Soy - Cause or Cure for Breast Cancer?

Saturday, November 10, 2007 by: Dr. Kaayla T. Daniel
Tags: breast cancer, health news, Natural News

eTrust Pro Certified

Most Viewed Articles
Popular on Facebook
BACK INTO THE CLOSET: Why U.S. reporters are not allowed to write about rainbow events in nations where being gay is still condemned
Depopulation test run? 75% of children who received vaccines in Mexican town now dead or hospitalized
A family destroyed: Six-month-old dies after clinic injects baby with 13 vaccines at once without mother's informed consent
INVESTIGATION: Three days before Dr. Bradstreet was found dead in a river, U.S. govt. agents raided his research facility to seize a breakthrough cancer treatment called GcMAF
BAM! Chipotle goes 100% non-GMO; flatly rejecting the biotech industry and its toxic food ingredients
BOMBSHELL: China and America already at war: Tianjin explosion carried out by Pentagon space weapon in retaliation for Yuan currency devaluation... Military helicopters now patrolling Beijing
ECONOMIC SLAVERY FOR ALL: While we were distracted with the Confederate flag flap, Congress quietly forfeited our entire economic future via fast-track trade authority
March Against Monsanto explodes globally... World citizens stage massive protests across 38 countries, 428 cities... mainstream media pretends it never happened
GMO crops totally banned in Russia... powerful nation blocks Monsanto's agricultural imperialism and mass poisoning of the population
SCOTUS same-sex marriage decision may have just legalized the concealed carry of loaded firearms across all 50 states, nullifying gun laws everywhere
Nearly every mass shooting in the last 20 years shares one surprising thing? and it's not guns
Vicious attack on Dr. Oz actually waged by biotech mafia; plot to destroy Oz launched after episode on glyphosate toxicity went viral
Holistic cancer treatment pioneer Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez dies suddenly; patients mourn the loss of a compassionate, innovative doctor who helped thousands heal from cancer
Pepsi drops aspartame from diet soda as consumers reject toxic sweetener
Bride of Frankenfood: Hillary Clinton pushes GMO agenda... hires Monsanto lobbyist... takes huge dollars from Monsanto
STATINS RED ALERT: Widely prescribed drugs act as cellular poisons that accelerate aging... deactivate DNA repair... promote diabetes, muscle fatigue and memory loss
Mind control through emotional domination: How we're all being manipulated by the "crisis of the NOW"
Wild eyes and bowl cuts: Why do mass shooters always share the same hair styles and crazed zombie stares?
(NaturalNews) Does soy prevent breast cancer or increase the risk?    The debate heats up this month as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.


"It's a myth that soy prevents breast cancer," says Kaayla T. Daniel, PhD, author of The Whole Soy Story: The Dark Side of America's Favorite Health Food.  "Numerous studies show that soy can cause, contribute to or even accelerate the growth of cancer." 


In spite of the most recent research showing the association between soy products and breast cancer women are still being urged to purposefully increase their consumption of soy milk and soy foods in the mistaken belief that soy will prevent or even cure breast cancer.  


Dr. Daniel explains, "The truth is that soy protein contains dangerous levels of plant estrogens.  Although not identical to human estrogens, these have been proven to increase breast cell proliferation, a widely accepted marker of breast cancer risk."


"The soy industry consistently plays down the evidence that soy can promote breast cancer," says Dr. Daniel.  "It is even using Breast Cancer Awareness Month as an excuse to push its products on unsuspecting women."  


Companies using Breast Cancer Awareness Month as part of their marketing efforts include Vitasoy, which has launched a breast health education initiative that includes giving away soy milk in bright pink containers – called "Pinkies" -  to women attending Breast Cancer Awareness Month activities such as the upcoming Komen Races for the Cure in Boston and Miami. 


"The soy industry also heavily promotes the myth that Asians have lower rates of breast cancer because of soy consumption," says Dr. Daniel.  "In fact, Asians eat soy in very small quantities, as a condiment in the diet and not as a staple food.  What's more, they eat old-fashioned, whole soybean products such as miso, tempeh, natto and tofu, not the new heavily processed products marketed by the soy industry such as soy milk, veggie burgers and 'energy bars.'"  


Dr Daniel points to a Japanese study published this month in the journal, Cancer Causes and Control, in which researchers at Nagoya University showed that soy consumption offers no protection and has no effect on breast cancer risk.  


"The researchers were curious as to whether Asians enjoy lower rates of breast cancer because of their soy consumption," she says.  "Using data from the Japan Collaborative Cohort (JACC) they examined whether soy foods really have a protective effect.   They found that Asians on high soy diets did not have a lower incidence of breast cancer.  Clearly it's time to credit other dietary and lifestyle factors for their lower rates of breast cancer."

Leading scientists and government agencies share Dr. Daniel's concern.  The Israeli Health Ministry has advised women to "exercise caution" when it comes to soy consumption because of increased breast cancer risk. 


The French Food Agency will soon require warning labels on soy milk and other soy foods because of the risks to women who've been diagnosed with – or have a family history of - breast cancer.  


In the U.S., Cornell University's Center for Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors has examined the evidence on soy and phytoestrogen-containing herbs such as black cohosh and warned women not to self medicate with soy foods or soy supplements.


"The risks are well established.  Soy is clearly not the answer for breast cancer prevention," concludes Dr. Daniel.   "The evidence is mounting that soy may even be part of the problem."  


AVAILABILITY: Nationwide by arrangement and via telephone


CONTACT: Kathleen M. Campbell, Campbell Public Relations, LLC, 877-540-6022:

About the author

Kaayla T. Daniel, PhD, CCN, is THE WHOLE NUTRITIONIST®. She earned her PhD in Nutritional Sciences and Anti-Aging Therapies from the Union Institute and University in Cincinnati, is board certified as a clinical nutritionist (CCN) by the International and American Association of Clinical Nutritionists in Dallas and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Weston A. Price Foundation. As a clinical nutritionist, she specializes in digestive disorders, women’s reproductive health issues, infertility, and recovery from vegetarian and soy-based diets.
Dr. Daniel is the author of The Whole Soy Story: The Dark Side of America’s Favorite Health Food (New Trends, March 2005), which has been endorsed by leading health professionals, including Kilmer McCully MD, Doris J. Rapp MD, Jonathan V. Wright, MD, Russell Blaylock, MD, Larrian Gillespie, MD, Joseph Mercola, OD, Debra Lynn Dadd and Larry Dossey, MD, who called it “science writing at its best.”

Follow real-time breaking news headlines on
Breast cancer at
Join over four million monthly readers. Your privacy is protected. Unsubscribe at any time.
comments powered by Disqus
Take Action: Support by linking back to this article from your website

Permalink to this article:

Embed article link: (copy HTML code below):

Reprinting this article:
Non-commercial use OK, cite with clickable link.

Follow Natural News on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, and Pinterest

Colloidal Silver

Advertise with NaturalNews...

Support NaturalNews Sponsors:

Advertise with NaturalNews...


Sign up for the FREE Natural News Email Newsletter

Receive breaking news on GMOs, vaccines, fluoride, radiation protection, natural cures, food safety alerts and interviews with the world's top experts on natural health and more.

Join over 7 million monthly readers of, the internet's No. 1 natural health news site. (Source:

Your email address *

Please enter the code you see above*

No Thanks

Already have it and love it!

Natural News supports and helps fund these organizations:

* Required. Once you click submit, we will send you an email asking you to confirm your free registration. Your privacy is assured and your information is kept confidential. You may unsubscribe at anytime.