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Health Newsletter - Fall '11

Prepared By Burdi Chiropractic & Massage; Dr G Burdi, MS, DC
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Soy/Soy Formulas Linked To Allergies, Brain Damage, Infertility, Uterine Fibroids, & MUCH MORE! - Many of you have asked about using Soy or feeding your baby a soy formula. In reality, unfermented soy is falsely regarded as a health food in the United States based on a brilliant marketing strategy, according to Mercola.com. Diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol that include 25 grams of soy protein a day may reduce the risk of heart disease or using a soy formula for your baby is good. The truth is that unfermented soy found in soymilk, soy formulas, soy burgers, soy ice cream and even tofu is not a health food. Dr. Kaayla Daniel, author of The Whole Soy Story, points out thousands of studies link soy to malnutrition, digestive distress, immune-system breakdown, thyroid dysfunction, cognitive decline, reproductive disorders, and infertility/uterine fibroids (see study in Environmental Health Perspectives, cancer and heart disease. ALERT - your baby is a risk!

Infants fed soy formula may get 13,000 to 22,000 times the estrogen than those breast fed. This is like taking 3-5 birth control pills per day! Besides this obvious risk there are food allergies/digestive distress, behavioral problems (phytates in soy block absorption of minerals like calcium, magnesium, iron, and zinc essential to brain/emotional development), asthma, thyroid disorders, early puberty and fertility problems, and breast/prostate/testicular cancer possibilities. In a soy formula relative to baby's weight, the manganese levels are up to 200 times that in breast mild and are highly toxic which can adversely affect the child's intelligence Plus this could lead to "manganese madness" during adulthood or even autism.

Unfortunately 91 percent of soy grown in the US is genetically modified (GM) and is linked to an increase in allergies. The only published human feeding study on GM foods ever conducted verified that the gene inserted into GM soy transfers into the DNA of our gut bacteria and continues to function. This means that years after you stop eating GM soy, you may still have a potentially allergenic protein continuously being produced in your intestines. Even more frightening is the potential for GM soy to cause infertility in future generations, which has been evidenced through Russian research.

Among the bad things that soy contains are:

A better alternative is to choose fermentated soy (Tempeh, Miso, Natto, & Soy sauce) because after fermentation the phytate (which blocks your body's uptake of essential minerals) and anti-nutrient levels of soybeans are reduced, and their beneficial properties become available to your digestive system. Sorry, Tofu is not recommended since it is an unfermented soy product.

Fermented soy is very popular in many Asian cultures for centuries and aids in preventing and reducing a variety of diseases including certain forms of heart disease and cancers. It is the best food source of Vitamin K2, essential to preventing osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, and diseases of the brain such as dementia, and protecting you from various cancers including prostate, lung, liver cancer and leukemia.


Drugs Linked To Violence & Internal Harm - Many popular drugs have been shown to increase violence and cause more internal harm than good! For example, Time Magazine January 7, 2011 published a study from the Institute for Safe Medication Practices, based on data from the FDA's Adverse Event Reporting System, identifying 31 drugs linked to an increased risk for violent, even homicidal, behavior. The top ten offenders are:

Additionally, many drugs cause more harm than good. The real list is too long to show so do your research to prevent more serious consequences of taking medications. Here is a sampling of drugs that, like Vioxx in recent news, can cause harm: