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I came across this website tonight while doing some research for a friend. I found a bunch of things on here that are kinda scary. This link is to info about soy and canola oil. What do you think about this? It's scary! I'm wondering if I should eat any soy at all!<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com/soy.htm#soy" target="_blank">http://www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com/soy.htm#soy</a>
 

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I don't know......... you should consider the source.......<br><br><b>SHIRLEYS</b> WELLNESS CAFE???<br><br><br><br>
Kidding aside, none of her links led to any really authoritative site (just more "Shirleyswellnesscafe" type sites like karinya.com). Then one of the links let to my favorite QUACK - <a href="http://www.mercola.com" target="_blank">www.mercola.com</a> - author of the "No Grain Diet" and the worlds most enthusiastic Anti-VEggie.<br><br><br><br>
Though I do agree that too much soy isn't a good thing. Nature gives us a variety of foods - we shouldn't load up on just one <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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When I read this, it reminds me of the protocols for spotting an urban legend. I would be highly suspicious.<br><br><br><br>
BTW, I have had several people tell me that eating "too much" soy isn't good. I'm a 41 year old woman - why would eating a lot of soy be unhealthy? I hope that it isn't because a LOT of my food is soy. I eat other things each day, of course, but soy is my choice of meat replacement.
 

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Maybe too much soy is a bad thing, I don't know. But I've never kown anyone negatively affected by eating a good ammount of soy regularly. Have any of you?<br><br><br><br>
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I get bloated, crampy, and a big tummy ache from soy, but that's just me. I think in general a moderate amount of soy is fine. Just make sure you don't eat soy only <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">
 

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Well, I appreciate you guys looking at that site. It did seem kinda commercialized, etc. but I was still concerned as they did have the correct things to say about other things (such as milk does NOT help your bones build calcium).<br><br><br><br>
Anyway, I did some more research last night and I came across another link to an article. This one said a lot of negative things about soy, too. <a href="http://www.nexusmagazine.com/soydangers.html" target="_blank">http://www.nexusmagazine.com/soydangers.html</a><br><br><br><br>
Anyway, I suppose anything is bad in large quantities. But I do think soy is bad for some sensitive individuals. And some people may not know they are sensitive! It even says on my soy milk container "recommended for HEALTHY individuals over the age of 2".<br><br><br><br>
I don't eat a ton of soy, but I think I'm going to cut back even more and switch to rice milk or something.
 

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there is a rather large anti-soy movement out there, based on some studies that are real and relavent, but the conclusions are often poorly used.<br><br><br><br>
what i've found is, through the studies that i've read, is that too much soy isn't good for you. But how much is too much soy? well, it's a crazy amount of soy--like soy is all that you are eating ever. WHen they did the study (on animals no less!), they gave the animals a soy-only diet that consisted of something like 4 times the usual amounts that humans get in a regular diet that includes soy and in vegetarian diets. So, these animals came up sick--well, no wonder.<br><br><br><br>
1. all they ate was soy;<br><br>
2. they ate more soy than a human would eat anyway (not in quanity, but percentage by mass or weight, you know?); and<br><br>
3. mice have different nutritional requirements than humans anyway--so their normal healthy diet would look drastically different than ours, so perhaps any human diet would make mice sick (i dunno).<br><br><br><br>
anyway, it's worth looking at, and particularly the human studies, but i am not overly concerned. I get a decent amount of soy each day--say 2 or 3 servings, if that much. I'm sure i'm going to be ok. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I recently started adding soy milk to my diet. Maybe 3 months ago. Because it was a source of protein that was alkaline, and easier on my ulcers than cooked chick peas or lentils or whatever. No problems as a result. Before that the mostly only soy I ate was tofu occaisionally, and edamame during a month or 2, when I grew my onw. Now I'm having a glass or so of soymilk every day.<br><br><br><br>
I'm not growing breasts yet. My appetite for you-know-what has gone up, not down.
 

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i was reading a bunch of anti-soy claims just the other week and decided to do a search in my university database.. so i searched pubmed, medline, and other medical journal indexes, and i didn't find anything bad at all. all i found were articles that show that soy prevents breast cancer, prostate cancer, osteoporosis, and post-menopausal symptoms. nothing else. nothing bad at all. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 
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