Some Good News About Bad Soy
Well, well, well, well! A popular consumer magazine finally said something about the health risks of soy oil. Be still my heart! I’ve been jumping up and down about the perils of soy for a long time, and it’s been very, very lonely.
What did they say? They said “Consuming high amounts of the oil has been linked to diabetes and a 25%increase in weight gain.” Let me tell you true, when you read that, you’re reading truth. Unvarnished, unpopular truth!
And they sang one of my favorite songs, the one about reading labels to be sure soy wasn’t there.
This is amazing! I know it sounds like small potatoes, like a tiny crack in a dam, but it’s huge. Just as a tiny crack can grow larger and larger, finally causing the whole dam to fall-down-go-boom, so this single quote about soy can grow into a new attitude about health.
Once people know the whole, sorry story about soy, things will change in a hurry.
Soy stomps on endocrine system
Soy stomps all over your endocrine system. Since this is the system that controls ALL of health, damaging it is a very bad idea. Worse, soy works its woe a little at a time, so we don’t know we’re going down a dangerous path until we’re well along.
One thing you need to know about your endocrine system is every gland in the system will fight to the death to help any of the others. All for one, and one for all, as the saying goes. There is no such thing as a single endocrine gland being in trouble alone.
While we about endocrine glands as if they work separately, that never happens. That said, we kind of have to talk about them one at a time so we can understand what’s going on. Just keep the “all for one” business in mind.
Diabetes is an endocrine disease. Getting your nutrition right prevents (and heals) Type 2 diabetes, and helps Type 1 a lot. By including soy in your diet, you invite diabetes to move in. So, yes, consuming soy oil is linked to diabetes.
And gaining weight is also linked to soy. Soy puts the brakes on your thyroid gland, but you need a perky thyroid to be slim and trim-or be anywhere in that neighborhood. No soy for you.
Endocrine works together
Since all endocrine glands get into each others’ business, a saggy-baggy thyroid turns to your adrenal glands for help. The adrenals try to help, but they end up in the ditch with the thyroid.
The adrenals handle all the stress stuff such as, “Run for your life! A tiger is coming!” and “Okay, you can relax now; the tiger’s gone.” But if your adrenals can’t call the signals any more, you will stay in stress mode-constantly alert for some kind of tiger.
Adding to the growing mess, estrogen joins in. Whether estrogen’s on a rampage, or it’s just confused about what it should do next, women won’t be having fun. And neither will men. With guys, testosterone gets caught up in the game, and that’s not any fun, either.
Your thymus gland, which runs your immune system, joins its endocrine brothers, of course. The thymus does great work fighting germs, viruses, and other invaders of all sorts, but when it’s distracted by endocrine system turmoil, things do not go well.
And sleep gets tricky when your pineal gland gets dragged into the soy-caused mess.
Well, I could go on (and on, and on, and on), but words don’t help as much as action. Get soy out of your life; the sooner you take action, the sooner you’ll see results.
Here’s my hope: When the dam breaks on soy, all the other toxins we deal with will become suspects and, hopefully they’ll go down, too. Why not dream big?
God is good,
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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.