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Warning: Infants @ Risk on Soy

Infants on “soy formula” have experienced thyroid problems. There is an 18% higer incidence of autoimmune thyroid disease in infants who are fed soy formula. Isoflavenoids will contribute to high TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) levels. Over time, this constant stimulation could increase the likelihood of developing thyroid disease.

There is now an epidemic of thyroid dysfunction. Perhaps even worse is an 18% higher incidence in autoimmune thyroid disease in infants who are fed soy formula (J Am Coo Nutr 1990, Apr; 9(2):164-167). Furthermore, a study showed that soy-formula infants went on to become diabetic twice as often compared to breast-fed infants (J Am Coll Nutr, 1986; 5(5): 439-441).

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Cow’s milk has cow hormones designed to raise cows to 80% of their full adult cow size within eight months of life. The brain development is minimal compared to body growth. On the other hand, human milk has human hormones designed to raise humans brain capacity very rapidly in comparison to their body growth.

Cow’s milk is also loaded with, in addition to growth hormones, large amounts of carbohydrate found in the form of lactose and galactose. Remember that it is carbohydrates you want to control, because carbohydrates are converted by the body into basic sugars, which are in turn stored as bodyfat.

Do you want your child to grow like a cow?

USE REAL HUMAN MOTHER’S MILK, OR GOAT MILK, BECAUSE GOAT MILK IS MUCH CLOSER TO HUMAN MILK THAN COW’S MILK.

The American Heart Associations REVISED Statement on SOY

December 13, 2009 1 comment

AHA revises statement on soy protein Benefits “minimal at best” Jan 20, 2006 Shelley Wood

Dallas, TX – Five years after it released a scientific advisory recommending the inclusion of soy-protein foods in a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, the American Heart Association has issued a revised statement, going back on its earlier advice.

“The direct cardiovascular health benefit of soy protein or isoflavone supplements is minimal at best,” the new advisory states. “[U]se of isoflavone supplements in food or pills is not recommended.”
The new statement was published January 17, 2006 this week as a rapid access paper in Circulation online [1].

For their analysis, the writing committee, led by Dr Frank M Sacks (Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA), examined 22 randomized trials comparing the effects of isolated soy protein with isoflavones with milk or other proteins. They report that while soy products seemed to reduce LDL cholesterol, the effect was trivial (around 3%) and only in people who ate a lot of soy protein—roughly half their daily protein intake. No effects of soy protein were seen on HDL, triglycerides, lipoprotein (a), or blood pressure. In 19 of 22 studies, the effect on all lipid parameters was nil.

The recommendation for physicians, Sacks told heartwire, is to tell their patients “not to use isoflavone supplements, since they are ineffective. Soy protein is not much better than other proteins for cardiovascular health. A large amount lowers LDL a little bit and does not affect the other CV lipids and other risk factors.”

Soy effects for other diseases: Mixed or nil

The statement authors also point out that studies examining soy’s effects on postmenopausal bone loss have been mixed and have failed to show a clear benefit of soy for vasomotor symptoms of menopause (hot flashes) or prevention of breast, endometrium, and prostate cancer. People should look at the nutrient content of anything they buy.

Of note, the statement distinguishes between isoflavone supplements and soy-based foods, since foods that are high in soy may have some cardiovascular benefits. Unlike animal-based proteins, soy-based foods such as tofu, soy butter, soy nuts, and some soy burgers typically contain polyunsaturated fats, fiber, vitamins, and minerals, but low amounts of saturated fat, the authors note. In some settings, they say, replacing proteins high in saturated fats with soy-based protein might translate into cardiovascular benefits.

(Professor’s Note: Saturated fat is NOT dangerous or in any way unhealthy because there is no saturated fat in arterial clogs and this was analyzed and published in Lancet back in 1994! Read my landmark book The Hidden Story of Cancer for the full story of LDL Cholesterol! ALL Natural fats, whether they be cheese, cream, butter or the fat on meat, are healthy and needed for good health. The dangerous fats are transfats and artificial fats.)

But as with other fad foods of the past decade, it’s important to read the labels, Sacks points out. “People should look at the nutrient content of anything they buy. Some of the soy products are quite good but others may not be. . . . If the soy protein is in a product that has low salt, no trans fat, and low saturated fat and has other healthy ingredients like polyunsaturated fats and fiber that are in soybeans, then the food would be good for CV health,” he said.

(Professor’s Note: My more than decade long studies in health and science has shown, and proven that eating lots of vegetables and fiber are NOT healthy and don’t provide nutrition or any benefit to protect you from disease. On the contrary, too much fiber can actually lead to the development of colon cancer! Read my landmark book The Hidden Story of Cancer for the full story!)

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Source: Sacks FM, Lichtenstein A, Van Horn L, et al. Soy protein, isoflavones, and cardiovascular health. A statement for professionals from the American Heart Association nutrition committee. Circulation 2006; DOI: 10.1161/. Available at: http://www.circulationaha.org.