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GreenSmoothieGirl’s Weird Opinion on Soy

Robyn Openshaw - Feb 12, 2009 - This Post May Contain Affiliate Links

Dear GreenSmoothieGirl: Your information about soy is unfortunate, incorrect and not based on science or the latest research or studies!   [Writer then pastes a study out of Harvard on PRNewswire Mar. 28 of this year saying that eating soy nuts and soy protein "may improve many problems associated with metabolic syndrome" in postmenopausal women.]


Answer:   I might agree with you if this were the only study I saw.   I would also agree with you if a huge and growing body of evidence comprised of dozens of other studies have not become to be fairly undeniable about the danger of overconsumption of SOY ISOLATES.   In other words, when the soy industry convinced us that its refined products and even waste products were a "health food," we began to see a shift toward hormonal problems in particular and widespread health effects overall.


Google "soy danger" sometime and you can read for hours about another point of view that simply demands to be considered.


Using whole soy products in moderation shouldn't be a problem.   But soy lecithin and protein and many other soy products are ubiquitous in thousands of breads, salad dressings, canned and boxed foods, and so many items in the health food store as well.  Far too much of it in the food supply is causing widespread hormone imbalances.


For more information about my digest of research related to soy that requires reconsideration of the "soy as health food" position:


Soy: not a health food after all

Posted in: Whole Food

5 thoughts on “GreenSmoothieGirl’s Weird Opinion on Soy”

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  1. Anonymous says:

    So, it is hard sometimes for me to understand all the ins and outs of soy stuff. Because in the pH miracle, Dr. Young says that soy sprouts, tofu, and soy lecithin are very alkaline and good for you. But obviously the soy byproducts contain a lot of pseudo estrogens and thus should be avoided. So, since all chocolate things contain soy lecithin I try to limit my intake. But it is confusing how Dr. Young disagrees there.

  2. Anonymous says:

    People, stick to organic soy products and you will be fine. Don’t give into the soy danger hype.

  3. http:// says:

    Soy is a natural and good food. Just like flaxseed is (another food that should be eaten in moderation). If we had a huge industry refining flax and putting it in almost everything we eat, I’d have to be writing about the excesses and abuses of that, instead . . .

    Eating more organic soy isn’t the answer to the explosion of endocrine and other problems here. The answer is to get all the fractionated soy products out of the food supply. Until that can be accomplished, we probably shouldn’t seek out all the traditional vegetarian soy products en masse.


  4. Anonymous says:

    I agree with your comment above Robyn. It is the massive amounts of processed soy products that are the problem. I stay away from them. I do drink soy milk in moderation. However the soy milk I drink has two ingredients, Organic soy beans and water (Eden Soy Unsweetened). Most of the time I stay with homemade almond milk.


  5. Anonymous says:


    I think you have a wonderful site, and you yourself are living proof of what the vegan / raw diet can do for you, because you look absolutely fantastic! I think it’s great what you are doing with your site, educating people about a healthy diet. Changing my diet to vegan / raw, has been the best thing I have ever done for myself. Keep up the good work!

    The soy topic has always been a controversial topic. I personally believe that the benefits of soy outweigh any supposed side effect. I do think people should read all views on soy, so they can best decide if soy is right for them. Here is an informative site I found, with links to different view points, where people can formulate an opinion:


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