Soy Allergies, Know It More

Soy Allergies, Have A Better Understanding

Soy Allergies, Have A Better Understanding

I can’t believe it, but it would appear that I am developing an allergy to soy. I didn’t seem to have any problems before when I was just a regular old vegetarian, but since I’ve cut out dairy and eggs I have been eating a lot more soy (soy cream, soy milk, soy cheeses, on top of the usual soy meat substitutes and tofu).

It’s been about two months since I’ve increased my soy intake. About a week or so ago I started getting mild hives. They seem worst at night (like an hour or so after dinner where I usually get the most soy) and tend to go away for the most part during the day, but I had tofu for lunch and didn’t have a very severe reaction, so I don’t know what’s going on.

I am going away for the night tomorrow and plan on eating a lot of soy so that I can rule out an allergy to my cat. I typically do not have allergies, although I did get hives a lot when I was a kid. Does it sound normal to get an allergy late in life like this? Are hives a common symptom of soy allergies? Thanks!

P.S. I’m asking here because I know other vegetarians will have more experience with soy related questions than most others and I recall a few people mentioning soy allergies here before.
Oh my gosh, such good information here. I just can’t thank you all enough. I’m going to leave the question up for a while to see if I get anymore responses. You guys rock!

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Soy Allergy – Food Allergy Research & Education
Understand one of the most ordinary food allergies so you can protect yourself from it.

Soy Allergy | Causes, Symptoms & Treatment | ACAAI
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  • freedom first January 30, 2009, 4:32 am

    Yes, allergies and intolerances can develop at any point in life! The most common known causes of onset are: digestive infection, a period of prolonged stress, an accident/physical trauma, or just plain having too much!

    I developed a wheat intolerance when I was about 12, but it took me about 12 years to fully realize what was going wrong with me. Wheat is fine for 95%+ of the population, just like soy is probably good for 95%+ of the population, but to me, its a real danger.

    The complications of an untreated food intolerance are extreme! Vegetable proteins are actually very complicated and I believe from a chemical perspective, it is the plant's last defense against being eaten. Some people suggest that real Tofu that has been fermented properly is easier to digest. Genetically modified and raw soy protein additives would be the worst. Modern farming techniques put intentional stress on the plants to increase protein yield, some percentage of these proteins are defensive and attack anyone who tries to eat them. Your body can only handle so much based on genetic, and other factors.

    Other risky foods are dairy, wheat, corn, soy, tomato, and citrus. Too much reliance on one can leave you vulnerable to intolerance. Try an elimination diet for a few weeks and see if you start to feel better. After regular consumption of a food you are intolerant to, it can take up to a year to reach full healing!