An email crashes in.
I work with Silk on one of their latest new products called Heart Health.
As part of their new line of wellness products, Heart Health was specifically designed to reduce cholesterol. In fact, A recent study found that people who enjoyed three servings of Silk Heart Health per day for four weeks, as part of a sensible diet, lowered their cholesterol by 7%.
If you’re interested, I would like to send you some coupons for a free half gallon of Heart Health. You can use these for both product review, or as contest give-aways on your site. I can take care of shipping coupons to contest winners.
Also, I have Silk pedometers to give-away as well. They are pocket-size and perfect for the on-the-go lifestyle.
If you have any questions, please let me know and if you’re interested in participating, please send me your address for shipping. I plan to mail coupons and pedometers out this Friday, 10/9.
Well, Tim, it’s clear to me that before wasting my time with your email, you didn’t bother to do enough research on my blog (like search ‘soy’, maybe) to disabuse yourself of the silly assumption that, oh, I dunno…what: because this is generally a "health blog" that I must certainly and unquestionably be a whore to all the "expert" diktats out there, a supreme sucker for conventional "wisdom?"
…That when a major corporation maligns natural foods like meat and natural fats in order to tout neolithic garbage like soy and its hyper-processed derivative products, I jump to attention?
That being the case, then, I’m just going to assume that you don’t mind poisoning people for money.
Alright, moving right along. Do you have any idea of the poison unfermented soy and soy milk is? Are you aware, for example, that infants on soy formula and children on soy milk and other products are getting the hormonal equivalent of about five birth-control pills per day?
According to the Weston A. Price Foundation, The Vegetarian Myth: Food, Justice, and Sustainability and Primal Body-Primal Mind: Empower Your Total Health The Way Evolution Intended (…And Didn’t) (quoting WAPF, here):
The most serious problem with soy formula is the presence of phytoestrogens or isoflavones. While many claims have been made about the health benefits of these estrogen-like compounds, animal studies indicate that they are powerful endocrine disrupters that alter growth patterns and cause sterility. Toxicologists estimate that an infant exclusively fed soy formula receives the estrogenic equivalent of at least five birth control pills per day. By contrast, almost no phytoestrogens have been detected in dairy-based infant formula or in human milk, even when the mother consumes soy products. A recent study found that babies fed soy-based formula had 13,000 to 22,0000 times more isoflavones in their blood than babies fed milk-based formula. Scientists have known for years that isoflavones in soy products can depress thyroid function, causing autoimmune thyroid disease and even cancer of the thyroid.
Wonderful suff, that. There’s more, but you can read it from the source. In brief: all these estrogens being pumped into infants and children is having opposite side effects: 1% of girls are now showing signs of puberty as early and age three (15% of whites and 50% of blacks by age eight), and boys are entering puberty with underdeveloped genitals and learning disabilities.
And the list goes on. Want more sources? Sure.
Now, as to the rest of it, "Heart Health?" Who in their right mind would trust anything a profit-at-any-price (see foregoing) company says about heart health? Want to know about heart health? How about consult a cardiologist like William Davis of The Heart Scan Blog, or a cardiac surgeon like Dwight Lundell, man enough to admit he made a mistake after holding 5,000 beating hearts in his hands and just observing the obvious. Or, why not another heart surgeon, this one specializing in infant heart transplant; also named America’s Top Doctor three years running, Dr. Steven Gundry. How about see what he says about heart health, but certainly, by all means, laugh your ass off when a company willing to cripple infants and children touts "heart health."
Actually, it’s not a laughing matter.
Finally, why would most anyone want to "lower their cholesterol?" What do you think you know about cholesterol, anyway? Do you have any idea how many people die who have low cholesterol? Seriously, do you have any clue? Are you aware that for the elderly in general and women in particular, the higher the cholesterol, the longer the average lifespan? Why are you admonishing people to engage in behavior that carries a risk of increased all-cause mortality and decreased longevity? Well, you don’t have a problem poisoning kinds, so…
If people started actually thinking and paying attention to these things, they’d be focussed on natural and ancestral eating habits that would often tend to raise their cholesterol, and they’d stop looking at it as a problem to be managed — as companies like yours would have them do out of ignorance and fear, all while the profits just roll in.
Hope that all wasn’t too mean.