Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Soy is Not Our Friend!

I stumbled across Dr. Blaylock's information almost a year ago when I was doing research on causes of chronic headaches and migraines - right about the time I decided I wasn't going to be on daily medication that didn't really work, for the rest of my life. This is a fairly quick read - you'll have to get past the initial rant from a soy mfr - and VERY informative.

Soy is Not Our Friend


  1. I don't have to even read this to know that soy is not my friend. The 2-3 times I've had it I've gotten VERY sick. And with how easily I get sick to my stomach, it's not worth it. I will read this later though!

    1. Shannon, I've never been a fan of most soy products, but I did like to use Tamari and soy sauce (as well as fish sauce and anchovies) in Asian dishes. All are off the charts in glutamic acid, which is terrible for people with IBS, leaky gut, and celiac disease; really anyone with an altered or damaged bowel lining.

  2. Go, Dr. Blaylock! I wonder about Japanese (longer healthier lives, highly intelligent) and their consumption of soy. Is glutimate altered or negated by green tea? I was not a breast-fed infant. Might baby formula containing soy (if that was its major ingredient in the 50s) being an underlying cause of migraines? Just idle wondering. I know you're not an MD. ;)

  3. Jennifer, nope, not a doctor! Just dozens of hours of research, LOL. Green tea is also high in glutamates, but! according to this abstract, in a word, yes. "Perifusion assays using pancreatic islets from transgenic mice expressing a human HHS form of GDH demonstrate that the hyperresponse to glutamine caused by dysregulated GDH is blocked by the addition of EGCG." (EGCG is in green tea)http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21813650

    However, the Japanese, who eat umami-rich foods, which are off-the-charts high in glutamic acid, are *not* exempt from the health problems we're all experiencing: everything from migraines, ADHD, epilepsy, dementia and other neurological disorders to hypoglycemia to digestive disorders.

    I wish there were a "magic bullet", but there isn't. The only solution I've found is to stay on the GARD diet until my body has had time to completely heal, and then add back a few things in moderation, but always keeping to the Paleo food pyramid.