchiness that comes and goes and now is more here than not. I have tried an elimination diet so I can test foods but after weeks I still have the itching. My current diet contains bananas, coconut milk, apples, grapes, rice syrup, coconut shredded unsweetened , caffeine free herbal teas, water, chicken breast, veggies except tomato, peppers, eggplant, white potatoes , tuna in olive oil, no soy , avocado, cucumbers, olives, baking powder biscuits no gluten, eggs, dairy.

I have eliminated tylenol and ibuprofen even after dental surgery as I heard they can cause itching. I have eliminated beauty and cleaning products with sodium laureate sulfate.

I am elminating products with soy lecithin. I get horrible itches from my laundry detergent. Try using All free and clear. Everything that contains processed soy has been rooted out of my life. I finally feel normal. Tide free and clear and Kirkland free and clear work for me as well.

Some people can only use Norwex laundry detergent. Canned tuna contains high levels of mercury. When I eat it my face turns red and hot and my ear will swell up. I also highly recommend dandelion tea for any auto immune syndromes.

Its my hero plant and has helped me with everything from arthritis to hypoglycemia. For me, even a single GMO grape makes my buttocks turn blue and double in size. Allot of tuna in the can contain soy products.

It may be the coconut. I would try using only All free and clear and no fabric softener or dryer sheets. They make us itch to death. Also, try only using cetaphil body wash. I used to itch every night all night and it is much better now since I switched to no fragrance products. I am an allergy queen, as I suffered immensely as a child and have had myriad treatments. I have done a lot of reading and trying things out over many years: I am almost 60 years old and have allergic daughters, though, not a severe as I.

I find that I cannot have anything fermented like soy sauce or wine or vinegar. I do not eat eggplant, tomato or green pepper. I take high quality vitamins and mineral and a daily broad spectrum probiotic.

If I have milk product, they not only cause gastro pain, etc. I break out severely between fingers a day later. I can have a bit of dairy in baking, etc.

This makes dining out difficult. I usually have to have grilled protein and salad with oil only on the side. Try cutting out these foods for a month, and see what happens. Egg whites, if you are sure you are not allergic Yams — so neutral Cooked apples Chicken soup: Jewish pennecillin Grilled meat Chick peas Cooked green beans, green peas, spinach whole grain bread or cereal, if you are not allergic rice milk as a super mild substitute for milk, tho less nutritious than almond or soy.

These can be irritants. In flavored seltzer, for example. Have you tried a liver detox? They are absolute lowest on the allergen scale for fruit.

But you have to peel the pears and make sure they are ripe. Find out about salicylates, oxcylates and amines. Please have yourself checked out medically for your continuing issue. Tried it numerous times. I had eaten them all my life and at age 53 ended up in the hosital emergency room with hives covering most of my body. They are in the same family as rubber, latex, banana, allergies. I am also allergic to soy.

Be careful eat eating them. I get sick from them if I use a knife. They have so much soy wax on them. Pealing them have kept the soy out of the mix. In response, I was prompted to this article while researching soy lecithin. I started doing so as a result of reading the ingredient list on my morning tea bag. Surprisingly, it shows up there too. While it takes an exorbitant amount of time to shop, reading labels is the only way to sure when purchasing processed food. When someone has severe allergies, like our kids, even ppm can be deadly.

Keep up the battle. I have found out that it is yeast that makes me itch! Many items have hidden yeast… Grapes, stock cubes. I really recommend you try going strictly yeast free. Dysbiosis a balance of unhealthy gut flora can cause itching. Yeast overgrowth in the digestive system from lack of healthy bacteria probiotics and too many carbohydrates in the diet is often the reason. A lack of calcium can also cause itchy skin.

Marina, I know from personal experience that too much calcium can cause itching. I read about it and made the connection then dialed back the calcium and that took care of the itching. The websites disagree on which foods carry more nickel, and it depends on the soil they are grown in which is annoying to no end , but if you have random contact dermatitis it could be cheap jewelry, drinks and food from a can or certain offending foods with nickel.

The body absorbs nickel along with iron so eating a iron-rich diet can help and vitamin C also helps some people.

Thanks Paige — I have been wondering about nickel. A few years ago I discovered I am sensitive to nickel because of problems with my pierced ears and then started having trouble with canned foods. This one took a while to figure out.

I came to this site thinking I was beginning to have problems with soy lecithin, and it actually might be the chocolate itself due to nickel. PLP, is it possible you are reacting to what the chickens were fed? There are so many things to consider. I was eliminating foods like you are and still having reactions.

Finally I went to an allergist and did a scratch test and found out I was allergic to a lot of the healthy foods I was still eating daily like apples, grapes, spinach, blueberries, cucumbers and tomatoes. Processed soy make me sick. Until just last year I thought I was dieing out of the 6 years of being miserable.

