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Rockymountaingirl
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   Posted 1/23/2012 8:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Just wondering if anyone has had success with a whey protein supplement?  No additives/artificial sweeteners etc...!

esoR
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   Posted 1/23/2012 9:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I use Show Me the Whey mixed with yogurt. It is sweetened with Stevia a natural sweetner. BUT it has this overwhelming vanilla taste.. So mixed with plain yogurt the sweet just mellows the taste just enough so that it is OK. 18 grams of protein per scoop. It also comes in chocolate.

I too wanted just PLAIN protein powder but most has soy in it to which I am allergic. Good luck. This is what I have found so far. Rosemary

Rockymountaingirl
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   Posted 1/23/2012 9:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Rosemary! I too want a plain product, and so far have come across Vital Whey from Well Wisdom. Looks pretty promising, but didn't know what anyone else had found. The lactose content looks like it's far below intolerance level too.

All the other whey protein supplements I've tried have caused bloating/discomfort, due to (I'm sure) the million ingredients listed!!

InSoFla
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   Posted 1/23/2012 9:34 PM (GMT -6)   
 
Welcome to the forum.
I've been using Dr. Mercola's Pro-Optimal Whey Protein (chocolate, which I absolutely love!). I like it because it comes from grass fed, no hormone cows, and contains digestive enzymes in it.
I make them with almond milk twice a day, and they go down very smoothly.

Dx - UC 09/2010.Tried various Mesalamine enemas/suppos/pills with Prednisone for several rounds without any help.PaleoDiet of proteins,veggies,salads, fruits, & protein shakes w/almond milk, Liquid Minerals& Vitamins,Maca powder,L-Glutamine 15g, D-Ribose 5g,L-ArgEthylEster,chia seeds,VSL#3,K2,VIt. D3 100,000 IU every 10 days.Transdermal LDN put me remission!

betsaronie
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   Posted 1/23/2012 9:38 PM (GMT -6)   
I can't handle whey or soy proteins. but most people can tolerate it. You want to make sure that the whey is coming from cows that are raised organically though as dairy/whey is a high source of growth hormones and antibiotics that people with auto immune diseases like us just do not need. Other protein options that good are rice bran, not the tastiest, kinda always remains gritty, but its vegan and almost no chance of an allergy or hyper immune response. Or even egg white protein powders. And lastly, Shakeology. These are kinda pricey and come in chocolate or green berry (which is gross!) and is more a meal replacement than just a protein supplement, but this stuff is packed with phytonutrients, prebiotics, vitamins and super antioxidants etc. It's mostly sourced from green plants, but does have whey and has all kinds of good stuff in it. Its sweetened with Stevia and a wheat based non GMO fructose, not corn syrup! read the ingredient list

Either way you slice it, getting more protein is always a good idea. It can help you lose weight or gain weight depending on what your goals are and it certainly doesn't need to be animal sourced if you are vegetarian or vegan. Your best bet is really going to be to shop around for an non artificial sweetener brand that works for you. See if stores offer refunds if for some reason it doesn't agree with you before you buy or maybe sample sizes. Cause protein powders can get pricey and it would suck to be out $50 for something that makes you sick.
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quincy
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   Posted 1/23/2012 10:38 PM (GMT -6)   
I get too much gas/discomfort from whey protein...so I'll not use it. Even the isolate.
Soy would never be a possibility. I did try rice protein, but there was stevia in it...still gas/discomfort. I understand there's egg white protein, never tried it yet.

All are concerned with low calories, so there will be some sort of sugar substitute in it.


Rockymountaingirl....What's the sweetener in the one you're considering?

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stereofidelic89
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   Posted 1/23/2012 11:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Spiru-protein is a good alternative, soy protein powder with spirulina.

I use Warrior Blend Protein which is pea-protein and cranberry protein, no soy, no dairy, no gluten, nothing artificial, smells great, tastes like crap, the best stuff you could ever have. Lol, but I'm not trying to abstain from it since being on SCD which doesnt allow a few of the ingredients...
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aguywithuc
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   Posted 1/23/2012 11:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Pure green protein is very good for my UC, I still consume whey protein in oats-n-whey.

