Gunjan Khaitan
Client Relations & Delivery
Sanath Kumar T S
Consultant, Management
[email protected]
Business Development Executive

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Hi All,

Pls read this... I received it from my friend.

Please pass this to all...

ONE WOMAN'S STORY ON SOYA .

PLEASE pass this info to ALL your female

friends... It

may save their lives!........Something to take note

of.

This is my true story, nothing altered. These are

facts, as they

relate to my experience, my opinions based on what I

have read

and felt. I am relating them to warn other young

health-conscious

women who are unwittingly harming themselves.

In 1989, I graduated from high school in Texas and

couldn't wait

to hit the big college city. One of the changes I

wanted to make was

to eat healthier.

Once I moved to health-conscious Austin, Texas, I

began to

fortify my body with the best and healthiest foods I

could find.

Tofu was the main ingredient in every healthy dish

and I bought soya

milk almost every day used it for everything from

cereal to

smoothies or just to drink for a quick snack. I

bought soya muffins,

miso soup wth tofu, soyabeans, soyabean sprouts, etc.

All the

literature in all the health and fitness magazines

said that soya

protected you against everything from heart disease

to

breast cancer. It was the magical isoflavones, the

estrogen-like

hormones that all worked to help you stay young and

healthy. I

looked great, I was working out all the time, but my

menstrual cycle

was off. At 20, I started taking birth control pills

to regulate my

menstrual cycle.

In addition to this I began to suffer from painful

periods. I began to get puffy, it was as though I was

losing my

muscle tone. I began to suffer from depression and

getting hot

flashes. I mistook all this for PMS since my periods

were irregular.

By the time I was 25, my periods were so bad I

couldn't walk.

The birth control pills never made them regular or

less painful so I

eecided to stop taking them.

I went on like this for another two years until I

realized my

pain wasn't normal. At 27, my gynecologist found two

cysts in my

uterus. Both were the size of tennis balls. I went

through surgery

to have them removed and thank God they were benign.

The

gynecologist told me to go back on birth control

pills. I didn't. In

1998, he discovered a lump in my breast. Again, I

went through

surgery and again it was benign.

In November 2000 my glands swelled up and my gums

became

inflamed.

Thinking I had a tooth infection i went to the

dentist who told

me that teeth were not the problem. After a dose of

antibiotics the

swelling still did not go down. At this point I could

feel a tiny

nodule on the right side of my neck. I told my mother

I had thyroid

trouble. She think I was being silly. No one in the

family suffered

from thyroid trouble. Going on a hunch I saw a

specialist who

diagnosed me with Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma.

After a series of

tests he told me it was cancer. My fiance and I sat

stunned. We were

not prepared and I was so scared.

We scheduled surgery right away. The specialist told

us that it

would only be after the operation that a pathologist

would be able

to tell us for sure if it was cancer. They found a

tumor at my right

lobe composed of irregular cells and another smaller

tumor growing

on the left, so the entire thyroid was removed.

They told me that after undergoing radioactive

iodine I would be

safe and assured me that I could live a long life.

After treatment I

began to search for the cause of all these problems.

I never once

thought it could be all the soya I had consumed for

nearly ten

years. After all, soya is healthy.

I came upon a web page that linked thyroid problems

to soya

intake and the conspiracy of soya marketed as a

health food when in

fact it

is only a toxic by-product of the vegetable oil

industry. This was

insane, afterall, the health and fitness magazines

had said nothing

about

soya being harmful.

I visited a herbalist who was diagnosed with thyroid

cancer in

1985. She informed me that soya was the culprit. She

had a

hysterectomy due to cysts and other uterine problems.

A few months

later another acquaintance who had consumed soya came

down with

thyroid cancer. A girl in England I met through the

internet in a

thyroid cancer forum had just undergone surgery and

she was only 19.

What was going on????

Breast cancer is linked to estrogen. What mimics

estrogen in the

female body, SOYA!

But I never suspected soya because until now I never

once found a

single article that stated soya could be dangerous.

Women who took

soya prior to thyroid problems will continue to take

it after if

they are not aware of what soya actually does, what

it contains and

how it reacts in the female body. I think this is the

reason that

women with thyroid cancer often develop breast cancer

later.

My co-worker is big into soya and I see her losing

hair and

gaining weight despite a walking workout during her

break and after

work,

and apples and oranges for lunch. She just had cysts

removed from

her uterus too.

I warned her to stay off soya. I refered her to

websites but

until it is on the evening news on all four networks,

women will

suffer. Since the thyroidectomy. I do not touch soya,

haven't for

two years.

Dear readers, please use my story in any way you can.

There are so many

young girls who are consuming soya because they think

they

are taking care of themselves, and women taking soya

because they

want to be healthy.

It is so unfair that the information about the

dangers of soya isn't

more widely circulated. It is sad. There are many out

there who feel

this way and it is a terrible blow when you realize

you are not as

healthy as you thought and that the information that

you depended on

was wrong.

Here are some references

http://www.netlink.de/gen/Zeitung/2000/000813.htl

http://www.biotech-info.net/soya.html

http://www.haelan.co.uk/Wholefood-Soya.shtml

Cheers

Anu

From India, Madras
Anu:
Thanks for this eye-opener of an article! I am planning to spread this awareness to everyone I know.
Sanath
PS: As a trainer in Communication Skills, I take this liberty of telling you, the word, 'Cheers', at the end of your mail was incongruous with the content of the mail. I do understand that this must have come mechanically, out of habit. Please take care...and of course, no offence meant!

From India, Mumbai
Hi Anu Can u plz tell me the food items that are normally available in indian market and have high soya content. i am unaware. Gunjan
From India, Mumbai
Hi Sanath,
Thanks for your comments and suggestion. I'll change it according to the content of the mail. Thanks for correcting me.
Hi Gunjan,
Give me some time i'll try to get it.
Regards
Anu

From India, Madras
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