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Saturday, October 21, 2006

# 71 So You Eat Soy: WHY ?

Talkers Thoughts on this book.
What a shocking read about a highly touted health food. Now I check the list of ingredients on products for any mention of soy. For me , this was a hard read, due to the highly detailed material. Almost did not want to read it all, but I did. Can only wonder how a product like this is actually allowed into food products. Oh yes there are some good uses for this soy stuff, but not as a health food.
So read on , if you have concerns about health.

The Dark Side of America's Favorite Health Food.

The book that tells the truth about soy that scientists know, that you need to know, and that the soy industry has tried to suppress.

What others are saying about this blockbuster book:
Women should be more afraid of the marketing of soy products than using low dose bio-identical hormones. Kaayla Daniel does a thorough job in presenting the risk factors associated with high dose supplements and soy food products.

No woman should take this book lightly, especially if she is interested in maintaining her health.
Larrian Gillespie MD author of The Menopause Diet, and The Gladiator Diet

Dr. Kaayla T. Daniel has provided the reader with the most comprehensive review/evaluation of the soy story ever to exist. This is a 'must read' for the intelligent and concerned consumer of food for themselves and especially for their children and grandchildren.
Mary G. Enig, PhD, FACN author of Know Your Fats: The Complete Primer For Understanding the Nutrition of Fats, Oils and Cholestrtol.

Kaayla Daniel exposes soy for what it is, a substance that, when processed, packaged, and marketed by unscrupulous companies --not to mention over-consumed by the public -- becomes a hormone-disrupting drug capable of causing a host of health problems, including thyroid conditions.

In "THE WHOLE SOY STORY," Kaayla Daniel dismantles the marketing mythology that sells soy as a health food, replacing it with the fascinating, well-researched, and fully referenced truth about soy's very real health dangers. Mary J. Shomon Thyroid patient advocate, Author of the bestseller - Living Well With Hypothyroidism: What Your Doctor Doesn't Tell You...That You Need to Know

Anyone in America who is interested in safe, healthy nutrition must come to terms with Kaayla T. Daniel's THE WHOLE SOY STORY. This book is a gauntlet thrown at the feet of the soy industry, whose reputation often seems based as much on self-promotion as science. Well-written, authoritative, and accessible to the layperson, this is science writing at its best.Larry Dossey, MD, Author of Healing Beyond The Body, Reinventing Medicine, and Healing Words
A trailblazing work. A must read for anyone who wants to properly nourish themselves and their families. Sally Fallon, author of
Nourishing Traditions


The Whole Soy Story blows the lid off nutritional dogma
· Soy is NOT a miracle food.
· Soy is NOT the answer to world hunger
· Soy is NOT a disease-preventive panacea.

The Whole Soy Story tells the whole truth about soy.
· The book that is all fact and no fiction
· The book that will change your diet and may save your life.

For more than a decade, Americans have been fed a steady diet of positive soy news. Newspapers and magazine editors have run articles with headlines such as “The Joy of Soy” and “The Bean Supreme,” uncritically published news releases from major soy companies, and unquestioningly accepted the recommendations of many "natural health care experts" who claim that soy foods might prevent disease and retard aging.

Lost in the hoopla has been the WHOLE SOY STORY
Not all types of soy foods are good for us

Even good soy products must be eaten in appropriate quantities

Dozens of respected scientists have issued warnings stating that the possible benefits eating soy should be weighed against proven risks.

In fact, hundreds of epidemiological, clinical and laboratory studies link soy to malnutrition, digestive distress, thyroid dysfunction, cognitive decline, reproductive disorders, immune system breakdown, and even heart disease and cancer. Infants on soy formula, vegetarians who favor soy as their main source of protein and adults self-medicating with soy to prevent cancer, heart disease or relieve menopausal symptoms are especially at risk.

The Whole Soy Story presents and interprets the often contradictory evidence on soy and disease to determine what studies are valid, which justify hope, which are mere hype – and why.

