I have no problems with a plant based diet such as veganism.
And I recently learned from my dr that my thyroid wouldn’t be an issue. But she also said I shouldn’t consume any soy or soy based products since it increases male hormones in pcos sufferers. So wtf…guess I can’t do it after all. I’ve been hearing some great buzz about the Paleo diet though for pcos, I’ll give it a whirl sometime this month.
Not to worry, consuming soy is not required to be vegan. There is the whole produce section: fruits and veggies, plus nuts, seeds, pasta, peanut butter and jelly, rice and beans. There are many soy free dairy replacements, I’d suggest trying almond milk (most people I know love it) and if you don’t like that there is coconut, rice, hemp, flax, chia, sunflower etc milk available. Plenty of vegan meats also are soy free, just gotta explore and see which ones you like. Even the best vegan cheese on the market, Daiya, is soy free! You might want to check out SoyFreeVegan.com Plus if you google “soy free vegan” you’ll find a ton of recipes and info. Hope that helps!