By J. D. Heyes, contributing writer to Natural News
In an attempt to eat better, many people opt to replace farm-fresh eggs and grass-fed meats with tofu, mostly likely because we’ve been “fed” a line by the soy industry that it is a healthier option.
But experts are finding that that’s not the case and, in fact, the opposite is still the better natural food alternative. In particular, tofu is anything but a “healthy” option, so it is advisable that you stick to your common habits and continue eating grass- fed meat, organic eggs and raw dairy industry products.
Western food processors tend to divide soybeans into oil and protein, which is generally unstable and unsafe because it incorporates high pressure, high temperatures, alkali, acid baths and petroleum solvents.
So Many Disorders
Prior research has shown that a diet rich in soy products can lead to a number of health problems that include:
— Reproductive disorders
— Soy allergies
— Increased homocysteine (non-protein amino acid) levels (which may cause increased risk of cardiovascular disease)
— Thyroid problems leading to hair loss, loss of libido, malaise, lethargy and weight gain
— Developmental issues in babies and children, including premature puberty
In 1999, Dr. Dan Sheehan and Dr. Daniel Doerge, government researchers at the National Center for Toxicological Research, sent a letter to the Food and Drug Administration to require warning labels for soy, but the plea was ignored. The pair also wanted the FDA to retract a statement it approved a year earlier claiming that soy prevents cardiovascular diseases, which the agency also ignored.
Hazardous Side Effects of Soy
There are a number of reasons why you should eliminate soy from your diet:
— Soybeans contain hemagglutinins, which can lead to blood clots;
— The vast majority of soybeans are genetically modified;
— The goitrogens in soy can reduce or lower the overall functionality of the thyroid gland;
— Soybeans contain phytates which block the absorption of essential minerals like zinc, iron, calcium and magnesium;
— Soybeans can interfere with the absorption of nutrients during digestion.
— Soybeans are among the most highly pesticide-infested agricultural products on the market.