The Poison Seed.
By: Dr. William Wong, ND,
piece will be short and very much to
the point. As Americas largest
cash crop, soy is being touted as having
a myriad of health benefits. Far
from! Soy is poison, period! All
paid for opinion to the contrary.
bad about soy?:
- Contains Isoflavones
(Genistein and Daidzein). In
soy the isoflavones are built in
insecticides. If they kill
bugs are they good for humans?
- Isoflavones are estrogen
like substances which have the same
effect as the bodies estrogen. Cancer
comes from having too much estrogen. Irritability
and mood swings, fat gain from the
waist down, fibrocystic breast disease
uterine fibromas are all associated
with estrogen dominance. Instead
of helping prevent the bad effects
of environmental or natural estrogen
dominance soy isoflavones are now known
to increase the bad effect of estradiol
and estrone the two major bad guys
of the estrogen family. (1,2,3).
- Kills testicular
tissue. In men it permanently
reduces testicular function and lowers
Luteinizing Hormone production. LH
is what signals your testicles to work. This
increases the probability of estrogen
dominance in men with its hair loss,
swollen and cancerous prostates. (4,5). Male
children fed soy formulas and soy products
may not ever get to like girls. Doris
Rapp MD, the worlds leading pediatric
allergist, asserts that environmental
and food estrogens are responsible
for the increase in male homosexuality
and the worldwide reduction in male
- Isoflavones decrease
thyroid hormone production. This can
stunt children's growth and make the
rest of us tired and fat. (7,8,9).
- Female children fed
the estrogens in soy formula and products
hit puberty very very early sometimes
as young as age 6 to 8! (10).
- Pregnant women eating
soy products may affect the sexual
differentiation of their children. Studies
show malformations of the reproductive
tract or offspring born with both male
and female sexual organs. (11).
- Isoflavones decrease
GOOD cholesterol (HDL). (12,13).
- Soy contains Phytin,
which takes essential minerals such
as iron, zinc, magnesium etc. out of
the body before they can be absorbed. Also
soy contains Trypsin inhibitors block
this vital anti cancer enzyme, anti
fibrosis enzyme. (14).
- A 7000 man 30 year
epidemiological study done in Hawaii
shows soy is connected with a higher
rate of Vascular Dementia (Alzheimer's
opinions to contradict the facts noted
above have been paid for by the Agribusiness
giants Monsanto and Archer Daniels Midland. Once
public knowledge of their manipulation
of public opinion and of the FDA becomes
widely known, expect monster class action
lawsuits against these folks. They'll
deserve it in spades!
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effects of dietary phytoestrogens
in Sprague –Dawley rats and
interactions of genistein and daidzein
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exerts estrogenic effects upon the
uterus, mammary gland and the hypothalamic
/ pituitary axis in rats. J.
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- Harrison, R.M., et al.; Effect of
genistein on steroid hormone production
in the pregnant rhesus monkey. Proc
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- Nagata, C., et al.; Inverse association
of soy product intake with serum androgen
and estrogen in Japanese men. Nut
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supplement of soy protein isolate and
low fat diet on prostate cancer. FASEB
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- Ashton, E., Ball, M.; Effects of
soy as tofu vs. meat on lipoprotein
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level and origin (casein and highly
purified soybean protein) affect hepatic
storage, plasma lipid transport, and
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