InSoFla
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   Posted 1/24/2012 7:42 AM (GMT -6)   
If whey is a problem, you could always go with pea protein or hemp protein.
Personally, I would never do anything soy - too unhealthy.
Dx - UC 09/2010.Tried various Mesalamine enemas/suppos/pills with Prednisone for several rounds without any help.PaleoDiet of proteins,veggies,salads, fruits, & protein shakes w/almond milk, Liquid Minerals& Vitamins,Maca powder,L-Glutamine 15g, D-Ribose 5g,L-ArgEthylEster,chia seeds,VSL#3,K2,VIt. D3 100,000 IU every 10 days.Transdermal LDN put me remission!

Rockymountaingirl
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   Posted 1/30/2012 4:06 PM (GMT -6)   
InSoFla - I'm am definitely looking for a grass-fed protein also.  Mercola's stuff looks pretty good too.  My order just arrived today from Well Wisdom, so I'll give it a try.  I too plan on mixing it with regular almond milk since regular milk upsets my digestive tract.  I ended up getting the Vital Whey Natural which is only 100% whey protein concentrate...no added sweeteners/flavors. 
 
quincy - I really don't prefer to use any sweeteners...but if I do it's usually stevia.  That has seemed to sit well with me so far. 
 
I'll let you all know what I think in a week or so!  Thanks for the feedback! 

Sara14
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   Posted 1/30/2012 4:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Soy is not unhealthy...

If milk upsets your stomach, why are you taking whey protein??
28 years old; diagnosed pancolitis March 2007

Asacol, 5 tabs, 2xday; Rowasa once a week; Canasa as needed for flares; Ortho Tri-Cyclen; Singulair; Allegra; Omnaris nasal spray; allergy shots; multivitamin.

Rockymountaingirl
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   Posted 1/30/2012 5:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Sara14 - I love to workout and am also running a half marathon this May.  I need extra protein in my diet, and whey protein is a high quality EASY source, when you're not always able to eat/cook meat.  I've enjoyed having a protein shake for breakfast in the past, but the brands I've tried have always upset my stomach or caused bloating in some way.
 
In doing research, I've found that whey itself has extremely low levels of lactose (which is what causes intolerance), and should be safe for people with an intolerance to milk.  So what I'm left believing is that it's all the other additives-artificial sweeteners-fillers that are causing my discomfort.  
 
Like I said in a previous post, I'm trying for the first time a grass-fed, whey protein concentrate that I'm hoping will sit well with my digestive tract:)

Sara14
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   Posted 1/30/2012 5:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh okay. Hope it works for you.
28 years old; diagnosed pancolitis March 2007

Asacol, 5 tabs, 2xday; Rowasa once a week; Canasa as needed for flares; Ortho Tri-Cyclen; Singulair; Allegra; Omnaris nasal spray; allergy shots; multivitamin.

Madpotter
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   Posted 1/30/2012 6:21 PM (GMT -6)   
InSoFla, why do you say soy is unhealthy? I know it's not allowed on SCD because it has too many pesticide contaminations. What are your reasons? Just curious. I am not sure what I think about soy other than I had a soy allergy as a child.

InSoFla
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   Posted 1/30/2012 7:21 PM (GMT -6)   
 
Soy has been shown to be a factor in breast cancer.
Also, if you are female, it messes up your hormonal balance.

Dx - UC 09/2010.Tried various Mesalamine enemas/suppos/pills with Prednisone for several rounds without any help.PaleoDiet of proteins,veggies,salads, fruits, & protein shakes w/almond milk, Liquid Minerals& Vitamins,Maca powder,L-Glutamine 15g, D-Ribose 5g,L-ArgEthylEster,chia seeds,VSL#3,K2,VIt. D3 100,000 IU every 10 days.Transdermal LDN put me remission!

InSoFla
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   Posted 1/30/2012 7:24 PM (GMT -6)   
 
Mercola has a few different whey proteins. The only one I've tried, liked, and feels "soothing" is his Pro-Optimal Whey Protein. So, read his labels carefully to choose which is the best match for you.

Dx - UC 09/2010.Tried various Mesalamine enemas/suppos/pills with Prednisone for several rounds without any help.PaleoDiet of proteins,veggies,salads, fruits, & protein shakes w/almond milk, Liquid Minerals& Vitamins,Maca powder,L-Glutamine 15g, D-Ribose 5g,L-ArgEthylEster,chia seeds,VSL#3,K2,VIt. D3 100,000 IU every 10 days.Transdermal LDN put me remission!

