As I understand this way of eating, a lot of protein is coming from soy? I am currently researching various dietary regimens, and I found this information on soy:
Soy and soy products
This applies to all soya products including, Miso, Natto, Shoyu, Soy Cheese, Soy milk, Soy Sauce, Tamari, Tempeh, Tofu, Texturized Soy Protein, Soy Protein Concentrate, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Soy Protein Isolate.
Soya beans contain many substances which are harmful to our health. Previously some fermented soya products were allowed with provisos such as may be tried after 3 months symptom free However this was often interpreted as them being legal and were being consumed in quantities far more than desirable. Soya beans start off with many undesirable substances and to separate and produce other products a large amount of chemical processing is required. Even after fermentation its doubtful that all of these substances will be removed entirely, also as in any manufacturing process we are reliant on what the manufacturer tells us. There is increasing evidence of the detrimental effects of Soy therefore Elaine has decided that all Soya products fermented or not are illegal.The undesirable side of Soy
Soybeans contain large quantities of natural toxins including enzyme inhibitors that block the action of trypsin and other enzymes needed for protein digestion. These inhibitors can produce serious gastric distress, reduced protein digestion and chronic deficiencies in amino acid uptake.
Soybeans also contain haemagglutinin, a clot-promoting substance that causes red blood cells to clump together. Trypsin inhibitors and haemagglutinin are growth inhibitors
In precipitated products like tofu, enzyme inhibitors concentrate in the soaking liquid rather than in the curd. Thus, in tofu and bean curd, growth depressants are reduced in quantity but not completely eliminated.
Soy contains goitrogens - substances that depress thyroid function.
Soy also has one of the highest percentages of contamination by pesticides of any foods.
Soybeans are high in phytic acid that blocks the uptake of essential minerals - calcium, magnesium, copper, iron and especially zinc - in the intestinal tract. Zinc is a key component in numerous vital enzymes and plays a role in the immune system. Phytates found in soy products interfere with zinc absorption more completely than with other minerals. Zinc deficiency can cause a "spacey" feeling."
I'm sharing this from the Breaking the Vicious cycle site:http://www.breakingtheviciouscycle....base/kb/soy.htm
I am really worried about these health risks associated with soy. Can anyone help?