Evil Soy - Loaded with Oxalic Acid
Today, we turn our attention to soy. I tell you true, that stuff's poison. It can do a number on you like nobody's business-and you might not even be aware it's that's causing all your woes.
Lest you object to my taking a cleaver to soy, I'll agree up front that not all people suffer soy's dire consequences. But then, most smokers don't develop cancer, either. How lucky do you feel?
Soy has oxalic acid
Here's what you're facing:
1. Soy's loaded with oxalic acid. Think kidney stones-not to mention heart problems, immune deficiency, brain hiccups, etc.
2. Another part of it's manifest charms is phytates, which throw a monkey wrench into absorbing protein-along with the vital minerals calcium, iron, zinc and magnesium. The endocrine system depends on protein and minerals.
3. And the phytates are not alone! Soy is estrogenic, so called because it mimics estrogen-keeping the real thing from its proper role whilst causing estrogen dominance-male or female. It can cause premature puberty in little girls, lifelong low testosterone for little boys, breasts in men and a closetful of symptoms in women. Estrogen is part of endocrine function, and when it's out of whack, the rest of the endocrine system ends up in the ditch, too..
4. Plus, soy interferes with thyroid function. Big time. Soy can cause hypothyroid problems all by itself.
5. And soy excites our brain to death. Literally. Which can play havoc with memory. And throw our bodies into a tailspin, inviting disease to come for a visit. Speaking of which, there's some kind of connection between extreme brain excitement and autoimmune diseases. Right now it's just an attention-getting coincidence, but research should be coming along.
But, but, but, you say. Soy really helps with menopause symptoms! And you're right, but it's a lot like trimming a hangnail with an out-of-control machete. It may get the job done, but the collateral damage is something else. Choose a safer-and more effective-way.
God is good,
Copyright by Bette Dowdell. All rights reserved
P.S. Bette Dowdell is not a doctor, nor does she purport to be She's a patient who's been studying and successfully handling her own endocrine problems for more than 30 years. She offers introductory teleseminars and an in-depth 12-month subscription program, "Moving to Health" about living well with endocrine issues. She explains how things work-or don't, discusses what things to avoid as well as the things that help, and she provides a lot of well-researched nutritional information. Subscribe to her free e-zine at Information is power.