Today, we turn our attention to soy.
I tell you true, that stuff’s poison. It can do a number on you like nobody’s business and you might not even be aware it’s soy that’s causing all your woes.
Lest you object to my going after soy, I’ll agree up front that not all people suffer soy’s dire consequences.
But then, most smokers don’t develop cancer, either. How lucky do you feel?
The top 5 dangers of evil soy
Here’s what you’re facing:
Sickening Soy Danger # 1:
Soy’s loaded with oxalic acid. Think kidney stones–not to mention heart problems, immune deficiency, brain hiccups, etc.
Sickening Soy Danger #2:
Another part of soy’s manifest charms is phytates, which throw a monkey wrench into absorbing protein–along with the vital minerals calcium, iron, zinc and magnesium. We don’t go very far, very well without a goodly supply of protein and minerals.
Sickening Soy Danger #3:
And the phytates are not alone! Soy is estrogenic, so called because it mimics estrogen–keeping the real thing from its proper role whilst causing estrogen dominance–male or female.
It can cause premature puberty in little girls, lifelong low testosterone for little boys, breasts in men and a closetful of symptoms in women.
Estrogen is part of endocrine function, and when it’s out of whack, the rest of the endocrine system ends up in the ditch, too.
Sickening Soy Danger #4:
Plus, soy interferes with thyroid function. Big time. Soy can cause hypothyroid problems all by itself.
Sickening Soy Danger #5:
And soy excites our brain to death. Literally. Which can play havoc with memory. And throw our bodies into a tailspin, inviting disease to come for a visit. Speaking of which, there’s some kind of connection between extreme brain excitement and autoimmune diseases. Right now it’s just an attention-getting coincidence, but research should be coming along.
But, but, but, you say. Soy really helps with menopause symptoms!
And you’re right, but it’s a lot like trimming a hangnail with an out-of-control machete. It may get the job done, but the collateral damage is something else. Choose a safer–and more effective–way.
No soy for you.
A drunk driver damaged Bette Dowdell's pituitary gland shortly before her first birthday. Although doctors insisted for years that she was fine, her health drifted to a crash-and-burn event, and she realized her health was up to her.
Now she's happy to report she has energy all day, every day. She sleeps well. Colds, flu and headaches are all in the past. Optimism moved back in. Life is good.
Now Bette's sharing what she knows with others to help them take control of their health, too. People who become their own health advocate enjoy far better health than those that don't.
Bette grew up in The Salvation Army, where her parents were officers. Like the military, this Army life involved a lot of moving, and she attended ten schools, in nine cities, in three states before graduating from high school.
After college, Bette worked as an IBM Systems engineer, a small-company consultant and software company owner. She wrote the books How to be a Christian Without Being Annoying, On We March: A memoir of growing up in The Salvation Army and the e-book Pep For The Pooped: Discovering the Vitamins and Minerals Your Body Is Starving For.
She lives in the Phoenix area.