I’m very likely to surprise a lot of you, but only one legume has been harmful to me during my experiments to rejuvenate my body with nutrition. It is the best known and the one whose merits are the most vaunted in the medias: soy.
There are many reasons that can make soy bad for our health. First, its high content in omega-6 fatty acid is a serious problem. This fatty acid should be avoided as much as possible to rejuvenate the body. There are also the effect of soy on the hormonal system, which has been studied quite a lot. I’ve read testimonies of young boys having sexual organs development problems related to daily soy milk consumption. I’ve also read on the link between soy consumption and many cancer, like breast cancer for women. Some other reasons why soy should be avoided are related to the fact that soy is rich in antinutrients, which makes it hard to assimilate.
You see that there are a lot of threats to consider and that even before I disclose to you the greatest threat of soy on our health. I’ve tried to include soy in my diet at numerous occasions over the years. Honestly, I like the taste of tofu and soy milk, I also respect the nutritionnal value of tofu – important source of vegetal proteins are always good to include in our menus. However, after careful consideration, I understood the reactions of my body towards this food. My body had difficulty to quickly remove the soybean footprint in my blood, as if I was already saturated by it. (see concept no.3 presented in the next section). Yet I have never been a big consumer of tofu or soy milk and I don’t remember consuming any soy products when I was young. So how can I explain this reaction? Why was my body saturated by it so quickly? Let’s make it clear, I am not allergic to soy and I have no problem digesting it. What I am talking about it not a acute reaction but one that you can only discover if you listen to your body.
It took me a long time and a lot of listening to my body before feeling and finally understanding that in fact, I had “consumed the soybean footprint” through my consumption of farm animals products. Indeed, those animals are force-fed this food during all their lifetime. This becomes even more logical when you realize that the assimilation of toxins present in the commercial meats and dairy products create similar effects on my body as soy does. Of course, the footprint of soybeans, wheat and maize, which are the three food mostly fed to animals, are at high risk of saturating their body. Afterwards, when we consume their meat, their eggs or their milk, we must filter this accumulation of traces of a serious dietary imbalance in their body, which induces a high risk of fouling our own metabolism. This logic is also true for us human, if we consume to much of a certain food, our body will accumulate traces of this food, which will become a toxin for the body.
This partly explains why milk, eggs and some farmed meats are so rich in hidden toxins that makes them extremely bad for our health. There are many other explanations that we will report to the second book : the sick society.
Also note that many people who have an intolerance to gluten also have some kind of intolerance towards dairy products, which makes sense with the explanation below. Hard to believe but quite logical. We become what we eat and our organism cannot maintain its purity if it is exposed to a constant imbalance from the overconsumption a particular food.
Also, be aware that you probably eat soybeans every days as by-products (hydrolysed soy protein, soy lecithin, soybean oil, etc.) widely used to increase the nutritional value of many commercial foods. Similarly, do not forget the frequent use of soybean oil to make all kinds of pastries, margarines, salad dressings and others. This oil is also abundantly used in restaurants and in fry food.
Know that I did not need soybeans to rejuvenate my body. Obviously, I find it unfortunate that this legume cannot be consumed to rejuvenate the body, because it contains calcium, proteins and lecithin, apparently useful for improving cardiovascular health. I’m not against the consumption of other products prepared with fermented soybeans respecting the Asian tradition.
Try not to be manipulated by a food industry who dreams of feeding us all with wheat, corn and soy (like pigs) to get the maximum profit with the minimum of resources. Show them that you are not stupid.