Madpotter
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   Posted 1/31/2012 9:51 AM (GMT -6)   
InSoFla, ok, I have read that also. I am female and don't need to worry about any more health issues! Breast cancer runs in my family, too.

b.xl
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   Posted 1/31/2012 10:45 AM (GMT -6)   
People with ulcer colitis can eat coco? i didnt know i was staying away from any coco flavore product. i guess i will try Pro optimal whey chocolate flavor or any good protein with chocolate flavor.

Sara14
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   Posted 1/31/2012 12:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Soy doesn't cause breast cancer. ugh.

"In fact, the average woman living in East Asia eats about 10 times the quantity of soy foods as the average woman in the United States. Yet East Asian women have lower rates of hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer than women in the United States."

http://www.breastcancer.org/tips/nutrition/reduce_risk/foods/soy.jsp
28 years old; diagnosed pancolitis March 2007

Asacol, 5 tabs, 2xday; Rowasa once a week; Canasa as needed for flares; Ortho Tri-Cyclen; Singulair; Allegra; Omnaris nasal spray; allergy shots; multivitamin.

Madpotter
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   Posted 1/31/2012 2:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Sara14,

The bottom line is no one knows. I do not think you are comparing apples to apples by comparing Asian women to US women. Below is an excerpt from the Susan G. Komen website (komen.org) and below that is an excerpt from the Specific Carbohydrate Diet regarding soy.


The role of soy on breast cancer risk and survival (Dr. Wendy Chen, Feb. 2010):

Soy products, like tofu and soymilk, contain chemicals called phytoestrogens that may mimic how estrogen acts in the body. In laboratory studies, phytoestrogens sometimes increase breast cancer cell growth.1-3 On the other hand, lower rates of breast cancer are seen in many Asian countries, where diets are higher in soy. This seeming conflict has caused debate about the role of soy in breast cancer risk and survival.

Some studies in Asian women have suggested that soy lowers the risk of breast cancer development and recurrence and increases the chances for survival.4-6 Recent findings from the Shanghai Breast Cancer Survival Study of more than 5,000 Chinese women diagnosed with breast cancer found that a high soy diet lowered the risk of recurrence and breast cancer death.6 Women who ate more than 15 grams of soy protein per day had a 30 percent lower risk of recurrence compared to women who ate less than 5 grams of soy protein per day.6 Although the amount of soy protein varies by brand, typically, one cup of soymilk contains 6-8 grams of soy protein and a 4-ounce serving of regular tofu contains 9-10 grams.7-8

For a few reasons, it is difficult to know how findings from studies in Asia apply to women in the U.S. Women in Asia tend to eat much more soy than women elsewhere. In fact, among Caucasian women in the U.S the highest soy intake levels often fall into the lowest level of soy intake among women in Asia.9-10 Thus, the low levels of soy that U.S. women tend to eat may be too low to have an impact on breast cancer risk.

In addition, the sources of soy differ among women in Asia and U.S. Most women in the Shanghai study and other studies in Asia ate soy in the form of lightly processed whole foods. We do not know if these findings would apply to soy intake from soy supplements or pills or soy protein added to many processed foods commonly sold in the U.S. as soy products (such as soy chips, cereals and bars).

The timing of soy intake may also be important. Women growing up in Asian countries, such as Japan and China, tend to eat soy throughout their lives, beginning at a young age. Because few non-Asian women have a comparable lifetime exposure to soy in their diets, it is hard to know how these findings apply to non-Asian women. We do not know whether a breast cancer survivor who begins eating large amounts of soy later in life after a cancer diagnosis would get the same benefit from soy. However, the Shanghai study suggests that it is unlikely that dietary soy would be harmful among breast cancer survivors.

If you are a breast cancer survivor, talk to your health care provider about adding soy into your diet before making any major changes. Dr. Wendy Chen, a medical oncologist at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute often discusses this study with her patients when they ask about soy: “Although we don’t know if soy protein among U.S. women would be protective against breast cancer, this study shows that soy in food form is probably safe for breast cancer survivors.”

