Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Soy Is a Con Job

Recently l had occasion to study with and Ayurvedic Indian doctor. In Ayurveda, diet is the keystone of one’s mental and physical health destiny. I prepared him classic Indiana kitcheri and added Edamame to the dish. As he quietly ate, he turned his head towards me, looking into my eyes and said, “Soy is slow suicide,” while gesturing at the green orb with his fork. Truth seekers since the 50’s have been warning us regarding our excessive intake of soy isoflavones.

Soy-a-holics robotically suck down anything made from soybeans, which is not the boulevard to health, especially when soy is GMO. (Genetically Modified Organism) Big Food and Pharma terrorists have trained America to eat Morning Star faux-meat, TVP, Boca Burgers, soy nuts and cheese, Edamame, soy milk, Smart Dogs, and concentrated soy protein pills.

Warnings appeared in the Washington Post: “You have to be ‘soy’ careful: Tofu and similar foods may be beneficial, but some experts fear that too much could be unsafe.” New York Times health columnist Marian Burros published a comment on isoflavone supplements, which provide 50-100 mg isoflavones per capsule: “Against the backdrop of widespread praise, there is growing suspicion that soy, despite its undisputed benefits, may pose some health hazards. Not one of the 18 scientists interviewed for this column was willing to say taking isoflavones was risk free.” The easily swayed FDA totally disregarded studies beginning in 1953 demonstrating adverse effects of soy isoflavones. Book em, Danno!

It’s paradoxical soy protein is aggressively prescribed as treatment for diabetics, considering soy feeding in infancy is linked to diabetes. The American Academy of Pediatrics advised against the use of soy formula due to diabetes risk. Memo: according to our creator, Mom’s milk is eternally best. Unfortunately, some mothers are unable to produce milk for infants; however there are more sensible alternatives to soy. Reviewing feeding histories of 95 diabetic children, twice as many kids with diabetes received soy formula in infancy compared to children in the control group. (Fort, 1986) Again the FDA put their hands over their ears loudly sing-songing, “La-la-la. I caaaan’t hear you.” In 2006 the American Heart Association chimed in to cast their doubts on the magnitude of soy’s benefit in cholesterol busting.

It’s been argued high levels of soy isoflavones genistein and daidzein in Asian diets protect them from breast and prostate cancer in women. Straight up? Soy is linked to increased estrogen in males and increased breast cancer in women. The estrogenic effects are caused by the presence of phytoestrogens and estrogen mimicking compounds found in soy. Because of these estrogenic compounds, infants in particular can be harmfully affected from exposure to soy, including premature development in girls and underdevelopment in boys.

Soy, especially processed versions rather than fermented, promotes hyperthyroidism, thyroid cancer, and infertility. The Weston Price Foundation warns phytic acid, trypsin inhibitors, toxic lysinoalanine and highly cacogenic nitrosamines are all highly present in soy products. http://www.westonprice.org/

Search on-line for the Poisonous Plant Database of the FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. It’s in black and white: 288 studies since 1953 focused on the toxic properties of soybeans. The FDA possessed this information but chose to ignore it…again. It’s tear-jerking to think of the human suffering that could have been avoided had the FDA listened to their scientific advisors…and their hearts.

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