The Hidden Dangers of Soy by Dianne Gregg

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This book was sent to me for review and I also read it for the Health and Wellness Challenge.

The Dangers of Soy? Isn’t Soy a health food? That’s what I though too. If you think Soy is a problem only if you have an allergy to it, you are WRONG! That is the gist of this book by Dianne Gregg.

I learned a lot, the few that really stick out are as follows:

– That the soy the Asians eat isn’t the same as the soy we (North Americans) eat.
– That Asians don’t eat as much soy as we think they do.
– That soy is an estrogen food which also means eating lots of it often affects our hormonal balance producing bizarre and sometimes life threatening conditions.
– That feeding your baby soy milk or soy formula can cause lots of serious problems.

When it comes to books about health I usually take them with a grain of salt since these authors often slant the book to their point of view, showing only research that benefits them or using careful wording to make us think they said something else. Even with this one, I’ll be researching further before I decide to completely eliminate soy from our diet but I will certainly try to keep the amount down in the mean time.

Even if you don’t want to believe that soy is dangerous, the fact that a person with a soy allergy has almost nothing store-bought or restaurant-made that they can eat is horrendous! We are recognizing the need for Peanut-Free areas, now we need to do the same for soy.

This book is FULL of testimonials from all kinds of people who have had problems with soy or someone in their family has had problems with soy. Some are down right scary and some are quite shocking. Personally I think there should have been a little less in the way of testimonials but they did the job of showing me that soy doesn’t cause problems for just a select few and well as affecting people in many different ways.

The only thing wrong with the book is a few duplications of testimonials but other than that, the book was a very interesting read that I finished in a day. I do think more research needs to be done on Soy and that the results of all these tests need to be brought to the attention of the public.

If you have a lot of soy in your diet or are thinking of adding more soy to your diet, you need to read this book.

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