You see and hear about soy in all the fitness magazines and health shops. So, is soy really a potent wonder food?
Well, according to those in the know, the answer is an emphatic NO. Unfermented soy products like soy milk and soy cheese unleash mayhem on your body, so it’s best to steer clear from them.
But what about all of those healthy Japanese people who devour soy?
The Japanese consume fermented soy products like tempeh and natto, which is far different from your average soy burger. According to health guru Natalia Rose, “The Japenese do not eat nearly as much soy as soy product manufacturers would have you believe. They do not eat the same heavily processed soy products that Americans eat, like imitation chicken and pseudo-fish.” You see, the Japanese munch on edamame pods and small sums of tofu. Rose states, “Soy sauce is fine because it isn’t concentrated. You may also employ small amounts of raw miso in recipes.”
Tell me why unfermented soy is so bad then…
Soy pertains to the bean family. It counts chickpeas, kidney beans, peanuts, etc. as its cousins. Waaait! Did you say peanuts? Aren’t they nuts? No, they belong to the bean family. Now let me finish.
All members of the bean family hold an unwelcome secret. They contain high levels of phytic acid. What the heck is wrong with phytic acid? Phytic acid can block the consumption of calcium, iron, magnesium, copper, and zinc in your intestinal tract. Worst of all, it obstructs the consumption of iodine, which is imperative for growth and metabolism by the thyroid gland.
I’ve heard soy causes a lot of mucus. What do you know about that?
Soy is the most mucus forming food. It gives off something called mucoid matter. Mucoid matter is sticky and resembles the sludge monster. This sludge monster likes messing with your body’s rhythm and productivity. It’s an angry creature who likes to cause havoc in your respiratory tract, so asthmatics BEWARE. This mucoid matter also creates digestive issues like IBS, and ultimately makes you gain weight and age quicker.
Does it cause cancer? I ask because EVERYTHING seems to cause cancer nowadays.
Sorry to disappoint you, but yes, it has been linked to cancer. Here’s a list of everything it’s been linked to:
Other soy dangers:
- Soy’s phytoestrogens mimic the female hormone, oestrogen. Soy likes to be a copycat, which in this case is deadly. Drinking just two glasses of soy a day is enough to change a women’s menstruation cycle.
- Avoid giving infants soy. Babies who are exclusively fed soy formula eat the equivalent of 5 birth control pills worth of oestrogen daily. Check Weston Price for more info on that.
- Toxic levels of Aluminum and Manganese – soybeans are processed in aluminum tanks. Soy formula is up to 80 times higher in manganese than is found in women’s breast milk.
- 91% of American soy is genetically modified (GM). GM soy is scary because it can lead to infertility problems. Now that will reduce the population won’t it?