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Soy Protein Used in "Natural" Foods Bathed in Toxic Solvent Hexane
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Posted on 05/20/2009 12:29:09 PM PDT by Scythian

Virtually all "protein bars" on the market today are made with soy protein. Many infant formula products are also made with soy protein, and thousands of vegetarian products (veggie burgers, veggie cheese, "natural" food bars, etc.) are made with soy protein. That soy protein is almost always described as safe and "natural" by the companies using it. But there's a dirty little secret the soy product industry doesn't want you to know: Much of the "natural" soy protein used in foods today is bathed in a toxic, explosive chemical solvent known as hexane.

To determine the true extent of this hexane contamination, NaturalNews joined forces with the Cornucopia Institute (www.Cornucopia.org) to conduct testing of hexane residues in soy meal and soy grits using FDA-approved and USDA-approved laboratories. The Cornucopia Institute performed the bulk of this effort, and NaturalNews provided funding to help cover laboratory costs.

The results proved to be worrisome: Hexane residues of 21ppm were discovered in soy meal commonly used to produce soy protein for infant formula, protein bars and vegetarian food products.

These laboratory results appear to indicate that consumers who purchase common soy products might be exposing themselves (and their children) to residues of the toxic chemical HEXANE -- a neurotoxic substance produced as a byproduct of gasoline refining.

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KEYWORDS: health; hexane; magnesium; medicine; soy
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To: Scythian
is bathed in a toxic, explosive chemical solvent known as hexane.

Did you know that the production of paints and acids utilizes a toxic solvent known as dihydrogen monoxide? This solvent kills thousands of people every year who, not recognizing its toxicity, overdose on it.

101 posted on 05/20/2009 1:35:07 PM PDT by Zhang Fei
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To: AAABEST

There was a link that took me to another anti-soy article. From that, this quote:
“Not only are all GM products unhealthy to humans and animals but also to the normal plants that grow in the surrounding area, due to the natural process of winds causing cross-pollination, resulting in mutated species of what were once natural variations of plants.”

And,,, I ain’t givin’ up my Ma Bo Tofu!


102 posted on 05/20/2009 1:46:00 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

It’s already been banned. People were using it improperly and dying. I used it for years for anarobic excercise and it worked great. The chinese have used mahuang for thousands of years. Personal responsibility is no longer recognized in America. Therefore, people can use it improperly, die, and their family can successfully sue the companies that produce it.


103 posted on 05/20/2009 1:47:29 PM PDT by death2tyrants
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
Ditto, Dr. Bogus.
I have some ma bo tofu about once a month...LOVE IT!
104 posted on 05/20/2009 1:50:20 PM PDT by denfurb (proud Mama, 6 girls and 1 boy)
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To: death2tyrants

I agree. I wonder what is in hydroxycut now that is causing the warning?


105 posted on 05/20/2009 1:59:34 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: death2tyrants

I agree. I wonder what is in hydroxycut now that is causing the warning?


106 posted on 05/20/2009 1:59:35 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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bookmarked


107 posted on 05/20/2009 2:12:54 PM PDT by BlueAngel
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To: Scythian

In all seriousness, we gave our son soy formula because the milk was hard for him to digest. I wonder if there are any repercussions known?


108 posted on 05/20/2009 2:20:59 PM PDT by trillabodilla (Jesus Saves)
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To: Varda
You're OK if you eat the whole soybean, of some sorta girlie food made from the whole bean.

Hexane is an astringent used in the oil/meal extraction process. The bean is ground up and washed with hexane. The hexane removes the oil and the solution is then heated causing the hexane to evaporate, leaving only the oil (and meal). The hexane is recaptured (except for 23 parts per million, apparently) and the whole process starts over.

109 posted on 05/20/2009 2:24:19 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: TChris

No, no, relax. Hexane is natural and natural things don’t hurt you.

One bad thing about hexane is it does contain carbon, which as you know is killing Gaea.


110 posted on 05/20/2009 2:30:07 PM PDT by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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To: dhm914

Dose makes the poison!


111 posted on 05/20/2009 2:31:08 PM PDT by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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To: a fool in paradise

Oh Yeah, but it was American soap and chalk dust!


112 posted on 05/20/2009 2:33:37 PM PDT by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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To: Mr. Lucky

Thanks for that. I’m using soy isoflavones in pill form and a quick net search says the process does use hexane. I’ll have to look around to see if a good approximation can be had using whole beans or soy milk.


