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  • Why food allergy fakers need to stop -diets & dislikes are being passed off as medical conditions.

    10/20/2015 3:36:07 PM PDT · by dennisw · 29 replies
    .bostonglobe ^ | 2015/10/14/ | By Neil Swidey
    This intervention is not aimed at those with life-threatening food allergies or similarly grave medical conditions. I would never question people whose faces will balloon if they ingest trace amounts of shellfish. Or people who risk going into anaphylactic shock with a whiff of peanut dust. Those problems are very real, and everyone who is afflicted with them has my sympathy. I’m talking about the rest of you. Those of you who don’t eat garlic because you detest its smell or avoid cauliflower because it makes you fart or have gone gluten-free because you heard it worked wonders for Jennifer...
  • The Super Common Oil That Science Now Shows Is Worse Than Sugar

    08/10/2015 3:59:38 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 107 replies
    eat CLEAN ^ | July 27, 2015 | Marygrace Taylor
    If you think that sugar is the unhealthiest thing you can eat, you're wrong. Apparently, the Worst Food on the Planet Award should actually go to soybean oil, suggests new findings published in the journal PLoS One. Setting up a sort of dietary cage match, researchers fed mice a series of diets each containing 40% fat. The fat in the first diet was primarily saturated and came from coconut oil, while the fat in the second diet was primarily unsaturated and came mostly from soybean oil. The researchers also fed mice two altered versions of the high-fat diets that also...
  • Doctors remove 420 kidney stones 'caused by excessive tofu' from patient in China

    06/09/2015 11:00:21 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 76 replies ^ | 10:48AM BST 09 Jun 2015 | By Charlotte Middlehurst, Shanghai
    The operation to remove hundreds of tiny stones took doctors around two hours Doctors in China have removed 420 kidney stones from a man's body, blaming an excessive amount of tofu in his daily diet. Mr He from Zhejiang Province in eastern China, checked into the Dongyang People's Hospital complaining of intense pain in his abdomen last month. A CT scan revealed that his left kidney was packed full of stones, most of them tiny. Doctors operated on Friday in an agonising procedure that lasted about two hours. Mr He said he had a history of suffering from kidney stones....
  • CBS: Rick Perry "stepped right in it" comparing gays to alcoholics

    06/20/2014 10:51:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    CBS News ^ | 06/20/2014 | LINDSEY BOERMA
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry probably shouldn't have attempted to make the case that gay people can "decide not to" be gay despite genetic predisposition, he conceded Thursday, offering no semblance of an apology but trying instead to rally attention back to his message about jobs and the economy. "I got asked about an issue," Perry, a Republican, explained during a lunch hosted by the Christian Science Monitor. "And instead of saying, 'You know what? We need to be a really respectful and tolerant country - to everybody - and get back to talking about: Whether you're gay or straight, you...
  • Vermont governor signs GMO food labeling into law

    05/11/2014 12:01:22 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 200 replies ^ | May 8, 2014 | Dana Ford and Lorenzo Ferrigno
    (CNN) -- Vermont's governor on Thursday signed a bill into law that will require the labeling of genetically modified foods -- hailing it as the first such law in the nation. Under the new law, food offered for retail sale that is entirely or partially produced with genetic engineering must be labeled as such by July 2016. "Vermonters take our food and how it is produced seriously, and we believe we have a right to know what's in the food we buy," said Gov. Peter Shumlin. "More than 60 countries have already restricted or labeled these foods, and now one...
  • Soy milk's Negative Effects on Men

    07/18/2012 6:25:33 PM PDT · by djone · 39 replies
    Mems Health ^ | Jim Thornton
    **Soy's Negative Effects** Is This the Most Dangerous Food for Men? The unassuming soybean has silently infiltrated the American diet as what might just be the perfect protein source: It's cheap and vegetarian, and could even unclog our hearts. But there may be a hidden dark side to soy, one that has the power to undermine everything it means to be male.
  • Soy Not Healthy for the Heart

    08/30/2010 5:44:19 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 62 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | August 29, 2010 | Kaayla T. Daniel, Ph.D., C.C.N.
    Soy does not lower cholesterol, does not prevent heart disease, and does not deserve an FDA-approved soy heart-health claim. This amazing announcement comes from none other than the American Heart Association (AHA) published in the Jan. 17, 2006, issue of its journal Circulation. Athletes at Risk Not long before this announcement, University of Colorado researchers reported in the January issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation that soy worsens cardiomyopathy, a form of heart disease that is very much on the rise, afflicting 1 in 500 Americans. Cardiomyopathy, defined as a weakening of the heart muscle or change in structure...
  • Puberty at age Seven...Cases becoming all too Common

