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Shocking truth about Soy

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    Shocking truth about Soy

    I found a very interesting article about the dangers of soy and how it can effect both you and your child. The link is down below

    http://articles.mercola.com/sites/ar...alth-food.aspx
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    Interesting read, but can't say it's really news. I've known of the estrogen like proprieties of soy for years and how to much can increase the likely hood of developing breast cancer. Hence, we give or child who has a milk allergy Almond milk... At least until they find it's bad for you too. :-/

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    I think what is even scarier is how soy beans are soaked in hexane to process them.

    http://www.naturalnews.com/026303_so...in_hexane.html

    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/...n6395841.shtml

    If you drink soy milk, use Eden products. They are great.

    We don't use a lot of soy products ourselves. My husband likes his soy sauce. We eat a tiny bit of tofu.

    Eating fermented soy is better for you: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/ar...ented-soy.aspx

    For the issues with hormones and soy, that is the main reason why we stopped giving my son soy milk.
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    I only found this quite alarming, mainly due to the considerable amount of local kids in HK who replace drinking milk to soy. I'm sure that many of you are aware that dairy products are not high on the list of foods here in HK. Everyday I see a kid drinking Vitasoy and rarely see kids drinking cow's milk or yoghurt :(

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    If you do a bit of digging, I'm sure you will also be able to find many alarming things about cow juice as well:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bovine_somatotropin
    http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/2006.../11-dairy.html
    http://www.californiacowsarenothappy.com/
    http://www.foodrevolution.org/askjohn/4.htm

    There are lots of scary stories out there on practically any food product.
    Read carefully, choose wisely and eat in moderation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by howardcoombs View Post
    If you do a bit of digging, I'm sure you will also be able to find many alarming things about cow juice as well:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bovine_somatotropin
    http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/2006.../11-dairy.html
    http://www.californiacowsarenothappy.com/
    http://www.foodrevolution.org/askjohn/4.htm

    There are lots of scary stories out there on practically any food product.
    Read carefully, choose wisely and eat in moderation.
    Yep, milk isn't always the best either but there are safer and better alternatives with both cow's milk and soy milk--I think it has a lot to do with process and content. How is the product raised/grown and how is it processed. Key things to know about one's food. I also think it's better to try to get your kids to get their nutrition from a variety of sources rather than rely to heavily on one for that nutrition (relying on dairy products alone for calcium and fat intake).
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    spiritual uplifting, the power of which they have never previously been aware …
    To such a woman childbirth is a monument of joy within her memory.
    She turns to it in thought to seek again an ecstasy which passed too soon.”

    ~ Grantly Dick-Read (Childbirth Without Fear)

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    Some of the things in that article are well known facts...increased estrogen levels, with their associated issues fr men, for example, but I fear some of the article is fear mongering. For example, the suggestion linking soy with cancers in Japan is totally misleading. Japanese suffer form higher esophageal and liver disease, for example, because of their cigarette smoking and over drinking, like Koreans. Many cancer victims are living in toxic area like Hiroshima and Nagasaki which are still, 60 years after the A bomb, radioactive. Soy has little or nothing to do with the cancers Japanese suffer from. And the idea that soy is bad because the herbicides used on them is ludicrous. Its like saying a child is bad because he was born with FAS. By al means lobby against herbicides, but dont blame soy beans. And soy does not create allergies; but of course some people are allergic to soy. just as some people are allergic to dairy and need soy as an alternative.

    Anyway, these days there are so many toxins in the water we drink, the air we breath, and on the food we eat, (unless you totally live in a bubble), if we are going to get cancer, we are going to get it whether we give up soy or not.

    And I wouldn't worry about Chinese people and their calcium intake. Asians historically have not been cow milk drinkers and have gotten their calcium from other sources (such as animal bones in the broth of soups), which westerners may not eat as often as they do. So not drinking loads of milk probably doesn't hurt them.

    the thing about the soy products here I hate is how much sugar they put in it. In the US, you can get soy products that are sugar free. But here, its like drinking soda pop. It totally defeats whatever health benefit they think they are getting from it.

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