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I <i>frequently</i> don't agree with what he writes, but I thought I would read this with an open mind, and to see if there was anything new he might write about. I can tell you, I felt my feathers getting ruffled, as I progressed down the article, until he hit the end, with what types of soy a person should eat.....basically he reiterates the info already out there.<br><br>
I was wondering though, there is so much info out there, WHO do you believe? He's not anti-soy totally, but some of the issues he brings up, makes me wonder how a person is to get the real information. True that there are a lot of soy allergies out there, and soy is in almost every food we eat.....<br><br>
just another read if you want to. He totally <span style="text-decoration:underline;">supports</span> tempeh and miso, and natto, He does not support tofu or even edemame, which I think is nuts, but what do I really know?<br><br><a href="http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/03/14/is-the-hidden-soy-in-your-foods-contributing-to-illness.aspx" target="_blank">http://articles.mercola.com/sites/ar...o-illness.aspx</a>
 

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Bottom line: eat good soy and in moderation.<br>
Asians have been eating soy for decades. Ask them what they think and follow that.<br><br>
ETA: after reading the full article and all of the replies, he seems one of those people who tell others to eat meat and diary and less grains... REALLY?<br>
I also got a feeling from the comments that most of the readers are against a vegetarian diet.<br>
I wouldn't trust his article. He might have a good point, but I would take that point more in consideration if it was said by someone else.
 

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Sorry, Dr. Mercola is one of those anti-vaccination quacks. Children are dying unnecessarily because of people like him. I wouldn't believe what he has to say about anything.
 

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oh believe me, I'm well aware of his anti vaccine articles- i read them and the comments are what is quite educational though. He states he is not anti vaccine, but believes in spreading them out over a longer time.<br><br>
Anyway, I know he also is not a Pro-veg person, but I still read with interest. I also DO NOT agree that edemame is bad for you. It's soy in it's raw form!
 

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oh and my point to even bringing this all up, is again.....at some point in the future, are we really going to find out, that the processed junk soy in ALL of our foods is really going to be a poison to us. I like tempeh, and am sticking with it.
 

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Personally, I think it's the GM soy that's probably bad for you and not the plain old natural God-made stuff. It's just a bean for crying out loud and I'm gonna eat it and drink it in the form of non-GM soy milk. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Mercola is a tool of the Weston Price Foundation, which supports science that even a layperson can easily poke holes in (like the African children anti-veg "study" sponsored by the animal industry). I'm not going to read his article right now, but nutrition science is so controversial that practically no matter what conclusion is drawn from a study, you can find another study that shows the reverse, or at least shows something positive or negative about the substance in question, in opposition to the first study. Many doctors actually <i>recommend</i> soy.<br><br>
Mercola is a fan of the big claim, like naming a substance and saying it helps "to virtually eliminate your risk of developing cancer in the future."<br><a href="http://www.quackwatch.com/11Ind/mercola.html" target="_blank">http://www.quackwatch.com/11Ind/mercola.html</a><br><br>
I'm interested in different viewpoints, and he may have something to offer, but I've seen him get an idea and run with it like it was given to him by god himself.
 

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believe me, I'm not a supporter by any means. I do like his anti high fructose corn syrup and anti soda stance, but that's about it. I have him on FB, so I get to see what he posts. I was totally against his tanning beds too....money maker.<br><br>
This whole soy issue is going to be something that will need to be watched in the future.....I think the GMO crops are going to ruin nutritional benefits of many foods....I believe that's why there is so much gluten intolerance now too and celiac disease
 

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What..? A doctor that supports tanning beds? There is something seriously wrong with this guy. If you don't support him, just ignore what he says. It seems about 50% of the things he supports are actually harmful, and the other 50% are probably just complete nonsense. Is it worth it to try to sort the good info from the bad, just on the off chance that he says something that is actually true?<br><br>
BTW, celiac disease existed long before any crops were "genetically modified" (at least using biotechnology).
 

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but there is much more being diagnosed with gluten intolerance. It's kind of like the surge of ADD or autism, or whatever......still think much is related to diet/foods
 
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