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Soy products linked to cancer in lab tests: Four very convincing reasons to cut soy from your diet today

7/16/2013 - As time goes by, people are steadily waking up to some of the proven facts about soy, such as the knowledge that most soy is GMO. If that is the case, one can deduce that to solve the problem one can simply buy organic soy products. While it's true that organic soy is healthier for you than GMO soy,...

Genetically-modified soy, Roundup destroying life in South America

7/3/2013 - Advocates of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) need only take a close look at the current situation in South America to very quickly learn that corporate biotechnology is simply not working. Not only are GMOs destroying native cultures and the ecosystems its people groups rely on for sustenance,...

China approves three new GMO seed varieties for import

6/22/2013 - Just days after we reported that China had blocked several illegal shipments of both genetically-modified (GM) corn and transgenic corn seeds coming from the U.S., it is now being reported that China has since approved three other GMO varieties for legal import. Defying what was believed by some to...

Nine foods you should never eat again

12/26/2012 - With so much misinformation out there about food and how it affects human health, making healthy food choices for you and your family can be difficult and confusing. There are a number of specific foods; however, that you will want to avoid in almost every circumstance because they provide virtually...

How processed food contributes to massive rainforest destruction and environmental damage

11/17/2012 - When considering the various factors that are most responsible for widespread environmental pollution and ecosystem destruction in today's world, most people probably envision things like industrial manufacturing facilities spilling chemicals into nearby waterways, coal-fired power plants billowing...

More hospitals promote breastfeeding by forgoing unhealthy formula samples

10/22/2012 - A recent NY Times (NYT) article covered the trend of more and more hospitals no longer giving out free samples of infant formulas to birthing mothers provided by the manufacturers. The article cited expert consensus for the benefits of breast feeding and the infant formula manufacturers' understanding...

Falling for the soy ploy

10/18/2012 - Soy is relatively new to our diets in the U.S. The soybean was first introduced into the U.S. at the turn of the 1900s to be used in the manufacturing of industrial products like oil, plastic and ink. Soy was not even considered a food product and was actually deemed unfit for consumption. After WWII,...

The corn, soy, and beets are on fire... let the GMOs burn!

8/6/2012 3:00:08 PM - It is EPIC IRONY that certain genetically modified vegetables, namely corn, soy and beets, are burning up in the summer heat and drought that is devastating the entire Midwestern United States. There is a certain serendipitous irony, like bad karma coming home to roost for the greedy corporations that...

The secret healing benefits of miso - Here's why this fermented food is a nutritional powerhouse

7/30/2012 - Miso is a traditional Japanese fermented food that has been growing in popularity worldwide. Chefs and food aficionados prize miso for its rich, complex flavor and its ability to add an extra heartiness ("umami," also known as the "fifth taste") to nearly any dish. Natural health advocates love miso...

Monsanto could pay $7.5 billion settlement to millions of Brazilian soy farmers

7/7/2012 11:19:31 AM - For at least a decade, Monsanto, the world's most evil corporation, has been illegally charging Brazilian farmers growing the company's genetically-modified (GM) crops a two percent tax on production, and a three percent tax for cross-contamination of seed, say plaintiffs in a new lawsuit. And according...

Helpful tips for avoiding GMOs

4/5/2012 - Since mandatory labeling of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) in the food supply is still just a cause worth fighting for in the United States, avoiding these toxic poisons can be difficult and confusing for many people. But once you know which crops tend to be GM, and learn how to identify the...

Bladderwrack is a safe alternative to GMO soy to support women's health

2/29/2012 - Bladderwrack (Fucus vesiculosus), a brown seaweed similar to kelp, gets its name from the air sacs that keep the plant afloat in cold sea water. Bladderwrack is a great plant source of iodine thatis essential for the human body, but the body cannot make on its own. Iodine is needed for the thyroid gland...

Did you know? Nearly all corn and soy products purchased at grocery stores are genetically modified and may place your health at risk

1/30/2012 - More than 90 percent of all soybeans grown in the United States are genetically modified (GM) for herbicide resistance and are consequently sprayed with massive quantities of those toxic chemicals. Fully 85 percent of all corn grown in the country is also genetically engineered, either for herbicide...

Prisoners lawsuit against soy products given green light by judge

1/29/2012 - An Illinois District Court judge has decided that a lawsuit filed against the state's prison system for serving excessive amounts of soy in prisoner meals will move forward. Honorable Judge Harold Baker from the central district of Illinois agrees that the case itself, represented by the Weston A. Price...

