Friday, October 29, 2010


My health guru cousin Audrey told me not to eat any soy products unless it is fermented, and if so, not to indulge often.  Some ofher reasons went over my head. Thus, I decided to do some research given to me by a dear friend.  It was hair raising and almost unbelievable.

Dr Marcolo did extensive research on soy, finding it extremely toxic unless fermented. Soy contains a number of problematic components that can wreak havoc with your health, such as:

Goitrogens – Goitrogens, found in all unfermented soy whether it's organic or not, are substances that block the synthesis of thyroid hormones and interfere with iodine metabolism, thereby interfering with your thyroid function.   Could this be why my thyroid is not functioning well?  My doctor keeps changing my meds to regulate it.  I make the best sauce for my fish that contain soy

It is also important to understand that while fermented soy is healthier for you, it is not wise to consume it in large quantities because it is still loaded with phytoestrogens, like isoflavones, which can cause detrimental feminizing effects.

Some of the more recent research shows that many of the health problems do not even occur in those who consume these GM foods. Some of the most devastating harm may occur in the second and third generations!

He  recently interviewed GMO expert Jeffrey Smith about the latest findings by Russian scientists, who discovered that GM soy effectively sterilized the third generation of hamsters..

One group of hamsters was fed a normal diet without any soy whatsoever, a second group was fed non-GMO soy, a third ate GM soy, and a fourth group ate an even higher amount of GM soy than the third.

Using the same GM soy produced in the US, the hamsters and their offspring were fed their respective diets over a period of two years, during which time the researchers evaluated three generations of hamsters.

Shockingly, the second-generation of GM soy-fed hamsters had a five-fold higher infant mortality rate, compared to the 5 percent normal death rate that was happening in the controls.

Worse yet, nearly all of the third generation hamsters were sterile! Only one single third-generation female hamster gave birth to 16 pups, and of those, one fifth died.

Another bizarre side effect found in the GM soy-fed groups was an unusually high prevalence of an otherwise extremely rare phenomenon – hair growing inside the animals' mouths.

But soy is not the only GM food to beware of.
Soy oil
Soy ice cream
Soy yogurt
Soy "meat" (meatless products made of TVP)
Soy lecithin
Infant Soy Formula – Perhaps the Most Dangerous Soy Products of All

Many children are allergic to conventional formula, and these parents can easily be convinced that soy formula is the solution.

Sadly, soy formula is FAR worse than conventional formula, in large part due to its excessive levels of phytoestrogens. The estrogens in soy can irreversibly harm your baby's sexual development and reproductive health. Infants fed soy formula receive a level of estrogen equivalent to five birth control pills every day!

Infants fed soy formula have up to 20,000 times the amount of estrogen in circulation as those fed conventional formulas!

In addition, soy formula has up to 80 times higher manganese than is found in human breast milk, which can lead to brain damage in infants, and altered behaviors in adolescence.

So please, do not ever feed your baby soy formula, and warn others who are pregnant or who you know are considering using formula over breastfeeding.

The next best alternative to breast milk is to make a healthy homemade infant formula.

Thank you Teddi, for your research


dave s said...


As a former science educator and a strict believer in the scientific
method of problem solving I have some questions about your blog:

What is GM food? What is non GMO food? Where was the information about
the hamster experiment with soy published? What is the scientific expertise
and background of the person who performed the experiment?

If a similar experiment was performed on dogs by giving them
chocolate, especially in increasingly larger doses, many of them would have
become quite ill and even die from eating chocolate! Should *we *stop eating

Maybe hamster's metabolism is such that they cannot metabolize the
metabolites (breakdown products) of soy similar to dogs not being able to
healthily metabolize chocolate!?

The internet is a great source of information, however not all of it is
necessarily reliable since anyone can say anything on it without it being
properly sourced, or even valid!

By the way...iodine is a poisonous chemical element. It is however, an
essential nutrient in the human diet. It is required to make the thyroid
hormone thyroxin. Seafood is a good source of iodine as is iodized salt. If
one ate an abundance of seafood (Shrimp, etc.) and also a lot of iodized
salt one could suffer symptoms that could adversely affect one's health.
Soooo, it is not necessarily *what*, but *how much* of a substance is
ingested in many cases.

We know a great deal about foods and their biochemical makeup. We also
know plenty about how the cells in our body function, *BUT* there is still a
great deal we don't know! Although we would like to have and give simple
answers, the complexity of hundreds of millions of years of biological
evolution has not enabled us to do this, as of yet. Making broad
generalizations can be harmful if not backed up by reliable research, done
by reliable properly credentialed people. (Beware of medical advice given
plumbers, or plumbing advice given by MDs!)


Dave S.

Iris said...

Dear Dave,

I want to thank you for your excellent comment about my soy blog. Your thoughts were intellegent and to the point. The questions you asked about what is GM foods opened the door to my next blog for which I thank you again.

I wish to answer your other question about Dr mercola.

Dr. Mercola is passionate about healthcare issues, and has been on national and local news, including:
Today Show
ABC's World News Tonight (with Peter Jennings)
Dr. Oz
The Doctors TV Show
CBS, NBC and ABC local news shows
Time Magazine
Forbes Magazine
Dozens of nationally broadcast radio shows
He has also have written two books that were NY Times best sellers.

In the early 60's, when my young son begged to God to allow him to breath, I begged my doctor to recommend an allergist to help him. He advised me that they were quacks. After finding one myself, the stigma of quacks never turned me off. My son was cured from asthma or it was arrested for 40 years thus far.

Please feel free to comment again, as we all can learn from controversy