    07/03/2010 10:53:04 AM PDT · by Duke C. · 51 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 17, 2010 | Winifred Robinson
    The first reports of a steep drop in the age of puberty began to emerge from the U.S. just over a decade ago - around the time my son Tony was born - but I didn't take too much notice back then. If it was a real problem, I reasoned, I would know someone with a child in this situation and back then I did not. As with so many other health stories, sceptical scientists quickly stepped in to criticise the methods used in the American studies, while others blamed the lifestyle there - too much obesity, too much sitting...
  • The Mighty Miso

    03/17/2010 11:47:33 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies · 501+ views
    New Straits Times ^ | 2010/03/16 | MEENA SREENIVASAN
    Do you know that the most medicinal soy food is miso? MEENA SREENIVASAN finds out more NOT many of us know of the goodness of “miso”. Current scientific research supports its historical health claims, and this delicious food is undoubtedly an effective therapeutic aid in the prevention and treatment of heart disease, certain cancers, radiation sickness and hypertension. According to the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, miso soup consumption is also linked with up to a 50 per cent reduced risk of breast cancer. As it is fermented with a B12 synthesising bacteria, it has been commonly recommended as...
  • HealthWatch: Soy Products And Cancer

    11/15/2009 1:59:57 PM PST · by Reeses · 55 replies · 1,668+ views
    CBS ^ | November 12, 2009 | Dr. Holly Phillips
    Once Thought Of As Superfood That Helped Prevent The Disease Is Now Thought Of As Helping Increase The Risk After 10 years of being touted as "the" superfood, soy-based products are all over the supermarket. But now new reports link soy to breast cancer. ... But several new studies suggest that eating a lot of soy -- in particular highly processed soy -- and soy supplements may actually promote the growth of some pre-existing breast cancers, especially in post-menopausal women. "A higher dose of soy, such as you might see in a diet with supplements, will cause the breast cells...
  • Soy Protein Used in "Natural" Foods Bathed in Toxic Solvent Hexane

    05/20/2009 12:29:09 PM PDT · by Scythian · 152 replies · 4,162+ views
    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...
  • Soy May Help Shield Asian-American Girls From Breast Cancer

    03/28/2009 3:01:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies · 725+ views
    MedicineNet ^ | March 24 | Robert Preidt
    Aian-American women who consumed high amounts of soy during childhood appear to have reduced their risk for breast cancer, a U.S. National Cancer Institute study has found. "Historically, breast cancer incidence rates have been four to seven times higher among white women in the U.S. than in women in China or Japan," Regina Ziegler, a senior investigator in the cancer epidemiology and genetics division at the cancer institute, said in an agency news release. "However, when Asian women migrate to the U.S., their breast cancer risk rises over several generations and reaches that of U.S. white women, suggesting that modifiable...
  • Vegetarian radials? Defatted soy eyed as tire filler substitute (Green Tires?)

    01/06/2009 12:25:05 PM PST · by Red Badger · 39 replies · 986+ views ^ | 01-06-2009 | by Jeremy Korzeniewski
    There's more that one way to green a car, and many of the most interesting technological advancements don't involve powering an internal combustion engine. Consider that much of the fabric, plastic and rubber that goes into a car's construction is derived from petroleum, and you see why alternatives are becoming increasingly attractive. Automakers have taken up corn-based plastics and soy-based seat foam, and now the latest greenery comes by way of defatted soy flour. The latter is an organic substance that's being considered as a replacement for the petroleum-based "carbon black" rubber particles that are currently specified in the vast...
  • Obama asked to save prisoners from soy 'torture'

    11/19/2008 10:49:18 AM PST · by editor-surveyor · 30 replies · 970+ views
    Worldnetdaily ^ | November 18, 2008 | Bob Unruh
    President-elect Barack Obama is being asked to intervene in the state he represented in the U.S. Senate to halt a prison "feeding program" that is causing health problems for inmates, according to a nutrition organization. In an open letter to Obama, Sally Fallon Morell, president of the Weston A. Price Foundation, said the existing procedures are "poisoning" inmates.Obama, Morell wrote, should "focus on a grave injustice taking place in the prisons of your home state, namely, a prison diet that is slowly killing the inmates assigned to the Illinois Department of Corrections."This is a diet based largely on soy protein...
  • Soy foods associated with lower sperm counts