Veggie burgers often contain hidden MSG

12/2/2011 - Whether you're a strict vegetarian or simply an omnivore seeking to lower your intake of animal protein, you may find vegetarian convenience foods, such as veggie burgers, a tempting addition to your grocery cart. Beware, however, as many of the most readily available brands of veggie burgers betray...

Occupy GMOs: Protesters block access to manufacturing plant filled with animal 'Frankenfeed'

11/19/2011 - Tired of the quiet import and use of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) in the animal food supply throughout Europe, a group of protesters in France has decided to make a statement by blockading the entrances of the Glon Sanders animal feed plant in Saint-Gerard, Morbihan, France. The company's more...

Feeding prisoners genetically modified soy products may be 'cruel and unusual' punishment

11/13/2011 - A Florida prison inmate is filing a lawsuit against the state's prison system for what he says is cruel and unusual punishment. According to CBS 10 News in Tampa, 32-year-old convicted pedophile Eric Harris says the soy fillers that have replaced real meat and other foods in prison meals is causing...

Many 'natural' foods are loaded with GMOs

10/5/2011 - Weed killer is thriving biologically inside most conventional crops as they grow in the fields of America, only to be sprayed with more heavy doses of Roundup, and then shipped to the world's supermarkets as "all natural," with absolutely no GMO disclaimer or warning. Even vegetarian products have been...

Monsanto is secretly poisoning the population with Roundup

10/4/2011 - Dr. Andreas Carrasco remained in the locked car and watched with fear as the crowd beat the vehicle and shouted at him -- for two hours. His friends who didn't make it into the vehicle were not so lucky. One ended up paralyzed. Another unconscious. The angry crowd of about 100 were likely organized...

Eating TVP? Textured Vegetable Protein may contain trace levels of toxic chemical solvent

9/29/2011 - Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP) is an ingredient often listed on a wide spectrum of "healthy" products including many energy bars and veggie burgers. Some novice vegetarians, as well as people seeking a protein source with a lower price tag than meat, may purchase bulk TVP as a meat substitute for...

What's really in the food? The A to Z of the food industry's most evil ingredients

7/28/2011 - Ever wonder what's really in the food sold at grocery stores around the world? People keep asking me, "What ingredients should I avoid?" So I put together a short list that covers all the most toxic and disease-promoting ingredients in the food supply. These are the substances causing cancer, diabetes,...

Without genetically modified soy or dwindling fish - Flaxseed meets omega-3 needs

7/20/2011 - Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are the only essential fats that humans need from dietary sources. Although studies are inconsistent, some evidence indicates that consuming more omega-3s relative to omega-6s could be beneficial to the cardiovascular system and possibly have other health benefits as...

Hexane may be lurking in the soy protein found in popular food bars

6/30/2011 - Protein bars, breakfast bars, really anything in bar form just makes sense in our dine while dashing society. The question is, what is it you're really eating? Most of these bars claim to offer healthy, wholesome energy, but what you may not have realized is that the process to create "soy protein isolate,"...

GM soy destroying children

5/12/2011 - Soy, once touted as a medical miracle, has been outed. Ninety-one percent of the soy we consume is tainted by the filth of the GMO machine, literally the most quietly kept epidemic of our lifetime. Soy makes up a large portion of the diet for the chickens, pigs, and cows some of us eat. Even the vegetarian/vegan...

Soy and soy products linked to type-1 diabetes and erectile dysfunction

4/20/2011 - Over the past few years, soy has been hailed as a miracle health food. Unfortunately, the complete opposite is true. Soy has been linked to a myriad of health conditions such as infantile leukaemia, various forms of cancer, type-1 diabetes, malnutrition, thyroid dysfunction and even erectile dysfunction. Research...

UK grocers adopt humorously illegitimate certification program for 'sustainable' GM soy

3/31/2011 - The Round Table on Responsible Soy Association (RTRS), a group that claims to promote "responsible soy production," is now allowing UK grocers that stock products containing genetically-modified (GM) soy to label them as "sustainable," as long as they meet certain criteria. According to a recent report...

GM soy making its way into the UK food chain through animal feed

3/28/2011 - Labeling laws throughout the European Union (EU) require that all food containing genetically-modified (GM) ingredients be properly labeled. But a new report from The Telegraph explains that many big-name food brands in the UK that sell meat, dairy, and other animal products are sourcing from animals...

