(69) The Lesma Files: Snotty and Shitty

The Lesbian Mafia show

Summary: More hostility, fights, and internal chaos from The Lesma Files; a random solo anti-soy rant in between spats, so hold on to your nun habits. Truthfully, this is a positively disgusting podcast including potty humor. Don't listen while eating. Enjoy! 8) Disclaimer: Soy is especially toxic for people with Thyroid issues. (some would argue it is the cause) If a person doesn't know they have Thyroid issues, which many don't, because many do not have any outward or obvious symptoms, and woman-specific Thyroid issues are not mandated testing on any regular exams (even if you are dead ringer) hence..... a person's diet including soy could be dangerously toxic for them and they wouldn't know until something very serious developed. The jury is out on whether soy (a hormone btw) is an issue for people who are otherwise healthy. Some swear by it, and some people have also been eating red meat their entire lives and live long healthy lives too. As some people smoke for decades and croak at 99 of natural causes. Just sharing info. If you have control issues about this, see a shrink. Mary Shomon and Jillian Michaels are very public about their Thyroid conditions, and both advise against soy for people with Thyroid issues and neither advocate on it's behalf otherwise, Micheals saying the information available is contradictory. Rastafari despite being vegetarians do not eat soy products at all since they are proscribed as unhealthy according to ital diet. You can see some of this on www.worldofjah.com _________________________________________ The Ploy of Soy Although widely promoted as a health food, hundreds of studies link modern processed soy to malnutrition, digestive problems, thyroid dysfunction, cognitive decline, reproductive disorders, immune system breakdown, and even heart disease and cancer. How could soy be linked to all this disease? Because the soybean contains many naturally occurring toxins. All legumes contain toxins but the problem with soy is that the toxins are found in very high levels and are resistant to the traditional ways of getting rid of them. Long, slow fermentation (as in the traditional production of miso, tempeh and soy sauce) gets rid of the phytic acid and other digestive inhibitors but not the phytoestrogens in soy. Myths About Isoflavones One of the most common myths is that soy estrogens (isoflavones) are beneficial for your health. Isoflavones are the estrogen-like compounds occurring naturally in soy foods. They act as the plant's natural pesticides, causing insects to become sterile. Research has shown that isoflavones can prevent ovulation and stimulate the growth of cancer cells. As little as 38 mg isoflavones per day (less than the amount found in 1 cup of soy milk) can result in hypothyroidism with symptoms of lethargy, constipation, weight gain and fatigue. The isoflavones in soy have been shown to cause reproductive problems, infertility, thyroid disease and liver disease in mice, rats, cheetahs, sturgeon, quail, sheep, pigs and marmoset monkeys. Traditional Versus Modern Soy Foods It is important to distinguish between traditional and modern soy foods. In Asia, traditional soy foods were consumed in small amounts, usually as a fermented condiment. Traditional fermented soy foods include miso, soy sauce, tempeh and natto. Tofu was prepared by a precipitation process that gets rid of some of the anti-nutrients, and tofu was often then fermented. Tofu was usually consumed in small amounts in fish broth, which provided lots of compensating minerals and compounds that support thyroid function. Soymilk underwent a very long preparation process to get rid of anti-nutrients and it was consumed with shrimp or egg yolk, ingredients that helped compensate for the many antinutrients that remained. Mostly a food for the elderly, it was sometimes given to nursing mothers but never to growing children. Problems with Soy Protein Isolate