So.... apparently my comment about cutting out all soy made a few people go hummmmm. So I thought I would share with you all why... soy IS junk food.
Now I must say... I do not have a degree, certification, or any offical schooling in the field of soy beans. BUT I have done a lot of research and talked with our holistic doctor and everything I'm saying I believe 'right now' to be true and the best decision for OUR health. So read, learn, and don't be mad at me if you have to change your diet because you read this. :)
Here are a few basic facts about soy beans...
a long time ago the USA noticed that women in Asia had lower rates of breast cancer and had less menopause symptoms... so we decided soy MUST be good and we MUST put it in everything. What they failed to realized is that the women did eat soy but they ate small amounts of fermented soy and they didn't eat it in EVERYTHING.
Our bodies are not meant to digest soy in it's unfermented state... it is hard on the body. It causes hormone problems, digestive problems and more. A small amount wouldn't be half bad but... I don't know if you've noticed....SOY is in everything.... soy oil, soy flour, soy beans, soy nuts, isolated soy protein (the worst), soy milk, tofu..... it's just too much of the wrong kind of soy.
Soy also contains goitrogens - substances that depress thyroid function. (any women out there have thyroid problems???)
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.
They acid wash in aluminum tanks leaching high levels of aluminum into the final product.
I could go on and on.... do you still want to eat soy??? If not, try these easy suggestions for eliminating soy.
You'll have to be very cautious with what you buy... soy is in LOTS of processed foods AND health foods. Just because it says all natural or healthy or whatever lie they put on the front of the box doesn't mean it is.
Try rice or almond milk instead of soy milk
try temphe (fermented soy) instead of tofu
breast milk instead of soy formula... don't hate me
stay away from veggie meats.... they are loaded with msg and unfermented soy protein isolate
goat cheese instead of soy cheese
here are a few links to some articles if you want to read more....
Soy, the good and the bad
Soy, the cause or the cure
if you still want more info e-mail me or leave a comment with your email.