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Re: omg soy?! I guess its bad,heather please look
      04/06/09 10:27 PM
Sand

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Oh, for Heaven's sake. Here's the most important statement in this whole alarmist piece (emphasis mine):

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I believe you are getting the picture, but let me make sure you get the whole picture . . . strangely enough Americans are the main consumers of unfermentated raw soy products second to the Japanese.




So the Japanese eat more unfermented soy products than people in the United States while those clever, clever Chinese assiduously avoid all those nasty toxins found in unfermented soy. Really? Let's take a look at national life expectancy to see how this is working out for them.

The life expectancy for the Japanese - who gorge themselves on this nasty soy stuff - is 82.6 years. That's the first - yes, first - longest life expectancy in the United Nations rankings.

The life expectancy for the Chinese - who avoid unfermented soy like the plague - is 73 years. That's 82nd in the UN rankings.

The US? 78.2 years, 38th in the UN rankings.

Soy is neither a hideous blight on your refrigerator nor a miracle cure for everything that ails you. It's just a food. Most IBSers tolerate it well but, yes, for some it causes problems. That's usually because soy is a bean and beans produce gas and since IBSers suffer from visceral hypersensitivity, gas can make everything worse. Those IBSers can try something like Beano when eating soy and if that doesn't work they should - obviously - avoid soy.

For the rest of us, the usual common sense rules apply:
Food is not medicine nor is it poison.
All things in moderation.

We IBSers already have quite enough diet limitations, thank you very much. There's no reason to stir up concern over a food most of us find both useful and tolerable.

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