[permaculture] Not soy good for you

maria morehead spiralmother at gmail.com
Tue Nov 10 23:33:01 EST 2009


Oops - 2001

On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 8:32 PM, maria morehead <spiralmother at gmail.com>wrote:

> www.susunweed.com
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> *Nourishing Traditions* by Sally Fallon, Copyright 2991, New Trends
> Publishing, Inc.
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> www.westonprice.org
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> On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 7:04 PM, Stephen Brennan <thebrenmeister at gmail.com
> > wrote:
>
>> interesting, but would you mind inclding some sources etc so that I might
>> check this data myself.
>>
>> thank you
>>
>> On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 4:37 PM, <SArjuna at aol.com> wrote:
>>
>> > Not Soy Good For You
>> > Information from Sally Fallon, Mary Enig and Susan Weed:
>> >
>> >     -The justification for more soy is based on the spurious notion that
>> > we should reduce fat. Fats contain many nutrients that are vital for
>> normal
>> > growth and development, and that contribute to the proper function of
>> the
>> > brain and nervous system. (The right fats, of course.)
>> >     -High levels of phytic acid in soy block the absorption of calcium,
>> > magnesium, copper, iron and and especially zinc and contributes to
>> > widespread
>> > mineral deficiencies.   (Soy is the legume with the most phytates.)
>> >     - Phytic acid in soy is not neutralized by ordinary preparation
>> > methods such as soaking, sprouting and long, slow cooking. High phytate
>> > diets have
>> > caused growth problems in children.
>> >     - Trypsin inhibitors in soy block the action of enzymes needed for
>> > protein digestion and may cause pancreatic disorders. In test animals,
>> soy
>> > trypsin inhibitors cause stunted growth.
>> >     - Soybeans contain hemagglutinin, which causes red blood cells to
>> lump
>> > together.
>> >     -Phytoestrogens in soy can inhibit normal development and can cause
>> > reproductive and fertility problems later in life. Recent research
>> > implicates
>> > these phytoestrogens in the development of Alzheimer's and dementia.
>> They
>> > are "brain aging" substances.
>> >     - Soy phytoestrogens disrupt endocrine function and have the
>> potential
>> > to cause infertility and to promote breast cancer in adult women.
>> >     - Soy phytoestrogens are potent antithyroid agents that inhibit
>> > thyroid function, leading to fatigue and mental problem.   They cause
>> > hypothyroidism and may cause thyroid cancer. In infants, consumption of
>> soy
>> > formula has
>> > been linked to autoimmune thyroid disease.   Soy isoflavones are the
>> most
>> > potent thyroid inhibitor, followed by daidzein and genistein.
>> >     - Vitamin B12 analogs in soy are not absorbed and actually increase
>> > the body's requirement for B12.
>> >     - Soy foods increase the body's requirement for vitamin D.   Vitamin
>> D
>> > and B12-both essential for normal growth and development.
>> >     - Modern soy products contain carcinogens and toxins formed during
>> > processing.   Fragile proteins are denatured during high temperature
>> > processing
>> > to make soy protein isolate and textured vegetable protein. Processing
>> of
>> > soy protein results in the formation of toxic lysinoalanine and highly
>> > carcinogenic nitrosamines.
>> >     -   Free glutamic acid or MSG, a potent neurotoxin, is formed during
>> > soy food processing and additional amounts are added to many soy foods.
>> MSG
>> > causes neurological problems, including violent behavior.
>> >     - Soy foods contain high levels of aluminum, which is toxic to the
>> > nervous system and the kidneys.
>> >     - Soy foods do not provide complete protein, as thought by many.
>> > Like all legumes, soy beans are deficient in sulfur-containing amino
>> acids
>> > methionine and cystine. In addition, modern processing denatures fragile
>> > lysine.
>> >     - Fermented soy foods cannot provide vitamin B12 in vegetarian
>> diets,
>> > as some believe. 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
>> >     - In some people, consumption of soy foods will lower cholesterol,
>> but
>> > there is no evidence that lowering cholesterol decreases the risk of
>> having
>> > heart disease.
>> >     - Children receiving soy formula as their only food take in over 10
>> > time the levels of isoflavones on a body weight basis than the amount