Roundup, GMOs linked to emergence of deadly new pathogen causing spontaneous abortions among animals

2/23/2011 - In a shocking warning letter to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack, a highly experienced, ex-military pathogen researcher warns that the use of Roundup via GMO crops is resulting in the emergence of a deadly new pathogen -- previously unknown to science -- that's causing widespread spontaneous abortions among...

German TV exposes the horrors of toxic GM soy

2/17/2011 - Widespread environmental pollution; poisoning and contamination of agriculture; countless injuries, deformities, and deaths in humans -- these and many other horrific events are a result of cultivating genetically-modified (GM) crops, and GM soy in particular. A recent news documentary short that aired...

USDA uncovers plot to import fake Chinese organic food

2/12/2011 4:07:44 PM - Cornucopia, WI - After years of ringing the alarm bell about fraudulent Chinese organic production, the nation's preeminent organic farming watchdog, The Cornucopia Institute, applauded the federal government's current approach to enforcement and its transparency. On February 11, The Department of Agriculture...

The top four nutritional super food bars you won't find in stores

1/30/2011 - Browsing through the food bar section of a local health food store the other day, I found myself extremely disappointed in the selection. Most of the food bars available at retail fall into either the "energy" category (made with excessive sweeteners), or the "protein" category (made with soy protein)....

Monsanto's Roundup Triggers Over 40 Plant Diseases and Endangers Human and Animal Health

1/28/2011 - The following article reveals the devastating and unprecedented impact that Monsanto's Roundup herbicide is having on the health of our soil, plants, animals, and human population. On top of this perfect storm, the USDA now wants to approve Roundup Ready alfalfa, which will exacerbate this calamity....

GMO soy bringing poverty, poor health to South America

11/14/2010 - Multinational biotechnology giants like Monsanto continue to spread their genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) around the world in the name of ending world hunger and reducing poverty, but a new report out of Sweden has found the exact opposite to be true. According to a recent piece in SvD, a Swedish...

No more formaldehyde fumes: researchers create a toxin-free wood adhesive from soy

10/19/2010 - Although many products widely used today -- including furniture, flooring and cabinets -- look as if they are made of solid wood, they are actually manufactured from composites consisting of wood pieces bonded together with petroleum-based adhesives. Unfortunately, these adhesives are usually loaded...

It's not the bugs in Similac that make me sick - let's recall the other ingredients (opinion)

9/27/2010 - It has been a few days since Abbott Laboratories, makers of Similac infant formula, issued a recall after discovering some of its products may have been contaminated with beetles (and beetle larvae). The mainstream media ran with this story and parents everywhere suddenly got concerned that their babies...

Change Dietary Oil and Reduce Your Risk of Disease

8/25/2010 - The corn, canola, and soybean oil companies do not want the consumers to know these hidden facts about their products. These products were never meant for consumption by living organisms. They were mean for industrial purposes such as lubricating equipment, mixing paints, and even the next generation...

Monsanto: The world's poster child for corporate manipulation and deceit

7/30/2010 - At a biotech industry conference in January 1999, a representative from Arthur Anderson, LLP explained how they had helped Monsanto design their strategic plan. First, his team asked Monsanto executives what their ideal future looked like in 15 to 20 years. The executives described a world with 100...

Many soy veggie burgers contain toxic hexane

4/30/2010 - A recent study put out by the Cornucopia Institute (CI) explains the truth behind most processed soy products that are sold as health foods. Many veggie burgers, which are often touted by soy-enthusiasts as being healthier than meat, are actually made from highly processed soybeans that have undergone...

Susan G. Komen for the Cure makes mockery of self with KFC pinkwashing campaign (opinion)

4/22/2010 - Susan G. Komen for the Cure has now crossed the line into asinine idiocy thanks to its new alliance with Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC), where pink buckets of fried chicken are sold under the slogan, "Buckets for the Cure." I'm not making this up. See the ad image yourself at: http://www.naturalnews.com/images/KFC-PinkChickenBuckets.jpg This...

Consider the Soy Controversy, Part II (Opinion)

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Consider the Soy Controversy, Part I (Opinion)

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It is Time to Stop Consuming Soy (Opinion)

1/28/2010 - Soy burgers, soy cheese, soy ice cream, soy baby formula, soybean oil, tofu, all the way to soy milk - soy has taken over in America with a reputation for being all natural and good for you. About 74 percent of U.S. consumers now believe soy products are healthy. Although soybeans are considered a vegetable,...

