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Oct 18, 2011
Category: Vegetables
Cuisine: Other Regions/Ethnicities
Special Considerations: Vegan

300 gr rice

1/2 cauliflower

200 gr sweet peas

1/2 eggplant

1 clove garlic

curry

Soy oil

Boil the rice & the cauliflower with curry.

Grill the peas & the eggplant with the garlic in the oil.

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Posted: Oct 18, 2011 4:18am
Dec 17, 2007
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Soy Foods Lower Sperm Count

By: Kaayla DanielSource: http://www.wholesoystory.comDecember 7, 2007

 

Soy Expert Links New Research to America's Infertility Epidemic

Washington, DC/October 17, 2007–  Estrogen-like compounds in soy foods can lower sperm count according a Harvard School of Public Health research presented at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. The report, by Jorge Chavarro, MD, ScD, bolsters concerns expressed by scientists, doctors and nutritionists who have warned that soy can adversely affect male fertility.

America is in the midst of an epidemic of infertility, according to Kaayla T. Daniel, PhD, CCN, author of The Whole Soy Story: The Dark Side of America's Favorite Health Food.   “Soy is heavily marketed as a health food, despite adverse effects on male fertility.  Men who eat soy foods and drink soy milk are less likely to father children and more likely to experience loss of libido.  This latest study shows lowered sperm concentration.   Other researchers have linked soy consumption to poor sperm quality as well as lowered testosterone levels.”

Dr. Chavarro and colleagues studied 100 men who were members of couples having trouble getting pregnant.   Semen analyses showed that the men with the highest levels of soy food intake-- approximately a half serving per day – had 41 million sperm per milliliter fewer than men who did not consume any soy.   The researchers used a questionnaire listing 15 soy-based foods to determine soy consumption over the preceding three months.

“These men were eating –  on average – only a half serving of soy foods per day,” says Dr. Daniel.  “That is far less than the amount of soy foods and soy milk consumed by many vegetarians and other health conscious men.  Yet it was enough to seriously lower their sperm count.”

According to reports in several respected scientific journals, including the Lancet, British Medical Journal, and Environmental Health Perspectives, sperm counts have been declining at the rate of two percent per year since the 1970s, and sperm quality has also suffered.   “The most probable cause is a combined assault by the environmental estrogens in pesticides and plastics along with the plant estrogens from soy,” says Dr. Daniel. “I hope this study will put the spotlight on soy's contribution to the estrogenization of our men.”   

Many independent scientists and doctors share Dr. Daniel's concerns.   In July 2005, the Israeli Health Ministry warned adult men to “exercise caution” regarding soy consumption because of adverse effects on fertility.   The Ministry issued an even stronger warning against soy for babies and children, saying that infants should not be given soy formula except as a last resort and that children up to age 18 should not eat soy more than once per day to a maximum of three times per week.   “The Ministry was primarily concerned about the negative effects that soy estrogens could have on the children's developing brains and reproductive systems,” says Dr. Daniel.  “Clearly, the Israelis take seriously the Biblical injunction to' be fruitful and multiply.'”

“The message of the latest study is 'better safe than sorry,'” concludes Dr. Daniel. “I want all men to know that soybeans are estrogenic.   I strongly recommend that men avoid eating soy foods and soy milk if they value their fertility, their masculinity and their sex drives.” 

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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.”
 
Comfortable in front of radio, television and live audiences, Dr. Daniel has been “media trained” by Joel Roberts, formerly co-host of KABC, Los Angeles' most highly rated talk radio program, who calls her a “class A entertainer” and a “naughty nutritionist” with the ability to outrageously and humorously debunk nutritional myths.”

Dr. Daniel has been extensively quoted in major newspapers and magazines, including the San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Post, USA Today, Toronto Globe & Mail, Glamour, Utne Reader and Alternative Medicine, and has appeared as a guest on NPR's People's Pharmacy, the Discovery Channel's Medical Hotseat and ABC's View from the Bay. Online her book has been featured prominently on www.mercola.com, the world’s leading natural health and dietary website. She has also appeared as an expert witness before the California Public Safety Committee and the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences.