References

Tham DM, Gardner CD, Haskell WL. Clinical review 97: Potential health benefits of dietary phytoestrogens: a review of the clinical, epidemiological, and mechanistic evidence. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 83:2223–2235, 1998.
Limer JL, Speirs V. Phyto-oestrogens and breast cancer chemoprevention. Breast Cancer Res. 6:119–127, 2004.
Duffy C, Perez K, Partridge A. Implications of phytoestrogen intake for breast cancer. CA Cancer J Clin. 57(5):260-77, 2007.
Wu AH, Koh WP, Wang R, Lee HP, Yu MC. Soy intake and breast cancer risk in Singapore Chinese Health Study. Br J Cancer. 99(1):196-200, 2008.
2. Lee SA, Shu XO, Li H, et al. Adolescent and adult soy food intake and breast cancer risk: results from the Shanghai Women's Health Study. Am J Clin Nutr. 89(6):1920-6, 2009.
Shu XO, Zheng Y, Cai H, et al. Soy food intake and breast cancer survival. JAMA. 302(22):2437-43, 2009.
Brown JL. Functional ingredients: Soy protein and soy isoflavones. Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences, Agricultural Sciences and Cooperative Extension. The Pennsylvania State University, http://pubs.cas.psu.edu/freepubs/pdfs/uk094.pdf, 2001.
United Soybean Board. Soy protein content. http://www.soyconnection.com/health_nutrition/technical_info/protein_content.php, 2010.
Travis RC, Allen NE, Appleby PN, Spencer EA, Roddam AW, Key TJ. A prospective study of vegetarianism and isoflavone intake in relation to breast cancer risk in British women. Int J Cancer.122(3):705-10, 2008.
Horn-Ross PL, John EM, Lee M, et al. Phytoestrogen consumption and breast cancer risk in a multiethnic population: the Bay Area Breast Cancer Study. Am J Epidemiol. 154(5):434-41, 2001.




Regarding soy in terms of the Specific Carbohydrate diet (breakingtheviciouscycle.info):

This applies to all soya products including, Miso, Natto, Shoyu, Soy Cheese, Soy milk, , Soy Sauce, Tamari, Tempeh, Tofu, Texturized Soy Protein, Soy Protein Concentrate, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Soy Protein Isolate.

Soya beans contain many substances which are harmful to our health. Previously some fermented soya products were allowed with provisos such as “may be tried after 3 months symptom free” However this was often interpreted as them being legal and were being consumed in quantities far more than desirable. Soya beans start off with many undesirable substances and to separate and produce other products a large amount of chemical processing is required. Even after fermentation its doubtful that all of these substances will be removed entirely, also as in any manufacturing process we are reliant on what the manufacturer tells us. There is increasing evidence of the detrimental effects of Soy therefore Elaine has decided that all Soya products fermented or not are illegal.

The undesirable side of Soy :-
Soybeans contain large quantities of natural toxins including enzyme inhibitors that block the action of trypsin and other enzymes needed for protein digestion. These inhibitors can produce serious gastric distress, reduced protein digestion and chronic deficiencies in amino acid uptake.

Soybeans also contain haemagglutinin, a clot-promoting substance that causes red blood cells to clump together. Trypsin inhibitors and haemagglutinin are growth inhibitors

In precipitated products like tofu, enzyme inhibitors concentrate in the soaking liquid rather than in the curd. Thus, in tofu and bean curd, growth depressants are reduced in quantity but not completely eliminated.

Soy contains goitrogens - substances that depress thyroid function.

Soy also has one of the highest percentages of contamination by pesticides of any foods.
Soybeans are high in phytic acid that blocks the uptake of essential minerals - calcium, magnesium, copper, iron and especially zinc - in the intestinal tract. Zinc is a key component in numerous vital enzymes and plays a role in the immune system. Phytates found in soy products interfere with zinc absorption more completely than with other minerals. Zinc deficiency can cause a "spacey" feeling.

Elaine writes:
Dr. Haas said "no soy." I have read extensively about estrogenic compounds in soy causing serious illnesses. There are many lawsuits against soy manufacturers because of various substances in soy that appear to be harmful. Your analogy about barley and whiskey does not seem applicable because whiskey is a distillate which "floats" off and leaves every other molecule of anything in barley back in the vats. When fermenting soy, this is not the case. I do not have the analysis of every molecule left in the fermented soy product and it is very, very different than the vapor that comes off from distillation of whiskey. I would like people to enjoy SCD™but I cannot risk a product unless I know more about it.
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FromChaos
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   Posted 1/31/2012 4:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Soy is evil! If I ingest just a little I have bad gas and pain for hours! Besides my Dr. is the one who told me to stay away from it.