>> shown
>> > to
>> > cause thyroid suppression in adults after three months and about eight
>> > times the levels of isoflavones on a body weight basis as the amount
>> shown
>> > to
>> > cause hormonal changes in adults after just one month.
>> >     - Babies on soy formula receive the estrogenic equivalent of at
>> least
>> > 5 birth control pills per day.   Pediatricians are noticing greater
>> numbers
>> > of boys whose physical maturation is delayed, or does not occur at all,
>> > including lack of development of the sexual organs. Learning
>> disabilities,
>> > especially in male children, have reached epidemic proportions. Soy
>> infant
>> > feeding, which floods the bloodstream with female hormones that could
>> > inhibit the
>> > effects of male hormones, cannot be ignored as a possible cause for
>> these
>> > tragic developments.
>> > An alarming number of girls are entering puberty much earlier than
>> normal,
>> > according to a recent study reported in the Journal of Pediatrics. One
>> > percent of girls now show signs of puberty, such as breast development
>> or
>> > pubic
>> > hair, before the age of three; by age eight, 14.7 percent of white girls
>> > and
>> > a whopping 48.3 percent of African-American girls had one or both of
>> these
>> > characteristics.   Use of soy formula in the WIC program, supplying free
>> > formula to welfare mothers, may explain the astronomical rates of early
>> > menarche
>> > in African-American girls.
>> >     - Aluminum content of soy formula is 10 times greater than that of
>> > milk-based formula, and 100 times greater than in unprocessed milk.
>> > - Soy formulas lack cholesterol, another nutrient that is absolutely
>> > essential for the development of the brain and nervous system; they also
>> > lack
>> > lactose and galactose, which play an equally important role in the
>> > development
>> > of the nervous system.
>> >     No other dietary staple has as many antinutrient drawbacks as soy.
>> > Nor so many public relation firms and lobbyists working for it.
>> >
>> >     From Susan Weed:
>> >     Soybeans were one of the five sacred grains in the Orient. [Ancient]
>> > agricultural reports speak frequently of using soybeans in crop rotation
>> > (to
>> > fix nitrogen and thus improve soil fertility) but there is no indication
>> > that soybeans were eaten until fermentation processes were discovered,
>> > sometime
>> > around 440 BCE. The first soy products eaten by people were tempeh,
>> natto,
>> > miso, and shoyu tamari.   It was not until some centuries later (2nd
>> > century
>> > BCE) that the process of making tofu was discovered.
>> >     While it is true that the people of the Orient have [used] tofu as a
>> > source of protein for about a thousand years, this is not necessarily by
>> > choice nor beneficial. The early Chinese did not eat soybeans, although
>> > they did
>> > eat other pulses, because they recognized the large quantities of a
>> number
>> > of harmful substances....
>> >     There are more phytates in soybeans than in any other grain, bean,
>> or
>> > plant studied and these phytates are remarkably resistant to reduction
>> > techniques. Only a long period of fermentation will significantly reduce
>> > the
>> > phytate content of soybeans....
>> >     Vegetarians - especially vegetarian children - who eat tofu and
>> drink
>> > soy milk as substitutes for meat and dairy products are at very high
>> risk
>> > of
>> > loss of bone mass and severe mineral deficiencies. Oriental children who
>> > eat soy but no meat, eggs, or dairy often suffer from rickets, stunted
>> > growth,
>> > and lowered intelligence. Unfermented soy virtually destroys all zinc in
>> > the body, and zinc is critical for optimal development and functioning
>> of
>> > the
>> > brain, nervous system and immune system.
>> >     The soy industry has concentrated for 20 years on creating markets
>> for
>> > the byproducts of soy oil manufacture: lecithin and soy protein, [which]
>> > were generally (and rightly) considered "poverty foods" and rejected by
>> > most
>> > consumers.
>> >     The soy industry recognized that, according to a spokesman: "The
>> > quickest way to gain product acceptability in a less affluent market is
>> to
>> > have
>> > the product consumed on its own merit by those who are more affluent."
>> > Thus
>> > these soy byproducts have been cleverly marketed to resemble traditional
>> > foods: soy milk malteds, soy baby formula, soy yogurt, soy ice cream,
