A careful review of the mountains of studies published on soy probably scare the daylights out of you. And well they should. We will show you that any possible benefit of eating unfermented soy products is far outweighed by the risks involved in its consumption.
Please don’t just take our word for it. This is too dangerous a subject to ignore. A great deal of money has been spent for a very long time to protect the image of soy as a health food. And believe me, the soy industry is a very powerful lobby. Even the FDA has been hoodwinked (or maybe hoodwinked is the wrong word?). They currently allow soy products to carry the claim that soy reduces the risk of heart disease. They were even trying to allow the claim that soy reduced the risk of cancer. That was until they were fortunately persuaded by consumers to look at the evidence. What they found is what you will find — strong evidence suggests this is simply not true. Some say soy may reduce your risk of colon cancer, but neglect to state the undeniable conclusion that it increases your risk of 10 other cancers! This kind of selective hearing is what big money pays for.
Dr.Kaayla Daniel, PhD has written a book about soy that should be a must read. She did her Ph.D. research on this topic, which published the book, The Whole Soy Story, available on Amazon.com. Amazon’s review calls the book “A groundbreaking expose that tells the truth about soy that scientists know but that the soy industry has tried to suppress. Soy is not a health food, does not prevent disease and has not even been proven safe. Epidemiological, clinical and laboratory studies link soy to malnutrition, digestive problems, thyroid dysfunction, cognitive decline, reproductive disorders, even heart disease and cancer.”
The soy industry has been highly effective in their manipulation-of-facts techniques. If you have any lingering doubts about the dangers of soy protein, simply Google it and you will find pages and pages of clinical evidence warning you to be concerned. The safety of soy protein may just well be the biggest health food scam of the 20th century! Whether you’ve heard about the dangers from your own research, Dr. Oz, an enlightened friend, your doctor, or an FDA Whistler blower you are right to be concerned. Another scary fact… Over 90% of all soy grown in America is genetically modified and Roundup Ready! This little known fact carries a whole array of additional health hazards all by itself.
If you want the very best shake for yourself, you really do have to read the label. All the health claims on the package are not really important. What is important is what’s inside. It’s hard to believe, but many pricy super premium shakes contain soy protein. Why? Because it’s cheaper. In our opinion the key indicator of a shake’s quality is whether it contains soy protein (and/or artificial sweeteners like sucralose or aspartame).
Consumer Soy Alert! Soy has been linked to… breast cancer, brain damage, infant abnormalities, thyroid disorders, kidney stones, immune system impairment, severe potentially fatal food allergies, impaired fertility, danger during pregnancy and nursing.
Some stories are too juicy to resist, like this one.
Entourage Star Jeremy Piven says soy gave him “Man Boobs”! Like most people, we’re huge fans of the hit television series Entourage. We especially love its all-star cast including Jeremy Piven, who says he experienced hormonal problems from drinking soy milk. “I was the guy that dabbled in soy milk, but now I’ve found out soy milk has enough estrogen for me to grow breasts; I had to put the soy milk down.”
Beware, Experts Agree the Soy Industry is Promoting a Scam!
Billions of dollars of influence money in edible oil industry is promoting soy’s use to the edible oil industry. Its use will then be promoted to medical professionals, including natural medical physicians. As a monthly columnist for the Townsend Letters, when another columnist, Dr. Hudson, who was voted Naturopathic doctor of the year, published an article extolling soy’s virtues, I quickly took action.
Even the FDA, Which Has the Information about the Dangers of Soy, Has Chosen to Ignore It! You might think that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) probably just doesn’t know about the toxic effects of soybeans. You might think that the food industry and the FDA must have simply been misinformed about the supposed benefits and dangers of soy. Unfortunately, this is not the case.
Don’t believe it? See for yourself!
Search the database of the FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition — go to the Poisonous Plant Database and search on ‘soybean’. Seeing is believing, especially when this information is found in an official United States Government website. You’ll find page after page of studies on soy, many emphasizing the toxic properties of soybeans. While it’s not easy to get access to the actual studies, it is cause for concern that the FDA has this very negative information and knowingly chooses to ignore it. It’s appalling to think of the human health conditions that could be avoided if the FDA were more concerned and if it actually listened to their scientific advisors.
Scientific Studies Showing Adverse Effects of Dietary Soy: A Few Examples
The Weston Price Foundation has a list of studies carried out between 1971 and 2003 showing the adverse effects of dietary soy. To give you an idea of how condemning these studies are, here are just a few summaries. There are over 50 more!
• J Am Coll Nutr 1986;:439-441.- Twice as many soy-fed children developed diabetes as those in a control group that was breast fed or received milk-based formula. It was based on this study that the American Academy of Pediatrics took a position of opposition to the use of soy infant formula. This objection was later dropped after the AAP received substantial grants from the Infant Formula Council.
• 1999 Sheehan DM and Doerge DR, Letter to Dockets Management Branch (HFA-305) – A strong letter of protest from two government researchers at the National Center for Toxicological Research urging that soy protein carry a warning label rather than a health claim.
• JAMA 2001 Nov 21;286(19):2402-3. – Although reported in the media as a vindication of soy infant formula, the study actually found that soy-fed infants had more reproductive problems and more asthma as adults.
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