Sunday, August 17, 2008

Soy Dangers

Today, I was reading the truth about soy products on the website Soy Online Service. Truly, this website is performing a great service by informing the public about the lies that have been perpetuated by the soy industry.

Soy has played a large part in my life because it affected me so negatively. I experienced extreme premenstrual syndrome (PMS) that made -- and sometimes still makes -- life exceptionally hard. I bought into the hype of all of the women's journals and the nutritionists and the magazines all proclaiming soy to be an invaluable source of nutrition. Frankly, it caused me hell, and I can only thank God that He allowed me to learn the truth before I suffered some of its more severe effects.

One fact that I think was very poignant was the fact that Asiatic communities do not consume as much soy as the soy industry would claim. Soy in Asia is used as a condiment, not as a substitute for meat foods.

I also found that the truth of how soy affects infant's mental, physical and sexual development to be quite revealing.

All in all, this website is a must for the health conscious so that the lies behind it can be dispelled.
Too many people are being tricked into thinking that they are doing something good by consuming this industrial waste product, only to find that they have only endangered themselves. Every one should read the articles on this web page.


Charran said...

Hi Ella,

I too ran into problems with soy products. Just eating tofu 3 times a week caused me to have my period every 3 weeks instead of every 4. When I simply eliminated it from my diet, my cycle returned to normal. I will never eat tofu again. I would prefer organic eggs, hemp protein, rice protein, organic chicken or turkey. I also stay away from too much beef now as Alzheimer's has been linked to a form of mad cow disease.

Great articles!

banyanman said...

I came here after reading your article on soy on the Natural News website. I found your article interesting as I - like many others I expect - had read much about the health benefits of soy. So I decided to read more and follow the source links at the bottom of the article.

That led me to the 'Soy Online Service' which you have extensively used for references in this Blogger post and in your Natural News article. What I saw there worried me. 'Soy Online Service' describes itself as: "a small group of private citizens with a mission to inform the public of the truth about soy". Looking around their website, there is no information on who this group of "private citizens" are or what their qualifications are. They denigrate soy with references to "independent research" but don't provide any source references and don't publish any research reports on their site.

Their "testimonials" attacking soy seem to be too well written to be true (they look like they are professionally written), and there seems to be an underlying theme through many of them about how bad soy tastes (that seems strange because to me soy has a fairly bland taste).

I am therefore wondering, just wondering, given that website is based in New Zealand, whether we are all being hoodwinked not by a group of "private citizens" but by a group of "dairy farmers".

I am not challenging your observations on soy, because I haven't researched the issue enough myself, but I am concerned that you are basing your articles on what appears to be quite unsubstantiated sources.

There is so much 'information' and 'counter-information' about natural health (you know, one day there's an article about how bad coffee is for you, the next day there's another one that says quite the opposite) that I have learned to be skeptical from both sides, but there does seem to be far more independent research published supporting the health benefits of soy against research that says the opposite (and I am excluding research financed by the soy industry).

One thing that I do know is that everyone's bodies react to different foods and substances in different ways. Even some healthy foods can't be tolerated by some people, so it does not surprise me that you may have had problems with soy. But I am wondering whether what you read on the 'Soy Online Service' was simply what you wanted to hear. It's easy to be convinced in that frame of mind.

Me . . . I'm much more of a skeptic about anything I read on the Internet - especially a website where people are not prepared to identify themselves or their experience.