I’ve been diagnosed with hypothyroid, so that means no soy for me. I took awhile to get diagnosed and I had many symptoms: weight gain, hair loss, insomnia, dry skin and tiredness. Finally, it was my acupuncturist who figured it out. Thanks Jackie! It’s easily diagnosed with a simple blood test. As soon as I found out, I changed my food intake by removing everything that aggravated the thyroid ; broccoli, rutabaga, spinach, soy, dairy, white flour, sugar and processed food. It made a huge difference right away. But let me tell you how hard it is to be a vegetarian and cooking for two lactose intolerant without soy- very!!! They do love their soy, so I just use a substitute for my own meal. Today my family is having roasted temphe, but I substituted the soy with marinaded beans. I paired it with oven roasted vegetables.
Marinaded Beans, Serves 2
1 cup cooked or canned great northern beans
1 tsp flax seed oil
2 tbs sweet mustard
1 tbs apple cider vinegar
1 tbs chopped flat Italian parsley
Salt & Pepper
Blend everything for the sauce and mix in beans. Let stand in fridge for at least an hour before serving.