Are You An Under-Eater? 8 Signs You’re Not Eating Enough

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I had 70 lbs. Some healthy foods to boost that: I eat around calories a day. I did in fact return the merchandise that was never explained to me as being non-refundable. This is high school bio lab stuff here.

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I am not overweight and am a decent eater, though I could definitely eat more vegetables. My problem is under-eating and disturbed sleep. It can take me time to fall asleep and I can sometimes wake up early. I have and am in recovery severe anxiety, GAD and health anxiety. I often worry hunger will wake me up and cause my own cycle.

I can be starving and be okay without food and then that hunger feeling fades. I am not trying to lose weight, I just forget to eat. And now I am hungry and nauseous and I have had similar things like this before and food always helps because sometimes I revert back.

Can eating more fix this problem? I seem to suffer with the same issue. I do so good all day. I eat low carb which I know people that are against but it has worked for me over the last 4 years but here lately with personal problems in life anxiety has caused me to not sleep very well.

I will end up snacking after midnight unlike you, I EAT! I will feel guilty about it and usually toss it moments later. I think Xanax will increase hunger or maybe not. It almost acts like Ambien, in that aspect. I guess I need not take that drug either and just stick to Melatonin 10mg and perhaps some Benadryl. At least this combination will eventually get you back to sleep… No scripts, no guilt!

Hope things get better for all. I want to feel and look awesome for years? Good luck on your weight loss journey! I am a 48 year old mom of 3. I was low carb, low calorie and high exercise for 4 years. During that time, I gained 35 pounds, and started waking up between 2 and 4 almost every night. Before that, I had never had weight, or sleep issues. Although the weight gain and sleeping issues were frustrating, I felt that giving up grains and sugar, adding free range organ meats and bone broth, and continuing to eat lots of whole foods—mainly plants which I was already doing was a good idea, and so I kept on the same path, mystified by the constant weight gain.

One day I realized that I had stayed in a hungry state for the entire 4 years, and I decided to never let myself be hungry again and see what happened. In addition, it just felt really good to not be constantly hungry. I could not believe that doubling my calories was the cure to my issues! It was VERY frustrating to be so misunderstood—folks just assumed that I was overeating and under exercising. More importantly, it was frustrating to be working so hard to have good health and instead achieve poor results!

I am very happy to find this article! Thanks for getting the word out!!! I hope others who are struggling find this article before they give up. I feel like I am in the same boat. Knowing how much is too much is hard though!

I have been struggling to find a happy medium to lose weight. I was puffy swollen and very irratabile. Beings my thyroid was out of sync it threw my body for a loop. I switched from levothyroxin to nature thyroid in October a year later after my diagnosis. At my dr appointment in March my dr suggested I eliminate gluten and eat low carb high fat. When I say high fat I am not talking the bad for you fats but good fats olive oil, coconut oil etc. I have lost 7.

Works for me I am 61 years young and am getting my life back. I use my fitness pal to log my food and it helps with keeping track of my nutrition protein, fats, fiber etc. I also belong to a FB page that is amazing for low carb living. It will be my way of eating for life. My husband has also followed me and he has lost 20 pounds in 7 weeks seems men lose so much quicker.

We do not restrict our calories either. Restricting calories and under eating is not the solution I can attest to that. I eat more calorie wise than I ever have and am losing weight getting healthy and feeling great.

One other perk for me I was always cold and very tired and I know this is all part of my thyroid disorder but since adapting this way of eating I have pretty much eliminated this all together. I try to keep my carbs around 40 per day. My daily diet consists of lean proteins, eggs, vegetables, healthy fats, and I eat berries for fruit.

Raspberries I had found are the best for low carbs. Unfortunately a lot of fruits and vegetables are high in carbs. I try to get the bulk of my carbs from vegetables.

I wish you luck as I know all too well how hard it is when you have thruoid problems. Kiwi I am under the care of dr and I am following her instructions. Not sure what your referring to about fat and water…. Not everything works for all but I am very happy with how I feel and being able to feel good is even more important than the weight loss.

