What can you learn from prison inmates?Apparently, you can learn the truth about soy.
I want to share an interesting story with you about the Illinois prison system and their experience with a high soy diet. In 2002, the governor of Illinois determined that it would be a great cost savings to the state to lower the cost of food in the prison system. So in 2003, inmates began receiving a diet high in processed soy protein as a replacement for meat. Up to 60-70 percent of the protein from every meal came from soy.
It wasn’t long after that these prisoners began to experience chronic health symptoms such as:
- chronic and painful constipation alternating with diarrhea
- vomiting after eating
- sharp digestive pains
- heart palpitations
- panic attacks
- brain fog
- weight gain
- frequent infections
- infertility (
- after being released)
Hmmm… Do you see any correlation with the symptoms of Leaky Gut Syndrome?
What might be even more interesting is that still to this day, the FDA continues to claim soy as a health food. Even though there are numerous scientific studies that show the adverse health effects of soy.
OK… now let’s take this one step further.
The same FDA that is making these soy health claims has over 288 studies regarding the toxicity of soy filed under their “FDA Poisonous Plant Database”.
I think you can make your own conclusions about soy and it’s place in your diet at this point.
Eat This, Not That
Eat: Make your own salad dressing with olive oil and balsamic or apple cider vinegar.
Not: Store bought salad dressing as these are predominantly made from soy oil.
Soy oil is used everywhere because it is so cheap. So if you think your vegetable oil is really from vegetables then read the label and think again.