113 posted on 05/20/2009 2:40:31 PM PDT by Varda
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To: Scythian
We have let the food industry turn our food into poison

Hyperbole, thy name is Scythian. I can't imagine what you're eating if your goal is to avoid foods that contain toxins/carcinogens. If you'd make a list I'd be happy to point out the various poisons you're consuming when eating those foods. I'd bet that more than half of what you regularly consume has some trace amounts of chemicals that in large quantities would be lethal.

Hexane tolerance is, IIRC, 25 parts per million. This article (bathed in hexane LOL) is nonsense. Do you eat roasted meats? Drink coffee? Ever consume chocolate that's been cooked? If you cook bacon too long you'll create the most carcinogenic compound known to man. The compounds created by heating these products are highly toxic and their chemical structures would keep you from sleeping at night. Orange juice is healthy and safe, right? It is except for the limonene that is highly toxic and is used as paint stripper. Potatoes are good for you, right? Except that they contain arsenic. Apples are good for you for sure. Just watch out for the acetaldehyde. Strawberries aren't even safe in your toxin free world. I'm sure Natural News would claim alfalfa sprouts are safe. Maybe they've never heard of canavine.

The list created by Adams is a joke. He's just another chemicalphobe who's found a way to turn his phobia into cash. I'm glad you've gotten your condition under control but I really can't imagine what you're eating if your goal is to completely avoid poisons in your food.

114 posted on 05/20/2009 2:44:33 PM PDT by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: mountainbunny

See my post #39 ( I think) I was simply WRONG! I googled around and found out just how wrong I was.

oops.

we regret the error.


115 posted on 05/20/2009 2:50:05 PM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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To: NVDave

Very funny! Grain elevators have had some nasty explosions cuz kids played that game, eh? ;-)


116 posted on 05/20/2009 2:51:53 PM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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To: Scythian

Every week there’s a new “OH MY GOD WE’RE ALL GOING TO DIE!” chemical, drug, disease, etc. thrown out by some group or other.

Certainly you can understand that there are those of us who refuse to get into a lather over each newly discovered death sentence we’re handed by these people.

Fear mongering gets stale after a few decades of the same old song and dance.


117 posted on 05/20/2009 3:00:06 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (Warning: Sarcasm/humor is always engaged. Failure to recognize this may lead to misunderstandings.)
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To: denfurb

“ma bo tofu about once a month.”

Yup! And you don’t have to pay for colon cleanser either!


118 posted on 05/20/2009 3:02:23 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Blueflag

Thanks very much for the update. I was puzzlin’ over it :)

I eat soy instead of other grains a lot of the time due to a medical condition.

Even though I don’t adore it, I don’t know what we would eat if not for soy.


119 posted on 05/20/2009 3:04:10 PM PDT by mountainbunny (Mitt Romney: Collect the whole set!)
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To: mountainbunny

“I eat soy instead of other grains”

Soy is not a grain. It’s a “legume” — basically a simple fruit or pea.


120 posted on 05/20/2009 3:07:48 PM PDT by Jewbacca (Yes, I am very hairy and good with small arms.)
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To: Scythian

Reminds me of the conversation with the Groaci from Keith Laumer's Retief of the CDT:

Retief: "Come on, Shilth, even you must admit it was a bit much, selling plastic frankfurters to those poor backwards hot-dog lovers."

Shilth: "How to we to know their inferior metabolisms were incapable of assimilating wholesome polystyrenes?"

Cheers!

121 posted on 05/20/2009 3:31:56 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: deannadurbin

Maybe that’s why one their commercials has flames coming out of a man’s mouth after he eats one.


122 posted on 05/20/2009 3:38:38 PM PDT by madameguinot (Our Father's God to Thee, Author of Liberty)
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To: GulfBreeze

Yeah, it puts a few hairs on muh chest...

I got hexane laced meatloaf coming out of the oven now...

mmmmmmmmm, good!!!

Just keep open flames away from me for at least 35-45 minutes...


123 posted on 05/20/2009 3:59:09 PM PDT by stevie_d_64
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To: stevie_d_64

Maybe this explains spontaneous human combustion?


124 posted on 05/20/2009 4:18:09 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: NVDave
See that LD50 on rats? This stuff isn’t even deadly in large amounts.

The green hippies doen't need no stinkin facts.....

125 posted on 05/20/2009 4:18:28 PM PDT by SteamShovel (When hope trumps reality, there is no hope at all.)
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To: LottieDah
Maybe vegetarians are responsible for global warming...some pretty potent gases are expelled from their rears.

