Host Wendy Nan Rees
How to Avoid Common Health Problems in
April 20, 2010, 1-2:00 PM PDT
- Poor nutritional diet.
- Over vaccinations.
- Over breeding and poor breeding practices.
- There are phytoestrogens in soy which can lower testosterone levels. Soy phytoestrogens have also been shown in research to disrupt endocrine function and have the potential to cause infertility.
- Soy phytoestrogens are potent anti-thyroid agents that cause hypothyroidism and may even cause thyroid cancer. In human infants, consumption of soy formula has been linked to autoimmune thyroid disease.
- Japanese typically combine their tempeh with fish broth and seaweed that naturally contains iodine, helping offset the thyroid-suppressing effects of soy. But this is not done in pet food.
- There are high levels of phytic acid in soy which reduce assimilation of calcium, magnesium, copper, iron and zinc. High phytate diets have been shown to cause growth problems in children.
- Trypsin inhibitors in soy interfere with protein digestion and may cause pancreatic disorders. In test animals soy containing trypsin inhibitors caused stunted growth.
- Soy foods contain high levels of aluminum which is toxic to the nervous system and the kidneys
- Vitamin B12 analogs in soy are not absorbed and actually increase the body's requirement for B12.
- Soy foods increase the body's requirement for vitamin D.
- Fragile proteins are denatured during high temperature processing to make soy protein isolate and textured vegetable protein.
- Processing of soy protein results in the formation of toxic lysinoalanine and highly carcinogenic nitrosamines.
- Free glutamic acid or MSG, a potent neurotoxin, is formed during soy food processing and additional amounts are added to many soy foods.
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