I experienced going a whole year without having a menstruation…This all happened in conjunction with a high soy diet. I went on a soy craze with tofu, soy beans, soy protein, soy cheese, soy yogurt and soy milk which were my staples. As I ate soy every day I wondered why I kept gaining weight and on top of that never had my monthly periods.
It was such a strange experience to me because what I learned was that soy is a miracle food and it is so healthy! What I didn’t know was that soy consumption is unhealthy and rather dangerous.
“Infants exclusively fed soy formula receive the estrogenic equivalent of at least four birth control pills per day….Soy infant feeding — which floods the bloodstream with female hormones that inhibit testosterone — cannot be ignored as a possible cause of disrupted development patterns in boys, including learning disabilities and attention deficit disorder.”(mercola)
REASONS TO NOT USE SOY:
*soy has a very high percentage of estrogen that contributes to premature puberty in young children as young as 8 years old!
*numerous studies show that soy foods cause infertility in animals.
*there is a high presence of toxins and carcinogens in processed soy, and was never considered safe by the FDA
*soy isoflavones can prevent ovulation and stimulate the growth of cancer cells!
*soy can cause deficiencies in calcium and vitamin which leads to osteoporosis.
*leads to low thyroid function which cause difficulty in menopause.
*most soy beans grown in america are 100% genetically modified
*soy causes the body to require more B12
“Myth: Asians consume large amounts of soy foods.
Truth: Average consumption of soy foods in Japan and China is 10 grams (about 2 teaspoons) per day. Asians consume soy foods in small amounts as a condiment, and not as a replacement for animal foods.” (Dr. mercola)
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