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The dangerous "health" food

So now that you have binned the potentially toxic chemicals in your toiletries (see my last posting "Is your shampoo making you fat"), lets look at a so-called "health food" that also has unwanted estrogenic and neurotoxicity issues attached to it - soy.
So long touted as a healthier option than traditional milk - this is in fact far from the truth The overconsumption of soy has been linked to estrogen metabolism issues which in turn can compound weight gain and hormonal imbalances.
This is such an issue that the Israeli Government  issued an advisory recommending that consumption of soy products be limited for young children and adults, and soy formula avoided altogether by babies.
Here is Olympic Coach, Charles Poliquin's run down on why it is so bad for you. The title says it all - soy is for dorks!
Soy Is For Dorks
Charles chews on the top 5 reasons why you shouldn't eat soy
by Charles Poliquin

8/27/2009 3:59:15 PM
I was put on the spot recently by Jonny Bowden , who wanted me to provide a full explanation of my position on soy (i.e. “it is for dorks.”)
People love lists, so here are five reasons not to eat soy!
Reason 1 - Toxicity
Soy increases your toxic load. It is one of the most sprayed crops. Their high content of pesticides increases your ever-increasing toxic load. In addition, aluminum content skyrockets while processing.
Reason 2 – Potential hypothyroidism
Soy contains goitragens, which are compounds that lead to hypothyroidism. To learn more about fighting hypothyroidism, attend one my Biosignature Modulation seminars.
Reason 3 – Blocking mineral absorption
Soy has a high content of phytates, which are known to inhibit the absorption of both macro-minerals (i.e. calcium) and trace minerals (i.e. zinc). The good news is that meat consumption blocks phytates. If you are going to eat tofu, make sure to eat some meat during the same meal.
Reason 4 – Link to Attention Deficit Disorder
Soy based infant formulas are linked to ADD. They contain 80 times more manganese than breast milk. Too much manganese content is linked to neurotoxicity.
Reason 5 – Increased cardiovascular load
Hemaglutinin is found in soybeans. This compound is known to make red blood cells aggregate, therefore increasing your cardiovascular load.
If you are not convinced, read Dr. Kaayla Daniel’s book,The Whole Soy Story. The information and research provided here will blow you away.

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