Soy, part 2

Today’s post is going to have to be short as my mom is coming to visit and I have a lot of stuff to do to get my house ready for her arrival.  Doesn’t matter that I am almost 50, always looking for that approval from my mother.  I have a lot of distractions in my life right now, and I feel a little “out of control” which is so not comfortable for me…so by having my house “together” I will at least feel like things are more under control than they actually are.  🙂

So my Wednesday post about soy (Soy: Health Food or Health Hazard?) generated a lot of traffic.  It took way longer to research and write than I felt I had time for on Wednesday (which is why I am feeling a little panicked today about all the stuff I have to get done!), but it is worth it when I feel people are interested in the topic ~ thanks for reading!  One more thought I wanted to share about soy…my intention as I always say is to educate, not preach or judge.  I have been aware of some of the concerns surrounding soy for some time, but even I learned things when researching for the blog post.  I don’t want anyone to feel “ignorant” for not knowing some of the information presented on Wednesday.  I think we can all be forgiven, as we have been mislead by none other than the fabulous FDA, the same organization which is supposed to protect us.  In 1999 the FDA approved this label on soy food products:

Diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol that include 25 grams of soy protein a day may reduce the risk of heart disease.

This labeling was approved, despite the fact that scientists at the FDA actually disagreed with the approval of the labeling.  The study done that supported this statement was funded by the soy industry, and subsequent efforts to replicate these findings have been unsuccessful.  As a result, in 2006, the American Heart Association asked the FDA to reconsider the approval of this labeling.  So if you have always thought that soy was a healthy product, it’s no wonder.  I did too, until fairly recently.  Once again, thank you US Government for looking out for our best interests…
Here is a short (less than 10 minute) video clip of Dr. Kaayla Daniel, author of The Whole Soy Story, talking a bit about soy:
And if you are really interested, especially as the use of soy pertains to fertility, click here for a much longer piece with Dr. Daniel on Underground Wellness.
Finally, a few books if you are interested in reading further:
The Whole Soy Story, by Kaayla T. Daniel
 Have a great weekend everyone, back with more good stuff next week!

About Lisa Van Dore

I have lived in Sherborn, Dover and most recently North Walpole, for a total of 15 years (and counting). Having recently been through the process of selling a home and buying (and renovating) a new one, I understand the conflicting emotions of excitement and anxiety inherent in the process, whether you are a seller or buyer, whether this is your first home purchase or your tenth. I have a BA from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Indiana University. My early career found me working as a CPA, and later as the controller of Crate & Barrel. More recently I spent seven years running my own personal training business. I understand the hard work and dedication necessary to build a business and a reputation...most of my personal training clients came to me by referral and my first client was still with me when I decided to leave personal training. This speaks to the level of effort I put forth for my clients, week after week. On a more personal note, I raced triathlon for seven years and more recently completed my first half marathon. In my free time I enjoy cooking, reading, Maine, hiking and, in the fall, following college teams are the University of Michigan (Go Blue!) and Texas Christian University (Go Frogs!).
This entry was posted in Nutrition and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s