Friday, July 17, 2015

Pointe Magazine - Soy For A Snack And Estrogen Dominance

I really enjoyed my latest copy of Pointe magazine - except for the recommendation for soy as a healthy snack.

Typically, soy may be a healthy food if it is fermented and organic.

All soy crops in the US that are not grown without pesticides are GMO - in other words, soaked with, and genetically spliced with pesticide.

Pesticides in and of themselves are estrogen mimickers. Combine that with unfermented soy foods and you have a double whammy of estrogen.

Estrogen - out of balance with other hormones - can cause:

  • weight gain
  • cancers
  • heavy periods and pain
  • uterine fibroids
  • endometriosis
  • thryoid deficiencies (leading to weight gain)

It really is not a fun scenario.

Fermented organic soy products are healthy.

For instance San-J Tamari - soy sauce without wheat - has a good vitamin B12 content. It is very flavorful, more than soy sauce.   It is also Gluten free, organic and comes in a reduced sodium version too.

Miso paste - organic and in the Red version - is also good for vitamin B12.

Here is a page full of information about estrogen dominance, if you want more. I am not familiar with the supplements is shows, but the info is excellent.

Here is a short video about estrogen rich foods and how harmful they can be.

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