I appreciate your response. Q- who are the "anti-soy propagandists"? IMO, we have been hit with lots of PRO-soy propaganda in recent years. Who is funding the pro-soy studies?
What do you worry about in the food supply, if I may ask?
And, in the spirit of " What doesn't kill us makes us stronger" I offer this:
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>>>Secondly, as the total body burden of pesticides, food additives and naturally-occur-ing biologically active amines, etc. are reduced due to the total elimination of food chemicals there is a natural decrease in the induction of key liver detoxification enzymes. These include the Mixed Function Oxidases (cytochrome P450, etc.) and enzymes responsible for conjugating and eliminating small potentially toxic food.<<<
..."Suddenly, everybody is becoming interested in a dietary approach to illness. With popular acceptance, however, have arisen many food myths, fad diets and poor nutritional programs in the disguise of good therapeutic nutrition.
Elimination Diets for the treatment of food sensitivities are some of the worst offenders. Most food reactions now appear to be due to small food related chemicals, either naturally existing within the food itself (e.g. salicylates), occurring as contaminants (e.g. pesticide residues) or intentionally added (e.g. preservatives ) and are not true immunologically-based food al-
lergies. Total elimination of one or more of the major food groups certainly removes all offending foods but can also give rise to additional problems. Firstly, nutritional balance is one of the major considerations when devising clinically useful "special" diets. We cannot restrict entire food groups in a patient's diet without carefully considering the nutritional consequences. When removing dairy products we must consider alternative sources of calcium, riboflavin and vitamin A. While whole grains and legumes are some of the best sources of dietary fibre, animal products are the only source of "primary protein" which supplies quantitative levels of essential amino acids. Low fat diets which restrict essential fatty acids can give rise to neurological, dermatological and immunological problems. Every diet must contain essential amino acids, essential fatty acids, adequate high fibre complex carbohydrates, all the vitamins, minerals and trace elements together with sufficient calories and nutrient density.
Without this basic framework, an elimination diet, or one modified to treat a specific disease, can cause rapid deterioration in the patient. To make matters worse, the long-term side effects resulting from inadequate nutrition may often be explained away as "a healing crisis" or "a body detoxification process". True, detoxification reactions and other physiological changes associated with healing certainly do occur but they must be clearly differentiated from those adverse reactions arising from nutritionally inadequate diets. Secondly, as the total body burden of pesticides, food additives and naturally-occur-ing biologically active amines, etc. are reduced due to the total elimination of food chemicals there is a natural decrease in the induction of key liver detoxification enzymes. These include the Mixed Function Oxidases (cytochrome P450, etc.) and enzymes responsible for conjugating and eliminating small potentially toxic food."...