Tuesday, February 12, 2008

soy in food

Here is information I have found about soy being unhealthy or downright dangerous to our bodies.
I hear that fermented soy (i.e. soy sauce) is good for us but that unfermented soy is not.
Here are excerpts from one source:
According to FDA scientists, soy can contribute to "toxicity in estrogen-sensitive tissues and in the thyroid."
"It could bind zinc and other minerals crucial to the body's immune and autoimmune function, and increase inflammation and the risk of autoimmune diseases, according to NewsMax’s Dr. Russell Blaylock, author of the Blaylock Wellness Report.
"Recent research has found direct links between high soy intake, in a pregnant or nursing mother or in a child, with a multitude of physical problems such as autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, pre-eclampsia and premature births.
"Adults with soy overload may experience higher rates of depression, infertility, heart attacks, schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, among other disorders."
At least, omega-6, as found in soy, should be balanced 1 to 1 with omega-3.
Newsmax.com Health Alert, August 5, 2006

This site has a lot of articles about unfermented soy being unhealthy. Here is one:

What is really frustrating is soy is in just about everything now. But it is not the great health food it is made out to be. Also, MSG is a derivative of soy.