Friday, January 06, 2006

Soy Update

From Mercola's blog:
A recent study indicated that mice carrying a genetic mutation linked to altered heart growth and function in humans had markedly worsened heart problems when fed a soy diet as opposed to a soy-free (milk protein-based) diet.

The harmful effects of a soy-diet have been attributed to the presence of phytoestrogens, plant-derived estrogen-like compounds that interact with the estrogen receptor. The research revealed substantial growth (hypertrophy) of the heart of male mice fed a soy-based diet.

I have long stressed the ultra-damaging effects of soy. It is not a health food, an answer to world hunger, a disease-preventative or even safe. It is an agent that causes:

* Malnutrition
* Digestive distress
* Immune-system breakdown
* Thyroid dysfunction
* Cognitive decline
* Reproductive disorders
* Infertility
* Cancer
* Heart disease

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