Soy...Yet Something more to beware of..  

rm_Kissmystuff 61F
2665 posts
4/7/2006 3:42 pm

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Soy...Yet Something more to beware of..

A recent post "The deceitful cow"..presents some research results on the dangers of eating dairy. snatchmatch71 mentions soy as a substitute for milk. Well..some research on soy..has come up with some disturbing results.

Some months ago..I became aware of reports that have been featured in the foriegn press..namely German..that soy products have been found to be harmful. They have caused sterility in mice..as well as other health problems. Now..I certainly don't remember seeing or hearing about any of this in the American media.

Genetically engineered plants..such as corn..seem to have some of these same problems.
Quite frankly..I've been disturbed for some years that the food industry seems hell bent on making seedless fruit..etc..which means we have to go to them for for these things. They're also making it illegal to use any seeds that come from the plants that are grown by the farmers who have bought their seeds. Well..if you control the food supply..you control..______?

It's interesting to me..how the Europeans have the philosophy..if there's any indication that something may cause harm..they forego it's use until it's proven safe. Here in America it's exactly the opposite. Our government waits until it kills a few people..sometimes a few hundred..before they decide it just might be dangerous..and maybe they should do something about it.Those big business lobby's really seem to get their way..don't they?

I'm not going to spend a lot of time researching and writing about the soy. There does seem to be lots of info you can tap into for yourselves. Just type into your browser.."the dangers of soy". It will take you to several sites. Decide for yourself. I for one..have stopped using it.

A book you might find useful..in substituting other things for milk. "Not Milk..Nut Milks" by Candia Cole


Kiss


Gypsy329 46F

4/7/2006 6:29 pm

Kiss, I used soy for years as a subsitute for milk but stopped doing so when my daughter was about 15months and i was told not to give her soy products because it contains a chemical that reacts in the body as estrogen. I was told that it could cause my daughter to "mature" too quickly and it could also cause me to experience menopausal like symptons prematurely.

Now with this knowledge, I moved on to using rice milk but....uggggg...it's definitely no way as satisfying as a tall glass of enriched soy milk...(and doesn't mesh well with cereal or cookies according to my little one).

So...now what...? Seems like I'm damned if i do and damned if i dont.

Great post anyway, Kiss

Gypsy


rm_Kissmystuff 61F
1435 posts
4/7/2006 7:19 pm

Hi Gypsy...

It does seem like that sometimes doesn't it? Damned if you do..damned if you don't

I'm sure you've seen for yourself that it takes work to eat healthy to be healthy. A book you might find useful..in substituting other things for milk. "Not Milk..Nut Milks" by Candia Cole

Kiss


KarezzaMagick 64M
165 posts
4/7/2006 7:23 pm

Sally Fallon and Mary Enig are authors of The Ploy of Soy.

And if you'll search by that phrase, you'll find a ton of insightful pages.


ArgosPlumyKooky 45F
3902 posts
4/7/2006 9:04 pm

very glad i asked. . . . this is scary but good to know. i had heard a little about soy not being as beneficial as touted for cancer patients, but i had not heard this! water may be the only answer? ( lol- though i'm scared to say it, lest you have some goods on that too! bottled? i promise!

but quite seriously, i thank you. . .


digdug41 49M

4/7/2006 11:36 pm

hey kiss my wife is a veggie, she's a lactose veggie now she knows that my fellow bloggers come up with info on things and I share them with her, I am at a loss with her and I just said fuck it eat whatcha want, if we worried about all the shit they do to the food supply we'd be some skinny peeps its nice to know an to have a choice but the choices are dwindling down unless you grow your own food

roaming the cyber streets of blogland


rm_Kissmystuff 61F
1435 posts
4/8/2006 4:24 am

Hello Karezza...

Thanks...I'll look that up.

Hi Snatch...good to see ya.

Our water supply is polluted to a good extent also. Bottled water...well...all is not good there either. It would be nice if they'd switch back to glass bottles.

Something that really bothers me about bottled water is that most of those companies are owned by corporations...like Coca Cola.

Hello again Dig...

There are some people who have made the move to grow their own food. Like forming community gardens...some churches are buying farm land. However...a very disturbing trend...that has been going on for some time...more and more family and small farmers being forced off their land.

Ever see that movie "Soylent Green"?

Kiss


interested13563 53M
2557 posts
4/9/2006 12:06 pm

You are right, of course. Unfortunately the European Union
has recently yielded to US pressure to start importing some
genetically engineered foods. There is an international
lawsuit against the European Union for their refusal to
import genetically engineered corn is considered "market
protectionism" by the US.


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