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The Real Story About Soy

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Over the years, soy has developed a bad reputation. Fear of hormone disruption, poor mineral absorption, digestive issues, and other woes has grown so widely that people fear ingesting soy in any form. However, soy continues to be a staple in the diets of some of the healthiest communities in the world. Here, we will attempt to discover the truth. Is soy good or bad?

Firstly, it is important to recognize there are two different kinds of soy: fermented, and unfermented.

UNFERMENTED SOY:tofu

  • Includes tofu, soy milk, and fake meat products
  • Contains phytic acid, which blocks absorption of key vitamins and minerals
  • Provides anti-nutrients, plant compounds that can act like toxins in the body
  • Can promote blood-clotting, due to a substance called hemagglutinin
  • Blocks thyroid function, due to goitrogens
  • Likely GMO – 93% of soy in America is genetically modified

FERMENTED SOY:

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  • Includes tempeh, natto, miso soup, tamari, and soy sauce
  • Improves bone healthy by boosting calcium & magnesium aborption
  • Easier to digest
  • Contains probiotics for gut health
  • Boosts immune function
  • Rich in vitamin K2, necessary for circulatory health and for calcium absorption
  • Balances cholesterol levels

Most studies that show detrimental effects of soy are using unfermented, GMO, conventionally-grown soy. These studies are also often done using rats, and humans differ anatomically from rats. More importantly, rats and humans utilize soy in different ways. For instance, soy isoflavones have been found to inhibit the synthesis of thyroid hormones in rodents, but studies have not found the same effect in humans.

As for the claim that soy can alter estrogen levels in the body, this is a misconception. The phytoestrogens found in soy are not the same as estrogen. Only animals or people can make estrogens. Plants cannot. Plants do contain phytoestrogens.

These are so named because they are similar in structure to mammalian estrogens, but they do not affect the body in the same way, i.e. interrupting menstrual cycles, or giving men feminine qualities unless eaten to excess. This takes 12 servings a day!

Regular consumption of organic, fermented soy has been found to:

  • Slash the risk of prostate cancer by HALF
  • Reduce the risk of heart attacks
  • Reduce breast cancer by 40 percent in pre- and post-menopausal women
  • Lower the rate of ovarian cancer
  • Reduce overall rates of chronic diseases
  • Boost brain function

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Please note: We do not directly or indirectly give medical advice or prescribe through alternative treatment.  We recommend that people contact their doctor if they need a medical diagnosis. We assume no responsibility if anyone decides to use this information, which is of historical value, for they are choosing to prescribe for themselves. Healing is sometimes a slow process, and we suggest that you do not stop taking any medications without the guidance of a doctor.

Sources: http://www.fitday.com/fitness-articles/nutrition/healthy-eating/the-truth-about-non-fermented-vs-fermented-soy-protein.html http://probiotics.mercola.com/fermented-vs-unfermented-soy.html https://nutritionfacts.org/video/brca-breast-cancer-genes-and-soy/ http://www.veganhealth.org/articles/soy_wth http://static.gnld.com.s3.amazonaws.com/us/page/net/business/nlclub/conference/truth_about_soy_john_miller.mp3

White Flour vs. Whole Grains, and the Importance of Tre-En-En

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We hear a lot about whole grains these days. Some people say they're good for us; others tell us to avoid them at all costs. Here we'll take a closer look at both whole grains and white flour, and see what roles they play in our diets. Until the invention of steel rollers in 1839, grains were ground by hand at a slow speed and low temperature. With rollers, the process quickened and it became easier to separate out the different parts of wheat: the germ, endosperm, and bran, and hence came the emergence of white flour.

Since this and the processing of three other staples of health (sugar, fats, andtre-en-en2 dairy), there's been a highly-documented rise in degenerative health issues, including:

  • arthritis
  • allergies
  • asthma
  • cancer
  • depression
  • mental disorders
  • and heart disease.

Furthermore, the more we consume white flour, the greater the research grows against it. For one thing, white flour cannot support life.

This is why it's so popular among manufacturers. Insects will flourish in anything that supports life, but they won't touch white flour. There is no nourishment to be found in it. In fact, in a recent study, of a group of rats fed solely enriched white flour for 90 days, two-thirds died of malnutrition, and the remaining third was on the brink of death, growth severely stunted.

Even more interesting is the fact that during World War II, the wheat germ was added back into bread rationing in Britain to keep the people healthy. White flour was banned in almost all bakery products and replaced with "wheatmeal," a nearly whole wheat flour with the germ and bran added back in. Because of this decision, the British people were healthier than ever before, and the healthiest they've been ever since.

Once the war was over, the bran and germ were removed, and Britain's health declined again.

So, what's so great about whole grains?

Whole grains:

  • are high in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals
  • are rich with iron, magnesium, and fiber
  • reduce the risk of heart disease
  • assist diabetes management
  • lower the risk of stroke
  • fight/prevent cancer development
  • support weight management
  • boost energy metabolism
  • reduce cholesterol and blood pressure
  • and more!

While you'd think it'd be simple to add more whole grains to your diet, it isn't as easy as you think. Often, products marked as containing whole grains only contain half whole grains, half refined. And even those that DO contain mostly whole grains, don't possess the nutrients the body needs to stay healthy.

That's where Tre-en-en comes in. Literally meaning "three-in-one," Tre-en-en is the oily, waxy residue found when the Vitamin E is removed from wheat germ. High in proteins, vitamins, minerals, unsaturated fats, lecithin, lipids, and sterols, this collection of oils, fatty acids, and other nutrients is completely missing from our diets.

Only NeoLife has the patent for Tre-en-en as a supplement, and their research on grain lipids, sterols, and their effect on the human body is astounding.

After over sixty years of research on the subject, they found a direct link between grain lipids and sterols, and chronic fatigue.They also found that without the grain concentrates now lacking in our diet, cell membranes within the body cannot function properly to the point that nutrients can't get in, and waste can't get out.

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Tre-en-en nourishes the body at the cellular level to energize, correct hormone imbalances, promote cardiovascular health, and boost cellular growth and activity. In addition, this powerful grain concentrate helps the body absorb other vitamins, minerals, and nutrients from food that are otherwise slipping through our bodies, unused.

As an added bonus, Tre-en-en is cholesterol, yeast, and gluten-free, making it safe for those with gluten intolerance.

To purchase Tre-en-en, click here. For more information on this or other questions, contact us by phone at (423) 899-8422, by email (naturesfinestnutrition (at) gmail.com), or feel free to check us out on our website or on our Facebook page. We hope to hear from you soon!

 

 

Please note: We do not directly or indirectly give medical advice or prescribe through alternative treatment. We recommend that people contact their doctor if they need a medical diagnosis. We assume no responsibility if anyone decides to use this information, which is of historical value, for they are choosing to prescribe for themselves. Healing is sometimes a slow process, and we suggest that you do not stop taking any medications without the guidance of a doctor.

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Gloria Tsang, RD. "Whole Grains Guide." Aug, 2007. <http://www.healthcastle.com/whole-grains.shtml > Accessed 14 July, 2014

"British Wartime Food: How Britain Fed Itself During World War Two." CooksInfo.com. Published 05/03/2011. Updated 11/11/2012. Web. Accessed 14 July,2014 from < www.cooksinfo.com/british-wartime-food >