Consumer Soy Alert! What You Need to Know

Question: Is soy protein okay in my meal replacement shake?

Answer: Major clinical studies are being published each week linking soy to a wide range of ailments, many listed below. This is why you will not find a soy product in our TOP 10 recommended products.  Our stance is simple — until we know more about the risk, “why risk it?” Consumers fortunately have many non-soy products to choose from.

Dr. Oz Warns Against Soy and Offers his Recommendation

 “Until the jury sets the record straight and says with confidence that dietary soy is indeed without risk, soy should be eaten in moderation as part of a healthy plant-based diet that also includes lots of fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and whole grains.” Read Dr. OZ’s Full Review on Soy.

Entourage Star Jeremy Piven Says Soy Gave Him “Man Boobs”  


Like most people, we’re huge fans of the hit television series Entourage. We especially love it’s all-star cast including Jeremy Piven. However, have you read about the negative hormonal effects Piven says he experienced due to drinking soy milk?

“I was the guy that dabbled in soy milk, but now I’ve found out soy milk has enough estrogen for me to grow breasts; I had to put the soy milk down,” Piven explained to BANG International Media. Read the full story here.


Beware, Experts Agree the Soy Industry is Promoting a Scam! 

Dr. Mercola’s Review… 

Billions of dollars of influence money in edible  oil industry is promoting soy’s use to the edible oil industry. It’s use will then be promoted to medical professionals, including natural medical physicians. As a monthly columnist for the Townsend Letters, when another columnist, Dr. Hudson, who was voted Naturopathic doctor of the year, published an article extolling soy’s virtues, I quickly took action.
I wrote a letter to Townsend asking them to print the other side of the soy story. In the meantime, you can save you and your family some potential problems by limiting any soy use to fermented products only, such as tempeh or miso. The following is an excellent summary of some of the major reasons why soy is not the health food that you think it is. [2]  Read full review. 


Is Soy Killing You? The Dangers of Soy are Very Real [1]  

It should be a crime to promote soy foods as health foods when the dangers of soy and soy derivatives are well known. These dangers have been extensively documented in the scientific literature, which makes it hard to believe that so many in the health and fitness communities still promote soy products as ultra-healthy foods.

Even the FDA, Which Has the Information about the Dangers of Soy, Has Chosen to Ignore It


You might wish to think that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) probably just doesn’t know about the toxic effects of soybeans. You might think that the food industry and the FDA must have simply been misinformed about the supposed benefits and dangers of soy. Unfortunately, this was not the case.

See for yourself!  Search the database of the FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition Go to the Poisonous Plant Database [2] and search on ‘soybean’.  Seeing is believing, especially when this information is found in an official United States Government website.  You’ll find page after page of studies on soy, many emphasizing the toxic properties of soybeans. While it’s not easy to get access to the actual studies, it is cause for concern that the FDA has this very negative information and knowingly chooses to ignore it.

It’s appalling to think of the human health conditions that could be avoided if the FDA were more concerned and if it actually listened to their scientific advisors.

Scientific Studies Showing Adverse Effects of Dietary Soy: A Few Examples


The Weston Price Foundation has a list of studies carried out from 1971 to 2003 showing the adverse effects of dietary soy. To give you an idea of how condemning these studies are, here are just a few summaries. There are over 50 more!

1986 Fort P and others. Breast feeding and insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus in   children. J Am Coll Nutr 1986;5(5):439-441. Twice as many soy-fed children   developed diabetes as those in a control group that was breast fed or   received milk-based formula. It was based on this study that the American   Academy of Pediatrics took a position of opposition to the use of soy infant   formula. This objection was later dropped after the AAP received substantial   grants from the Infant Formula Council.
1994 Hawkins NM and others. Potential aluminium toxicity in infants fed special   infant formula. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 1994;19(4):377-81 (1994). Researchers   found aluminum concentrations of 534 micrograms/L in soy formula, as   compared to 9.2 micrograms/L in breast milk. The authors concluded that   infants may be at risk from aluminium toxicity when consuming formula   containing more than 300 micrograms/L.
1999 Sheehan DM and Doerge DR, Letter to Dockets Management Branch (HFA-305)   February 18, 1999. A strong letter of protest from two government   researchers at the National Center for Toxicological Research urging that soy   protein carry a warning label rather than a health claim.
1999 White L. Association of High Midlife Tofu Consumption with Accelerated Brain   Aging. Plenary Session #8: Cognitive Function, The Third International Soy   Symposium, Program, November 1999, page 26. An ongoing study of Japanese   Americans living in Hawaii found a significant statistical relationship   between two or more servings of tofu per week and “accelerated brain   aging.” Those participants who consumed tofu in mid life had lower   cognitive function in late life and a greater incidence of Alzheimer’s and   dementia.
2001 Strom BL and others. Exposure to soy-based formula in infancy and   endocrinological and reproductive outcomes in young adulthood. JAMA 2001 Nov   21;286(19):2402-3. Although reported in the media as a vindication of soy   infant formula, the study actually found that soy-fed infants had more   reproductive problems and more asthma as adults.



[3] Weston Price Foundation

[1] reference Healthy Families Organization

2 Comments/Reviews

  • sue hunt says:
    5 stars

    itake almased synergistic diet drink. i am very concerned about the buzz about soy. almased points out that there product has been on the market 30+ years. the product is made in germany and germany has strict codes of how the products they use are raised.also it is non-gmo and the products are fermented. they have had diabetics and breast cancer patients successfully use this product. also could you comment on the japanrsr,who are in the “blue zone” using so much soy and metagenics,who is a leader in the “health field” using soy in their powder drinks? i am so glad i found your site i have so many ?’s.thank you

  • Josephine says:

    Being a vegetarian, I eat soy products as meat substitutes. I love it because I can make tacos, chicken dishes ect… I had no idea it was bad until I read this article. What can I eat that is safe to make vegetarian dishes that call for meat??

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