When it comes to soy, don't blame the bean; blame the processing

1/6/2010 - One of the strangest behaviors I've ever seen in the natural health crowd is something I call "Soy Rage." It's an angry reaction that wells up in some people every time they hear me recommend natural, non-GMO, home-made soy milk. People get angry about it. Downright nasty at times. They insist all...

Newly Researched Soy Component could be Nutritional Cancer Treatment

12/22/2009 - A little-known soy protein known as lunasin could become a novel nutritional cancer treatment, according to research carried out at the University of Illinois. Studies revealed that lunasin, a peptide discovered accidentally by scientists at the University of California, Berkeley more than ten years...

It's already too late to shut the door on GM foods

11/20/2009 - A report from the British Royal Society has been released that urges support for genetically-modified foods by the British public in order to address what it deems the world's growing demand for food. The report also reveals the disturbing reality about just how far genetically-modified (GM) foods have...

Dean Foods pulls bait-and-switch on "organic" Silk soymilk

11/10/2009 - Until early 2009, Silk brand soy milk was made using organic soybeans. But earlier this year, Dean Foods (owner of the Silk brand) quietly switched to conventional soybeans, which are often grown with pesticides. But they kept the same UPC barcodes on their products, and they kept the product label...

Beware of the Dangers of Soy

10/30/2009 - Soy. It is found in seemingly every prepared and processed food item available on the market. Whether it is soy protein, soybean oil, or soy lecithin, soy derivatives have become an almost universal additive in American food products. Commonly thought to be a healthy, protein-dense food, the soybean...

Why You Should Say No to GMOs (Opinion)

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GM Soy Herbicide Linked to Birth Defects

10/13/2009 - The active ingredient of the popular herbicide Roundup, widely used on lawns and genetically modified (GM) crops worldwide, causes birth defects of the brain, heart and intestines even in minuscule doses, Argentinean researchers have found. "The observed deformations are consistent and systematic,"...

GM-Soy: Destroy the Earth and Humans for Profit

5/27/2009 - Genetically modified (GM) soy accounts for 91 percent of soybeans planted in the US and is rapidly growing throughout the world [1]. The dangerous biotech created science behind the introduction of GMOs (genetically modified organisms) is rapidly mounting and can no longer be ignored by scientists or...

Japanese Vegetarian Cuisine Explained

5/27/2009 - Even if you don't like seafood, your local sushi restaurant features an array of medicinal plant-based foods that regularly accompany each meal. This article will highlight ten healthy vegetarian items commonly found in Japanese cuisine along with their key health properties. Part I - Seaweed Products *...

Soy Protein Used in "Natural" Foods Bathed in Toxic Solvent Hexane

5/20/2009 - 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...

Silk, SoyDream, Pacific Natural Foods and Vitasoy all Rebuked in New Soy Scorecard Ratings

5/18/2009 - The Cornucopia Institute (www.cornucopia.org) has just released a new report about organic soy products that's sending shockwaves through the soy industry. By compiling information on the sourcing of soybeans, the use of toxic chemicals for soy protein extraction, and the use or avoidance of genetically...

Be Aware of the Unhealthy Side of Soy

5/1/2009 - After years of being the perpetual health food, soy is now coming under fire. Because soy was deemed healthy and it's inexpensive to process, soy has enjoyed enormous commercial success. You can find some variation of soy in almost every single product on grocery store shelves. And we're not the only...

Eat Natto and Care for Your Cardiovascular System Naturally

2/20/2009 - Natto has been a staple source of nutrition since feudal Japan. The Japanese believe natto brings good health, and they have substantiated this belief by research. As East continues to meet West, natto is showing up across the U.S in Japanese restaurants and grocery stores, as well as some typically...

Tempeh: Low Sodium, Versatile Fermented Soy Food Provides Complete Protein

2/11/2009 - Tempeh is probably the most versatile of the fermented soy foods. It can be used to make delicious and health promoting dishes that provide the positive benefits of soy without the anti-nutrient properties of foods made with unfermented soy. Tempeh contains the high protein levels found in soybeans...

Miso Soup: A Delicious Bowl Full of Health and Anti-Aging Benefits

2/4/2009 - Miso is a delicious fermented food that has been eaten in China and Japan for many centuries. Today it is a favorite of health minded people in the West because of its many anti-aging benefits. Miso and other fermented foods and drinks help build up the inner ecosystem and assure the digestive tract...

