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ATLCX (Episode 22): The Truth About Soy | Dr. Kaayla Daniel

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In Episode 22 of “Jimmy Moore Presents: Ask The Low-Carb Experts,” we hit on an issue that should concern every Paleo, low-carb and especially vegan/vegetarian dieter out there. People are now becoming increasingly aware of the many health dangers associated with using and consuming soy and soy-based food products. Unfortunately, this also means a lot of the so-called low-carb packaged foods like protein bars that many in the low-carb community may be consuming. While this product marketed as “health” food is heavily promoted to consumers as an optimal meal replacement and an adequate protein alternative to meats, the reality is there are a lot more risks associated with eating this stuff than most people realize.

Our guest in Episode 22 this week is “The Naughty Nutritionist” herself Dr. Kaayla Daniel who knows just a thing or two about this subject. Her book The Whole Soy Story gives all the down and dirty details about what makes soy a less-than-stellar choice for your dining pleasure. In case you missed it, be sure to listen to my “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show” podcast interview with Dr. Daniel from 2010 in Episode 386 where she provided a lot of really great information on this topic that will coincide quite well with what she shared in this podcast. It was such a pleasure having soy expert Dr. Kaayla Daniel joining us on ATLCX to take on your questions about this so-called “health” food in EPISODE 22 on August 16, 2012.

Listen to Dr. Kaayla Daniel give you “The Truth About Soy”:

  • Many people who go low-carb also thing they need to be plant-based too
  • Soy is linked to a whole series of health complications that run the gamut
  • The biggest problem with people eating soy is low thyroid issues
  • Soy is promoted as a health food because it’s a good marketing strategy
  • The image problem with soy needed a makeover to be sold to consumers
  • The soy industry gave their product an “upscale” image calling it healthy
  • People don’t perceive soy as an ingredient as “cheapening of the product”
  • Soy is showing up in 60% of the packaged foods out there
  • Avoid the packaged foods and just stick to real food to avoid soy
  • Many of the vegans are “harming themselves a great deal” eating soy
  • Vegan propaganda makes vegans think they are doing something healthy
  • The New Atkins For A New You book contains soy in the vegetarian plan
  • We see the mainstream promoting the vegan diet as superior and catering to it
  • Supporting your local farms and farmers choosing real foods is ideal
  • Eat just a little bit of edamame and it’s probably not a big deal for you
  • It’s sold it great big bags and people tend to eat a lot more of it
  • Tofu is a problem too if people are over-consuming it in their diet
  • If you like lima beans, then eat those (with LOTS of butter on them!)
  • Does processing of soy into soy milk make it any healthier?
  • Soy milk is not a traditional food and was popularized in Asia by missionaries
  • The motives of the American 7th Day Adventists were good, but products were not
  • The soy milk products are low-fat and have inferior vitamins and minerals
  • Companies that make soy milk are all catering to the vegan market
  • They put “inferior vegan supplements” into the soy milk
  • If you want to supplement for your bones, take a supplement instead of soy milk
  • Getting good raw milk is a far healthier real food to consume
  • Whether the soy in animal feed will impact humans who consume the soy-fed meats
  • Soy phytoestrogens will effect consumers, especially those with allergies
  • People think they are allergic to the meats, but it’s the soy in them
  • Working with farmers to get a soy-free feed although it costs a bit more
  • We have to tell farmers that we’re willing to pay extra for them
  • Chickens fed a soy-free diet have darker yellow/orange yolks, harder shells
  • Eating soy-fed meats can impact the thyroid and look for online meat retailers
  • Farmer feeding his cattle old chocolate candy bars instead of corn
  • At the turn of the 19th Century, the distillery leftovers were fed to cows
  • Feeding cows chocolate is not a natural diet for them to be consuming
  • The USDA worked hard on figuring out how to include more soy in animal diets
  • There was only so much soy they could feed animals before the animal died early
  • If the animal gets fat sooner and dies, that’s considered a plus
  • The sooner they fatten up the cows, the better
  • Whether the tofu-based shirataki noodles are okay to consume in your diet
  • I can’t imagine why people would spend a lot of money to buy a food like this
  • If you want noodles on your low-carb diet, then just get a spaghetti squash
  • If you get sick from eating soy, then you should feel blessed you caught it
  • Those people who DON’T get sick are the ones at risk of worse problems
  • When someone consumes soy for a while, things will “gradually start to fall apart”
  • Doctors will think this is all a part of the aging process instead of soy
  • Many of the symptoms of soy are covered up with prescription medications
  • If soy lecithin in tea is all that is consumed daily, is there any harm?
  • Unless you are severely allergic to soy, it’s not a big deal
  • But why is the tea company even putting this stuff in their tea?
  • Soy lecithin is a good emulsifier, but egg yolks are better for lecithin
  • Omega-3 oils are extremely fragile and need a good preservative in them
  • Get a high Vitamin A/Vitamin D cod liver oil instead of soy-based vitamins
  • Vitamin manufacturers are using the soy content in them as a health claim
  • Most people do seem to believe that soy is appropriately marketed as health food
  • This is the same FDA that has approved some questionable prescription drugs
  • Should women who use soy-based cosmetics switch to alternatives?
  • Just put coconut oil on your face as a “low-tech thing” for skin health
  • Whether eating non-GMO soy is a better alternative to GMO-based soy
  • If you go out to eat and have fun, then you’re gonna get some soy in your diet
  • Fast food and chain restaurants are using GMO-based soy products
  • It’s our task to avoid that kind of restaurant as much as possible
  • Organic soy is obviously a better choice than GMO-based soy
  • Even many of the health foods stores use unhealthy soy protein isolate
  • My Twitter encounter with Chipotle representative about their use of soy
  • The restaurant she 9 hours to in AZ that cooks French fries in duck fat
  • Restaurants that switch to canola oil thinking it’s somehow healthier
  • Whether the phytoestrogens in soy-based foods can lead to erectile dysfunction
  • If a guy eats a vegan diet, the soy will decrease testosterone and use it
  • The plant estrogens will interfere with his hormones and will be “feminized”
  • Soy was used historically in Asia to keep monks celibate
  • The Asian wives fed their unfaithful husbands soy to pay them back
  • “Soy is good for unfaithful husbands and politicians with zipper problems”
  • Her Naughty Nutrition with 69 chapters she is writing as we speak