This works for me. I think we all have our opinions on different eating styles I am only sharing what has worked for me. I am a 70 year old female. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism many years ago and take. I am gluten and lactose intolerant and eat a very restricted low fodmaps diet as I had colon cancer 15 months ago and had 30cms of my colon removed which caused a lot of diarrhoea.

I now find that I am cold all the time, cannot get to sleep and if I do sleep it is only for 3 hours or so. I am never tired in the day either. I am losing weight now weigh 60kgs and wonder if anyone has any suggestions as my concern is lack of sleep. It completely suppresses my appetite to the point that I feel sick even trying to eat anything. The medication is necessary and a last resort after several others tried and failed.

I have the same problem. Hi My name is Brittany. I am currently In September I started at I eat 6times a day. I workout at least 2 or 3 times a week. But I have not lost a pound. Especially in my midsection. Then the weird thing is I start my morning with a flat stomach and by lunch I look pregnant lol. Have you had your thyroid checked. All the symptoms sound like you could have Hypothyroidisum. I have it and all the symptoms you mentioned go along with it.

I recently started a low carb diet which has helped me lose weight but you need to also be on medication if you have thyroid problems. Good luck to you. Hi Brittany, First of all—good on you to have not gained, and to have lost some weight!

I encourage you to get the following numbers about your health: You can google around and find the meaning of those numbers and what level they should ideally be. It sounds like you are struggling with insulin resistance.

If your fasting insulin is higher than 5, then this is most likely your issue…. Brittany, I was in your boat a year ago. I weighed more though: I got up to lbs before I decided that I needed a lifestyle change. My problem was portion sizes. Without realizing it, I was eating twice as much as someone my height and age should eat! And I had to eat that much, just to feel full!

It has taken almost a year, but I am now down to , and all that I did was use a calorie counting app loseit some of my friends used fitness pal. I started logging all of my foods, and I realized that my portion sizes were causing me to overeat.

I used the app to help control how much I was eating, and I would exercise to pull my calories back down to my goal if I over-ate during the day. Running a calorie deficit works. Having little rewards every 5 or 10 pounds is important, and having someone who keeps you accountable besides just you is important as well.

My husband will purchase and play a new board game with me, every time I hit my 10 lb goal! I do not eat paleo, but I stumbled across this article while trying to find help.

I started losing weight with diet pills and exercise and gradually losing through the years. The last 5 years I have focused on just eating lower calories and have made it as low as lbs. This has become all consuming. I was happier teetering around I do exercise ever single day for an hour and a half and keep my calories at ish. I have binges about every 8 days that easily go into the calorie mark.

I have been living this way for far too long. I obsess over food to a grand scale and constantly think about it. When I am done with a meal I am actually sad. All I want to do is eat. I never ever want to be fat again and find myself trying to get back and keep telling myself I will live normal when I get there, but I cannot get there.

I am miserable and hate social gatherings and will cancel and avoid at all costs. God bless my husband who has been with me for 21 years, he loves me so much and I am making him miserable too. I never leave the house EVER! I go to the grocery store on saturday morning and thats it. I dont want to be fat again, I cannot lose weight so therefore I cannot eat more cause when I do I gain. There is a great online community for Intuitive Eating as well.

Please buy the book. I am rooting for you! Are you saying at lbs. Be lucky you are only a couple pounds overweight. I am a 58 year old male that always weighed about lbs. After 2 back surgeries and heart surgery I was bed ridden for 3 years. I am finally going to lose that lbs. I am SICK of being a prisoner in my own body. Please Google Overeaters Anonymous.

I completely relate to every word that you wrote. I was pounds last month and now currently im Amorah I recommend that you eat a little more or add another snack you are feeling the way you are because you need more fuel to give your body more energy and since your young you burn calories faster because you are more active. I promise you will feel a lot better. Girls your age should eat no fewer than calories a day.

That means you have even less muscle to help you lose fat in the future muscle is hard to get back! Over the long term, under eating can be very harmful to your health. I am a 15 year old girl and I have been a good restricter for myself since third grade. I typically eat around calories per day and it seems like enough to me but I am and whenever I try lowering my calorie intake to lose weight which is always I can never lose any weight.

