It kind of freaks me out, how come America ignores thousands of years of Oriental culture where they FERMENTED ALL SOY, and sells soybeans in fresh form for Americans to eat? The Asians fermented soy because of it's toxins, but in America, they ignore that wisdom and sell us boatloads of the stuff:
However, according to the extensively researched book, The Whole Soy Story: the dark side of America's favorite health food, by Kaayla T. Daniel, PhD, CCN, (this month's Book of the Month), the Chinese first started eating soybeans about 2,500 years ago, after they figured out how to ferment it. Somehow, the ancient Chinese knew that soybeans still contain many toxins after cooking and thus avoiding eating it until they learned to neutralize those toxins through fermentation. And in traditional Asian diets, soy is only used in small amounts as a condiment, with pork, seafood and other animals providing the bulk of the protein.
I used to eat tofu burgers, textured vegetable protein made out of soy and fake soy sausage hoping to save on calories and fat, and I noticed a very bad development: my thyroid would swell up, I would feel a giant lump at the front of my throat. Of course I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism years ago and take .475 of synthroid daily but no one should be eating that stuff.
This guy too is right about the dangers of soy.
The dangers of soy include soy phytoestrogens. They are potent antithyroid agents that cause hypothyroidism and may cause thyroid cancer. In infants, consumption of soy formula has been linked to autoimmune thyroid disease.What is scary is when reading food ingredients, I am noticing they are pouring soy into everything, who determined this was a good idea? Add to the fact that soy is proven to affect the endocrine system and is often a genetically modified food, and think about what I have written on this blog about us being fattened up on purpose here in America.
People with hypothyroidism should pay close attention to the dangers of soy because soy can cause hypothyroidism. You may have hypothyroidism and not even know it. If you are obese, there is a good chance you suffer from it to some degree.
Hypothyroidism causes weight gain because there is not enough thyroid hormone being produced. This causes the metabolism to slow down, contributing to obesity.
Why are they pushing soy so much and why is it being added to so many processed foods?