Myth: Use of soy as a food dates back many thousands of years.
TRUTH: Soy was first used as a food during the late Chou dynasty (1134-246 BC), only after the Chinese learned to ferment soy beans to make foods like tempeh, natto and tamari.
Myth: Asians consume large amounts of soy foods.
TRUTH: Average consumption of soy foods in Japan and China is 10 grams (about 2 teaspoons) per day. Asians consume soy foods in small amounts as a condiment, and not as a replacement for animal foods.
Myth: Modern soy foods confer the same health benefits as traditionally fermented soy foods. TRUTH: Most modern soy foods are not fermented to neutralize toxins in soybeans, and are processed in a way that denatures proteins and increases levels of carcinogens.
Myth: Soy foods provide complete protein.
TRUTH: Like all legumes, soy beans are deficient in sulfur-containing amino acids methionine and cystine. In addition, modern processing denatures fragile lysine.
Myth: Fermented soy foods can provide vitamin B12 in vegetarian diets.
TRUTH: The compound that resembles vitamin B12 in soy cannot be used by the human body; in fact, soy foods cause the body to require more B12
Myth: Soy formula is safe for infants.
TRUTH: Soy foods contain trypsin inhibitors that inhibit protein digestion and affect pancreatic function. In test animals, diets high in trypsin inhibitors led to stunted growth and pancreatic disorders. Soy foods increase the body's requirement for vitamin D, needed for strong bones and normal growth. Phytic acid in soy foods results in reduced bioavailabilty of iron and zinc which are required for the health and development of the brain and nervous system. Soy also lacks cholesterol, likewise essential for the development of the brain and nervous system. Megadoses of phytoestrogens in soy formula have been implicated in the current trend toward increasingly premature sexual development in girls and delayed or retarded sexual development in boys.
Myth: Soy foods can prevent osteoporosis.
TRUTH: Soy foods can cause deficiencies in calcium and vitamin D, both needed for healthy bones. Calcium from bone broths and vitamin D from seafood, lard and organ meats prevent osteoporosis in Asian countries—not soy foods.
Myth: Modern soy foods protect against many types of cancer.
TRUTH: A British government report concluded that there is little evidence that soy foods protect against breast cancer or any other forms of cancer. In fact, soy foods may result in an increased risk of cancer.
Myth: Soy foods protect against heart disease.
TRUTH: In some people, consumption of soy foods will lower cholesterol, but there is no evidence that lowering cholesterol improves one's risk of having heart disease.
Myth: Soy estrogens (isoflavones) are good for you.
TRUTH: Soy isoflavones are phyto-endocrine disrupters. At dietary levels, they can prevent ovulation and stimulate the growth of cancer cells. Eating as little as 30 grams (about 4 tablespoons) of soy per day can result in hypothyroidism with symptoms of lethargy, constipation, weight gain and fatigue.
Myth: Soy foods are safe and beneficial for women to use in their postmenopausal years.
TRUTH: Soy foods can stimulate the growth of estrogen-dependent tumors and cause thyroid problems. Low thyroid function is associated with difficulties in menopause.
Myth: Phytoestrogens in soy foods can enhance mental ability.
Truth: A recent study found that women with the highest levels of estrogen in their blood had the lowest levels of cognitive function; In Japanese Americans tofu consumption in mid-life is associated with the occurrence of Alzheimer's disease in later life.
Myth: Soy isoflavones and soy protein isolate have GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) status.
TRUTH: Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) recently withdrew its application to the FDA for GRAS status for soy isoflavones following an outpouring of protest from the scientific community. The FDA never approved GRAS status for soy protein isolate because of concern regarding the presence of toxins and carcinogens in processed soy.
Myth: Soy foods are good for your sex life.
TRUTH: Numerous animal studies show that soy foods cause infertility in animals. Soy consumption enhances hair growth in middle-aged men, indicating lowered testosterone levels. Japanese housewives feed tofu to their husbands frequently when they want to reduce his virility.
Myth: Soy beans are good for the environment.
TRUTH: Most soy beans grown in the US are genetically engineered to allow farmers to use large amounts of herbicides.
Myth: Soy beans are good for developing nations.
TRUTH: In third world countries, soybeans replace traditional crops and transfer the value-added of processing from the local population to multinational corporations.
Soy - The Untold Story
The Health Risks Of Soy Includes But Not Limited To:
Asthma Brain and Nervous System damage Heart disease, arrhythmia Osteoporosis Leukemia Thyroid damage Thyroid suppression Increased Cancer Cell Proliferation Tumor Growth Infantile acute leukemia (IAL) Infertility and reproductive problems Cancer(s) / Breast /liver / uterine / colon / thyroid / pancreas / prostate Causing the Reoccurrence of cancer(s) Cell death Animal death Human death Chronic fatigue Chromosome fragmentation, and errors in its orientation DNA and chromosome damage DNA double strand breaks Immune system damage (including T-cell production, activity) Immune system suppression (including suppression of T-cell production, activity) Damage to the myelin sheath surrounding the nerves Diabetes Depression Dementia Endocrine disruption Growth problems Weight gain Subtle changes in sexually dimorphic behaviors Premature, delayed puberty, Pseudo-Puberty Goiter Pancreatic disorders Graves’ or Hashimoto’s Disease Hyperthyroidism Hypothyroidism Liver disease Irritable Bowl Syndrome
These contain MSG or create MSG during processing Calcium caseinate Textured protein
The new game is to label hydrolyzed proteins as pea protein, whey protein, corn protein, etc. If a pea, for example, were whole, it would be identified as a pea. Calling an ingredient pea protein indicates that the pea has been hydrolyzed, at least in part, and that processed free glutamic acid (MSG) is present. Relatively new to the list are wheat protein and soy protein.
