Soy Alert—One Woman’s Story

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:

  1. 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?
  2. 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)?
  3. 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.

1 thought on “Soy Alert—One Woman’s Story”

  1. Interesting story.
    However i would take anything posted in the http://www.westonaprice.org website with a grain of salt.

    If this story is true, where are the author’s email address, postal address or complete name?
    I could make up an believable, fictitious, anonymous story about how eating vegan diet gave me cancer.

    The whole good oil vs. bad oil is basically a campaign to get people to consume either oils derived from vegetable products or oils derived from animals.

    Both sides have a stack of studies to back-up their claims and I don’t trust neither side.

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