Soy of any variety (heirloom, organic, identity-preserved non-GMO) is not good for women.
Actually it is very good for women. Among other things soy has been found to prevent cancers including breast cancer, help to correct hormonal imbalances, strengthen the bones, lower cholesterol, etc. How is any of this bad?
Men seem to tolerate it better.
It benefits men in the same manners.
I have seen enough that I advise people not to touch it.
Based on what? Most of the anti-soy propaganda has been thoroughly debunked.
It was Dr. Mercola's article, not mine. However, since you responded I will point out that most soy consumed in China and Japan has historically been fermented non-GMO soy. The article specifically points out that it does not apply to fermented non-GMO soy.
"If you were to carefully review the thousands of studies published on soy, I strongly believe you would reach the same conclusion as I have—which is, the risks of consuming unfermented soy products FAR outweigh any possible benefits.
Notice I said unfermented soy products."
How do you not understand that those two opening sentences in the article make it crystal clear that Mercola is warning about the dangers of non-fermented soy?
Does cooking GMO soy turn it into non-GMO soy? Deos cooking soy detox herbicides and insecticides? Cooking GMO corn has not prevented the genetically modified material from transferring to humans where it has been taken up by intestinal bacteria which are now producing insecticides in our gut.
I eat only organic fermented soy on rare occasions... but to each his own.
The only thing I would add is to eat soy sparingly as a condiment... as was done preprocessed food days in Asian countries.
Soy has never been eaten sparingly. Even thousands of years ago it was a main staple of Asian diets.
re: man-made. Kinda veering off here, your man-made reference hit the nail on the head, IMO.
Soybeans need to be cooked for a good long time to inactivate the bad stuff...and at this point I certainly don't "trust" that the purveyors of soy "foods" cook the beans properly. This is the good ole USA, where there is nothing that we can't change from it's natural form. TVP, anyone? Soy burger? soy chick'n bits? If we care to go find some organically grown soybeans and process them properly, as in either cooking for a long time, or fermenting(do we really have the patience for THAT?), then, we may have a healthful food... as long as we eat a very small portion per day, as Asians purportedly do.
And, while we're at it, lets make sure that we eat a lot of vegetables, sea vegetables, fish, etc and perhaps we'll gain some of the health benefits that are attributed to soy consumption by those that want to sell us soy hot dogs washed down with soy milk.
How many soy "food"s contain the whole, properly prepared bean? Not many I'd bet...
lol, I just googled novasoy...it's an ADM product. That's not surprising...
anyway, here ya go. As usual, the "parts" isolated from the whole are problematic...
Soy-based products consumed in Asian countries are minimally processed whereas in the USA many of the soy foods and soy ingredients are highly processed. Soy foods contain complex mixtures of bioactive compounds, which may interact with one another. The objective of this study was to evaluate the ability of various soy products containing genistin, the glycoside form of genistein, to affect growth of MCF-7 cells transplanted into ovariectomized athymic mice. Products investigated included soy flour, two crude extracts of soy (soy molasses and Novasoy®), a mixture of isoflavones and genistin in pure form. Each of the soy flour-processed products was added to the diet to provide equivalent amounts of genistein aglycone equivalents (750 p.p.m.). Tumors in the negative control animals regressed throughout the study while the tumors in the soy flour-fed animals remained basically the same size (neither grew nor regressed). In animals consuming soy molasses, Novasoy®, mixed isoflavones or genistin alone, tumor growth was stimulated when compared with animals consuming a control diet devoid of soy. These same dietary treatments resulted in increased cellular proliferation. Changes in mRNA expression of gene targets (estrogen responsiveness, cell cycle progression, apoptosis and aromatase activity) in tumors induced by the different diets were evaluated. The relative expression of pS2, progesterone receptor and cyclin D1 was increased in animals consuming the Novasoy®, mixed isoflavones and genistin. Bcl2 mRNA expression was low in most of the dietary treatment groups compared with positive (estradiol implant) controls. Aromatase expression was not affected in any of the treatment groups. The degree of soy flour processing affects the estrogenicity of products containing a constant amount of genistein. Collectively, these findings suggest that for postmenopausal women with estrogen-dependent breast cancer, the consumption of foods containing soy flour is more advisable than consuming isoflavones in more purified forms.