Vegetarians have elected to change a human diet which has
stood the test of time and they have begun experimenting with
many foods designed to replace meat for what they deem are
ethical reasons. The most popular of of these meat
protein replacements is by far, soy...
Don't be fooled. Just because they sell it in health food
stores, does not mean it is healthy. In fact, soy has been
shown to be quite dangerous.
Soybeans, as provided by nature, are not suitable for
human consumption. Only after fermentation for some time, or
extensive processing, including chemical extractions and high
temperatures, are the beans, or the soy protein isolate,
suitable for digestion when eaten.
Soybeans also contain an anti-nutrient called "phytic
acid", which all beans do. However, soybeans have higher
levels of phytic acid than any other legume. Phytic acid
blocks the absorption of certain minerals, including
magnesium, calcium, iron and zinc. Epidemiological studies
have shown that people in 3rd World Countries who have high
consumption of grains and soy also commonly have deficiencies
in these minerals. It must also be noted that this may be of
particular concern with regard to babies who are using
soy-based infant formulas.
Soybeans also contain potent enzyme-inhibitors. These
inhibitors block uptake of trypsin and other enzymes which
the body needs for protein digestion. Normal cooking does not
de-activate these harmful antinutrients, which can cause
serious gastric distress, reduced protein digestion and can
lead to chronic deficiencies in amino acid uptake.
In addition, soybeans also contain hemagglutinin, a
clot-promoting substance which causes red blood cells to
clump together. These clustered blood cells cannot properly
absorb oxygen for distribution to the body's tissues, and are
unable to help in maintaining good cardiac health.
Hemagglutinin and trypsin inhibitors are both "growth
Although the act of fermenting soybeans does de-activate
both hemagglutinin and trypsin inhibitors, cooking and
precipitation do not. Although these enzyme inhibitors are
found in reduced levels within precipitated soy products like
tofu, they are not completely eliminated.
Soy starts out poisonous and goes through extensive
chemical processing to eliminate as much of these poisons as
possible. All of the poisons cannot really be removed in
their entirety and virtually none of the hormones and/or
hormone-like chemicals (isoflavones) are removed.
Soy proponents claim that soy is a staple in Asia. This is
simply not true. Soy is merely used as a condiment or
seasoning, and even as such it likely contributes to the high
level of thyroid disease and thryoid cancer in Asia.
Overall consumption of soy in Asia is surprisingly low.
The average soy consumption in China is about 10 grams or 2
teaspoons per day. Levels are somewhat higher in Japan,
averaging about 50 grams or 1/4 cup per day.
In both countries, soy is used as a condiment or
flavoring, and not as a substitute for animal foods. Seafood
and seaweed in the Japanese diet provide sufficient iodine to
counteract the negative effects of the isoflavones in soy.
Statistically important is the fact that there are also very
high levels of thyroid cancer and thyroid problems in
As early as 1917 researchers noted that soybeans had to be
heat-treated in order for soy-fed rats to grow--presumably
because soy contains a substance that inhibits digestion.
Over the years, scientists have reported other potential
problems with soy In this decade two women--Mary G. Enig,
Ph.D., a fellow at the American College of Nutrition and a
nutritional biochemist in Silver Spring, Md., and Sally W.
Fallon, editor of the Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation
Journal, which reports on the dietary habits of indigenous
peoples--sought to make sense of these studies.
In 1995, Enig and Fallon believed they had found enough
research to support certain charges against soy, particularly
the concerns over thyroid inhibition, protein digestion, and
mineral absorption. They wrote an article for the September
1995 issue of Health Freedom News--a publication of the
nonprofit health advocacy group called National Health
Federation in Monrovia, Calif.--in which they detailed these
charges and cited dozens of scientific studies.
So, should you eat soy?
Should you feed it to your children?
It nearly killed the author of this website who consumed
large amounts of soy milk daily in lieu of cow's milk due to
lactose intolerance. The result: Severe hyperthyroidism which
nearly resulted in death from "Thyroid Storm". .
If you believe your child has been damaged by soy infant
formula, or if you have suffered thyroid problems as a result
of soy consumption, send your confidential information to PO
Box 1213, DX SP 20004, Wellington, New Zealand or firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Thyroid enlargement in rats and humans, especially
children and women, fed with soyabeans has been known for
half a century," according to Theodore Kay at Kyoto
University in Japan. His 1988 study attempted to determine
the amount of iodine required to prevent goitre in
populations consuming soy foods. He found that small amounts
of iodine could indeed prevent noticeable thyroid
enlargement, but even large amounts did not prevent
pathological changes to the thyroid gland. He also determined
that the most potent goitrogens in soy cannot be removed by
Although scientists have known for many years that soy is
goitrogenic, it was only recently that they were able to
pinpoint the actual thyroid-depressing compounds. Researchers
at the US Toxicological Laboratory in Arkansas found that the
thyroid-depressing substances are isoflavones, the
estrogen-like compounds found plentifully in the soybean.
This discovery came as a shock to the soy industry, which
has heavily promoted these phytoestrogens as beneficial. It
is the phytoestrogens or isoflavones in soy that are supposed
to protect us from heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis and
the discomforts of menopause. Yet in normal women consuming
sufficient iodine, just 30g of roasted soybeans daily,
containing about 38mg isoflavones, were found to depress
thyroid function--less than the amount in two glasses of soy
milk, two servings of tofu, or a handful of roasted soy nuts.
In sensitive individuals, such as Jenny Smith, even small
amounts of soy were able to provoke the mental confusion
indicative of disrupted thyroid function.
...the author of this site was nearly killed by
chronic hyperthyroidism caused by excessive soy
To cure cancers it bases its treatment regime on a strict
vegetarian diet. It would seem reasonable to expect,
therefore, that soy would feature frequently on the Gerson
Clinic's menu. But Dr Max Gerson, the clinic's founder, has
always banned the use soy products in the clinic. Why?
Because it is suspected of causing cancer - so some
vegetarians actually 'get it'.
Vegetarians and especially vegans
will feed products made from soy to their
It is child abuse to feed a baby
soy formula. A baby fed soy will receive, through the
phytoestrogens, the equivalent of approximately 5 birth
control pills per day! The damage is incalculable..
believe in the benefits of tofu, infant formula and other
food products made from soybeans and soy extract. But their
assumption is now being called into question by Jill
Schneider, associate professor of biological sciences at
Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
In a study of hamsters completed
under Schneider's direction, it was recently found that a
component of soy beans - isoflavones - significantly
accelerated the onset of puberty in the rodents.
will mess up your hormones!
Soy contains a natural chemical
that mimics estrogen, the female hormone. Some studies in
animals show that this chemical can alter sexual development.
And in fact, 2 glasses of soy milk/day, over the course of
one month, contain enough of the chemical to change the
timing of a woman’s menstrual cycle.
Male babies fed soy may never develop
an interest in girls and their sexual and hormonal
development will be radically altered from eating soy based
Scary Soy Facts !
A very large percentage of soy -
over 90% - is genetically modified and it also has one of the
highest percentages contamination by pesticides of any of the
foods we eat.
Soy is making our kids gay
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