Yes, the doctor did say: If it says soy, run.
Yesterday morning I returned some fiber bars. At the very end of their ingredients: soy.
My regular market is huge. I went on a soy hunting safari, and discovered I'd have to live on twigs and berries. My standbys from Quaker Oats - cookies and Oatmeal to Go contain soy or at least the isoflavones. So far I haven't found soy in the grocery's private blend instant oatmeal.
Just about everything else I touched had soy isoflavones "for emulsifier."
I baked regularly until I was in my fifties, and never needed an emulsifier. Neither did my grandmother.
Now I read even chocolate bars need emulsifying,.
Oh, well, the GI doctor says no chocolate, anyway.
I came home with a small bag of trail mix, some white crackers that are definitely not whole wheat, some fruit, a muffin, and a jar of jam.
This morning, I went on a soy lecithin safari on line:
From Sloan Kettering INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE Information about herbs, botanicals, ...SOY
Tamoxifen: Animal studies suggest that genistein, a soy isoflavone, may antagonize the effects of tamoxifen on estrogen-dependent breast cancer (MCF-7) (38) (39).
Why did I get on line to the medical sites again? Searching for a way out? A loophole? Instead, it's back to the days when a cheese stick in my purse would get me through.
Healthy eating. Hmmm.