And from the other end of their alimentary canals as well.

126 posted on 05/20/2009 5:09:13 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

I am “Firestarter” on the next Survivor series...

Very popular...


127 posted on 05/20/2009 6:06:35 PM PDT by stevie_d_64
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To: Scythian

Are they made in China?


128 posted on 05/20/2009 6:07:39 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: BunnySlippers

I’ve kind of lost track of this thread, sorry, here is my story and journey back to good health from a particular kind of hell you never want to know. Without a single doctor willing to help, even mocked by some doctors, but I’m healthier now with Morgellons that most are without it. I am very damn hard to kill, armed with the truth about the human body, how disease works, and how to overcome it ...

http://morgellonspgpr.wordpress.com/2009/04/20/its-all-about-the-terrain/


129 posted on 05/20/2009 6:10:41 PM PDT by Scythian
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To: Scythian

Scythian, are you talking about Peter Gillham’s Natural CALM Magnesium?

Thanks for you post!


130 posted on 05/20/2009 6:28:06 PM PDT by BlueAngel
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To: BlueAngel

Yes

Most heart attacks are caused by lack of Magnesium, all Americans are low. See

http://www.petergillham.com/product-line/peter-gillhams-natural-calm.php

and

http://www.petergillham.com/pdfs/Calm-Organic.pdf

Look up on Google these two words together, heart and magnesium, I cannot stress it enough, besides that, it powers almost every aspect of your body.

I nuke a cup of water for 1 minute 10 seconds, put in a teaspoon or two, it fizzles, disolves, and then you drink it like a tea, start off with half teaspoon, I love the stuff ...


131 posted on 05/20/2009 6:43:41 PM PDT by Scythian
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To: Scythian
Thanks, Scythian! I have been taking Chelated Magnesium but I think this one will be much better absorbed. I am going to order it now!
132 posted on 05/20/2009 6:54:34 PM PDT by BlueAngel
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To: BlueAngel

Oh ya, it is, you will notice it right away, don’t take it right before bed or you lay there wide awake, not feeling bad, but feeling great, Mag = Energy, this stuff is totally awesome. I damn near died from lack of Magnesium. Your blood levels won’t reveal low mag becasue your body will pull it from your bones and muscle otherwise you’d be dead, meanwhile, your body is absolutely starving and your heart contracts and cannot relax or vise versa and you die from a heart attack, which all too often is nothing more than a lack of Magnesium.


133 posted on 05/20/2009 6:58:25 PM PDT by Scythian
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To: BlueAngel

Oh, by the way, you can buy it at Whole Foods stores, that’s where I get mine.


134 posted on 05/20/2009 6:59:23 PM PDT by Scythian
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To: Scythian
I work in an industry that uses BOTH soy protein concentrate and processed soybean meal.
Are there soy plants out there using hexane.
Yep.
But many processors are switching to other methods due to EPA regs on solvent use, cost, FOOD SAFETY!!!, and pressure from customers and consumers.
Hexane extraction will be with us for some time, but it's on the way out.
135 posted on 05/20/2009 7:00:43 PM PDT by cavtrooper21 (So many bodies... and the backhoe is out of gas.)
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To: Scythian

Oh, thats great! I have a Whole Foods not too far from my house. Thanks for letting me know!


136 posted on 05/20/2009 7:12:27 PM PDT by BlueAngel
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To: Scythian
Thanks for this info. I've saved your page and will follow your "menu."

2008 was hell and 2009 isn't much better. Antibiotics saved my life and leg 3 times, but almost killed me, too. One consulation, my hair is growing back.

A physical therapist told me last year about how the process of filtering our water supply leaches out magnesium - that we need that mineral. He learned of it from a local water company employee, who was concerned that a lack of magnesium was causing more cancers.

So, I started drinking daSani (a CocaCola bottled water), which claims to include magnesium. Till a friend told me that he had worked at a processing plant - had seen the units break down but they just kept on filling bottles.

A home nurse advised me to mix SoySilk with a packet of Carnation breakfast - a brief breeze could blow me over, and I need some calories. Solid food is often repulsive to me.

I do sincerely thank you!

137 posted on 05/20/2009 8:47:38 PM PDT by lakey (To ALL Congressperps - YOU'RE FIRED!)
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To: lakey

You’re welcome, you’ll never get enough Magnesium from such things, use the Calm I suggested.