 

AVAILABILITY: Nationwide by arrangement and via telephone

CONTACT: Kathleen M. Campbell, Campbell Public Relations, LLC, 877-540-6022: kcampbell@thecompletesolution.com

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Dec 25, 2005

Soy Myth Exposed: Soy is Not a Health Food

http://www.mercola.com/forms/whole_soy_story.htm

Not too long ago, soy foods were on the fringes of Americans' grocery lists. They were thought of as "hippie" foods or even food for those in impoverished countries. So how, then, did soy foods grow from an $800 million industry in 1992 to a $4-billion one in 2003?

Because, after a heavy marketing campaign from the soy industry, Americans are largely convinced that soy is the miracle food to fight everything from cancer to heart disease to hot flashes--and a slew of other illnesses in between. Some 200 million Americans, many who may have once turned their noses up at the mere thought of soy anything, are now eating soy in record amounts and in newly created, highly processed forms: soymilk, soy burgers, soy energy bars, soy ice cream, soy cereal, soy meat--you name it, there's probably soy in it.

If the health claims surrounding soy sound too good to be true, it's because they are. This important issue is the premise behind Dr. Kaayla Daniel's groundbreaking book, The Whole Soy Story: The Dark Side of America's Favorite Health Food. This powerful exposé reveals the truth about the soy myths that have infiltrated our culture. In it, you'll learn that:

  • Soy is not a health food
  • Soy is not the answer to world hunger
  • Soy is not a disease-preventive panacea
  • Soy has not even been proven safe

It's ironic that soy has become so accepted as a health food when, as Dr. Daniel states, thousands of studies link soy to malnutrition, digestive distress, immune-system breakdown, thyroid dysfunction, cognitive decline, reproductive disorders and infertility--even cancer and heart disease. But by the end of Chapter 3, The Ploy of Soy, you'll understand why the soy marketing campaign worked so well.

Reading on you'll learn all about the different types of soy, the macronutrients in soy, the ANTInutrients in soy, heavy metals in soy, soy allergens, soy and cancer, and soy estrogens and the way they wreak havoc on your hormones.

This latter issue is one of the most crucial and serious, as millions of Americans feed soy formula to their infants. In The Whole Soy Story, Daniel explains how the estrogens in soy can irreversibly harm the baby's future sexual development and reproductive health. She exposes and discusses these important, yet little known, facts about soy that would have any parent up in arms (if, that is, they were to read this book to find out the truth):

  • Soy impedes the sexual maturation of boys (p. 335)
  • Soy accelerates the sexual maturation of girls (p. 339)
  • In newborns, the hormonal effects of soy may be irreversible (p. 333)
  • The average daily dose of soy estrogens in soy formula (38mg) is higher than the amounts that cause thyroid problems and endocrine disruption in adults (p. 334)

You'll also learn that some soy products are, in fact, good for you--but only certain types and in limited quantities. Daniel discusses the steps a soybean must go through before it becomes edible, and then healthy, in Chapter 5.

Some of my favorite parts in this book, aside from the extensive reference section at the end, are the revealing testimonials included throughout. You'll read about an avid runner who developed thyroid damage after adding more soy products to her diet (p. 322), a 9-month-old baby girl (fed soy formula) who showed signs of puberty (p. 348), and a natural bodybuilder whose libido plummeted after he switched his protein intake to pure soy protein isolate (p. 367), just to name a few.

Who should read this book? Everyone who has the slightest interest in protecting and preserving their health, but especially those who:

  • Buy into the myth that soy is healthy
  • Eat soy as their primary source of protein
  • Anyone who feeds soy to their infants with soy formula
  • If you are a prospective parent who plans to take advantage of this opportunity to protect your child's future reproductive health

Also, if you are considering using soy as a treatment or preventive measure for menopause symptoms, osteoporosis, cancer, heart disease or any other condition--read this book first! The information it contains is invaluable and something you won't find anywhere else.

The Whole Soy Story sends a much-needed wakeup call to Americans: The highly processed soy foods we eat today are not natural or healthy, and they're harming our health--not helping it. This book is a necessity and an essential read before you take your next bite, drink or pill of soy (believe me, by the time you finish this book, you'll have lost your appetite!).


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