    10/31/2008 8:09:31 AM PDT · by Oyarsa · 34 replies · 590+ views
    A study recently published in Human Reproduction demonstrated that intake of soy foods significantly reduces sperm counts in men. The study is especially significant because it is the largest study in humans to examine the relationship between semen quality and phytoestrogens (plant compounds that can mimic the physiological effects of the endogenous hormone, estrogen). Dr. Jorge Chavarro of the Harvard School of Public Health and his colleagues found that men who ate the most soy food had 41 million sperm per milliliter less than men who did not consume soy products. The normal sperm concentrations for men ranges between 80...
  • Soy Linked to Lower Sperm Count (Tree-hugging vegan libs won't reproduce - Good thing ! )

    07/27/2008 5:40:42 AM PDT · by xtinct · 34 replies · 668+ views
    AOL ^ | 7/27/08 | Reuters' Staff
    Eating a half serving a day of soy-based foods could be enough to significantly lower a man's sperm count, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday. The study is the largest in humans to look at the relationship between semen quality and a plant form of the female sex hormone estrogen known as phytoestrogen, which is plentiful in soy-rich foods. "What we found was men that consume the highest amounts of soy foods in this study had a lower sperm concentration compared to those who did not consume soy foods," said Dr. Jorge Chavarro of the Harvard School of Public Health in...
  • Corn hits record, soy rallies as floods expand

    06/13/2008 6:42:17 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies · 130+ views
    Reuters ^ | 06/12/08 | Julie Ingwersen and Nigel Hunt
    Corn hits record, soy rallies as floods expand By Julie Ingwersen and Nigel Hunt Thu Jun 12, 1:39 PM ET Corn prices soared to record highs on Thursday as flooding damaged crop prospects in the U.S. Midwest, heightening concern over shrinking stocks and fueling the market's relentless advance. Torrential rains have swept across the Midwest, the key growing region in the world's top producer, resulting in floods which have destroyed homes, as well as thousands of acres of corn and soybeans. "It's the worst in recent memory, at a time when demand has never been higher," said Gavin Maguire, analyst...
  • The Dark Side of Soy Is America's favorite health food making us sick?

    07/03/2007 10:12:08 AM PDT · by em2vn · 103 replies · 3,116+ views
    Utne Reader ^ | July / August 2007 Issue | Mary Vance, Terrain
    ...........After years of consuming various forms of soy nearly every day, I felt reasonably fit, but somewhere along the line I'd stopped menstruating. I couldn't figure out why my stomach became so upset after I ate edamame or why I was often moody and bloated. It didn't occur to me at the time to question soy, heart protector and miracle food.
  • Vegans Sentenced for Starving Their Baby

    05/09/2007 2:50:04 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 17 replies · 922+ views ^ | May 9 01:13 PM US/Eastern | By GREG BLUESTEIN
    ATLANTA (AP) - A vegan couple were sentenced Wednesday to life in prison for the death of their malnourished 6-week-old baby boy, who was fed a diet largely consisting of soy milk and apple juice.
  • Marin Case Confirms New Tainted Pet Food

    04/10/2007 7:27:30 AM PDT · by Milwaukee_Guy · 63 replies · 2,001+ views
    Marin Independant Journal ^ | Tuesday April 10, 2007 | Milwaukee_Guy
    Scientists at a state animal health laboratory confirmed Monday that a popular brand of pet food submitted for testing by Marin veterinarians was indeed contaminated, even though it is not on a growing list of recalled pet foods. At the request of the Mill Valley Pet Clinic, three varieties of Nutro Max Cat Gourmet Classics, in 3-ounce cans, were tested by the California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory System at the University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.
  • Biodiesel fuels the future

    12/28/2006 6:25:28 AM PST · by Red Badger · 23 replies · 694+ views ^ | 12/27/2006 | Troy Hornbeck
    Here’s a prediction: Five years from now we will look back and say that 2007 was a watershed year for Arkansas’ economy and its environment. And we’ll be able to sum up the reason in one word: biodiesel. As I hope to make clear in a moment, a few key policy decisions now will let Arkansas play to our strengths and become a national leader in biodiesel and other biofuels. And every part of the state’s economy will benefit as a result. Biodiesel is the term for fuel made from renewable feedstocks such as soybean oil, cottonseed oil, even chicken...
  • The trouble with soy - part 2