I realize now that I am not nearly eating enough along with excercising 5 days a week and I want to start eating more but I am afraid of gaining weight. I try to eat very healthy and protein packed food but no matter what I eat I still feel overweight and unable to lose weight. What should i do? What does your typical menu look like? You could be underestimating how much you are eating. Eat more plant based foods. Peanut butter almond butter flaxseeds healthy fats. During the course of 2 and a half months, I went from pounds to The way I lost weight was very unhealthy, each day I lowered my calorie intake and now I only eat a few snacks a day.

I splurged on junk food and chocolate during my last period. My skin is loose and the muscles in my legs are not as firm anymore. You should definitely speak tp tour doctor about it. Gabriella can you speak with a parent to make an appointment with a primary care physician?

Most health plans will make an allowance to see a nutritionist. I would recommend you start there. Your weight loss is impressive and shows discipline but is not healthy. At your young age you have years of growth ahead of you and need to eat more. A progressive physician should be able to refer you to a nutritionist for your diet and a therapist for your depression. Growing up is very hard. Good for you for seeking advice on this site…but seeking out medical in person help is the best advice i or anyone else can give you right now.

So soooo glad I found this. Exercise at least 4 times a week and I am on my feet all day. I upped my fibre intake, had more protein when I could and avoided more carbs than normal and was reaching cals a day, if even some days.

Could not figure out where I was going wrong. After Reading this and agreeing with at least 5 things I realised that I was having the right things but no where near enough for the amount I do. People are so obsessed with losing weight that they go so low on calories and it can cause a lot of harm to your body. PS what has helped me as well is eating small meals and snacks every coup,e hours. If your an active person you need to eat more frequently!

Stop letting tv advertisements and crash diets control your life! Your better than that! I eat around calories a day. Am I not eating enough? I am 16 years old and I do gymnastics 4 days a week from 4: I recently lost about 20 pounds because I cut down on how much I was eating.

I have just started to increase the amount I eat in a day because I am not having a period and I have no energy to do the sport that I love. For example, this is basically what I eat everyday. I think that sounds very healthy, minus the chocolate in the milk lol. I will try to eat more, though often, no desire to. I know something is wrong, but doctors have been dismissive.

But even after all that, I still feel terrible, like something is still wrong. Will I ever wake up and feel well and strong? If someone out there can help, I implore you. This is positively depressing.

Like you, I struggle from many symptoms no doctor has taken seriously. Do your own research. I am convinced after years of this and no help from the medical industry that we have to trust ourselves and look into any and all options.

See a naturopath, see an syrveduc practitioner, see a Chinese herbalist, see a nutritionist. Anyone who says diet does affect your health is mad. Trust your gut and keep searching. I wish you the best! Hi, I just recently weighed myself and I use to be lbs and now im only lbs. I lost this in a week. I dont use the bathroom very often. And I only eat breakfast and lunch on the weekends.

I have more stress than an average teen because of the college prep classes I have. Im also late for my period. Could me being underweight be the cause of all this? While lbs is perfectly healthy for your age and height, it is a little alarming that you seem to have lost this in a week. The chills and constipation should set off an alarm too. I hope you start feeling better. I was always known as having the clearest of skin, and I have suffered with abyss acne for the last few years.

I never thought it was a case of under eating because of how big, bloated and fat I became, it seemed the less I ate the bigger I got.

I am almost 16, 5,5 ft and I weight about pounds. I think You may want to eat a little more than what you are currently at. Think about how much you walk in a day and how many calories that consumes on its own. All of your symptoms can be caused by not eating enough, even anxiety. What are you doing for exercise 5 days a week? Do you walk a lot throughout the day? Your best bet would be to buy some sort of fitness tracker, preferably one with a heart rate monitor.

