Saturday, December 16, 2006

Beware the Soy

"There's a slow poison out there that's severely damaging our children and threatening to tear apart our culture. The ironic part is, it's a 'health food,' one of our most popular."
So leads this story at WorldNetDaily. I was shocked at potential damaging effects of soy. The author explains, "Soy is nutritious and contains lots of good things. Unfortunately, when you eat or drink a lot of soy stuff, you're also getting substantial quantities of estrogens." Here are a few things this story points out:
  • Research is now showing that when you feed your baby soy formula, you're giving him or her the equivalent of five birth control pills a day.
  • if your baby gets colic from cow's milk, do you switch him to soy milk? Don't even think about it. His phytoestrogen level will jump to 20 times normal. If he is a she, brace yourself for watching her reach menarche as young as seven, robbing her of years of childhood. If he is a boy, it's far worse: He may not reach puberty till much later than normal.
  • Research in 2000 showed that a soy-based diet at any age can lead to a weak thyroid, which commonly produces heart problems and excess fat.
  • Recent research on rats shows testicular atrophy, infertility and uterus hypertrophy (enlargement).
  • there's now scientific evidence that estrogen ingredients in soy products may be boosting the rapidly rising incidence of leukemia in children. In the latest year we have numbers for, new cases in the U.S. jumped 27 percent.
  • There's also a serious connection between soy and cancer in adults – especially breast cancer. That's why the governments of Israel, the UK, France and New Zealand are already cracking down hard on soy.
(HT: Tim Ellsworth)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The thought of my infant daughter reaching menarche before age 12 is frightening let alone age 7. She has enough estrogen the way it is reflected by her rapid mood swings. Estrogen is proven to protect people from heart disease which is a prevalent problem in men and why women rarely have problems with it. It sounds like adult Men could benefit from soy and I'm considering buying some today. Oh yeah, and for those colicky babies that can't tolerate Soy formula, Alimentum is the way to go but bring your wallet, it's outrageously expensive.