    12/20/2006 3:54:18 PM PST · by ROTB · 10 replies · 632+ views ^ | December 19, 2006 | Jim Rutz
    Last week's column ("Soy is making kids 'gay'") got a lot of attention – 500 e-mails and three dozen media interview requests – because it blindsided the overwhelming majority of readers. Perhaps fewer than 10 percent of us are aware that soybeans are a hotly debated topic in medical circles today. Soy products – eaten, drunk, and slipped into thousands of commercial products – are rightly being blamed for a horrendous variety of medical conditions, several of them nearing epidemic status and a few of them irreversible. Pediatricians and other doctors are starting to see a growing parade of patients...
  • Soy is making kids 'gay'

    12/13/2006 10:38:31 AM PST · by Sonora · 97 replies · 1,758+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 12/12/06 | Jim Rutz
    There's a slow poison out there that's severely damaging our children and threatening to tear apart our culture. The ironic part is, it's a "health food," one of our most popular. Now, I'm a health-food guy, a fanatic who seldom allows anything into his kitchen unless it's organic. I state my bias here just so you'll know I'm not anti-health food. The dangerous food I'm speaking of is soy. Soybean products are feminizing, and they're all over the place. You can hardly escape them anymore. I have nothing against an occasional soy snack. Soy is nutritious and contains lots of...
  • A devil food is turning our kids into homosexuals

    12/12/2006 5:28:00 PM PST · by Stone Mountain · 187 replies · 5,264+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | Dec 12, 2006 | Jim Rutz
    A devil food is turning our kids into homosexuals Posted: December 12, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern There's a slow poison out there that's severely damaging our children and threatening to tear apart our culture. The ironic part is, it's a "health food," one of our most popular. Now, I'm a health-food guy, a fanatic who seldom allows anything into his kitchen unless it's organic. I state my bias here just so you'll know I'm not anti-health food. The dangerous food I'm speaking of is soy. Soybean products are feminizing, and they're all over the place. You can hardly escape them...
  • Breeding Soybeans for Ethanol and...........Fiberboard

    12/07/2006 6:41:52 AM PST · by Red Badger · 8 replies · 484+ views ^ | 11/27/2006 | USDA
    Washington, D.C., November 27, 2006 – Having successfully turned pieces of giant soybean stalks into charcoal briquettes, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) chemical engineer Justin Barone now believes they would make good fiberboard and other wood-substitute products as well. ARS geneticist Thomas E. Devine took the plants to Barone after noticing they had a rare ability to stand up straight all season, despite their unusual height of up to 7 feet. Soybean plants often lodge—fall down—as they grow taller. Barone is with the ARS Environmental Management and Byproduct Utilization Laboratory, and Devine is with the ARS Sustainable Agricultural Systems Laboratory, both...
  • Hair Soy Sauce: A Revolting Alternative to the Conventional

    08/15/2006 11:02:40 AM PDT · by eraser2005 · 133 replies · 4,751+ views
    The Internet Journal of Toxicology ^ | 2005 | Alexander Tse-Yan Lee
    Abstract Recent reports of problem foods in Mainland China have raised global concerns about the safety of Chinese food products. Drawing on reliable data extracted from Chinese newspapers, magazines and the Internet, this report, the second in the series, takes a closer look at the hair-made soy sauce, a common kitchen-accessory for marinating and seasoning foods. It seeks to inform the scientific and medical communities regarding the potential short- and long-term epidemic consequences of consuming such soy sauce
  • Biofuels are no cure-all for energy needs

    02/25/2006 7:51:26 AM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 64 replies · 1,125+ views
    Pioneer Press ^ | 2-19-06 | Edward Lotterman
    When discussing economic policies it is important to not let rhetoric overpower reality. That happened in a recent, much-reprinted New York Times article that argued "endless fields of corn in the Midwest can be distilled into endless gallons of ethanol … that could end any worldwide oil shortage … and free the United States from dependence on foreign energy." The story went on to discuss how much energy goes into producing ethanol. But it failed to substantiate its lead assertion of "endless gallons of ethanol" that might "free the United States" from oil imports. The United States is an agricultural...
  • Heart group(American Heart Association) finds few health benefits from soy

    01/23/2006 1:12:59 PM PST · by PeaceBeWithYou · 42 replies · 1,102+ views
    CBC News ^ | Mon, 23 Jan 2006 | Staff
    Eating veggie burgers and tofu to lower "bad" cholesterol may not help, a new review of soy's health benefits suggests. The American Heart Association reviewed 22 randomized trials comparing soy protein and the soy component isoflavone to milk or other proteins. The majority of the trials concluded soy led to an average decrease in LDL or "bad" cholesterol levels of just three per cent. "This reduction is very small relative to the large amount of soy protein tested in these studies, averaging 50 grams, about half the usual total daily protein intake," the committee wrote in the Jan. 17 online...
  • The Great Brazilian Land Grab (The future of farming?)

