Soy Milk is Unhealthy

This is an excerpt from Dr. Mercola's comment about an article from the Weston A. Price Foundation about soy milk production. Both the original article and the full comment can be read by clicking on the title link below.

Soy Milk Is Unhealthy: "Still on the fence about the value of soy products, even after health claims have been hugely debunked? If there's any lingering doubt in your mind, you should read this piece, written by the author of The Whole Soy Story: The Dark Side of America's Favorite Health Food Revealed.

Modern soy protein foods in no way resemble the traditional Asian soy foods, and may contain carcinogens like nitrates and lysinoalanine. Non-fermented soy products like tofu, soy milk and meatless foods made from textured vegetable protein also contain phytic acid, one of many anti-nutrients it's wise to avoid at all costs. And all of the purported "health benefits" of these products are simply untrue:

  • Soy isoflavones don't prevent various forms of cancer (prostate, breast or uterine).
  • Neither soy protein nor soy isoflavones are useful in limiting menopause-related symptoms.
  • The jury remains out on any soy-related benefits in treating osteoporosis."