138 posted on 05/21/2009 4:42:15 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: nw_arizona_granny

ping


139 posted on 05/21/2009 6:18:49 AM PDT by Calpernia (DefendOurFreedoms.Org)
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To: Scythian

1/3 of Americans are allergic to soy protein anyway.


140 posted on 05/21/2009 6:24:28 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: <1/1,000,000th%

This is my personal food. Soy is a non edible plant, it could even have a lot with our boyz being so feminine in nature, it is a poison, created with the use of poisons, and to top it off where are importing much of it from China which uses pesticides we’d never use and have banned.

It’s funny, folks are drinking grean tea by the truck loads and think it’s great, but most comes from China and massive amounts of DDT are used on the Green Tea and can easily be found in your tea when you drink it. The overwhelming evidence on the toxicity of man is there, for those willing to see it. It’s a shame, we’re all worried about politics when its our food supply that will cause our children to have miserable lives and even worse deaths ...


141 posted on 05/21/2009 6:40:42 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: Scythian

Dang typo’s

This is my personal belief. Soy is a non edible plant, it could even have a lot with our boys being so feminine in nature, soy is a poison, created with the use of poisons, and to top it off we are importing much of it from China which uses pesticides we’d never use and have banned here.

It’s funny, folks are drinking grean tea by the truck loads and think it’s great, but most comes from China and where massive amounts of DDT are used on the Green Tea and can easily be found in your tea when you drink it. The overwhelming evidence on the toxicity of man is there, for those willing to see it. It’s a shame, we’re all worried about politics when in reality its our food supply that will cause our children to have miserable lives and even worse deaths ... But don’t worry, the medical industry will be there to nurse them through their living hell by masking over all their symptoms (while causing) more until they die sucking every last dime out of them as they cling to life, never knowing there is a better way.


142 posted on 05/21/2009 6:43:25 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: Scythian

What foods do we get magnesium from?


143 posted on 05/21/2009 6:53:53 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: exist

Soy protein is poison, with or without the Hexane.


144 posted on 05/21/2009 7:31:21 AM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea
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To: Ditter

What foods do we get magnesium from?

See http://www.algaecal.com/magnesium-rich-foods.html

and

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=magnesium+rich+foods&aq=0&oq=magnesium+rich


145 posted on 05/21/2009 7:47:25 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: Scythian

Thanks so much, that is very helpful.


146 posted on 05/21/2009 11:41:46 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; george76; ...

Thanks neverdem. Here’s something old and moldy from the hard drive follows in the next post.


147 posted on 05/22/2009 7:57:06 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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(dead link, try the Wayback Machine)

http://vicious_kitten.tripod.com/anti-peta/soysucks.html

SOY SUCKS...

FOR OUR CHILDREN:

While soybeans contain more protein than other types of beans, they also contain enzyme inhibitors that block trypsin and other enzymes needed for protein digestion. Trypsin inhibitors can cause enlargement and even cancer of the pancreas. To deactivate these large proteins, soy manufacturers subject the beans to long-term heat treatments, which denatures other proteins such as lysine. These altered proteins prevent normal growth. Soy formulas can also lead to extreme gastroenteritis that can last a lifetime (See Charlie’s Story).

The main problem with feeding soy to babies and children is the presence of phytoestrogens, or plant estrogens, which disrupt the endocrine system and cause abnormal growth and even sterility. In fact, a baby fed only soy formula receives the equivalent of five birth control pills day! These dangerous levels of phytoestrogens do not occur, even in trace amounts, in cow’s milk or human breast milk, and babies fed soy formula have 13,000 to 22,000 times the normal amount of isoflavones (phytoestrogens) in their blood. Both male and female children can suffer hormonal disturbances from the phytoestrogens in soy. Male babies owe much of their early development to a testosterone surge during their first few months, but phytoestrogen blocks male hormones, possibly impairing learning and causing mental retardation. Pediatricians notice increasing number of boys who suffer from delayed physical maturation, including growth of the sexual organs. Learning disabilities in male children are also occurring with greater frequency.

