Now that you’ve read “The Oiling of America” (which was linked in the entry I posted on March 13, 2003) you might want to take a look at this article, also from the Weston A. Price society, “Soy Alert – One Woman’s Story.”
This is one woman’s claim about the affect of soy-based products on her health. In particular, she claims the soy was the cause of her cancer.
This was a pretty disturbing and sad story, but it wasn’t based on any studies or real data, so it left me with a lot of questions. Luckily, I had my friend Brad Marshall was around to give me some answers.
My questions were:
- So let’s say it was the soy that was the primary cause of her cancer. What do you think it is about the soy that caused it? The trans fats?
- What’s the difference between olive oil and, say, corn oil. Is it simply the monounsaturated fatty acids (in the olive oil) vs. polyunsaturated fatty acids (in the corn oil)?
- So what exactly is the difference between a “fatty acid” and just “fat”?
My next entry on nutrition will be part one of Brad’s answers to my questions.