Posts tagged soy
Soy - Part Five: Should Kids Eat Soy?

As I stated in Part Two of this series, soy contains high levels of phytoestrogens. If these phytoestrogens have a negative impact on adult health, we should conclude that phytoestrogens would have an even greater negative impact on the health of our babies and children.Studies show that genistein, the main phytoestrogen in soy, has been shown to cause behaviour changes in rodents such as increased signs of stress, decreased social contact and altered sexual expression. Many people would agree that the rate at which our young girls are developing is frightening! So, is there a link?

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Soy - Part Four: GMOs & Soy Production

If you've been following along on this "Truth About Soy" Series, then you know I've already touched on some of the issues with soy beans. Specifically, the anti-nutrient properties of soy like goitrogens, phyto-estrogens, and enzyme inhibitors.Whereas my previous posts focused on the fundamental issues with the plant itself, this post points to the problems associated with the production of modern soy products. The way we grow and process soy beans is a huge concern!

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Soy - Part Three: Phytoestrogens

Did you read my previous post about the Dangers of Unfermented Soy?This post about phytoestrogens could have been lumped into the same post, but I felt that it deserved its own space. Mostly because, for me personally, this is the greatest concern with the consumption of soy products. Hormones play such a vital role in the proper functioning of our bodies... I don't think we should mess with that area of our health!

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Soy - Part Two: The Dangers of Unfermented Soy

Last week, I posted about why I want to do a series about soy. In short, I want to give people information that will help guide their own decision as to whether they want to continue to consume soy and soy-products.I will state my own opinion, but I won't tell you what you should do. We're all different and I hope that my readers take the time--on any topic--to figure out works best for THEM. Especially when it comes to soy, your own health issues will (or should) be a large determining factor in your decision to consume soy.

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Soy - Part One: Introduction

Since posting about milk (back in 2011), I've had a handful of people ask me why I don't drink soy milk instead of cow or goat's milk.My simple answer: I believe soy products do more harm than good. Now that I am on the GAPS diet, I avoid all soy products completely; but for generally healthy people, I hope to share with you some helpful information that may guide you to at least avoid most soy products.

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