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Beware of Soy

Consider the fact that all that you think you know about soy is the result of careful marketing over years and years that worked so well that the majority are now convinced that it’s a super-food that could feed the world and save the environment.

Disturbing facts about soy:

  •  Soy contains high levels goitrogens; which are compounds that inhibit the thyroid’s ability to utilize iodine correctly which could lead to hypothyroid problems. 
  • Soy has protease inhibitors, also called trypsin inhibitors. These toxins block the action of enzymes that have the responsibility of digesting certain proteins, but it can also lead to a host of other problems.
  • Soy contains plant estrogens in the form of isoflavones; which effectively raise your estrogen levels and therefore lowers your testosterone levels. Messing up your estrogen levels has devastating effects for men and women as well as children and newborns. Having abnormally high levels of estrogen doesn’t mean you’ll be more of a woman. It could disrupt your periods, fertility and put you at risk for breast cancer. In addition, improper balance of testosterone to estrogen in men can lead to a lower libido, fat accumulation around the waist and loss of energy, stamina and virility and even man boobs (gynecomastia).Some formula preparations contain soy in large quantities. A baby needs to have his hormones in the proper ratio to develop normally and a baby boy needs a lot of testosterone to form his sexual traits. Too much estrogen at this stage can cause failure to thrive, underdeveloped testicles and problems when puberty comes.  It is said that the amount of estrogen-producing soy in some formula preparations could be the equivalent of consuming 5 birth control pills per day.
  • Soy crops are probably the most destructive of all the monocrops. They rob the soil of nutrients without giving back, they’re one of the pesticide laden crops and they are now almost all genetically modified. The major part of it goes to feed livestock, who get sick eating it. Some factory produced cuts of meat are now injected with extra soy.

“Food is our medicine.”  Choose well and be safe.

 

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