Sunday, August 03, 2008


Do not feed your baby soy milk. In fact, do not feed yourself soy. It is one of the many hypes our there like water fluoridation. There are alternatives to eating soy like tempeh that is much, much better for you and your kids. Cow’s milk is not much better, because the pasteurization and homogenization processes fracture and mutate the proteins; but this is the subject of a future blog.

Dr. Mercolas site:

The Truth About Soy

For just a brief look at what’s really going on, consider that numerous studies have found that soy products can actually:

Increase thyroid damage, especially in women
Increase the risk of breast cancer in women, brain damage in both sexes, and cause abnormalities in infants
Contribute to thyroid disorders, especially in women
Promote kidney stones
Weaken your immune system
Cause severe, potentially fatal food allergies

Despite these findings, many people still want to believe the hype, thinking that these studies must somehow be wrong. But the content of soy itself should be a clue. For example, non-fermented soy products contain:

Phytoestrogens (isoflavones) genistein and daidzein, which mimic and sometimes block the hormone estrogen
Phytates, which block your body's uptake of minerals
Enzyme Inhibitors, which hinder protein digestion
Haemaggluttin, which causes red blood cells to clump together and inhibits oxygen take-up and growth
High amounts of omega-6 fat, which is pro-inflammatory

If you eat soy, or any of its products, you should read the whole article.

Why Tofu Wrecks Your Brain


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