You could also use a calorie tracker like My Fitness Pal and track how much you eat. I use the app on my phone and I also use My Fitness Pal to track my calories. The best part about the two apps is that you can sync them together. Your parents may be willing to help you buy one. You also want to make sure you eat enough protein. Muscle burns fat, the only way to get rid of fat is to build muscle. Cardio alone may help you lose weight, but lifting weights and building muscle is the only way to keep it off.

Also, if you are not eating enough protein, your body will eat your muscles. And as I said earlier, muscle burns fat, without any muscle you can not lose fat. On another note, tennis burns a crazy amount of calories, make sure you eat enough to cover those calories.

How does your weight affect your ability as a tennis player? For many years my only exercise was walking on my treadmill and that worked well for me. About 7 years ago I started doing workout videos and doing some weights and have progressed but over the last 3 years things have been sorta a struggle. I feel I have fallen into the exercise more and more and eat less. So, fast forward, I did a new Beachbody program, pushed myself hard and at the end of 60 days, I was no further than the day I started, I NEED to turn to diet, I think I need to eat more but telling someone that used to be over lbs over weight to eat more when I want to lose a few pounds is not easy.

I WANT to fix this and have been upping my calories the last few days and reading and researching. I would love to know if I am in the right direction? Can you help me? Do cardio twice a week but never on a treadmill…walk in a park or beach or whatever… Keep it natural. What Tami described above is exactly me. I also am doing a 60 day challenge by beach body… My measurements are going up! I have had all my blood work done in the past and I am healthy!

Hi , im 16 and 17 on 17 march Im cm and weight 42,5 kg I eat around kcal a day for 4 months and i struggel to get all my meals in body and feel extremely bloated event After eating a piece of brocolie and 30g meat My legs and arms are skinny bit my belly gets fatter and fatter and when i eat only 50 above kcal i gain weight what must i do? Is my huge belly due to undereating? Hi Jeanique It sounds like you are definitely under eating. You are very light in weight for your height and the reason you are putting on weight when you eat is most probably because your body is not happy at the weight you are at.

The body is an amazing machine that will tell you when it is not happy. You will feel so much better if you eat more food. To keep healthy make sure you are eating real food eg cooked meat, eggs if you are not intolerant vegetables and fruit. Some vegetables may not suit you. Broccoli and other sulphur producing foods like cabbage can cause bloating.

At your age you may still be growing so it is important that you support your body during this time and give it the additional calories to make sure your body can grow. Healthy fats like olive oil and coconut oil and eating almonds will all help. Stay away from processed foods and soda drinks as although they may taste nice they are not good for you. If you are only eating 1, calories it is best if they are packed full of nutrients and not just empty sugary calories.

Anna has some good advice above on the types of healthy foods you should be eating. One tablespoon of oilive oil drizzled over your meat or on a piece of bread will give you more calories. It goes down like nothing and can help you reach a healthy calorie target for the day. Some of the things you described in your post were extremely concerning to me because it sounded as if you might have an eating disorder and severe malnutrition.

There is no way you should feel bloated after one piece of broccoli and one ounce of meat. One ounce is about two bites. I did some Googling and a symptom of starvation is that you feel full really quick. Another symptom of severe malnutrition and protein deficiency is a very thin body with a bloated belly. The skinny body, bloated belly look is well known among starving children in Africa. It seems that your body has lost the ability to properly judge its food intake. Talk to your parents and a doctor and tell them you have a problem with eating.

Eat with others and take in as much food as they do. Trust in science, which has established that normal people need to be eating closer to 2, calories a day instead of a mere Remember that you are NOT fat.

Seek help, and remember that you NEED to eat. This is your own health and your own life on the line. Thank you so much , what you said really opened my eyes you reallly gave me the advice i searched for a long time , thanks to you i finnaly felt free to talk about my eating dissordr with my dad amd we will as soon as possible be searching for a professional to help me with my nutrition recovery as well as my self esteem recovery and i know its going to be tough But i don t know how to thank you enough because i tried to ask so many people , had no response and my own ex dietitiam said that my belly problem was impossible to come from malnutrition thanks again for opening my eyes and saving me from even more severe health problems.

