I'm looking for some information on soy from reputable sources. I enjoy reading the Weston Price Foundation's information, but in the mainstream media, they are frequently portrayed as
Now all of this makes me sad, but I'll let that go for now. What I would like from y'all is some resources I can turn to for (relatively) unbiased information about soy. Peer-reviewed articles are especially welcome.
Mega bonus points if you can point me to human studies (not just mice studies) or if you can explain to me how likely it is that mice/rat studies would be applicable to humans!
Have you tried http://scholar.google.com ? If any papers interest you post them here and I can get you full text. There are TONS of studies on Soy.
IMHO WAPF is more reputable than Mercola. At least WAPF has some scientists working for them. Doctors aren't really scientists, though they are trained in it. All Mercold's articles read to me like "OMG I AM HERE TO EXAGGERATE ABOUT THIS THING! HERE ALSO BUY SOME SUPPLEMENTS AND ALGAE MICROBEAD POTIONS!!!!@1111!"
For men, I think this free paper has quite enough info. The take home point is that soy provides biologically active plant estrogen that your body treats as estrogen in many ways, for better or worse. Given the glut of estrogen-mimicking chemicals in our environment, I think that's the last thing anyone (but particularly men) need.
You can look on mercola.com - and FYI on studies with this stuff... it's basically unethical to conduct studies that are possibly known to be harmful to humans on humans, hence why it's normally on mice. I think there's a prison study going on though- but it's WAPF related... google it though- "prison soy study" or something.
Other than lectin concerns that are typical of legumes, a whole, organic soybean isn't the devil necessarily, but when it's processed down to protein isolates or made into other products, then we're looking at problems. I always question why a person is using soy products before bothering to educate them on why they're not healthy. Typically it's soymilk in cereal... well, drop the cereal and you're all set. If it's a vegetarian replacing meat, I quietly step backwards and then turn and run ;o) Kidding, but you know what I mean.
Thanks for this question. I know Kaayla Daniel is WAPF-affiliated, but as far as I remember her "The Whole Soy Story" book cited a lot of cited studies in the endnotes that you might be able to find. (I wish she listed them on her website instead of shilling products.)
Really? No, I don't know what you mean. I have been a vegan, a veggie and a paleo. I eat what my body needs. Let's not be so close minded here please.
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