Soy Allergy (Sensitivity)

Soy Products Contain Food Toxins

There are a number of AntiNutrients - food toxins - found in soy and its derivatives:

  • Lectins
  • Phytates
  • Phyto-estrogens
  • Saponins

Each of these contibutes its own combination of symptoms. You could suffer some of them - or all of them.


If you suspect soy allergy . . .

Unless a strict elimination protocol is observed and carried out under clinical conditions - it is really difficult to pinpoint whether one particular food is causing your symptoms.

Scientists have confirmed there are more than twenty common food toxins ... and they work together in various combinations to make us sick.

We recommend reducing a number of food toxins - by moving to a LOW-TOXIN DIET. 

Learn more with the Free ebook about Food Toxins



Facts about soy sensitivity

At foodintol® we provide information from the medical journals - which is peer-reviewed and published only after rigorous examination. The clinical evidence - including this study - about soy protein allergy is as follows:

1). Soy sensitivity is dose-dependent

Any responses depend on the amount of soy protein ingested. That is -  it depends on the dose.

This is in contrast to other allergies (e.g. peanut allergy)where even a tiny amount can cause severe reactions). That means - in general - we can have a much greater amount of soy protein before experiencing allergy symptoms.


2). Soy reactions are harder to spot than others

What we understand about the relative severity of reactions of soy compared to say, cow's milk:

    • Cow's milk protein has more allergenicity than soy protein.


 3). Symptoms of Soy Allergy

These are very similar to other large 'modern food' protein reactions - like those to gluten and casein. Therefore you may be confused as which one is causing yours. Symptoms include:

      • Headache
      • Grogginess, impaired awareness
      • Stiff neck or other muscles
      • Back pain, body soreness
      • Diarrhea
      • Nausea
      • Tiredness


 4). Symptoms overlap with other intolerances

Depending on which symptoms you have - you may actually be confusing soy allergy with other food sensitivities like Gluten intolerance, or fructose sensitivity. Have a look in the Index of Symptoms before assuming soy sensitivity.


5). How to detect Soy Allergy

The best way to pinpoint soy allergy is to leave it out of your diet and monitor the results. We recommend the Journal Method. It's great to get actual proof - because then you know for life - and can avoid all those awful foggy days of headache and illness. Soy is now included in thousands of processed foods and can be difficult to avoid without assistance.