Disodium guanylate and disodium inosinate are expensive food additives that work synergistically with inexpensive MSG. Their use suggests that the product has MSG in it. They would probably not be used as food additives if there were no MSG present.
MSG reactions have been reported to soaps, shampoos, hair conditioners, and cosmetics, where MSG is hidden in ingredients that include the words "hydrolyzed,"
amino acids," and "protein." Low fat and no fat milk products often include milk solids that contain MSG.
Drinks, candy, and chewing gum are potential sources of hidden MSG and of aspartame and neotame. Aspartic acid, found in neotame and aspartame (NutraSweet), ordinarily causes MSG type reactions in MSG sensitive people. Aspartame is found in some medications, including children's medications. Neotame is relatively new and we have not yet seen it used widely. Check with your pharmacist.
Binders and fillers for medications, nutrients, and supplements, both prescription and non-prescription, enteral feeding materials, and some fluids administered intravenously in hospitals, may contain MSG.
According to the manufacturer, Varivax–Merck chicken pox vaccine (Varicella Virus Live), contains L-monosodium glutamate and hydrolyzed gelatin both of which contain processed free glutamic acid (MSG) which causes brain lesions in young laboratory animals, and causes endocrine disturbances like OBESITY and REPRODUCTIVE disorders later in life. It would appear that most, if not all, live virus vaccines contain MSG. Reactions to MSG are dose related, i.e., some people react to even very small amounts. MSG-induced reactions may occur immediately after ingestion or after as much as 48 hours.
Note: There are additional ingredients that appear to cause MSG reactions in ACUTELY sensitive people. A list is available by request.
Remember: By FDA definition, all MSG is "naturally occurring." "Natural" doesn't mean "safe." "Natural" only means that the ingredient started out in nature. We would like to hear from you if you have found additional MSG-reaction triggers.
The Trouble with Soy
Despite their promising marketing, the phytoestrogens in soy may also contribute to hormone imbalance. They resemble human hormones enough to fool the body in some ways – but not others. Some concern also exists about the nutritional value of soybean products that have been heavily-processed (such as TVP, most veggie burgers, soy ice cream, and soy cheese).
GMO, Heavily-Processed and Chemical Laden Soy “Foods”
Soy has been touted as a health food – but today soy is rarely healthy.
Most soy beans used to make products like tofu and soy milk are genetically modified organisms (GMOs) – a process that introduces unpredictable elements into our food supply. Unless the package explicitly
says otherwise, assume all soy is GMO. Many soy products are also heavily processed and contain dozens of chemical ingredients. Reading the labels on plain tofu usually reveals two or more preservatives with unpronounceable names; soy oil, mayonnaise, textured vegetable protein (“TVP”), soy and veggie burgers/patties, soy ice cream, soy cheese, and vegetarian deli meats usually contain several more (a large part of the reason eating vegetarian is no guarantee that your diet is a healthy one.) TVP is an ingredient in most meat substitutes (burgers, “veggie ground round”) and usually contains MSG.
MSG, preservatives, and other artificial flavorings are known to contribute to allergic reactions, headaches, weight gain, degenerative disease, and certainly don’t do any good in the long run for hormone balance.Soy is high in phytoestrogens and other hormone mimickers – naturally occurring chemicals that resemble estrogen and other human hormones. Once inside the human body, they act like hormones – but not exactly. In women, these compounds trigger estrogen receptors but do not completely fulfill estrogen’s roles in the body. In the process, they block real estrogen from having access to its receptors. The result is as though there is not enough estrogen in the body.
These phytoestrogens trigger the same hormone receptors in men – with the same partial effect - but men have far less estrogen in their bodies normally than do women. A man who consumes a lot of soy may appear to have too much estrogen in his system.
Many women report more severe menstrual pain, bloating, or a more irregular cycle when they consume soy. For these women, eating less or no soy during and just before their period usually lessens their symptoms.
Below LINKS on INFANT LEUKEMIA...
Dangers of Dietary Isoflavones,
Soy and Others
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Beware of the toxicity of
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soy, part 3
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danger of unfermented soy
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: Health Food or Food to Avoid? - Part Two
And an article titled, Soy Infant Formula Dangerous to Babies, Say Groups reports: ... links between soy phytoestrogen genistein and infantile leukemia ...
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