Fermented Soy is Only Soy Food Fit for Human Consumption

2/3/2009 - Writings about the soybean date back to 3000 B.C., when the Emperor of China listed the virtues of soybean plants for regenerating the soil for future crops. His praises centered on the root of the plant, not the bean. These ancient writing suggested that the Chinese recognized the unfitness of soybeans...

Six Surprising Facts About Soy

10/6/2008 - When people think of living healthfully, usually what comes to mind is eating tofu or drinking soymilk. Why wouldn't they? After all, the popular magazines point to soy consumption as the ultimate form of health. This article will show some surprising facts that many do not know about soy, and facts...

Fermenting Soy Eliminates Allergenic Substances

9/10/2008 - Fermenting soy beans causes chemical changes in the proteins that trigger soy allergies, drastically reducing the risk of allergic reactions, according to two studies conducted by researchers from the University of Illinois and the Instituto de Fermentaciones Industriales (CSIC) in Madrid, Spain, and...

Transform Yourself From the Inside-Out and Look Your Best Naturally

5/11/2008 - At some point in our lives we have all suffered from physical insecurities, thanks to the unwitting comments of the people around us, our faulty habit of comparing ourselves to others, and mainstream media's rigid standards of beauty. Depending on our environment, upbringing, and self-image we have...

Soy Industry Promotes Health Myths to Sell More Soy Products, Says Author

3/24/2008 - Author Kaayla T. Daniel is challenging what she calls the myth that soy prevents breast cancer. "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...

The Truth About Unfermented Soy and Its Harmful Effects

2/12/2008 - With vegetarianism gaining increasing popularity from the 1970's, reaching its peak in the 1990's, soy has emerged as a 'near perfect' food, with supporters claiming it can provide an ideal source of protein, lower cholesterol, protect against cancer and heart disease, reduce menopausal symptoms, and...

Fatal and Vital Foods - Popular Nutrition Myths Exposed

2/7/2008 - I often get asked to write down some basic rules of what to eat and what not to eat. There's a lot of information out there but it's often fragmented and, even worse, contradictory. All I can do is give you my vision on fatal and vital foods. I base this on nothing but common sense. Here goes. Sugars Avoid...

Soy Isoflavones Might Replace Rotavirus Vaccines in Infants

1/14/2008 - A plant compound found in soy infant formulas may drastically reduce a baby's susceptibility to a potentially fatal diarrhea-causing virus, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and published in the Journal of Nutrition. A variety of soy...

Soy - Cause or Cure for Breast Cancer?

11/10/2007 - 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

Surprise Ingredients in Fast Food

11/3/2007 - The movie Supersize Me has probably had more of an effect than the producers anticipated. Since then, in the fast food industry, there has been a market trend promoting menu items that appear to be healthy. But most of these menu items have ingredients that health conscious consumers would prefer to...

Phytonutrients in broccoli and soy found to prevent spread of breast cancer, ovarian cancer

10/24/2007 - Naturally occurring chemicals found in broccoli and soy may prevent the spread of breast cancer, according to a study conducted by researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research. "We think these compounds...

Hemp milk offers new alternative to dairy, soy products

10/17/2007 - A Canadian hemp growing and products company called Manitoba Harvest is introducing a new "hemp milk" non-dairy beverage in an attempt to compete with other milk substitutes such as soy, rice and almond milk. The product, called Hemp Bliss, is sweetened and flavored only with natural and organic...

What's best? Soy milk, cow's milk, raw milk and fermented milk (kefir)

8/21/2007 - One of the most common questions I'm asked concerns my recommendations for milk or milk alternatives. My answer on this question has evolved over the years, so today, I'll share my latest preferences for milk and milk-like beverages. Thumbs down: Soy milkA few years ago, I recommended soy milk as...

Soy food may lower certain type of prostate cancer risk

5/12/2007 - A Japanese study published in Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention found a correlation between increased intake of soy isoflavones and decreased risk of localized prostate cancer. The same study found, however, that a high intake of these compounds correlated with more severe cases of advanced...

Interview: Organic Consumers Association's Ronnie Cummins tells the truth about organic milk that isn't

4/2/2007 - With consumer demand for organic products continuing to grow, more large corporations are entering the organic market. To maximize profits, some of these companies don't follow organic standards but still label products as organic. For example, Horizon Organic and Aurora Organic, sold by Wal-Mart and...

