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Soy

"In the land of health foods, soy is king.   It's considered a near-perfect protein, one that's packed with compounds that can fight disease and promote health.
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Yet a few scientists think the coronation of soy as a miracle food is premature. They claim that while some soy foods offer distinct health benefits, others pose health risks, particularly to people who consume large amounts of soy."

Sally Eauclaire Osborne


PRO SOY ARTICLES

Soy Protein: Your Key To Better Health
by Suzanne J. Paxton, R.Ph., Pharm. D.
Detailed.   Recommended.

Six Ways Soy Benefits Your Health
by Monique N. Gilbert
"Soybeans are the only plant food that has all of the essential amino acids our body requires, making it a complete protein. Soy foods do not have any cholesterol, and most are high in fiber. Soy also has many vitamins, minerals, and phytochemical compounds (like isoflavones) that work together to create numerous health benefits."

Studies Show Soy Protein May Prevent, Treat Bone Loss
from Doctor's Guide
"Two studies have revealed that soy may play an important role in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis, a disease that can affect 24 million Americans."

Assault on Soy, 2000 Edition: What's Behind the Latest Scare Tactics
by Greg Caton
Reagrding negative articles on soy products, "The purpose of this article (and its related links) is to provide confused readers with the indisputable facts that puts these latest claims to rest and allow the public to put such reports in context."

They're Taking The Joy Out Of Soy
by Bill Sardi
"Does soy shrink the brain? Leave you anemic? Promote rather than prevent cancer? Interfere with your thyroid hormones? Is soy a toxin, a food or a drug?"
"Soy is not hemlock. It is not a toxin, nor does it contain toxins. Soy is like table salt. Overuse can be troublesome. Learn to use it sparingly and fashionably."

ANTI SOY ARTICLES

The Other Side of Soy
from ABCNEWS.com
"While the scientific research on soy is still emerging and is often contradictory, there are now some serious questions being raised about this miracle food, and some of its staunchest defenders acknowledge that these questions need to be answered."

Scientists Protest Soy Approval
from Mercola.com
"In Unusual Letter, FDA Experts Lay Out Concerns"

Newest Research On Why You Should Avoid Soy
by Sally Fallon and Mary G. Enig, Ph.D.
Detailed.   Recommended.

Complaints About Soy
from the Weston A. Price Foundation
"There is a great need to make public the dangers of soy, not only in infant formula but in any product containing soy."

Soy Baby Blues: Can We Trust Alternatives to Milk-Based Formulas?
Can We Trust Alternatives to Milk-Based Formulas?
by Katherine Kerlin

Soy Too Good To Be True? (Part 1)
by Brandon Finucan & Charlotte Gerson

Soy Too Good To Be True? (Part 2)
by Susan DeSimone & Brandon Finucan

Response To Those Who Believe Soy Is Healthy
by Sally Fallon and Dr. Mary Enig
"The soy campaign is, in fact, a case study in the use of propaganda to promote commercial interests."

Do Soy Foods Negatively Affect Your Thyroid?
by Mary Shomon
"Soy products increase the risk of thyroid disease. And this danger is particularly great for infants on soy formula."

Soy Aliases
from No Soy

PRO AND CON

Does Soy Have a Dark Side?
by Sally Eauclaire Osborne

Don't Go Overboard With the Soy Foods
Interview with David Zava, Ph.D.
"If you are not allegic to soyfoods, eat them primarly as fermented soy products, which includes miso and tempeh, because many of the antinutrients have been reduced in this form. If you eat soy in in the form of tofu, soy milk, or powders for example, eat it with a balance of mineral-rich sea vegetables such as kombu and nori, and animal protein, preferably fish, to counter the higher content of antinutrients such as phytates and digestive enzyme inhibitors."

Women's Health & Soy
by Andrew Weill, M.D.
"I believe that soy foods such as edamame, tofu, tempeh and soy milk are much more likely to help you than hurt you. Therefore, I recommend one to two servings per day, even to women with breast cancer. That amount will provide about 40 mg of isoflavones, enough to give you the benefits of soy without the theoretical risks. However, I do not recommend soy supplements because of their high isoflavone content and lack of evidence demonstrating their long-term safety. Nor do I recommend eating “designer foods” spiked with soy isoflavones."

OTHER RESOURCES

Soybean.com

Virtues of Soy

Soy Online Service
Uncovering the Truth About Soy

No Soy Forum
For People with Soy Allergies

RECOMMENDED BOOKS

Please click on the picture of the book or the title to order.

 

Monique Gilbert, Virtues of Soy: A Practical Health Guide and Cookbook

Earl Mindell, R.Ph., Ph.D., Earl Mindell's Soy Miracle

Barry Sears, Ph.D., The Soy Zone


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