Do YOU need to read The Whole Soy Story?

YES! If you are one of the two hundred million Americans who is eating soy foods whether you like it or not. Soy constitutes a huge – but hidden – part of the American diet.
Soy oil is the key ingredient in supermarket margarines and the added fat found in supermarket brands of packaged cookies, crackers and other baked goods. Soy proteins “extend” the value of more than 60 percent of hamburger patties, spaghetti sauces, baked goods and other readymade supermarket products. It’s even a key ingredient in some canned tuna!

YES! If you are a concerned parent who wants to know whether soy formula is good for your infants and whether soy foods are good for your children. Should you switch from dairy products to soy milk and soy cheese, as many popular health writers suggest?
Or are soy foods so dangerous for babies and children that they should be available by prescription only, as the Weston A. Price Foundation and a group of concerned citizens in New Zealand allege?

YES! If you are a homemaker or dietitian who thinks the price is right but wonder how “the bean supreme” stacks up against meat nutritionally.

YES! If you are a vegetarian who is not enjoying radiant good health and have begun questioning whether the “meat without a bone” is as good at taking care of their nutritional needs.

YES! If you are one of the millions of Americans at risk for cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis and painful menopausal symptoms who wonder if it is true that soy might offer protection.

YES! If you are one of millions of people afflicted with those diseases who wonder if soy might offer a cure.

YES! If you are one of the millions of people suffering from diagnosed or as yet undiagnosed thyroid disease who fears that soy might be the cause.

YES! If you are a baby boomer who has heard that soy is the dietary fountain of youth.

YES! If you are concerned about the environment and you are alarmed by the growing numbers of estrogens and estrogen mimickers in the environment and have begun to wonder about the phytoestrogens in soy.

Chapter 1: Soy in the East
Chapter 2: Soy Goes West
Chapter 3: Ploy of Soy
Chapter 4: Green Pods, Yellow Beans and Black Eyes
Chapter 5: The Good Old Soys: Soybeans with Culture
Chapter 6: Not Milk and UnCheese: Udder Alternatives
Chapter 7: All American Soy: First Generation Soybean Products
Chapter 8: All American Soy: Second Generation Soy Products
Chapter 9: Soy Oil and Margarine: Fat of the Land
Chapter 10: Soy Lecithin: Sludge to Profit
Chapter 11: Not Trusting the Process
Chapter 12: Formula for Disaster
Chapter 13: Soy Protein: The Inside Scoop
Chapter 14: Soy Fat: Shortening Life
Chapter 15: Soy Carbohydrate: The Flatulence Factor
Chapter 16: Protease Inhibitors: Tryping Up Soy
Chapter 17: Phytates: Ties that Bind
Chapter 18: Lectins: Glutins for Punishment
Chapter 19: Saponins: Soap in Your Mouth
Chapter 20: Oxalates: Casting Stones
Chapter 21: Manganese Toxicity: ADD-ing It Up
Chapter 22: Fluoride Toxicity: Dental and Mental Fluorosis
Chapter 23: Aluminum Toxicity: Foil-ing Health
Chapter 24: The Rise in Soy Allergies
Chapter 25: The Soy-Free Challenge
Chapter 26: Phytoestrogens: Food’s Fifth Column
Chapter 27: Soy and the Thyroid: A Pain in the Neck
Chapter 28: Soy Infant Formula: Birth Control for Baby?
Chapter 29: Soy and the Reproductive System: Breeding Discontent
Chapter 30: Soy and Cancer: High Hopes and Hype
480 pages - HardcoverRetail: $29.95Now $16.99

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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

# 70 Love Handles Still Showing Though

Wow, snuck in just under the wire, so to speak.
So at my age, what too ( or is it "to" ) worry.

