Whole Soy Foods Reduce Hot Flashes!

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Most integrative physicians (generalization) will give you a negative view on soy. It is very popular to "bash" soy foods and lump all soy foods into the GMO category.  But Asian societies have eaten whole soy foods for 1000s of years and have been healthy. Here (video), whole soy foods reduce hot flashes and are cardioprotective. If you want to avoid GMO soy foods it's easy. Walk across the street and buy organic, non-GMO tofu AND DON'T eat factory farmed animal foods which are fed GMO soy and corn, or, just stop eating animal food all together.

I have read/listened to Dr.  Steven Gundry's "The Plant Paradox" where lectin containing foods, especially soy  and other beans are restricted or omitted from his diet plan. What is interesting is how he frequently talks about the excellent health and longevity of Blue Zone societies and protective foods they eat, including the Okinawans, but he never mentions that the Okinawan elders probably ate/eat more soy foods than any other area of the world, and, that one of the most consistent food groups eaten in all five of the long-living Blue Zone societies are beans. I enjoyed Dr. Grundy's book, who is a very well credentialed cardiovascular surgeon, but some these facts he chooses to exclude or not mention in his interesting book.

I think some people can react to beans but these long living cultures have thrived on them for hundreds if not thousands of years. If you cook your own beans make sure you soak them overnight, rinse them, then cook them and that usually destroys the lectins and solves most of the adverse reactions.   Watch Video "Soy Phytoestrogens for Menopause Hot Flashes" Here 

P.S. Whole soy foods are also good for men's prostates....

 

Be and Stay Well,

Kirk

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