Lets Really Talk Soy!

I am really sick and tired of the rumors that soy foods are bad for you. I know there’s a lot of hearsay about how it can cause hormonal imbalances, and not be good for you, but it takes one fool to make people believe a rumor. Let’s debunk this noise with some facts and science! I really want people to know truth. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to ask me I will get back with you.

Soy products include tofu, some vegetarian replacement foods such as veggie burgers and Veggie “meats”, soy milk and edamame. Also Tempeh, Natto (known to be a good blood thinner.) and miso, which are said to be considered the better of the soy products because they are fermented and no trypsin inhibitors are used.  The fermentation process of soy may improve mineral absorption and may give rise to other beneficial compounds, but nothing’s been proven that this process is superior to unfermented where trypsin inhibitors are used. In fact soy foods in China and Japan have been unfermented for the last thousand years.

Much of the aggressive slander about soy comes from the imitation estrogen in Soy called isoflavones. These Isoflavones mimic estrogen in the body called  phyto-estrogen.   While soy does not have estrogens, the isoflavones in soy are estrogen-like, and soy can function like estrogen to alleviate hot flashes associated with menopause and reduce bone loss.  Also the isoflavones are asscociated with lowering cancer rates among Asians who consumed more soy than any other culture.

 

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Non fermented soy

Soy products are a great source of protein and calcium, and has been repeatedly studied for having substantial benefits.   Studies done by the FDA in 1999 and 2005 found soy foods safe were good in staying off coronary heart disease and certain forms of cancer. They’re rich in Omega 3 and 6, which help the immune and cardiovascular systems and also support brain functionality. It’s been proven to lower cholesterol, as per a USDA study. Research shows that isoflavones prevent the onset of osteoporosis and may protect against various forms of cancer for both male and female. In 1995 soy protein was recognized for lowering cholesterol and in 1999 the US food and drug administration approved the claim.  From 1991 to 2000 a US study with thousands of woman with results showed in four studies show that post diagnosis soy intake improves the prognosis in woman who have had breast cancer.   And, no, it doesn’t do anything bad to your thyroid. Studies done by the National Institute of Health in 2006 have shown it doesn’t affect it at all.

 

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DRINK ME!! IM NOMMY GOOD MILK FOR YOU

And there are plenty of benefits for MEN too.   DO not believe the ridiculous rumors that soy is not good for  you. Please refer to the scientific research studies of Mark Messina. http://www.soyconnection.com/sites/default/files/soy-mens-health.pdf

Or, if you don’t feel like clicking, here’s a quick summary:

The way the isoflavones work is to attach themselves to estrogen receptors in the human body and actually keep estrogen levels low. The American Society of Reproductive Medicine, hosts a highly respected medical journal called “Ferility and Sterility”.  Recently  they published an article and there was no evidence from the  nine clinical studies done on humans that  isoflavone exposure affected levels of estrogene in the male body. The studies also showed that the soy intake did not reduce sperm or semen parameters even at a higher intake levels.  In fact there was a six month long study with couples that were having trouble conceiving proved men with a  low sperm count to increase to normal and the couples were able to conceive. And if that wasn’t enough, research has shown that isoflavones prevent the onset of osteoporosis and may protect against various forms of cancer for both male and female.

Ten Great reasons to include soy for your kids

  1. Soy provides essential nutrients for growth and development such as calcium, zinc, iron and folate.
  2. Soy is a high-quality source of protein.
  3. Soy can provide added fiber to kids’ diets, which generally need a boost.
  4. The neutral flavor of soy allows for use with extreme flavors.
  5. Soy product development is possible for every imaginable food category.
  6. Soy blends well with other ingredients.
  7. Combining soy protein with cereal grains increases protein quantity and quality in cereal products.
  8. Soy is a cost-effective ingredient, making it ideal for food service and for products that fit into the family budget.
  9. Parents respond favorably to seeing soy on the ingredient label and consider foods containing soy to be healthy.
  10. Low-calorie, nutrient-dense soyfoods can help reduce malnutrition and combat the obesity epidemic.
Time to add some sarcastic, bitchy, but funny humor in this debate. First off the people that speak negative about soy are going off research done on mice. LOL  Are we rats? Or do we even come close to resembling a rodent ? Why in the hell do we torture these poor animals trying to relate them to us. These torturous tests can not predict the effects for humans . Duh, isn’t it obvious?? You can not duplicate the complexities in the human organisms to an animals. Which leads me recommending  you guys read an amazing Book called “When Elephants Weep”.
This book not only will give you instances how animals have feelings,  it also makes a point to teach us that testing on animals will never be compared to the human body. Hello people haven’t we learned by now ? This is why we haven’t found the cure for cancer!  We are doing it all wrong.
If you want to educate yourselves further please check out Jeffrey Massons book and link below.

