According to most health professionals, soy beans are the most versatile, natural, heart-friendly, health-improving foods on earth. Soy is the largest cash crop in the USA, and it is being touted as having a myriad of health benefits. But according to Dr. William Wong, “Soy is poison, period!” In his article entitled “Soy: The Poison Seed,” Dr. Wong describes several reasons why soy is poison. Soy contains two isoflavones (estrogen-like substances) which are basically built in insecticides for the soybean. He asks, “If they kill bugs, are they good for humans?”

According to nutritionist Mary Enig, PhD, “The reason there’s so much soy in America is because they (the soy industry) started to plant soy to extract the oil from it and soy oil became a very large industry. Once they had as much oil as they did in the food supply the had a lot of soy protein residue left over, and since they can’t feed it to animals, except in small amounts, they had to find another market.” And another market is exactly what they found: the unsuspecting American public. After tens of millions of dollars spent on advertising, a propaganda campaign that makes Hitler look like a rank amateur and intense lobbying to the FDA, approximately 75% of American consumers now believe soy products are healthy.

If you’re thinking the health claims surrounding soy sound too good to be true you just may be right. Soy contains phytin, which removes essential minerals such as iron, zinc, and magnesium before they can be absorbed. Soy also contains trypsin inhibitors – remember trypsin is essential in the recognition and digestion of both proteins and cancer cells. Beyond these, soybeans also contain hemagglutinin, a clot promoting substance that causes red blood cells to clump together. These clustered blood cells are unable to properly absorb oxygen for distribution to the body’s tissues.

According to Dr. Tim O’Shea, “yet another toxin found in some processed soy products is aluminum, which is said to be 10 times higher in infant soy formulas than in milk-based formulas—and 100 times higher than in unprocessed milk. Levels are even higher when soy products are hydrogenated. Aluminum, a cause of Alzheimer’s, can also damage the newly forming kidneys of an infant who drinks soy formula. Worse yet, aluminum can directly damage the infant brain because the blood-brain barrier has not formed yet. Processed soy can also contain a known carcinogen called lysinoalanine. It is a by-product of a processing step called alkaline soaking, which is done to attempt to eliminate enzyme inhibitors. Even though the beans are thoroughly rinsed, the lysinoalanine by-product can remain from the interaction of the soybeans with the alkaline solution.”

The bottom line on soy is this: soybeans are not a complete protein, are not a natural food, contain several armful and even carcinogenic substances, and most soybeans in the United Stated are genetically modified. According to Dr. Wong, “Any 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!” There are many other dangers of consuming soy so stay away from the soys.

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