A patient asks: "Can you explain more as to why soy should be avoided. I thought it was suppose to be good for us? What gives?"
First among them are potent enzyme inhibitors that block the action of trypsin and other enzymes needed for protein digestion.
In test animals, diets high in trypsin inhibitors cause enlargement and pathological conditions of the pancreas, including cancer.
Soybeans also contain haemagglutinin, a clot-promoting substance that causes red blood cells to clump together.
Soy also contains goitrogens - substances that depress thyroid function.
Additionally 99% a very large percentage of soy is genetically modified and it also has one of the highest percentages contamination by pesticides of any of our foods.
Soybeans are high in phytic acid, present in the bran or hulls of all seeds. It's a substance that can block the uptake of essential minerals - calcium, magnesium, copper, iron and especially zinc - in the intestinal tract.
Because soy has been so extensively used in our diet as a food and as a filler, many people have developed an allergy to it. Our bodies tend to develop an allergy to the things we eat most, such as milk, wheat, eggs, and soy. In our office we offer skin testing for these and other foods, pollens, trees, grasses, molds, dust and mites.
A 1998 survey found that the average daily amount of soy protein consumed in Japan was about eight grams for men and seven for women - less than two teaspoons.
Other problems associated with children of both sexes who were fed soy-based formula, including extreme emotional behavior, asthma, immune system problems, pituitary insufficiency, thyroid disorders and irritable bowel syndrome.
The Whole Soy Story: The Dark Side of America's Favorite Health Food, by Kaayla Daniel PHD, 2005
A 2-DVD Set is available on "The Dangers of Soy", Call 1-800-620-9975 to order the DVD set
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More on SOY:
A major contributor to thyroid dysfunction is unfermented soy.
Soy isoflavones can wreak havoc on your thyroid.
Kaayla Daniel's groundbreaking book, The Whole Soy Story: The Dark Side of America's Favorite Health Food is a powerful exposé that reveals the truth about the soy myths that have infiltrated our culture.
It's ironic that soy has become so accepted as a health food when, as Dr. Daniel states, thousands of studies link soy to malnutrition, digestive distress, immune-system breakdown, thyroid- and hormonal dysfunction, cognitive decline, reproductive disorders and infertility--even cancer and heart disease.
So if you want to keep your thyroid healthy, you’ll definitely want to avoid unfermented soy products of all kinds, including soy milk.