I sometimes eat dinner. How are my eating habits guys? Maybe try thinking about what you will eat for breakfast or even make a meal the evening before? Maybe that way you would be more motivated to eat the breakfast. The less you eat the more your stomach will shrink so you may not feel hungry but your body still needs to be nourished. Most people say that you should have at least two meals per day so breakfast is most probably a good one if you can have it on your own.

Then make sure you have a really healthy and plentiful evening meal. Could you take some nuts such as almonds and walnuts with you so that you can snack on them when you are alone? As you eat more you will find your appetite returning and you will begin to enjoy food more. This was an interesting read and the comments even more so!

I was just wondering if since I have been on a calorie diet for two weeks it would cause a loss of menses that quickly? I am not underweight -more on the other end at Aiming for around Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Im 15 years old female, cm and 52 kgs. And i wanted to eat healthier, so i used a calculator to find out how many calories i should eat per day and i got calories a day. So i start tracking how much i eat a day and i only come to about calories a day. I workout for an hour and 20 minutes a day, 1 hour of HIIT and 2o minutes of squats, pushups and stuff.

Also my older brother is about 45kgs and cm tall and needs to gain muscle weight i wanna help him out, anyone know what to do about that? Vanilla, at 15 years old your body is still doing a great amount of growing and developing. But in truth, the more deprived you are of calories and nutrients, the worse and worse your anxiety will become. You will only become sicker if you continue to eat so little.

I have some things the website describes. Remember that skinny girls can feel the same way as you do! If you do not consume what your body needs to meet basic functions and meet your energy needs you will lose weight the entire time until you either eat more or die. So if your statement as true, I should be pouring off the weight, correct? It actually is true.. If you are at a deficit you will lose weight. If your maintenance calories are truly and you are eating then you would be losing weight, but bear in mind that as you get lighter, your maintenance calories decrease as well.

It could also be that your maintenance is not truly I could plug my I information into every calculator in the world and they would all say my TDEE is calories a day but in reality my BMR is just much too low for that. Weight could also be things other than fat. I am trying to wrap my head around this. My calorie intake always is at and normal carb days g carbs and on low carb 50g carbs days as I try to carb cycle my always keep my fat and protein high.

Could my diet really be the cause of me not losing weight or toning? I am a competitive swimmer on a team for about 7 years.

We workout 2 hours each day. I eat around 1,, calories each day. I have noticed that my menstrual cycle has stopped for almost a year and lots of hair is falling out.

For the past month I have been trying to eat more, and the calculator says I should eat more and I could maintain the same weight. I am still missing my period, but i think I have gained weight. Hi this article really caught my eye and made me realize just how much I under eat! A lot of the symptoms describe me: I am also constantly craving food but I had always chalked this up to my high metabolism, not under eating.

I am looking for foods to increase my calorie intake as well as stop the symptoms. Some healthy foods to boost that: Also try some muscle building exercises. Hi, this is a bit weird for me, seeing as im not on a diet, nor have i ever had a problem with undereating. Anyways i noticed a large number of these apply to me not the pregnant, or insomnia one, which was actually the opposite for me. I was hoping for maybe an answer from you that isnt something i know, or whether its exactly what i think it is.

Eating should be pleasurable. If you are only eating simple carbs I presume you mean sugary snacks your body may be asking for healthier food and you will feel better if you could eat some healthier foods.

Try a couple of good meals and see how you feel. I know my issue is food and anxiety-related, because when I do eat more, I sleep much better. My main disruption is waking up sometimes hungry. It sounds as though you are doing well with your anxiety. As you most probably know anxiety can ebb and flow and can pop up in different places.

At least you understand what you should be doing so hopefully by eating healthily, when you remember, will help with the anxiety too. I hope you can help this make a little more since to me, thanks.

Try eating lunch with a friend. Perhaps your heart needs to be fed in the middle of the day, as well as your body! I will go a whole day without eating most of the time or some days I will only eat once. I made myself eat today but I still felt sick.