In conclusion PLEASE consider the totality of the scientific research with humans not rodents.  And FYI soy is MUCH better for you than meat!  It’s up to you if you want to eat soy all the time, but keep up with the studies and don’t believe every rumor you come across. Unless allergic, which is relatively rare, soyfoods are a great part of your diet.:)  SO NOM IT UP!!

 

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We have feelings too bro…

 

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NOM ON ME!!! VEGGIE CHEESE

 

 

 

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Is God a Guy??

So I went to call God to ask if he was man or woman, but the number I was given kept putting me on hold and transferring me ..  Jeez .. go figure. Let me break it down for you fellas whether or not God is man , woman, neutral, or spirit, I want you all to know how hard us woman have it.  In this post I am showing you it is not easy for us woman to get our sexy on.  I want you all to have a healthy understanding how much us woman undergo. Allow me to bond you with us woman, providing you insight so you must love us with the understanding the strength we have.

Physically us woman have it so much harder. Seriously we have to work way harder with keeping our sexy fit body’s.  I work my butt off exercising literally I do.. lol.  A mans composition is naturally stronger. Most men on average have more muscle and bone mass therefore making it more challenging for woman to burn calories and get a slim tone shaped figure. So give us proper credit and bare with us. Also physically we have to go through menstrual cycle, child-bearing and menopause. Ok funny one here… ready for this one… There is really only one normal week of the month for a womans hormones so enjoy that week guys.  A female bleeds one week, then she ovulates approximately one, then here is your normal week guys ..LOL. Come week four she is PMS’ing . That means premenstrual syndrome, which occurs the week before her period. PMS includes bloating, cramping, mood swings, weight gain and depression just to name a few.   Yearly gyno exams UGHH!! Also child-bearing and menopause …. BLAHH !!! Do I even need to go there with you guys??.. LOL. You guys for one day seriously just pay attention to what we have to go through I bet you would relate a whole lot better.

Emotionally I know I can speak for most woman including myself we are way more sensitive creatures. A woman has a nurturing caring maternal instinct which gives her an overly loving innate sense.  Listen to us. Give us attention.  Empathize with us. It is not that hard. NEWS FLASH **** Emotionally if a womans needs are not filled she may stray away, unlike a male they can stay for any reason like a wild dog in the streets ..LOL  Sorry to all you good loyal men. Had to… Woman can be very insecure with themselves. Guys it is your JOB to make the woman your interested in feel secure! End of story. If you want her to believe in you as Rihanna says make her feel like she is the only girl in the world.

Now the fun part starts. Here is where I wanna call God and have a long chat. Why is it that I and most woman have to go super duper beyond what men normally do to keep sexy?  When men they just… well don’t have to put in half the effort. UGHHH. Nails, hairs, heels,  do you know how much heels hurt?? .. Guys do not expect to get a fine YOUNGER woman if your rocking a U shape hair cut, all grey hairs, untamed hair all over your body and bad teeth . If we dye our hairs and maintain ourselves so why shouldn’t you?  I whiten my teeth, floss and keep my dentist appointments .  There is no such thing as AUTO FLOSS! LOL .  Us woman stress over makeup, laser, waxing, tweezing, wrinkle creams, nowadays surgeries.. I shave everyday practically. You all wanna look for sexiness well heck so do us woman. So fellas put in effort and work it!!!   We want a nicely groomed man too!  Don’t you wonder why Channing Tatum is a huge star?  He is FINE .  Let me say that again   F I N E!  He manscapes, has great hygiene and takes care of himself all the way around. And he can shake his junk.. LOL

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Dying my hair because I have been getting grays for ten years now. The first one I named .. LOL

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NOTICE I AM NOT SMILING>>LOL

Right down to shopping we have to worry about sexy bras, underwear, purses, dresses, make up and so on.. You guys don’t really wear any lingerie  … do you? I am not talking Halloween, but everyday life. Do not get me wrong I love to shop, but guys understand we have so much more we have to worry about.  Everyday I take care of myself from moisturizing my skin, to washing my hair, finding the right makeup (even though I don’t wear much I like the natural look), down to keeping my teeth whitened. Hygiene is so important. A clean body and a healthy smile will help you feel more confident. That confidence gives you the will to spread your happy and smile for others.

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YUP! I use all of this and then some. Welcome to my world.

I have to say bravo to all of the woman out there trying their best in this world and to the men who are respecting their woman.   I want you guys to appreciate a good strong woman chances are she has been through so much.  And to answer the question is God a Guy ??.. HMMM no way, but not sure why woman have it harder.  I know one thing is for sure we are a lot stronger than we realize.  I know my heart along with my strength makes me an unstoppable beautiful woman here to help most anyone.

– R

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Just took this picture today. It is not easy being me. LOL

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Be strong enough to kick evil in the face!

This post was dedicated to a certain person who requested I write about this topic…