Friday, April 22, 2011

Soy is Bad For You

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.[2]

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.
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.

Why are they pushing soy so much and why is it being added to so many processed foods?


  1. I have been on desiccated thyroid . I stopped gaining weight and I can feel the changes to my health.

  2. I have seriously been considering it. The doctors have all turned me down. Where have you been able to get it? I tried finding Amour Thyroid and failed, everywhere there was shortages but this was about a year ago. I feel like the thyroid meds they got me on is like sugar pills. I do have normal TSH now but wonder what is missing?

  3. Ok saw the website. Were you able to get your doctor to sign on to this? Ie checking your TSH levels etc. I am hoping I can get mine convinced but even without, I feel like it would improve my lot. [I am severely hypothyroid as you can see in some of my intro posts]

  4. I got an abnormal thyroid stimulating hormone result after inadvertently drinking ground polluted from hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in a neighbor's oil/gas drilling. I went home and researched it and called my doctor back requesting a prescription for Armour thyroid and was able to get it without difficulty. After 6 months, my thyroid tests returned to normal. However before getting the result I researched on the net doctors who did not go by the current "normal" laboratory values so I could get a prescription if I was still permanently depressed and exhausted, which is how I felt before medication. There were quite a few of them who go by how the patient feels rather than the lab tests. I hope you can find a doctor near you with that philosophy if you still have the problem.

  5. Oh man that is horrible, is that the areas where they can light their water on fire? I can see that definitely poisoning someone's thyroid, that is terrible. I haven't been able to get on Armour, I've asked three doctors and they tell me your hypothyroidism is way too severe to use Armour because the dosages are not controlled. I do not know if that is true, and I wanted to try Armour or natural thyroid to see if it made me feel better. I agree wtih the doctors going by how the patient feels. I bet different people feel different at different levels.