Female children also suffer from an excess of soy in their diets. One percent of female children show signs of puberty including breast development and pubic hair before the age of three, while 14.7% of white girls and 48.3% of black girls show both of these characterisitics by the age of three. A study in Puerto Rico suggested that early maturation in girls can be linked to soy feeding. Unfortunately, the WIC (Women, Infants, Children) program gives free soy formula to needy mothers, which may explain the higher percentage of girls of minority groups who experience early maturation. Not only are young girls with mature bodies subject to ridicule by their peers, but early maturation is commonly linked to reproductive troubles and womanly cancers later in life. 1

FOR MEN:

Phytoestrogens in soy cause damage to the entire male reproductive tract, the most alarming symptoms being decreased sperm count and enlarged prostate. Sadly, the negative effects of phytoestrogens on the male body are permanent. Babies exposed to the chemicals for very short periods of time experience abnormal organ growth that lasts a lifetime.

The human sperm count has decreased over the past five decades, a decrease which coincides with the increasing popularity of soy in the western diet. 2 Propaganda from vegetarian and animal-rights organizations doesn’t help, either! PeTA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) actually blames meat for impotence, and claims milk causes osteoporosis and prostate cancer!

FOR WOMEN:

Soy foods are heavily marketed today as alternatives to estrogen replacement therapy for women during menopause. However, soy has long been known to cause enlargement of the thyroid gland, particularly in women and children. Japanese studies have shown that excessive soy intake, even by healthy adult women, leads to suppressed thyroid function. A diet rich in soybean products can also lead to irregular and painful menstrual cycles, uterine and breast cysts, and thyroid cancer. And because breast cancer is caused by estrogen, an excess of phytoestrogen in a woman’s diet can actually lead to breast cancer. 3

And even though soy is heavily marketed as a substitute for estrogen therapy for menopausal women, studies show that soy is no more effective in stopping menopausal symptoms than placebos. 4

FOR ANIMALS:

Boycotting milk drives prices down, and the first to suffer are family dairies and organic farmers, whose milk is among the healthiest on the market today. When these small farmers are forced to shut down, their cows are sold straight to the slaughterhouse to be used in pet food and low-quality processed meats. Before reaching for a carton of soy milk, ask yourself: is this really best for animals?

WHAT YOU CAN DO:

Drink milk! Eat meat! And by all means, steer clear of animal-rights hype. Organizations such as PeTA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) care only about what they think is best for animals - not what science thinks is best for humans!

Your best defense is to be a skeptic. Always be on your guard against propaganda - organizations like PeTA prey on your susceptibility. Nutritional science is constantly finding more and more flaws with soya, the so-called miracle food, and many of the scientific studies and reports that contradict these findings are actually funded by animal rights organizations. The Physicians’ Committee for Responsible Medicine, a foundation that advocates a strict vegan diet and immediate abolition of all animal-based research, is a subsidiary of PeTA. The PCRM also campaigns violently against health charities such as the March of Dimes, the American Heart Association, and St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. 5 Ask yourself: do these people care genuinely about human health?

In recent years PeTA’s president Ingrid Newkirk, a self-proclaimed “ardent animal lover”, has put her foot in her mouth on multiple occasions. Newkirk believes the spread of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) to the United States would be “good for human health” because it would scare a large portion of the population into becoming vegetarian - however, FMD is not spread through food and only effects hoofed animals. 6 Newkirk openly supports a policy that calls for the immediate euthanasia of any pit bull terrier or pit bull mix at animal shelters. She claims that because the American Pit Bull Terrier has a history of being mistreated, the best thing for the breed’s future would be its extinction. 7 Further, PeTA kills over 1,000 cats and dogs a year, animals which it “rescues” from the streets. They are not held in shelters for any length of time, because PeTA does not operate any shelters. Animals who are not placed or returned home immediately are killed. 8 Also, although PeTA avidly campaigns against pet ownership, many members own cats and dogs, which they further abuse by feeding them vegan food. Cats as obligate carnivores and if fed a vegan diet, their health declines rapidly, often resulting in death. Ask yourself: do these people care genuinely about animals?

In The News

The Shadow of Soy (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bean) by Sean Carson, Pacific Sun, California

The Downside of Soybean Consumption by Beatrice Trum Hunter, NOHA News

“(Soyfoods) are not nutrients. They are drugs... “ -Dr. L. White


148 posted on 05/22/2009 7:57:48 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: Scythian

Thanks very much for the information on Mike....think I shall read more of what he has to say.


149 posted on 05/23/2009 7:21:21 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Texan Tory
It helps to avoid sodium laced products....which is used heavily as a preservation....and products high in cholesterol....according to my doctor....high blood pressure is a deadly thing.,
150 posted on 05/23/2009 7:32:24 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Support Geert Wilders)
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