If you suffer with allergy symptoms, you know all about the stress of having a chronic condition. Not only is it difficult to breathe with allergy symptoms, but poor sleep can lead to fatigue and problems concentrating. Allergy medicines can cause appetite changes, low energy, and even irritability. All you want is relief: from the stress, the symptoms, all of it.
Always read labels. In the U.S., "soy" must be listed on the label if it’s in a food.
Be careful about eating at Asian restaurants. Even if you order a soy-free dish, you could still be exposed because the ingredient is used so often in Asian cooking. A cook might use the same utensil on soy and non-soy dishes. Explain that you need to be sure your food doesn’t touch soy in any way.
Ask your doctor about soy oil and lecithin. Most people with soy allergies can handle soy oil. The same goes for soy lecithin, which is often used in chocolate candy, peanut butter, and margarine. Your doctor or an allergist can help you figure out if they’re OK for you.