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Soy as a Junk Food?
Posted on 10 May 2012 11:24 AM
We have heard that soy is considered a junk food and should actually be avoided in our diet, therefore there are only certain ways soy should be consumed. Following is a link to this information and we wondered if you have heard of this information?

http://4littlemen.blogspot.com/2007/12/soy-is-junk-food-what.html

There are legitimate concerns raised in that article, and also some misunderstandings. We refer you to the article on soy safety on our website, and any posts regarding soy, too. You should find your answers there.

Regarding soy's effect on the thyroid, those of us with marginal hypothyroid sensibly limit our intake, but one must also be sure that hypothyroid isn't caused by insufficient iodine in the diet, too. Without that, the thyroid can't function optimally. Soy shouldn't get the blame for that.

Beware of soy that's genetically modified and/or that's been adulterated with excitotoxins. The latter especially refers to soy protein isolates or concentrates, especially found in weight-lifter formulas and in TVP.

Jean Handwerk
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