>> coy
>> > cheese, soy hot dogs, and so on. These are fake products, not health
>> foods.
>> >     The production of soy milk does remove trypsin inhibitors, but at
>> the
>> > expense of denaturing the proteins, making them indigestible, of
>> creating a
>> > carcinogen, lysinealine, and of reducing the cystine content, an
>> essential
>> > amino acid which is already very low in soybeans. The phytate content
>> > remains, further deranging the diet.
>> >     Soy formula and soy milk is often made with soy protein isolate, an
>> > extremely refined product lacking virtually all minerals and vitamins.
>> Many
>> > soy formulas sold for infants are rich in trypsin-inhibitors which can
>> > stunt
>> > growth. And all contain staggering amounts of mineral-depleting
>> phytates.
>> > The
>> > aluminum content of soy formula is 100 times greater than unprocessed
>> milk.
>> > Aluminum has a toxic effects on infants kidneys and may be a cause of
>> > Alzheimer's in adults. Soy formula lacks three important nutrients found
>> in
>> > all
>> > milk: cholesterol, which is essential for brain development, and lactose
>> > and
>> > galactose, which play vital roles in the development and functioning of
>> the
>> > nerves.
>> >     Allergies to soy are at least as common as allergies to milk.
>> > Nitrosamines, potent carcinogens often associated with meat, are found
>> in
>> > high
>> > concentrations in all commercial soy protein foods. Isoflavones,
>> > anticarcinogenic
>> > substances present in soybeans may have a pro-cancer effect when
>> consumed
>> > unfermented. Although soybeans contain large amounts of omega-3 fatty
>> > acids,
>> > these acids are particularly susceptible to rancidity when subjected to
>> the
>> > high heat and pressure require to remove the oil from the bean; such
>> > rancidity promotes cancer and heart disease. Additionally, all soy oil
>> is
>> > extracted
>> > with a solvent, traces of which remain in the oil.
>> >
>> > Shivani's own experience:
>> >     I relied heavily on tofu for years until routine blood work showed
>> > thyroid insufficiency.   No wonder I was always chilly when others felt
>> > warm
>> > and comfortable.   I had to undertake thyroid hormone replacement in
>> order
>> > to
>> > be functional, but looked for the reason for my problem in order to be
>> able
>> > to remove it and get my thyroid working well again.   Soy consumption
>> soon
>> > loomed as a likely culprit.   (Abetted, IMHO, by electrical pollution,
>> > which
>> > had considerably increased my stress load.)   I stopped eating all
>> > unfermented soy products in June of 2002.   My thyroid hormone dosage
>> began
>> > at 25
>> > mcg. a day.   By October 2003 I was taking just 1.5 mcg. in the early
>> > evening,
>> > the time when I consistently had the most trouble.   A few months later,
>> I
>> > was able to ease off altogether.
>> >     As the change in diet was undertaken concurrently with reduction of
>> > electrical pollution in my home environment, it is not possible to say
>> if
>> > my
>> > thyroid would have healed with just one change or the other.   However,
>> > those
>> > stressed by electrical pollution seem to “break” at their weakest link,
>> so
>> > to speak.   So what had weakened my thyroid?   I believe it was regular
>> > consumption of tofu.
>> >     Others have had similar experiences.   If your thyroid gland
>> activity
>> > is down due to soy consumption, though, recovery is certainly possible,
>> so
>> > go for it.
>> >     You can very effectively self-test for thyroid insufficiency by
>> doing
>> > the Basal Metabolism Test.   This will accurately show problems that
>> many
>> > blood tests do not.
>> >
>> >     Shivani in WI
>> >
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"Love is never a relationship; love is relating. It is always a river,
flowing, unending. Love knows no full stop; the honeymoon begins but never
ends. It is not like a novel that starts at a certain point and ends at a
certain point. It is an ongoing phenomenon. Lovers end, love continues– it
is a continuum. It is a verb, not a noun." Osho


“If one went to the extreme of giving the patient the full details of
mortality and morbidity related to cesarean section, most of them would get
up and go out and have their baby under a tree…”
-Neel, J. Medicolegal pressure, MDs’ lack of patience cited in cesarean
‘epidemic.’ Ob.Gyn. News Vol 22 No 10


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