You are a great man with a lot of potential. However you need to divest yourself of the Science you were indoctrinated into as it will not bring you to a good place.
If you're eating meat my soy tricks won't even do anything, you won't notice the benefits.
I was also duped about soy and even resisted the advice from my eastern mentor until the lightbulb turned on. I had to be told 3 times.
Information has been presented to you in the past which you dismissed to your own detriment. The question you are wrestling with is 'can the damage be repaired'. I can't say for sure that all of it can, though I do suspect that all of it can be repaired. Most definitely I can say that more can be repaired than you are addressing and that is all I will say since the information has already been brought to your attention.
I will offer this though. Many people here are simultaneously disparaging western Science and using scientific references to bolster these inane debate topics. It would make more sense to pick a side and stick to it, whichever that side is.
I do admire trapper for his skepticism - he is on the right track but has not yet divested completely of the scientific whipping post.