Black soy beans found to reduce diabetes risk

3/22/2007 - Black soy beans, attributed to being a possible way to fight obesity and lowering cholesterol, also reduces the risk of diabetes, a new South Korean study says. The study, conducted by researchers at Hanyang University of Seoul, had groups of rats on a high-fat diet -- using both a control group and...

Australian cancer organization warns breast cancer patients to avoid soy

1/16/2007 - The Cancer Council of New South Wales recently announced that it will change its position on consumption of soy products in response to growing public debate over their safety, according to The Age. Although moderate amounts of soy foods can be beneficial as part of a healthy diet -- much like fruits...

Soy consumption found to reduce breast cancer risk by 58 percent

11/21/2006 - Women who regularly ate soy when they were children may have a 58 percent lower risk of developing breast cancer as adults, according to a new study presented at a meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research in Boston. The study, conducted by researchers from the National Cancer Institute...

Interview with Dr. Russell Blaylock on devastating health effects of MSG, aspartame and excitotoxins

9/27/2006 - Mike: I'm here with Dr. Russell Blaylock, and I'd like to explore some of the more advanced aspects of some of the things you are working on. Dr. Blaylock, I think readers know the basics of both MSG and aspartame, but can you review what you've already written about excitotoxins? Dr. Russell Blaylock:...

New research: Soy germ isoflavones reduce bone loss (press release)

9/11/2006 - A new study published in this month's European Journal of Nutrition demonstrates a strong correlation between reducing bone loss in non-obese postmenopausal women and the dose-dependent effect of soy germ isoflavones, particularly SoyLife®. These findings support previous scientific findings regarding...

Soy phytoestrogens may block estrogen effects (press release)

8/28/2006 - Research in monkeys suggests that the natural plant estrogens found in soy do not increase markers of breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women. In fact, they may provide a protective effect in some women. The research is reported today in Cancer Research. "Even...

Soy component linked to heart health benefits (press release)

8/25/2006 - A specific estrogen-like compound, daidzein, appears to be responsible for the healthy effects of soy on cholesterol levels in women, a new study shows. Women with high levels of daidzein in their blood had lower levels of triglycerides, higher levels of HDL-C or "good" cholesterol, and healthier...

Research Links Soy Protein with Heart Health (press release)

8/18/2006 - Cardiovascular diseases kill more than 16 million people worldwide and account for some 30 percent of all deaths each year. In the United States, heart disease and stroke, the main components of cardiovascular disease, account for nearly 40 percent of all adult deaths. Physicians have known for many...

Prenatal Genistein In Soy Reduces Obesity In Offspring (press release)

8/11/2006 - A single nutrient found in soy products elicits changes in gene behavior that permanently reduce an embryo's risk of becoming obese later in life, according to an animal study at Duke University Medical Center. The findings, yet to be confirmed in humans, could explain why Asians have lower rates...

Research shows that seeds and nuts are "brain foods" that can also stabilize your mood

8/7/2006 - Can some foods make you smarter? Research shows that nuts and seeds just might boost your brainpower and balance your moods. That's right, everything from the most common nuts -- such as walnuts, hazelnuts, cashews and almonds -- to the more exotic seeds and nuts can clear up that "brain fog" and enable...

Heat from pasteurization destroys beneficial nutrients in soy milk

8/3/2006 - Pasteurization and ultra high temperature (UHT) treatments, which are used to kill bacteria in milk, may be damaging the healthy isoflavones found in soy milk, according to Huang Huihua, a researcher from the South China University of Technology in Guangzhou. Isoflavones act like the female hormone...

National University of Singapore Study Provides Compelling Evidence That Dark Soy Sauce Has Antioxidant Effects (press release)

7/17/2006 - Soy sauce is a popular condiment in the Asian diet and many commercial soy sauces have been shown to have a high antioxidant activity, though so far this had not been demonstrated in humans consuming soy sauce. A recent study by scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has shown that...

Good news for menopausal women: You can avoid hot flashes by changing your diet

7/3/2006 - Millions of American women suffer from hot flashes during menopause, but not many realize that diet can have a lot to do with it. Fortunately, hot flashes do not have to be an inevitable part of menopause. In fact, women in some cultures -- namely in Asia -- rarely experience discomfort from hot flashes...