I use Nitrofusion protein powder. http://www.nitrofusion.us/info.html It contains no soy, dairy, or sweetners. The chocolate is awesome!
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InSoFla
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   Posted 1/31/2012 6:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Mad potter,
Thank you for posting the links.
Dx - UC 09/2010.Tried various Mesalamine enemas/suppos/pills with Prednisone for several rounds without any help.PaleoDiet of proteins,veggies,salads, fruits, & protein shakes w/almond milk, Liquid Minerals& Vitamins,Maca powder,L-Glutamine 15g, D-Ribose 5g,L-ArgEthylEster,chia seeds,VSL#3,K2,VIt. D3 100,000 IU every 10 days.Transdermal LDN put me remission!

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   Posted 2/1/2012 7:39 AM (GMT -6)   
 
Here are some eye-opening articles on the health dangers of soy, including its relation to breast cancer, and brain degeneration...
"...But a 20/20 investigation has found that amid all of this praise, some scientists are now challenging this popular wisdom, and suggesting there may be a downside to this “miracle food.”
“The safety issues are largely unanswered,” says Daniel Doerge, a research scientist for the Food and Drug Administration and an expert on soy.New studies have raised questions over whether the natural ingredients in soy might increase the risk of breast cancer in some women, affect brain function in men and lead to hidden developmental abnormalities in infants.
But some studies now indicate, for other women, the chemicals found in soy may enhance a widely found kind of estrogen-feeding breast cancer.
“It can speed up divisions of those cells that are already cancer cells that depend on estrogen for their growth,” Hughes tells 20/20.
"...Dr. Lon White of NIH says that he found greater brain aging and shrinkage among elderly men — all Japanese-American and living in Hawaii — who had eaten tofu at least twice a week during middle age.
“Their brains, looking at them in terms of how their brain functions, memory cognition, their brains seemed to be showing an exaggeration of the usual patterns we see in aging,” White says..."

"Health Dangers of Soy

Dr. Kaayla Daniel, author of The Whole Soy Story, points out thousands of studies linking soy to malnutrition, digestive distress, immune-system breakdown, thyroid dysfunction, cognitive decline, reproductive disorders and infertility—even cancer and heart disease.

If you have symptoms of any of the following diseases, I would strongly urge you to take a closer look at your diet and eliminate unfermented soy:

  • Breast cancer
  • Brain damage
  • Infant abnormalities
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Kidney stones
  • Immune system impairment
  • Severe, potentially fatal food allergies
  • Impaired fertility
  • Danger during pregnancy and nursing

What Soy Products are Good For You?

The only soy with health benefits is organic soy that has been properly fermented, and these are the only soy products I ever recommend consuming."


Dx - UC 09/2010.Tried various Mesalamine enemas/suppos/pills with Prednisone for several rounds without any help.PaleoDiet of proteins,veggies,salads, fruits, & protein shakes w/almond milk, Liquid Minerals& Vitamins,Maca powder,L-Glutamine 15g, D-Ribose 5g,L-ArgEthylEster,chia seeds,VSL#3,K2,VIt. D3 100,000 IU every 10 days.Transdermal LDN put me remission!

deltaforce
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   Posted 2/1/2012 10:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Folks, I need some insight in this Whey protein business.

I am a vegetarian so I include loads of beans and lentils in my daily diet. I think my protein intake is enough for my lifestyle but to those who of you do use Whey protein, what is you trying to achieve by taking it, apart from an easy source of protein, or if you work out on regular basis.

Plus, there a couple of posts above which talk about rice protein and cranberry protein. I wonder how much protein these two things really contain?
Diagnosed March 2007 with left sided UC at the age of 30.
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Ibuprofen 400mg is the only solution (but leads to bleeding). Looking for alternatives.

Sara14
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   Posted 2/1/2012 10:53 AM (GMT -6)   
deltaforce - Most people in the US get way more protein than they need. If you are eating a balanced vegetarian diet with beans and legumes, you are fine. I was vegetarian since 2005 and just went vegan Jan. 1, and I am also getting enough protein. The body actually absorbs calcium from plant sources easier than it does from dairy because the animal protein leaches calcium out of your bones. There's really nothing to worry about protein-wise. :)

InSoFla - http://www.quackwatch.com/11Ind/mercola.html

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