Soy is arguably the most common GM crop, with up to 75-85% of the soy grown in North America being GMO, as estimated by a McGill University study. The study also points out that GMO soy acts like an estrogen in the body and can cause our hormonal systems to malfunction. In the worst cases, it causes ovarian cancer and uterus swelling along with prostate issues EVEN IF YOU ARE YOUNG, the age range of cancers and extreme levels of toxicity are high in people that are young simply because their immune systems are not functioning properly and their toxic load is compounded and dangerously high.
Today the jury remains out on whether Soy is toxic or not. For many of my female clients who suffer from fibroids, tumors, cysts and other reproductive misadventures SOY is no longer a food they consume. Since doing the GODDESS DETOX individuals no longer suffer the symptoms from eating this “food”. However for the individuals who still consume TVP Texturised Vegetable Protein …a soy based meat substitute, soy milk, soy beans, soy oil etc….they continue to suffer damage caused to the reproductive systems of many women and men who are unaware that this is the culprit.
The following info on “soy” “tofu” may enlighten your thoughts on this “food” source.
For years now I have given up my love affair with soy milk, tofu and any and all things soy and all products that contain soy…..that is most packaged products from skin care items to foods using soy oil! I started to do research back in the 90’s and found my soy choices could be causing me more problems. I have since heard so many stories and read reports about it’s bad qualities especially causing tumors in the body, causing feminization of boys from the baby formula and potential risks linked to cancer in women. As a Wellness Educator and holistic nutritionist I found this disturbing and believe education is important to impart knowledge to individuals who may still think this once farm animal feed is good for human consumption.
Below is an excerpt of an article sadly not extolling the virtues of soy, tofu, soy beans, soy oil etc.
Soy processors have worked hard to get these antinutrients out of the finished product, particularly soy protein isolate (SPI) which is the key ingredient in most soy foods that imitate meat and dairy products, including baby formulas and some brands of soy milk.
SPI is not something you can make in your own kitchen. Production takes place in industrial factories where a slurry of soy beans is first mixed with an alkaline solution to remove fiber, then precipitated and separated using an acid wash and, finally, neutralized in an alkaline solution.
Acid washing in aluminum tanks leaches high levels of aluminum into the final product. The resultant curds are spray- dried at high temperatures to produce a high-protein powder. A final indignity to the original soybean is high-temperature, high-pressure extrusion processing of soy protein isolate to produce textured vegetable protein (TVP).
Much of the trypsin inhibitor content can be removed through high-temperature processing, but not all. Trypsin inhibitor content of soy protein isolate can vary as much as fivefold.21 (In rats, even low-level trypsin inhibitor SPI feeding results in reduced weight gain compared to controls.22)
But high-temperature processing has the unfortunate side-effect of so denaturing the other proteins in soy that they are rendered largely ineffective.23 That’s why animals on soy feed need lysine supplements for normal growth.
Nitrites, which are potent carcinogens, are formed during spray-drying, and a toxin called lysinoalanine is formed during alkaline processing.24 Numerous artificial flavorings, particularly MSG, are added to soy protein isolate and textured vegetable protein products to mask their strong “beany” taste and to impart the flavor of meat.25
In feeding experiments, the use of SPI increased requirements for vitamins E, K, D and B12 and created deficiency symptoms of calcium, magnesium, manganese, molybdenum, copper, iron and zinc.26 Phytic acid remaining in these soy products greatly inhibits zinc and iron absorption; test animals fed SPI develop enlarged organs, particularly the pancreas and thyroid gland, and increased deposition of fatty acids in the liver.27
Yet soy protein isolate and textured vegetable protein are used extensively in school lunch programs, commercial baked goods, diet beverages and fast food products. They are heavily promoted in third world countries and form the basis of many food giveaway programs.
In spite of poor results in animal feeding trials, the soy industry has sponsored a number of studies designed to show that soy protein products can be used in human diets as a replacement for traditional foods.
An example is “Nutritional Quality of Soy Bean Protein Isolates: Studies in Children of Preschool Age”, sponsored by the Ralston Purina Company.28 A group of Central American children suffering from malnutrition was first stabilized and brought into better health by feeding them native foods, including meat and dairy products. Then, for a two-week period, these traditional foods were replaced by a drink made of soy protein isolate and sugar.
All nitrogen taken in and all nitrogen excreted was measured in truly Orwellian fashion: the children were weighed naked every morning, and all excrement and vomit gathered up for analysis. The researchers found that the children retained nitrogen and that their growth was “adequate”, so the experiment was declared a success.
Whether the children were actually healthy on such a diet, or could remain so over a long period, is another matter. The researchers noted that the children vomited “occasionally”, usually after finishing a meal; that over half suffered from periods of moderate diarrhea; that some had upper respiratory infections; and that others suffered from rash and fever.
It should be noted that the researchers did not dare to use soy products to help the children recover from malnutrition, and were obliged to supplement the soy-sugar mixture with nutrients largely absent in soy products – notably, vitamins A, D and B12, iron, iodine and zinc.
For the full article see the following link. http://tinyurl.com/7vgdz
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