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Soy Is NOT a Health Food

By July 23, 2012January 14th, 2020Uncategorized


My client Laura wanted me to share her testimony:

“Before I met Maria, I felt lost when it came to food! I had read so many conflicting reports the only foods I felt “safe” eating were fruits and vegetables! I was ALWAYS hungry within the hour of eating, so I was ALWAYS eating! I would “crash” quickly and feel distracted and nervous until I could eat my next “meal.” I allowed myself to eat only a few nuts and/or nut butter, a teeny tiny amount of cheese and a few bites of meat (I was terrified of all of the warnings of high fat and calories of these foods). FOOD WAS A MAJOR STRESS IN MY LIFE!!! After learning the facts about nutrition from Maria, my life has changed dramatically!!!!

1. I am so calm and happy!

2. I LOVE food and eating and preparing my food!

3. I always feel so satisfied and satiated after eating. I have no trouble going hours without food! (I never dreamed that to be a possibility)

4. I LOVE my body! I feel so good about myself and feel so healthy!

5. My periods are finally healthy and normal (a big change!).

6. My hair and nails grow so quickly! My hair also feels thicker.

7. My grocery bill has decreased dramatically! I used to spend $150.00 a week buying organic fruits and vegetables (several bags to sustain me throughout the week! I was eating sometimes 4 or 5 bananas a day!). Now I don’t even need to go to the store! I’ve estimated an annual savings of at least $2,000 possibly more!

8. I am so happy not having to go to the store every week! It is so much less stressful!

9. My favorite preparation of meat is the crock-pot…cannot get any easier than that!!!”

10. My triglycerides are 14!”

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Laura recently hiked the Camino Trail in Spain and did it 100% keto!

Soy Is NOT a Health Food

Why Soy Is Bad

Soy protein isn’t the health food it claims to be! About 20 percent of babies in the United States are now fed soy formula, but the estrogens in soy can cause long term harm your baby’s sexual development and reproductive health that is irreversible. Babies consuming soy formula ingest about 5 birth control pills worth of estrogen every day.

1. THYROID ISSUES: Phytoestrogens are estrogen like. Mega consumption of these isoflavone are found in soy burgers, milk, soybutter and are very harmful for thyroid function.

2. CANCER: The estrogenic and toxic effect is linked to breast, uterus, and thyroid cancer.

3. INFERTILITY: Soy is linked to growth disorders, thyroid problems, infertility, and tumors.

4. TIRED TOXIC LIVER: Soy has toxic chemicals that clog up the liver and can’t be metabolized, unless fermented.

5. MINERAL DEFICIENCIES: Soy has anti-nutrient properties that block absorption of minerals from intestines (which in turn slows the thyroid).

6. DIGESTION: Contains enzymes inhibitors that reduce protein digestion.

The total caloric intake from soy in the Chinese diet is only 1.5%. Modern soy doesn’t resemble traditional Asian soy in any way. And to make matters worse, soy has become one of the biggest genetically modified crops in the world, with most (over 90%) of it being GMO. So, now we have all this soy milk, most of which is not organic, going into our babies, and our general population, who all believe it is healthy; all because of marketing.

 Soy Is NOT a Health Food

Maria Emmerich

Maria is a wellness expert who has helped clients follow a Ketogenic lifestyle to heal and lose weight for over 20 years. She has helped thousands of clients get healthy, get off medications and heal their bodies; losing weight is just a bonus. She is the international best selling author of several books including "Keto: The Complete Guide to Success on the Ketogenic Diet.".


  • Thanks, Maria!! Spot on.

  • Gina says:

    You hit a sore spot for me, I was vegan for 16 years prior to Keto. That meant 2 vegan pregnancies an expanded time of myself and my kids eating … soy milk, soy butter tofu by the tons, soy burgers soy nuts soy air LOL. Seriously though, I realized at some point that I am eating soy in ridiculous amounts to supplement the real thing. I craved nuts for obvious reasons. but then after two pregnancies I was depleted, I lived in a fog had no focus and forgot something I was saying seconds after stopping. I had full blood panels to check what was wrong and everything seemed okay. As my children grew it turned out that my son has ADHD and my daughter has Epilepsy, I can’t say my vegan diet was the cause, but I sure have guilt over it especially considering all these soy risks! Anyhow after watching a documentary called your child’s brain is starving I realized I had made a mistake. Eventually I found my way to HFLC which helps my kids with their disorders as well as my husband and myself. My fog cleared after 1 week. My memory is so much better now too. I had massive amounts of cognitive dissonance to get over. Everything I thought was true I found to be absolutely untrue, like soy is a health food. I am ashamed of not digging deeper, I have guilt that I hurt my kids for a lifetime – I take full responsibility. Thank you Maria for educating me, and everyone to things that people do not want to admit because it is shakes their world.

  • Lauri says:

    I, for the most part, stay away from all sources of soy. I have seen where small amounts of fermented Japanese soy may be acceptable in moderation. I have recently come across a product, IT WORKS. .GREENS ON THE GO. This powdered greens drink contains non GMO soy lecithin (97% phosphatides) and soy protein isolate. Is this a healthy option for a greens detoxify, alkalize, energize drink? It contains all non GMO ingredients and stevia.

  • Eve says:

    This is very worrying!
    My 2 year old toddler drinks soy milk a lot because he has cowmilk protein allergy. The slightest bit of milk (powder) will cause rashes and a vomitting fest!
    So he gets his cornflakes with soymilk and also likes a good cup of soymilk every other day.
    Now I feel guilty because I thought I was actuallya doing something good for him 😔.

  • N says:

    What about soy for post menopausal women ?

  • Lisa B. says:

    I’m 56 and post menopausal. I’ve recently lost 65 lbs on a strict ketogenic diet, which is great, however, I’ve been on a plateau for 4 months with another 40-ish lbs to go. My Dr. recently told me to add soy to my diet, as he feels the the plateau is due to hormonal levels. After reading everything I can find on soy, I’m hesitant to do so. Ss there a natural alternative to soy that will help me to continue on my weight loss journey while balancing my hormones?

  • Christopher Casey says:

    If not soy milk, then what do you recommend??

  • Judy Baker says:

    Worse yet, I actually saw flax milk at the store recently. Flax has much, much more estrogen than soy. It has more estrogen by far than any other plant food.

  • Kelly milam says:

    What do you recommend as an alternative to soy formula for a 6month old that has a cow’s milk allergy/intolerance (traditional formula) and breast feeding is no longer an option?

  • Miranda says:

    Hi Maria,
    Thanks for the article. I know and trust your work but I would like to share this article with a friend. I wonder if you have scientific references to back up all of these statements? Or could you point me to another article that has references?

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