This post has been SOY long due! (Sorry, I had to go there!) Soy has been a food that I once thought to be very healthy, in fact, I use to pride myself on trying to eat as much tofu as I could as a badge of honor. The more I have studied soy, the farther I go to avoid it! I certainly am no expert on it, but there is lots of research to show that we really need to be careful with it. There is also research to show some benefits to it as well, which makes it such a confusing topic!
I think many of the thyroid issues that are going on can be somewhat contributed to the increase in soy. Soy hasn’t been massed produced in America for all that long. You might be wondering why we have been taught to believe that soy is so good for you. The answer to that question is simple… $$$$$$$$$$$ Our government, the media, and even some research is all run by how much money it can make. Soy is a cash crop and a multibillion dollar industry. When so much money is at stake, of course there are going to be multimillion dollar campaigns to persuade American’s at just how great soy is… Do you remember this past year all those high fructose corn syrup commercials saying the HFCS is actually GOOD for you?? Man did that make me mad!
Since I am not the best person for this subject, I have asked my nutritional consultant that I work with and send my clients to, to write an article on it. Tracie specializes in healing metabolism through natural foods and is awesome when it comes to weight loss. She is having an 8 week seminar starting in mid July. If you are in the Madison area I highly recommend you join. It will be life-changing! Read More