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    If you cannot join us LIVE on the podcast on Thursday nights at 7PM ET, then you can still ask your questions of the expert guests in two ways. First, you can visit AskTheLowCarbExperts.com and fill out the form along the right-hand side of the page under “Submit Your Question” to input your name, e-mail address, the name of the expert you want to ask, and your question for them. These questions will be asked LIVE on the show airing on Thursdays. Or, for your convenience we have set up a way for you to e-mail us your questions directly to AskTheLowCarbExperts@gmail.com. Be sure to include your name, the name of the expert you want to ask your question to in the subject line, and your question on the specific topic of discussion. This is a golden opportunity for you to tap directly into the wealth of knowledge and experience on all things related to healthy low-carb living featuring the best and brightest experts in the realm of health!

    How did you like what you heard from Dr. Kaayla Daniel about “The Truth About Soy?” Tell us about it in the show notes section of Episode 22. We’ll be back with EPISODE 23 on August 23, 2012 featuring low-carbohydrate diet researcher Dr. Stephen Phinney, co-author of the 2010 New York Times bestselling book The New Atkins For A New You as well his two follow-up books with Dr. Jeff Volek called The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living and The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance. He’ll be taking on the very important topic of “Long-Term Stalls & Weight Gain Even On A Well-Formulated Low-Carb Diet.” We’ve all run into those times during our healthy low-carb lifestyle when the weight loss just doesn’t want to cooperate with us. What’s going on and what am I doing wrong? Anybody ever felt that way? Are you living this in your own life RIGHT NOW? If so, then this is your chance to ask one of the preeminent low-carb experts in the world today your questions about weight stalls and even weight gain on a low-carb diet. E-mail me your questions for Dr. Phinney to AskTheLowCarbExperts@gmail.com no later than 3PM ET on the date the podcast airs. I look forward to expanding upon this issue and encourage you to listen to my interview with Dr. Stephen Phinney in Episode 479 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show” podcast to learn more about his philosophy regarding what constitutes a well-formulated low-carb diet.

    Here are the upcoming experts and topics we’ll be covering on #ATLCX:

    EPISODE 24: August 30, 2012 | Dr. Donald Layman | “All Things Protein (Protein 101)”
    EPISODE 25: September 6, 2012 | Fred Hahn | “All Things Slow Lifting (Slow Burn 101)”
    EPISODE 26: September 13, 2012 | Dr. Jonny Bowden | “All Things Vitamins (Supplements 101)”
    EPISODE 27: September 20, 2012 | Jenny Ruhl | “Overcoming The Problems With A Low-Carb Diet”
    EPISODE 28: September 27, 2012 | Jonathan Bailor | “The Truth About Low-Carb Research”
    EPISODE 29: October 4, 2012 | Dr. Thomas Dayspring |“Cholesterol Testing: What Matters Most?”

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