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Sep 2, 2008 08:13AM
Whey protein is a milk byproduct - it has no soy.
Breast cancer caught me in the middle of a lifestyle cleanup, so I had been reading like mad about balancing carbs-proteins-fats, and keeping insulin regular, and how exercise affects your metabolism right up until I switched to reading madly about the requirements of breast cancer.
I did some investigating by contacting info hot lines for some of the food supplement companies - Medifast said that they recommend that customers who should not eat soy should use whey based supplements.
I also talked to Kashi - most of their products include soy lechithen. They seem pretty concerned about the whole soy thing - I ended up talking to someone about how they process their soy, which they claim is much better than the standard way of processing soy, and takes out most of the elements that are supposed to be bad for BC.
I've given up on eggs - my dietician says that eating cage free eggs where the chickens are fed Omega 3s is about as good as I'm going to get - that when an animal eats soy, the soy byproducts don't stay in their bodies, as far as she can tell. But she recommends any kind of eggs over tofu as a protein for BCers.
I don't know if this helps - we can't seal ourselves into a bubble.
Right now, I'm just trying to eat as many organic veges as I possibly can, and exercise every day.
Sue - Proud to be Krista's Mom
12/28/2007, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH)