should i avoid all types of soy or just some? i was told soy beans dont have an inpact on estrogen.
I try to avoid soy from getting anywhere in my diet for other reasons than estrogen, just do some research on soy
posted this in another thread but concerning flax seeds:
is the effect significant or negligible? i was under the impression soy were a health food!
i tend to drink soy milk (non-GMO) as I'm allergic to cow milk. I've read non-GMO provides a wide spectrum of benefits as well. this is why i haven't dropped soy from my regimen despite the nay-say. however, i balance my food intake (i.e. i have great variety in my diet. soy is not my only protein source).
this is, of course, a perspective which doesn't take into consideration what science tells us but then again, I don't know what the science tells us. i know what my taste buds tell me. they tell me they want variety to prevent getting bored. plus it's easier to meat your protein requirements and grow when you ingest meat. look back in history with the Romans and the Germans and the size difference between the two.
the Romans averaged about what? 5'4" on a good day?
the Germans averaged about 6 feet?
one of the major differences in culture was their dietary habits. the Germans had a diet largely consisting of meat. protein makes you grow, taller (when you're at that age), stronger and bigger (when you're lifting heavy weights).
it's a no-brainer to me!
And there life span was not the greatest. Look back here. They consumed whole grains, soy etc plant based diet.
Chapter 5 of Genesis tells of the long lives of people in the generations of the vegetables, whole grains, non meat period from Adam to Noah. Adam lived 930 years; Seth (Adam's son) lived 912 years; Enosh (Seth's son) lived 905 years; Kenan (Enosh's son) lived 910 years; and so on, until Methuselah, who lived 969 years, the longest time of life recorded in the Torah. After the flood, people lived for much shorter periods. Abraham, for example, lived only 175 years. This was after they started eating flesh.
Why the tremendous change in life spans? Before the flood, people were forbidden to eat meat; after the flood it was permitted (Gen. 9:3). A partial explanation, therefore, may be that it was the change in diet that contributed to the change in life spans. This view was held by the Jewish philosopher and Bible commentator Maimonides.  Recent evidence linking heavy meat consumption with several diseases reinforces this point of view. Of course, a shift to sensible vegetarian diets will not increase life spans to anywhere near those of early people, but recent medical evidence indicates that it would lead to an increase in the average span and quality of life.
It's interesting that quote states "recent medical evidence indicates that it would lead to an increase in the average span and quality of life" and yet they don't give any citations.
The point of the bible as I assume you don't believe in evolution as you do have emotions is that they never ate meat and lived healthier.
folks, I've seen dj in action on other threads and his threads seem to get off-track quite easily. so to avoid this turning into a pissing match or a rollercoaster ride through name-calling, bashing and randomness, let's try something, if i may suggest an idea.
dj says soy protein is beneficial. so beneficial that it should be our primary--and he'd most likely argue the ONLY-- source of protein.
others disagree with him and state soy protein is actually detrimental and counterproductive to health, especially, if one interested in optimal physique gains (as I assume we all are).
All EXTREME points of views and personal vendettas or personal beliefs, feelings and beefs aside.
what does the valid scientific research conclude or suggest? (whichever of the two apply) can we please post studies and go from there and can we try our absolute hardest to make this a scientifically-based argument. let's leave religion and morality for another thread. if a member posts a study, your response should be either agreeing with the study and all that went into it or pointing out the flaws, therefore, strengthening or weakening one point of view or the other.
REMEMBER: we're talking about NON-GMO soy protein
now, is that too much to ask?
(if this topic has been hashed already, if someone could be so kind as to provide all us occasionally lazy folks with the link to that particular set of threads or thread? )
Pubmed is not working for me at the moment so I'll try to post some studies later.
Isoflavones(found in soy) lower serum test levels and impairs erectile function(PMID 15735098, 17673432, 17905136). It can reduce male fertility(PMID 16731787). Feeding it to male children can possibly result in erectile dysfunction later in life(PMID 17673432). It can potentially induce gynecomastia(PMID 18558591). Mid-life tofu consumption has been associated with cognitive impairment and brain atrophy(PMID 10763906).
Yes, these studies mostly involve rats. No, they are not completely slam dunk. But this is just to emphasize that there is a lot of research out there with potential negative effects that might be enough reason for most males to steer clear of soy.
anywho i don't avoid soy i simply don't supplement with it. its in almost everything even if its just small amounts, i.e bars.
when supplementing or your diet is primarily soy, ie tree hugging hippies, the types of soy you use and how those types are processed is whats important
^^^sorry bout that. i saw the bible quote and reply and had to say something...then i tried to follow up with something half way serious lol. non GMO it is...i'll read more of the posts next time!
it's essential we specify what KIND of soy and what "BAD" is. (which i made sure was done from the get-go )
i want to make sure you understand I give you thanks for your feedback and not reprimanding LOL. you did nothing wrong simple misinterpretation is all!
i get excited...i kinda jump the gun when i get to be a smartass hehe! i'll apologize for getting ahead of myself, probably never for my comments muahahhaha.
back to soy...don't avoid it as well as don't "use" it. thats my stand so i'll get outta here and let you peeps duke it out!
IF soy is so bad why was my test levels in the normal range when I was doing my 1-4 ad log. That means ether the 1-4ad was really strong and the soy balanced it out but I was low even before I started to consume soy.
I quote the bible because I believe in creation vs evolution. And your anger/tone is for sure something evolution would not have. Also known as emotions which is part of creation. Also I take it you believe in sex which is part of creation and not in evolution.