Daidzein from soy found to improve cholesterol and triglyceride levels in women

6/23/2006 - A study conducted by Dr. C. Noel Bairey Merz and associates at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles uncovered evidence that daidzein, an estrogen-like compound, is responsible for soy's healthy effects on cholesterol and triglyceride levels in women. The study, which was published in the...

Good news for menopausal women: You can avoid hot flashes by changing your diet

6/7/2006 - Millions of American women suffer from hot flashes during menopause, but not many realize that diet can have a lot to do with it. Fortunately, hot flashes do not have to be an inevitable part of menopause. In fact, women in some cultures -- namely in Asia -- rarely experience discomfort from hot flashes...

The textured vegetable protein experiment: Even rabbits won't eat it

5/30/2006 - There's a hill in the back yard outside my house where a lot of rabbits, squirrels and quail come to eat the various foods I distribute from time to time. I sometimes put vegetable scraps, fruit pulp, nut pulp or even old packaged foods on the hill for the benefit of these animals, and it's very interesting...

Essential fatty acid phosphatidylserine (PS) is powerful prevention for memory loss, Alzheimer's and dementia

1/9/2006 - The link between old age and forgetfulness is cliché enough to be the subject of greeting cards, sitcoms and jokes. We take it for granted so often that very few of us take the time to question why it happens. However, experts may have found the answer in an essential fatty acid called phosphatidylserine....

Interview: non-GMO soy products for food manufacturers

7/31/2005 - Steve: We're talking to Amy Nankivil. You're the International Marketing Manager for Northland Organic? Nankivil: Yes, Northland Organic Foods and Northland Seed and Grain; they are sister corporations. Northland Organic Foods deals in certified organic foods, whole soy beans, grains and ingredients....

The A-List: Top Products Recommended By Mike Adams

5/24/2005 - These are products and services I personally use and highly recommend to others. They include health products, technology products, services and food & grocery items. Nobody pays to be listed here. I do not earn affiliate fees, kickbacks or sponsorship fees of any kind for listing products here. Health...

Soy cheese products deceive consumers, violate vegans

1/12/2005 - If you visit any natural grocery or health food store these days, you'll notice there are a lot of soy cheese products available. The implied message from the name of these products is that they are made with soy milk, not dairy products, and are therefore either healthier for you or appropriate for...

Q&A: Why did you switch from whey protein to isolated soy protein?

10/19/2004 - A reader asks: "I've noticed that new research gives the thumbs up to isolated soy protein, and that Mike has now switched from whey protein to soy protein. Why is that?" That's a good question, and I'd like to share the reasons why I switched from whey protein to other proteins, but I also want...

Isolated Soy Protein Shown To Benefit Patients With Type 2 Diabetes; Enhances HDL Cholesterol Levels

8/6/2004 - Fascinating new research published in the Journal of Nutrition is showing that isolated soy protein demonstrates remarkable health benefits for people suffering from type 2 diabetes. In this research, male military veterans who were undergoing treatment for the advanced stages of type 2 diabetes were...

The soy scare is just plain wrong: research shows that soy estrogens do not increase breast cancer risk

7/6/2004 - Soy products are some of the healthiest you can consume: soy milk, tofu, soy flour and soybeans are all loaded with flavonoids and other phytonutrients that support health and prevent disease. (Heck, soy milk even helps prevent male baldness...) Some folks are trying to rain on the soy parade by suggesting...

Soy found to prevent colon cancer

5/20/2004 4:50:24 PM - New research published in the Journal of Nutrition reveals that consuming soy milk and other soy-based products fights colon cancer. Researchers identified a phytochemical in soy called glucosylceramide that reduced both the formation and growth of tumor cells in the gastrointestinal tracts...

Hair loss and prostate cancer are both prevented by miracle molecule found in soy milk, says new research

5/20/2004 8:20:26 AM - A study published in the journal Biology of Reproduction reveals that both prostate cancer and hair loss in men can be prevented by consuming soy products. The reason? The consumption of soy products results in the creation of a unique molecule in the intestines called equol. This equol blocks...

Hair loss may be slowed by adding soy milk to your diet, says new research

5/10/2004 4:20:25 PM - New research published in the journal Biology of Reproduction reveals that consuming soy milk and other soy products could reduce hair loss and male pattern baldness. How? When the body breaks down isoflavones from soy products, one of the resulting compounds is equol, which blocks a form of...

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