    07/27/2005 2:30:37 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 5 replies · 427+ views ^ | 7-25-05 | Richard C. Morais
    When Walter Horita, a second-generation Japanese-Brazilian, staked his first claim in the raw savannah of Brazil's interior, back in 1984, there were no roads, telephones or running water in this stretch of the state of Bahia. Bandits had just murdered his neighbors and taken their land. Undeterred, the 20-year-old lived under a black plastic tarp as he cleared the first 420 acres of armadillos and anacondas for modest crops of soy and rice. Twenty years later Walter Horita's pilot is flying him in his twin-engine Beechcraft over his 74,000-acre estate, tidy homesteads and blindingly white, high quality cotton fields that...
  • Vegetarians vs. the Rainforest

    05/31/2005 8:47:12 PM PDT · by The_Eaglet · 229+ views
    the backwater report ^ | 3/31/2005 | Lee Shelton
    Environmentally conscious vegetarians could soon be facing a dilemma. It just so happens that their curious culinary customs may be destroying the Amazon rainforest. According to a recent report, entire sections of the rainforest are vanishing to make room for the vegetarian’s best friend: In the past year, almost half of the total deforestation was in the state of Mato Grosso on the forest’s southern fringe, where huge areas have been flattened to grow soybeans. Last year Brazil earned about $10 billion from exporting soy products, exceeding its income from coffee and sugar, the country’s traditional export crops. Mato Grosso’s...
  • Vegetarians are Killing the Rainforest

    05/31/2005 11:12:03 AM PDT · by mnehring · 78 replies · 2,133+ views
    Vegetarians are killing the rainforest, Dramatic rise in Soy Consumption threate.. The following transcript is from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's radio show "The Current", and aired this morning. You can read the full article on the attached link. Soy Beans - Greenpeace It's been called the "Magic Bean" -- hailed by nutritionists as a wonderfood---it's rich in protein and apparently cuts the risks of all kinds of diseases. We're talking about the soy bean. And we’re afraid we’ve got some bad news about a food that's been called "nature's medicine". Precisely because of these many health claims, there has been...
  • Canada's Mad Cow Mystery

    03/07/2005 6:16:48 AM PST · by MikeEdwards · 18 replies · 619+ views
    CFP ^ | March 7, 2005 | Judi McLeod
    One single cow. That’s all it took for the ultimate loss of an estimated $7 billion to the beleaguered, over-regimented by government Canadian cattle industry. There were no Sherlock Holmes-type detectives out on the hunt trying to find out how the sick cow showed up one day in land-vast Canada. A long-term, proud Canadian tradition, the once thriving cattle industry, was plunged into crisis by the discovery of a single infected cow. The clues of the Canadian Mad Cow Mystery are worth at least a serious look: In May of 2003, an Alberta Black Angus with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE),...
  • Major Iraq wheat deal for US

    01/13/2005 3:09:28 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies · 436+ views
    TradeArabia (Reuters) ^ | Wednesday, January 12, 2005 | staff
    European traders said... Iraq's Grain Board had purchased about 300,000 tonnes of US hard red winter wheat in a tender. If confirmed, it would be one of the single largest sales of wheat to Iraq in recent years... In the 1980s and 1990s the US was a major supplier of wheat to Iraq, but since then Australia has stepped in as the primary supplier of wheat bought by Baghdad. The US Department of Agriculture estimates that Iraq will buy around 2.6 million tonnes of wheat this year. Another US source puts the figure at around 3 million tonnes.
  • Soy Formula May Stunt the Intestinal Growth in Your Baby

    01/12/2005 11:05:18 PM PST · by Coleus · 20 replies · 768+ views
    Soy Formula May Stunt the Intestinal Growth in Your Baby   Concerns regarding the safety of soy formula were raised after two studies revealed that the amounts of soy isoflavone genistein, a chemical found in commercial soy formulas, might inhibit the intestinal growth in babies. There is a great deal of merit surrounding this concern, particularly because nearly 25 percent of formula-fed babies in the United States consume soy formula.Commercial soy formulas contain anywhere from 32 to 45 milligrams of genistein. These concentration levels exceed the amount found to affect menstrual cycles in women. Since formula is the only...
  • This Food Can Make Men Aggressive

