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Claiming Soy is Healthy!

Is soy healthy? This story comes from the excellent News With Views site.  Here’s an excerpt from the full story, you can read the entire story by clicking the “read more” link below.

By Dr. Carolyn Dean, MD, ND
October 11, 2009

There is a new war between the health products industry and the FDA about health claims. The health product industry wants to state on their labels what their products are supposed to do for your health. My concern with health claims began when Archer Midland Daniels (AMD) won a long battle with the FDA to obtain a heart health claim for soy. That was back in 1999 and soy became the food that would save us all from a host of ills and its sales skyrocketed. But ten years later we find that soy may be hurting us, not helping. Ninety percent of the soy in the US is genetically modified and the way soy is processed in this country makes it indigestible and even dangerous.

Read the rest of this article HERE.

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  1. I’m glad people are STARTING to realize that unfermented soy is not healthy. Soy makes me more congested than non-raw milk does (fermented soy products do not do the same thing to me.)

    It has become amazing the things you’ll find soy in because it’s a cheap filler and it’s become harder and harder to avoid. Everything from flavored teas (teasans) that I know did not have added soy 10 years ago to what seems like half of the packaged goods in co-ops and health food stores.

    Keep up the good work Nutiva on bringing awareness on these types of topics.

  2. Most people remain unaware that soy is known to contain an array of potent chemical toxins. The modern manufacturing processes of high-profit industries make no effort to remove these potent toxins. High levels of phytic acid, trypsin inhibitors, toxic lysinoalanine and highly carcinogenic nitrosamines are all present in soy products.

    Soy is linked to infertility, breast cancer, hypothyroidism, thyroid cancer, and many other disorders.

  3. “What about the health of the Japanese? They eat a lot of soy, right?”

    The truth (that the soy growers don’t want you to know) is that the Japanese eat more shellfish, poultry, and pork than soy. And when they eat soy products, they eat them in fermented forms, such as miso and tempeh.

    Several years ago, I consumed soy protein isolate every day, thinking it was good for me. After a while, I started breaking out in hives after eating a soy protein shake. It took me a while, but eventually I made the connection. I quit eating it, and never had the hives again.

  4. Stephanie says:

    Yes, my friend is half Japanese and they do love soy. I even take soy because they say it’s healthy for everybody. But now I’ve read about this article and how harmful it could be for us instead of healthy, I’m starting to doubt. Proper labeling should be practiced because health is so hard to risk.

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