Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Dangers of Soy


www.foodrenegade.com - August 20th, 2012
Are you convinced yet about the dangers of soy? Many aren’t. “Is soy bad for you? …Really?” I hear the question so often I want to scream.

After decades of hearing marketing spin about how soy is a wonder food, a protein-rich legume able to rescue us from our dependence on meat, I suppose it’s understandable why so many people have yet to understand fully the dangers of soy. Really, you’re not going to get the full story unless you research it on your own. And why would you, when soy is “universally” touted as a health food? Well, it isn’t.

Thankfully, more and more independent research has been done regarding the dangers of soy, and what it’s revealed should scare you.

Phytoestrogens

Soy is higher in phytoestrogens than just about any other food source. Phytoestrogens are plant-based estrogens that mimic estrogen in our bodies. In recent years, you may have read about studies which indicate phytoestrogens are good for you. But ask yourself, who funded those studies? The soy industry, that’s who. Independent research has clearly shown that consuming phytoestrogens is downright dangerous for the human body.

It’s only common sense. No one argues, for example, that a leading cause of breast cancer, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, infertility, and low libido is unopposed estrogen, or estrogen dominance. Why, then, would anyone argue that we should consume more of a food high in estrogen?

An infant taking the recommended amount of soy formula is consuming a hormone load equivalent of 4 birth control pills a day! Is it any wonder we’ve seen such a dramatic rise in precocious puberty with young girls starting their periods at 6 and 7?



3 comments:

Jjurga said...

I am shocked. Now I know why I don't like it and by body doesn't either .

Mia said...

The body knows best!

Doreen Simpson said...

Hi Mia, your post hit a painful reminder of my recent soy milk experience. After reading all the hype of how it could help with oestrogen levels etc etc I was having around a quarter of a pint on my morning cereal for around a week when I started having horrendous stomach cramps. I really thought that I'd developed a terrible illness. It wasn't till someone said 'have you altered your diet in anyway' I put two & two together and realised that the Soy milk was the only change that I'd made. It's taken me the best part of 10 days to get back to normal. Ok I wouldn't have any problem eating soy beans in their fresh state but what on earth do they do to produce the majorly, chemically processed milk is beyond my comprehension. xxx Dor

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