    12/28/2004 5:10:26 PM PST · by reg45 · 48 replies · 2,191+ views
    Netscape ^ | 12/28/2004 | Unknown
    Men: Beware how much soy you consume. It could change your behavior. It's long been known that soy is beneficial to women in a number of ways, but new research from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center indicates the same is not true for men. In fact, a diet rich in soy isoflavones, especially through the use of soy supplements, can have marked influences on patterns of aggression and social behavior in men, reports HealthDayNews. Isoflavones, which are found in soy protein, are a naturally occurring plant estrogen. For women, the benefits of a diet rich in soy are numerous....
  • U.S. Heartland Is Bursting with Corn, Soy

    11/22/2004 2:54:24 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 7 replies · 554+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sun Nov 21, 9:53 AM ET | Christine Stebbins
    ROCHELLE, Ill. (Reuters) - Golden mountains are rising out of the fertile farmlands of the U.S. Midwest, a changing landscape formed by huge piles of corn from the most bountiful harvest in U.S. history. As farmers run out of space to store crops at home, they are bringing corn to country elevators, which are now bursting at the seams with grain. The excess is piling up on the ground in farm communities across the Midwest as this year's harvest surpasses available storage space by about 10 percent. American farmers are expected to harvest 11.7 billion bushels of corn and more...
  • As a Hormone Substitute, Soy Is Ever More Popular, but Is It Safe?

    08/25/2004 10:27:59 PM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies · 1,280+ views
    NY Times ^ | August 24, 2004 | LAURIE TARKAN
    When Eileen Haraminac, 53, of St. Clair Shores, Mich., began experiencing symptoms of menopause - intense hot flashes, as many as 15 a day, waking in the middle of the night drenched in sweat and fitful sleep - she knew she needed help. But she was also aware that there were problems with hormone therapy, the standard treatment for menopause symptoms. Studies have linked it to a higher risk of heart disease, stroke, blood clots and breast cancer. This concern, combined with Mrs. Haraminac's general philosophy about medications - avoid them if possible - persuaded her to try a more...
  • Engineered DNA Found in Crop Seeds

    02/24/2004 6:48:25 PM PST · by neverdem · 39 replies · 328+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | February 24, 2004 | Rick Weiss
    Tests Show U.S. Failure to Block Contamination From Gene-Altered Varieties Much of the U.S. supply of ordinary crop seeds has become contaminated with strands of engineered DNA, suggesting that current methods for segregating gene-altered seed plants from traditional varieties are failing, according to a pilot study released yesterday. More than two-thirds of 36 conventional corn, soy and canola seed batches contained traces of DNA from genetically engineered crop varieties in lab tests commissioned by the Union of Concerned Scientists, a Washington-based advocacy group. The actual amount of foreign DNA present in U.S. seeds appears to be small, and most engineered...
  • More PETA Nonsense...Involves Sex and Santa!

    12/09/2003 8:29:40 PM PST · by hoagy62 · 22 replies · 344+ views
    myself | hoagy62
    A big billboard in Spokane, WA, along one of the busiest streets in town, is the latest forum for PETA to spew forth it's idiocy. There's a large cartoon drawing of Santa, with his hand pulling open the waist of his pants, and him looking down into his pants with a sad look on his face. The main caption reads "Santa's not coming this year..." The next line says that Santa's IMPOTENT because he drinks too much MILK! At the bottom is an encouragement to drink SOY MILK, followed by the PETA symbol! ARRRRGGGHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!! Does their stupidity know no bounds??...
  • Soy's Negative Impact on The Thyroid

    07/09/2003 6:43:46 PM PDT · by webber · 36 replies · 557+ views
    About ^ | by Mary J. Shomon
    Soy's Thyroid Dangers A Look at the Dangers of Soy to the Health of Your Thyroidby Mary J. Shomon Health and nutrition magazines tout the benefits of soy as a cure-all for women's health, hormonal problems, cancer prevention, weight loss, and many other problems. The reality, however, is that promotion of soy may be more a matter of business and marketing, rather than recommendations based on sound scientific evidence.Isoflavones, the key components of soy that make them so potent as a possible substitute for hormone replacement, mean that soy products, while touted as foods and nutritional products -- often are...