What should I do about this? You might try sipping a glass of water slowly before eating. Take your time, sit down and sip. Enjoy the company of a friend as you sit and sip water. I have all of these symtoms but have reverse dieted my way to calories.

Or will it just take time as I continue at this level? Try adding some more calories. You could potentially stand to gain pounds.

That might help kick start your hormonal function and improve your symptoms. Of course this is a complete guess, there may be other things going on that you need more one-on-one help with. Every time I do, I just puke it up. I know this may sound as to much information to some, but I started my period yesterday as well, I am bleeding a lot more than I ever have.

True enough, Platinum Soursop got rid of my back problems. Without doubt, Graviola is an amazing plant that gives us so many benefits. The stem, bark, root, fruit and leaves of this plant are all filled with numerous vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that all help make our minds and bodies healthy and functioning properly. If you want to improve your quality of life, then you definitely should try taking Graviola capsules and pills like Platinum Soursop.

In Central America, the root bark of the graviola is used as an antidote to some types of poisoning. A concoction of leaves may be used for back pain, and some believe that it can help with diabetes by stabilizing blood sugar levels. Even the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center has stated that some compounds found in graviola can counter inflammation, and may help against viruses and parasites.

These are very rich in vitamin C and contain several types of B vitamins. But some studies have indicated that in a laboratory setting with cancer cells in culture, compounds in soursop is extremely effective in killing cancer cells. The Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center has summarized findings that suggest that soursop can potentially help in the fight against cancer.

The results indicated that the soursop compound was times more effective in killing the breast cancer cells, compared to some accepted chemotherapy medications. It is also suspected that compounds in soursop can slow down the growth of cancer cells and help chemotherapy treatments work better. However, these potential benefits are still being studied.

Many websites tend to use the terms interchangeably. But in general, the word graviola refers to the graviola tree, so you can use terms such as graviola leaves and graviola stems. However, often the term used to refer to the graviola fruit is soursop. So the entire tree is the graviola, but the soursop refers specifically to the graviola fruit.

However, the soursop graviola fruit may also be called by various other names. These include paw paw or Brazilian paw paw and custard apple. The graviola is native to many countries south of the US border. In Barbados, Trinidad, and Jamaica, the graviola fruit known as soursop is used as dessert, candies, exotic beverages, and flavorings.

However, the graviola originated in the jungles of South East Asia. It can now be found in the Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia. It is also grown in the tropical regions of Africa. It is possible that it may interfere with how your cancer treatment works. It is also possible that consuming too much graviola or soursop can be unsafe. Another single study also suggests that drinking too much tea made from the leaves and stems of the graviola may be toxic for your brain.

For the most part, they can be used to help with any mild symptom you may be feeling. This can be respiratory or gastrointestinal, pain-related, or a mild fever. Graviola is suspected to help with a wide variety of medical conditions. It also contains lot of Vitamin C along with several B vitamins. The graviola trees are quite common in those areas. You can buy the fruit and eat it, or consume it as candy or as a beverage.

You can find these for sale in ecommerce sites that specialize in supplements, and in special websites offering a single brand of graviola supplement. There are some plants which, when beaten in water release enough lecithin to be used to clean body and hair by natives in various parts of the world. When consumed, lecithin can act as a natural cleanser in the body, both in the digestive system and the blood stream.

The important thing to remember, with lecithin and all other material we consume is an old adage used in the chemical industry. Some doses can be accumulative. That is, small amounts over a period of time. To the best of my knowledge, nobody has established any harmful dosages for lecithin. I think much research needs to be done. Or make your own non-dairy milk. I have started taking a supplement which contains Soy Lecithin 98 percent oil free mg.

Breast cancer runs in the family not a lot, one person, my mother so this concerns me. Does the oil free part make it ok? Just wanted to comment on the cancer concerns and to write all those who find their way to these helpful comments from everyone.

First, people with cancer are almost always found to have low Vitamin C and D levels as well as other deficiencies.