The standard formula for calculating Body Mass Index,
or BMI*.
Actress or athlete
Height ( convert to inches )Weight (in lbs.) BMI
Sylvester Stallone 5'9" 228 34
Rebecca Lobo 6'4" 185 22
Arnold Schwarzenegger 6'2" 257 33
Venus Williams 6'1" 169 22
Sammy Sosa 6'0" 220 30
Demi Moore 5'5" 130 22
Harrison Ford 6'1" 218 29
Lisa Leslie 6'5" 170 20
George Clooney 5'11" 211 29
Julia Roberts 5'9" 121 18
Bruce Willis 6'0" 211 29
Hilary Swank 5'7" 118 18
Mike Piazza 6'3" 215 27
Nicole Kidman 5'10" 120 17
Brad Pitt 6'0" 203 27
Madonna 5'4" 101 17
Michael Jordan 6'6" 216 25
Gwyneth Paltrow 5'10" 111 16
Talker ( oh well ) 6'1" 180 24 ( 180÷73÷73*703 =23.75 )
*BMI =
(Weight in pounds ÷height in inches ÷height in inches) x 703.
Scale: BMI of less than 18.5 = underweight;
8.5 to 24.9 = healthy weight;
25 to 29.9 = overweight;
30 or more = obese

Monday, October 16, 2006

# 67 SOY SOY Every Where - Is It Good For YOU?

Dear Reader,
What you don't know CAN hurt you. And what most people don't know about soy is that if it's not properly processed, it's a far cry from the "health food" item that many food manufacturers would have you believe. -------- Every last word -----
Dark soy sauce may offer more antioxidant protection than red wine or vitamin C. In fact, the antioxidants in vitamin C may be far less potent than the antioxidants in soy sauce.
Those are the surprising results of a study from researchers at the National University of Singapore (NUS). The NUS team also reports that blood flow might improve by about 50 percent for a few hours immediately following the consumption of soy sauce.
In a Reuters report about the study, NUS researcher Barry Halliwell noted that that soy sauce has a preventive aspect that could, "slow down the rate of cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases."
Sounds pretty impressive. And you can imagine that those who read the Reuters report might be inclined to up their consumption of soy sauce. But if they do, I hope they didn't miss one very important word: fermented.
----------------------------- Hard facts -------------------------------------
The Reuters article states: "Soy sauce (US) or soya sauce is a fermented sauce made from soybeans (soya beans), roasted grain, water and salt..." Unfortunately, that comment might lead many readers to believe that the soy sauce at their local grocery is the same soy sauce described by NUS researchers. But in most cases it's not. Not even close.
In a groundbreaking article about soy titled "The Ploy of Soy," Sally Fallon and Mary G Enig, Ph.D., of the Weston A. Price Foundation (a pro-raw dairy group), put the nutritional realities of soy consumption into perspective - a perspective you won't find anywhere in the mainstream. Here are a few of the key points they make: Soybeans contain "antinutrients" that inhibit enzymes needed for protein digestion and amino acid uptake Soybeans contain hemaglutinin, a substance that promotes the clotting of red blood cells Soybean hemaglutinin and enzyme inhibitors are deactivated during the fermentation process Enzyme inhibitors are reduced in bean curd and tofu, but not completely eliminated Soybeans are high in phytic acid; an organic acid that impedes the absorption of four key minerals: calcium, magnesium, iron and zinc The phytic acid content of soybeans can only be reduced by a long fermentation period When vegetarians substitute dairy products and meat with bean curd and tofu, they may risk mineral deficiencies Fermented soy products - such as miso and tempeh - provide nutrients that are easily absorbed Soy intake may also increase kidney stone risk. A 2001 study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, showed how soybeans, tofu, and commercially processed soy products - especially textured soy protein - contain extremely high levels of oxalate, a compound that binds with calcium in the kidneys, increasing the risk of kidney stone development.
It can't be said often enough: Soy is not health food. For more eye-opening details about soy, you can read "The Ploy of Soy" at the Weston A. Price web site:

Sunday, October 08, 2006

# 66 Alive & Kicking

To All,
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