Now could you potentially be on birth control without really being aware of it today? We’re going to discuss soy. what’s so bad about soy. I mean, it’s a health food product. It’s in a lot of our foods.
Is soy healthy or not?
it’s good for the heart. It’s good to help prevent breast cancer. And in Asia they do tons of soy, right? It can’t be that bad. I mean, if you just look at the research, mean, you’ll see tons of studies on the first five pages of Google, endorsing soy as the next miracle food. Well, I want to share some information from a fascinating book I am reading now. It’s called the whole soy story by Dr. Kayla Daniel. She has her Ph.D. in nutritional sciences as well as is a certified clinical nutritionist Well, here’s the thing about soy, acts very similar to estradiol.
In our bodies now. Yes, it is a thousand times weaker. However, it has a much higher affinity for our receptors that our own estrogen, which means it can easily bind to these estrogen receptors and create some physiological responses. So soy does create an estrogenic effect on our bodies. So for people to say that the science has settled, don’t look at this. We already know. It says you might want to just take another look at what I’m going to share with you.
As far as in Asia, it is true that they consume maybe more soy. However, it’s used as a condiment. It’s not used as their main food. And it’s usually always in the form of a fermented soy product, NATO, Misa tofu, and they don’t actually use the form of soy that we use in America, like soy protein, isolates, hydrolyzed soy proteins, and the highly refined soy oil, which is in, oh my gosh, it’s in hummus. It’s in salad dressing. It’s in a lot of your foods. It’s actually even oatmeal. They put it in sodas. I mean, it is like all over our foods. Now it is true that the Japanese have a lower rate of breast cancer. However, they have a higher rate of other cancers that Americans don’t have.
The truth about soy
So if you really look at the research on soy, there are a lot of mixed, conclusions, mainly based on who’s sponsoring the study. So this is going through this, 1994, there was, an article written by the American dietetic association that stated that women trying to conceive, should avoid excessive soy. And they recommended having less than 60 grams a day.
Some people are going to say, well, those are older studies. Well, actually, there’s probably more integrity in some of these older studies than there is nowadays because they can make a study come out any way that they want. Now, if you look at the physiology and this was done in animal studies, soy can give an estrogenic effect that can greatly affect, follicle-stimulating hormone, as well as luteinizing hormone.
These are the two hormones that are sent from the pituitary down to your gonads, and they regulate estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. So if you’re going to suppress follicle-stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone, you’re going to have less release of the egg from the ovary. And that’s going to make you more infertile. It’s also gonna affect the menstrual cycle.
You may find your menstrual cycle going longer. You may find your menstrual cycle, actually not even occurring. And another study, the study said that there was a less probability of giving birth in, in a male study, there was shown to be lower sperm count, decrease erections, decreased libido, hot flashes increase in breast tissue in male bodies, nipple discharge, and lowered testosterone.
I mean, if you think about who consumes the most soy on a regular basis, it’s in the monasteries, the monks in the monasteries consume a tremendous amount of soy. And I think the reason they do is that it helps curb libido. Now, the other thing that’s interesting, and it’s hard to find data on this topic is that 70% of all slight groan is used in animal feeds.
So who knows what that’s doing to our animals? I know it’s in dog food, it’s in cat food. It’s actually even in fish food. And the reason I’m talking about that is that we have animals now on, my farm, and it’s very difficult to find feed that is soy free. Now the most problematic thing that I see with soy is in the soy-based infant formulas.
So you’re going to give soy to an infant, the amount of soy that you’re going to expose this infant to is between six to nine milligrams per kilogram of weight per day. So there’s been links to higher body weight. I mean, estrogen is an anabolic hormone. It makes things get bigger. And in some of these infant formulas, there’s an equivalent estrogen.
If you compare their body weight to an adult of taking roughly three to five birth control pills a day, not to mention a lot of these infants have allergies to soy and, digestive issues. And as far as the quality of protein, it’s not the best quality. This is why it’s so important to, encourage the mother to breastfeed now. So in general is also linked to hypothyroidism, endocrine problems, digestive issues, and the list go on and up. So I really suggest you should start to read labels.
What you can do?
Start reading labels. like even like when you get hummus, right, when the first ingredient is soy oil, try to find a dressing with other oils than soy oil or corn oil. Unfortunately, most of the soil out there is GML. And I think globally, we’re in this huge experiment of soy, and many of these, problematic ingredients, show up years later. So I think it’s really important to see the other side of soy look at the pros and the cons, and then decide for yourself.