Soy - Whom Can You Trust?
Well, Dr. Andrew Weil put his foot in it-again.
In his 5/16/09 column, he intones the politically correct mantra of the medical world that soy is good for you. Right out there in public, he says that. Like it's the truth or something!
And in right-out-of-the-box boiler-plate language used widely by medicine's circle-the-wagon folks to disdain facts. When you read as much of this stuff as I do, it sticks out like the proverbial sore thumb.
Soy based diet
Boiler-plate language aside, here's a link that gives the facts. Sally Fallon of the Weston A. Price Foundation wrote an open letter to Barack Obama about inmates in Illinois prisons forced to eat a soy-based diet. It seems that Monsanto, a huge soy processor, made a hefty donation to Rod Blogojevich's gubernatorial campaign, and, coincidentally of course, when Blogo became governor, Illinois prison diets became soy-based. As a result, most prisoners have overwhelming new health issues and some have died.
I have to tell you, the link is to DailyKos, which grieves my conservative heart, but when they're right, they're right. And perhaps if we acknowledge them when such surprises occur, they'll do it more often. (I know, I know, my optimism runneth over.)
The link starts with information that's equally dismaying and equally worth the reading. So read your way down.
To read Sally Fallon's letter (et al) click here https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2008/11/18/663029/-
You can read about another Monsanto assault on the citizenry by clicking here. https://www.opednews.com/populum/page.php?f=Monsanto-s-dream-bill-HR-by-Linn-Cohen-Cole-090309-337.html
Sorry, Dr. Weil, but soy's definitely, absolute, positively bad for anybody-and people with endocrine problems especially.
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.