All my food I eat I have to ask about soy. Most medicines contain soy. I have to have all mine made at a compounding facility. I cant use most band aids, Neosporin contains soy. All Advil products contain soy.

I feel like I live in a third world country. If I eat anything containing soy lecithin, my body shuts down until it passes through my system witch takes hours unless I take a laxative. I became soy intolerant because I ate to much of it.

I lived off of fast food for 10 years. Now I cant even touch it. I cant touch anything with soy or I risk the horrible side effects. I got on here to read about this because my 2 year old daughter has horrible food allergies. It is scary and exhausting and so discouraging. I still give her cereal in her bottle because she wakes at night and it pacifiers her but I was just realizing that it has soy lecithin.

She has lost almost All speech. She was saying everything at 18 months, counting along with us, saying the alphabet with us, etc. Her hearing has been an issue apparently. I hope it helps her. Your daughter is having a serious intolerance reaction to food that she is going backwards in her development. She probably needs dairy, soy, wheat and eggs removed for at least a month.

Find a Pediatrician who is not mainstream. Meaning a functional medicine or intervention medicine Pediatrician who will walk you through getting her healthy. Yeah, and the cereal in the bottle has got to go. So please please see a developmental pediatrician AND call your local Child find esp. Allergies can aggravate developmental issues but they are rarely the only thing going on.

If hearing is an issue, that should also be addressed without delay because that alone can cause developmental delays at that age. I second the motion on the Gerson diet. Dr Gerson eliminated massive migranes that started during his med school training by starting from scratch with apples only, then adding other items like carrots, all organic foods only.

As a result, he found that the diet he created eliminated almost all chronic and simple diseases, including TB, migraines, Type 2 Diabetes, and today his clinic and others that follow the diet strictly have even eliminated terminal cancer. Make the body healthy, and the diseases go away. The bodies immune system, if made healthy, is designed to cure itself.

Feel free to email me at: MLEE, regression and loss of previously attained skills are symptoms of iatrogenic vaccine injury. There are holistic doctors who specialize in treating these injuries. Probiotics can help heal the entire body. You can have a hair analysis done on her and this may help to find her intolerances or allergies…it sounds like you might not want to wait to long, as her body is telling you that something is out of balance and her cognitive skills are being challenged!

All doctors are not created equal…. Hello John, May I make a suggestion? When you find you have accidently ingested soy, have you thought of treating yourself the way a hospital would?

For decades hospitals have treated poisonings with activated charcoal. Activated charcoal adsorbs toxins not absorbs right out of your system and its saved many a life. Its totally non-toxic and so safe you can brush your teeth with it.

Its cheap and available at most all drug stores, health food stores, Amazon, even WalMart, in both caps and powder. You might shorten your recovery time by trying it too… http: Its funny you should suggest that. The covering of the pills contain soy.

When I digest it, laxative are the best solution, in its self most laxatives contain soy. I just deal with the issue until it passes through my system. Unless its compounded I cannot and will not take it. I cannot take most Antibiotics, the pills contain soy. Unless it can be compounded there is no use in me taking it. I live in Texas, might as well live on a small Island. I have very few foods I can eat. Even the ones from the grocery store have a soy covering.

Unless I start going my own foods, I will never enjoy a good apple any time soon. It causes tumors to grow anywhere there are nerves.

Soy can mimic estrogen which feeds tumor growth, so I try and avoid it. I also started taking a turmeric supplement for anti-inflammatory purposes. Would you recommend NOT taking these? The pills are expensive and much less effective than making your own paste and making golden milk or put it in a smoothie or something. Or turmeric user group in Facebook.. Anne, I buy fresh organic turmeric rhizomes from the grocery and use them for tea, broth, etc. Before I found those I just used the organic powdered form in the spice section.

Stay away from supplement form if you can. I have hypothyroid disease and generally avoid soy because of the disease. How is this different then the soy that is in food that I avoid. If my multi-vitamin has soy lecithin in it should I also avoid that multi-vitamin since I avoid most of the soy I find in ingredients for my food? I, too, have hypothyroidism autoimmune and I would like to know the answer to this, as well. I have read that there are many benefits from taking lecithin supplements but, from this article, it sounds like choline is actually doing the body good.

My biggest symptom was severe sinus inflammation which were so severe that we believed to be migraines for the first few years. For severe chronic sinus problems, read up on serrapeptase. I just recently started taking it so its too soon to tell but the information looks promising! Chronic sinus problems are also linked to dairy and gluten sensitivity.

Try eliminating both of these for a month and see if there is an improvement. If either are the culprit it will take this long to find relief with a strict diet excluding both. All the above stopped when I found out I have a Gluten Intolerance problem. Been GF for over 4 years and have never been sick since then. As for diary,Ive known the dangers of consuming that since I was a kid. Our Doctor when I was little told my Mom to keep it away from us. Casein in milk causes blocked sinuses.

