Posts Tagged ‘Soy’

Intro to Hypothyroidism Symptoms and Treatment

Monday, January 17th, 2011

Video from Dr. Mercola. A great introduction to hypothyroidism.

Notes from the video clip below:

If your TSH blood test is over 1.5 (not 5.0) you likely are hypothyroid, confirm this with a free T3 and free T4 tests

Iodine deficiency is a common cause of hypothyroidism. Get enough Iodine , use SSKI to get Iodine

Avoid soy (it induces hypothyroidism) especially un-fermented soy

Use coconut oil

If you are hypothyroid, hormones can be used, Synthroid (T4) and other synthetic hormones are not recommended. If you have not been on synthetic hormones for a long time using armour thyroid is better (gives you T1, T2, T3 and T4). Eventually you may be able to not need hormones at all. Your allopathic physician will prescribe synthetic drugs, a holistic doctor will prescribe armour thyroid instead.

Enjoy:

I take Iodoral or Lugols and eat sea weed to get iodine into my diet. I do “not” use table salt. Table salt should be avoided. Also cruciferous vegetables inhibit the thyroid and they should be steamed before being eaten to remedy this.

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About Soy

Friday, January 7th, 2011

Soy is currently a controversial topic among vegetarians, most non vegetarians may be unaware of the dangers of soy!

Many ancient Asian cultures consumed soy and boasted about its benefits, it must be healthy, right?

Right and wrong. You must know more about soy before answering this question. Modern soy foods are frequently not prepared in such a way as to neutralize many anti-nutritive qualities. The ancients figured out how to prepare soy to make it eatable and even healthy. We, or own modern food corporations forgot how to make soy foods or chose not to care.

Soybeans contain very high levels of the aforementioned phytic acid and enzyme inhibitors, and also contain high levels of phytoestrogens (isoflavones). These substances, far from being the panacea that they are claimed to be, are potent endocrine disruptors and goitrogens–substances which depress the thyroid.

Heat does not neutralize these substances, nor does sprouting in the case of the soybean.

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The only way to neutralize all of the difficulties with soybeans and truly unlock their nutritional value is to ferment them by ancient traditional methods into tempeh, miso, natto or traditional soy sauces such as shoyu and tamari.

I have, and I advice you to, refrain from consuming soy in any other form specifically: tofu, texturized (or hydrolyzed) vegetable protein (TVP or HVP), soy protein powder, soy protein isolate, soy lecithin, soy nuts, soy nut butters, soy cooking oil, soy milk and other soy “dairy” products, and imitation soy “meat” products of all kinds.

You should only consume soy in these forms (if prepared the old fashioned way): tempeh, miso, natto or traditional soy sauces such as shoyu and tamari.



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