Acid washing in aluminum tanks leaches high levels of aluminum into the final product. The resultant curds are spray- dried at high temperatures to
produce a high-protein powder. A final indignity to the original soybean is high-temperature, high-pressure extrusion processing of soy protein
isolate to produce textured vegetable protein (TVP).
Much of the trypsin inhibitor content can be removed through high-temperature processing, but not all. Trypsin inhibitor content of soy protein
isolate can vary as much as fivefold.21 (In rats, even low-level trypsin inhibitor SPI feeding results in reduced weight gain compared to
But high-temperature processing has the unfortunate side-effect of so denaturing the other proteins in soy that they are rendered largely
ineffective.23 That's why animals on soy feed need lysine supplements for normal growth.
Nitrites, which are potent carcinogens, are formed during spray-drying, and a toxin called lysinoalanine is formed during alkaline processing.24
Numerous artificial flavorings, particularly MSG, are added to soy protein isolate and textured vegetable protein products to mask their strong
"beany" taste and to impart the flavor of meat.25
In feeding experiments, the use of SPI increased requirements for vitamins E, K, D and B12 and created deficiency symptoms of calcium, magnesium,
manganese, molybdenum, copper, iron and zinc.26 Phytic acid remaining in these soy products greatly inhibits zinc and iron absorption; test animals
fed SPI develop enlarged organs, particularly the pancreas and thyroid gland, and increased deposition of fatty acids in the liver.27
Yet soy protein isolate and textured vegetable protein are used extensively in school lunch programs, commercial baked goods, diet beverages and fast
food products. They are heavily promoted in third world countries and form the basis of many food giveaway programs.
In spite of poor results in animal feeding trials, the soy industry has sponsored a number of studies designed to show that soy protein products can
be used in human diets as a replacement for traditional foods.
An example is "Nutritional Quality of Soy Bean Protein Isolates: Studies in Children of Preschool Age", sponsored by the Ralston Purina Company.28 A
group of Central American children suffering from malnutrition was first stabilized and brought into better health by feeding them native foods,
including meat and dairy products. Then, for a two-week period, these traditional foods were replaced by a drink made of soy protein isolate and
All nitrogen taken in and all nitrogen excreted was measured in truly Orwellian fashion: the children were weighed naked every morning, and all
excrement and vomit gathered up for analysis. The researchers found that the children retained nitrogen and that their growth was "adequate", so the
experiment was declared a success.
Whether the children were actually healthy on such a diet, or could remain so over a long period, is another matter. The researchers noted that the
children vomited "occasionally", usually after finishing a meal; that over half suffered from periods of moderate diarrhea; that some had upper
respiratory infections; and that others suffered from rash and fever.
It should be noted that the researchers did not dare to use soy products to help the children recover from malnutrition, and were obliged to
supplement the soy-sugar mixture with nutrients largely absent in soy products - notably, vitamins A, D and B12, iron, iodine and zinc."
Soy is in Taco Bell tortillas, tuna fish, and the sprouts in Chinese food is Soy.
Another poison to be avoided is lead in chocolate.
Most Cancer patients should avoid supplemental Calcium, Fluoride, Tap and mineral water, always use distilled water. If you can't get your own
distiller, get it from a supermarket where the turn over rate is high. Transfer it to glass at home. If it sits too long in the plastic jug, it
absorbs the chemicals and starts to taste bad.
Avoid plastic containers. Try to get juices etc. in glass containers
Avoid metal cookware. The safest is glass (Pyrex) or enamel.
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[edit on 14-12-2009 by Sargoth]