Thursday, March 10, 2011

AVOID ALL SOY! Yes that is what I said :)

Okay, well, except whole bean or fermented soy! But most people do not consume THAT kind of soy!

Get this...
In 1913 SOY was listed in the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) handbook as an INDUSTRIAL BY PRODUCT, NOT a food!
WHY?
Because SOY in processed food is made like this:
The fiber is removed with an alkaline solution.  The soybeans are put into a large aluminum tank to be acid washed.  The acid makes the soybeans absorb the aluminum.  If you have not read up on the dangers of aluminum, please do!  Aluminum is linked to dementia and other mental disorders.  The beans are then treated with chemicals including nitrates which are linked to cancer.  Soy MILK and Soy FORMULA both go through this process! Come on say it with me... eeewwww YUCK!

Quickly, a word on SOY FORMULA (as if the info above isn't enough!):
1. Impedes sexual maturation of boys
2. Accelerates sexual maturation of girls
3. Hormonal effects can be irreversible
4. The average daily does of soy estrogens in formula is higher then the amounts that cause thyroid and endocrine problems in ADULTS!
5. 2,000 times higher estrogen content then in breast milk
6. Increases behavioral problems

Soy milk is just as bad! Soy milk goes through more processing including deodorizing the soy beans using a process similar to refining OIL!

Soy is a natural goitrogen.  This means it impairs iron absorption and reduces thyroid function. 
Soybeans are high in phytates.  Phytates bind to minerals and doesn't allow them to be absorbed, particularly calcium, magnesium, iron, and zinc. 

EXCELLENT RESOURCE:  "The Whole Soy Story" by Dr. Kaayla Daniel.  Here is a quote from the book:  "Thousands of studies link soy to malnutrition, digestive distress, immune system break down, thyroid dysfunction, kidney stones, cognitive decline, reproductive disorders, heart disease, cancer and infertility."  That is a grocery list of illnesses!

Also, Soy is in EVERYTHING and is disguised as ingredients such as: soy protein isolate, soybean oil, soy protein concentrate, texturized vegetable protein, hydrolyzed vegetable protein, natural flavor, bouillon, etc... 2/3 of processed foods some type of soy product! When I started reading labels I could not BELIEVE what soy was in! Even chocolate!

Here is the deal... Soy is a BILLION dollar industry at the expense of YOUR health. Become a natural LABEL READER and AVOID anything that contains soy! Your body will thank you for it!

Have a HAPPY and HEALTHY week!
xo
Jeni~

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I dont understand how if soy formula is sooo bad for our children why government programs that enforce health would then participate or our doctors prescripe it; besides the fact that infants that are allergic to milk like my son was, what are you supposed to then give them.

Jeni Clark said...

Thanks for the comment! Please read "soy alert" on the Weston A Price Foundation site (see link on right hand side of page)
This is loaded with info to answer your questions! :) I certainly do not judge ANYONE who does what their doctor tells them to do. What I am here to do is open people's eyes to other possibilities. Doctors do what they are taught to do. They are human. They make mistakes. We evolove as humans and learn new and better ways everyday! I am dedicated to learn as much as I can about health and nutrition before it becomes mainstream. Hope you enjoy learning what you can about Soy.