The Soy Deception
The New Book By David Brownstein, M.D. and Sheryl Shenfelt, C.N.
This book will expose the soy deception and give you the truth about soy. Supporters claim soy can provide an ideal source of protein, lower cholesterol, protect against cancer and heart disease, reduce menopausal symptoms, and prevent osteoporosis - among many other things. It seems like a miracle, right? Or, are there problems with soy? We will show you that soy is not a miraculous food and, furthermore, show you the other side of soy—the side the soy industry does not want you to know about.
Over 90% of soy is genetically engineered. It is found in countless products at the grocery store. More and more foods are being genetically engineered on a daily basis and our shelves are lined with these frankenfoods. There have been no long-term safety studies about the possible allergies, toxins, new diseases and nutritional problems that could result from these foods being consumed. Protect yourself, your kids and your community and make sure these items get labeled. Read Dr. Brownstein's post about this from his website www.drbrownstein.com
Soy Foods are becoming more in more common in so many foods in our grocery stores, schools, hopitals and prisons. Inmates often receive a diet based on processed soy protein, with very little meat. In most meals, small amounts of meat or meat by-products are mixed with 60 to 70 percent soy protein. Too much soy leads to many serious health problems and this case will allow it's safety to be questioned at a national level.
Plaintiffs in the lawsuit Harris et al. v. Brown, et al., Case No. 3:07-cv-03225 have submitted testimony of four qualified experts confirming the claim that large amounts of soy in the prison diet can cause serious health problems. In 2004, the state of Illinois began using large amounts of soy in prison menus to save money and use less meat.
Sponsored by the Weston A. Price Foundation, a nutrition education non-profit foundation,the lawsuit claims that the soy being fed to the plaintiffs, in the amounts being fed to them, constitutes cruel and unusual punishment in violation of the eighth amendment to the Constitution, as well as a denial of plaintiffs’ liberty in violation of their due process rights under the fourteenth amendment to the Constitution.
Plaintiff health complaints include chronic and painful constipation alternating with debilitating diarrhea, vomiting after eating, sharp pains in the digestive tract, especially after consuming soy, passing out, heart palpitations, rashes, acne, insomnia, panic attacks, depression and symptoms of hypothyroidism, such as low body temperature (feeling cold all the time), brain fog, fatigue, weight gain, frequent infections and thyroid disease.
Join Dr. Brownstein and Sheryl Shenefelt, CN the co-authors of The Soy Deception and learn more about Soy in Novi, MI!
Saturday June 16, 2012
9:00-NOON (Registration 8:30 a.m.)
Sheraton Novi - 21111 Haggerty Rd., Novi, MI
Part I: Holistic Medicine for the 21st Century (Dr. Brownstein)
- · Why Natural Therapies are Safer & More Effective than Drugs
- · Vitamin B12: The Missing Nutrient
- · Why You Need Salt in your Diet
- · Iodine and Thyroid: How To Get It Right
- · Why Drugs Cause So Many Problems
Part II: The Soy Deception (Dr. Brownstein and Sheryl Shenefelt, CN)
- · Deception #1: Soy is a Health Food
- · Deception #2: Soy is a Good Source of Protein
- · Deception #3: Soy Formula is a Good Choice for Infants
- · Deception #4: Soy Helps Balance Hormones
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David Brownstein, M.D. is the Medical Director for the Center for Holistic Medicine in West Bloomfield, MI. He is the author of 11 books. Dr. Brownstein has lectured internationally on his success with using holistic therapies and he will show you how you can use safe, natural therapies to overcome illness and achieve your optimum health. Sheryl Shenefelt, CN has authored four books with Dr. Brownstein. Please go to www.drbrownstein.com for more information.
"'There's a tendency in our culture to think if a little is good, then a lot's better,' says Mary Anthony, a soy researcher at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, N.C. 'But I personally am very concerned about isoflavone pills and soy protein supplemented with extra isoflavones.' Isoflavones, after all, seem to act like hormones or drugs in our body--even if for regulatory purposes they are classified as nutritional supplements."
(From "In Light of Troubling Study on Soy, Moderation Seen as Key," LA Times , Monday, March 27, 2000)
Research shows that the allergens in soybeans reside in the protein fraction of the bean. The allergenic potential of specific soy foods and/or ingredients is largely based on processing techniques and the amount of protein or protein residue remaining in the final product. The majority of soy lecithin used in food applications is derived from refined soybean oil that has been processed using the hot-solvent extraction technique, which eliminates most, if not all, allergenic proteins. Though this might be the case, some people with soy allergy are sensitive to soy lecithin as well.[i] We suggest you use caution with all forms of soy. If you have soy allergies, we suggest you refer to your doctor on whether or not to include soy lecithin in your diet.
[i] Bush, Taylor, Nordlee, Busse. Soybean oil is not allergenic to soybean-sensitive individuals. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 1985;76:242-245.
Actually, soy contains anti-nutrients such as phytic acid, which can result in vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Research has shown that phytic acid can actually block the absorption of calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, and zinc. Soy can also lead to deficiencies of Vitamin B12 and Vitamin D. Some soymilk manufacturers have recognized these problems and add in synthetic versions of the vitamins and minerals that soy depletes in the body. For example, D2 is frequently used as a synthetic version of vitamin D3 and is not as helpful for your body.
While over 37% of Americans seek out soy as alternative protein in their diet believing they are being healthier, they may in fact be getting a cheap dose of protein.
Soy protein isolates have become mass marketed as a great protein source, Unfortunately it is a cheap and actually harmful source that is made using a synthetic solvent called hexane to extract soy protein isolates from the bean. These isolates are then added to things like veggie burgers, energy bars and even infant formulas so they can be promoted as great protein sources or replacement foods.
Did you know hexane is a petroleum byproduct of gasoline refining?
Did you know that hexane is a neurotoxin, according to the CDC and the EPA?
Did you know the EPA lists hexane as a hazardous air pollutant?
Why would anyone want to eat foods with hexane residues in them? This cannot be good for our health or our brains! If you are going to eat soy, the only way to avoid hexane is to buy organic. The USDA organic standards prohibit hexane if the product is organic. However, many companies get around this by saying the product contains some organic ingredients. Products that are made with organic ingredients are not the same as certified organic products. Be sure to read labels and be sure to avoid soy!
Are the miracle food claims false?
Are we not getting the whole truth?
Is the media leading us astray?
Check this out about SOY PRODUCTS and make your decision!!
Want to have a safe holiday and Happy New Year? Make sure you avoid soy this holiday season.
Keep in mind non-fermented soy hides in many unsuspected items in your refrigerator and in your pantry such as ice cream, yogurt, pasta, and cereal. Common baking items that contain soy include flour. Why would flour have soy in it? The food industry puts soy in fortified flour so the label can boast more protein. Chocolate is often a place where you will find soy lecithin or if it’s a liquid chocolate it may have soybean oil. Frostings often have soybean oil in them to make them more creamy and moist. Even sprinkles often have soy lecithin to keep them from sticking together and soybean oil to keep them moist.
By law, food manufacturers are required to state on the labels if their product has soy in the ingredients. Be sure to read labels and have a safe holiday season!!