All of us trying to do the best and often find it to be very difficult to find and consume only health foods. The problems with so many food poisons are definitely engineered this way on purpose. After all, the biggest food producer also owns and profits when people need their drugs. A person who eventually dies from any disease… is often actually dying of scurvy. Ebola bleeding of the mouth is scurvy. Toxins, cancers, snake bites poisons, viruses, infection are all cancelled out by Vitamin C; while also being helped by other sources of nutrition.

Another Dr published book talks of how he took high doses of D; helping rid a host of chronic problems. Take the time to study nutritional supplementing because its so important today. Calcium can become deadly builds up in the blood — clogging your system if not balanced with K2 and or magnesium and yet no one ever educates students of these life critical truths in 12 years of schooling — health classes. I believe even this is intentional. It is no coincidence iodine was removed from bread conditioners replaced by poisonous bromine which is toxic to thyroid function- making most breads toxic.

This happened in the early 70s; just as synthetic thyroid was developed and put on the market. As a result, today 1 in 10 people take it this medication; not realizing the true cause of their problems.

Chlorine, bromine from most breads and fluorine all consume iodine which is an essential element to thyroid, health, immune system function, sleep cycles, pituitary gland etc. If you look up old newspapers, you can read articles from doctors in the 30s who would write articles to local papers.

They sought to to inform the public what the symptoms of iodine deficiency were. Their lives were totally turned around transformed by taking iodine supplementation. This says a lot because doctors today are wrongly educated by big pharma told -that salt gives us all sufficient levels and that this negates the need for us to test for the need to supplement.

If you want to stay healthy, develope a good non-gmo supplement program. Coincidentally, there has never been a max dosage of C in IV form found to be deadly. A great doctor from Oregon Linus Pauling tried to bring this information forward in the later s.

He had spent years confirming by his research the many benefits of Vitamin C and compiling his and research of others.

He was wrongly discredited by doctors who were paid by big pharma. His original articles that brought forward his claims were challenged by dishonest Pharma drs.

Pauling immediately sought to counter these allegations but pharma made sure that AMA journal and others would not publish his rebuttal of their claims. This control that dishonest money has on our system is why USA has the 49th lowest life expectancy. Thank our corrupt system. Here is a reference to the Pauling Institute website which also has a lot of good info.

I was told to avoid soy by my oncologist. I wanted to buy a protein drink but it has soy in it. Mostly everything I want to buy has soy. How dangerous is soy for a cancer survivor? If you get organic soy-made products, the link to such things is moot.

I am a breast cancer survivor. I, too, would get very bad pseudo menstral cramps whenever I ingested any soy products. I even had to switch my brand of multivitamins because the soy lecithin in the vitamin would trigger my cramping. I was thinking of buying Alpha GPC choline but do not want the soy lecithin that it is made from. Do you know an Alpha GPC choline that is made from sunflowers? I would like to enhance my acetylcholine production to help with me sexually.

I am male, Does sunflower lecithin produce acetylcholine significantly? I was diagnosed with CLL two years ago. I am still at O, it is not progressing so far. I started taking soy lecithin for short term memory loss. My question is will soy lecithin trigger my blood cancer into high gear? Consuming any soy isoflavones, disrupts endocrine activity, which in turn may have a carcinogenic affect. Joe — That is a really dangerous thing to tell someone.

Especially if you are not a doctor. Ruth — There are alternatives to soy lecithin. Still check with your doctor before taking any supplements. I have read through a lot of the comments but not all. It seems pretty clear that very many people have serious problems with soy full stop, and I think we need to be honey with ourselves as a race and say that ultimately it should be banne on this earth and not to seek to justify its use ever if there is any alternative, as a matter I principle even if we have no personal reaction to it.

However, I am flabbergasted to not have found ONE single mention here, especially by Chris Kresser although I may have missed it to sunflower lecithin, which has to be far superior and causing no problems for virtually all people.

Again I may have missed it but it should not be hard at all to find at leat one reference to it, certainly in Kressers main article itself. Am I missing something here? Lecithin is used as an emulsifier, to bring two liquids together that would not otherwise dissolve with one another. Soap emulsifies water and oil. 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.