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Longevity of Breast Cancer Survivors Boosted By Soy?

A surprising new study suggests soy can help boost the longevity of breast cancer survivors. As reported by NPR, the estrogen mimicking components of soy may inhibit the reappearance of cancerous cells.

Soy was once touted as a superfood and ideal protein for vegetarians. It has since fallen out of favor, in large part due to the estrogen compounds that it contains. Plant estrogens, such as that found in soy, can have profound detrimental effects on a developing fetus. Exposure to estrogenic chemicals in the womb or during childhood has the potential to negatively affect a woman’s fertility as an adult, and has previously been linked to an increased chance of breast cancer.

Making matters worse, unless you're buying USDA 100% Organic soy products, chances are you're consuming genetically engineered (GE) soy, or feeding it to your baby, and GE crops — soy in particular — have also been linked to serious fertility problems.

All in all, the health hazards of unfermented soy products — particularly genetically engineered varieties — are so serious and numerous, I strongly suggest avoiding them altogether, whether you're planning a pregnancy or not. But clearly, it's of particular concern for pregnant women.

This new study seems to fly in the face of science but there is one important distinction to make. This is the fundamental difference between fermented and unfermented soy. Fermented soy products are healthy protein foods. For example, natto is an excellent source of vitamin K2.

It can be difficult to navigate the maze of seemingly contradictory health information. It is for this reason that I created a simplified nutrition plan. It is full of cutting edge health information but is designed for beginners and experts alike. It is a great tool for optimizing your health. 
 
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