Those intolerant will find the symptoms pronounced if they supplement with Micellar Casien as found in protein shakes used by fitness enthusiasts.

Similar reactions to other cassienates found in these shakes. A few days off it and the blocked noses clear up. Soy lecithin is a compound produced from soybean oil. Soy lecithin supplements may help decrease the symptoms of certain medical conditions and are often marketed commercially as a weight-loss aid. However, there is little reputable scientific evidence to indicate that using soy lecithin regularly has any beneficial effect on weight. Talk to your doctor about the possible drawbacks of making soy lecithin a part of your weight-management regimen and about other lifestyle changes that can contribute to enhanced health and sustainable weight loss.

I wonder if this research, refers to the promising studies surrounding the use of D Chiro Inositol, which have suggested improvements in insulin resistance for women with PCOS and Type 2 Diabetics.? Soy Lecithin is a dietary source, high in D Chiro Inositol. Taking mg 2 pills with each meal along with Vitamin E and Omega-3 has been a miracle at disintegrating gall stones over the course of a couple months. So glad to have avoided gall bladder surgery. Please tell me if you take organic tablets, and what make?

I would like to know, if it is chemicals, mostly vitamins or is the soy organic. The product is MediFast. Medifast is soy based. I lost a lot of weight on it but then was diagnosed with estrogen positive Breast cancer and gained all my weight back! Do you know if that include soy lecithin? I am soy allergic and I have had reactions to both spy oil and Soy Lecithin. Just this past week another one to Soy Lecithin in a bread that did not have it before but they now they added it to the bread recently.

Had a reaction a few months back when someone use a can of supposed canola oil spray and yup they also had started adding Soy Lecithin to it as well I get fairly severe reactions so all these manufactures using Soy Lecithin in everything they make is a real issue for me and others with severe Soy Allergies.

It may be worth looking into Hexane sensitivity if you have an allergy soy lecithin but not to whole soy. I traced my sinus pain, asthma reaction, and vertigo back to consuming soy lecithin years ago but would still ocassionally have reactions in spite of avoiding soy lecithin.

Would you recommend a person with a history of thyroid disorder particularly thyroid nodules stay away from daily supplements that may contain soy lecithin? In regards to whether it is safe to use soy lecithin if you have hypothyroidism. It should be safe. I would refer you to the following website. Thanks for the run down. I have an allergy to soy, such as tofu, edamame, soy milk. I have many other allergies and I know it depends on the amount and form of proteins — I have a severe reaction to some things raw, but once they are cooked beyond recognition I can tolerate them.

So for almost Our body struggle to survive in nature because the nature is not specifically designed for us. Better stats when comparing longevity, whether it be between our ancient brethren and us or across the last century years is to compare adult death rates, not general populations that include infants and the young.

Childhood illness, accidents etc. Adult comparison from age 20 gives about the best comparisons of longevity across the ages. Using this measure, our grandparents actually did very well compared to us death rates and now. Cancer rates and heart disease in the adult set were very uncommon until the s when they began to rise dramatically, due to denuding of grains in processing another factors chemicals for one ; today, both heart disease and cancer rates are skyrocketing and a decline in longevity is happening.

The real boost in the last century to longevity were modern cleanliness, antibiotics and work related laws. Remember, survival depends on knowledge from the older generations, a vital link to past dangers. If few lived beyond age 30, it is unlikely our species would have survived. Namaste and care, mhikl. Well, nature was made for us to enjoy! Its as simple as Adam n Eve who sinned and did not listen to God. Since then we all are born with sin and it has its effects on the mind evil people putting chemicals in our foods , as well as sins effect on the physical body sickness and age of dying.

It comes down to your free will God gave you and how you use it. Believe what u want to believe, everyone has free speech, you said ur point of view about nature n man, n here is mine. Have a good day.! It is untrue because the Bible lets us know that Adam and Eve lived no longer then at most years ago. There is nothing wrong with eating any way you prefer to if it makes you feel healthy, but please do not base it on the lie of evolution. Not only your physical health and well being are at stake here, but your eternal destiny.

Out of place artifacts and other historical evidence suggest otherwise. There is nothing wrong with eating like cave men. You say they all died young as if it was their diet that killed them, and that is a crock.

Cave men and women died young because of exposure, accidents, animal attacks, insect bites, snake bites, drowning, bad weather, disease, and violence with other men and women……. In response to the person who asked why would we want to eat like cavemen as they died young, you have to remember, that cave people also had environmental threats on their lives.

For example, they could easily freeze to death, or be eaten by a larger animal. They could twist their ankle and be left behind by their tribe or clan because they were a burden. If food was scarce, they could starve to death. The bottom line is, they did not have all the modern day diseases that we suffer from today because we eat the standard American diet SAD. Meaning that a lot of people died but not from cancer, heart disease or diabetes which are diet related!!!

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