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Eet vet word slank gepubliceerd januari 2013

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Trick and Treat:
How 'healthy eating' is making us ill
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"A great book that shatters so many of the nutritional fantasies and fads of the last twenty years. Read it and prolong your life."
Clarissa Dickson Wright

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"NH&WL may be the best non-technical book on diet ever written"
Joel Kauffman, PhD, Professor Emeritus, University of the Sciences, Philadelphia, PA

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The Chicken Roost

We have named this section of SOS the Chicken Roost because it contains some sad but typical examples of the type of harm soy can cause.  Phytic Acid has been known for decades to cause Bone Weakness. And soy has been PROVED by the USA National Center for Toxicological Research to harm the function of the thyroid.

Dr Northrup has deliberately lied about FDA research and continues to harm her clients by refusing to concede her errors, even when they damage her own health. We almost named this section "Hoist With her own Petard".

The extracts below are from the newsletter of Dr Stephen Byrnes of which is available free on application via that site Health Problems of Soy Advocates.  Two of the biggest advocates of soy are American MD Christiane Northrup and Australian naturopath Nancy  Beckham. The latter, in particular, has been at the forefront of opposition to the anti-soy articles authored by Sally Fallon, MA, and Mary Enig, PhD, with several long letters published in the alternative medical journal the Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients.

Well, it has come to light recently that both Dr. Northrup and Ms. Beckham, despite their heavy use of soy, are suffering from health problems which can be related to excessive soy intake: hypothyroidism and osteoporosis. We find this amusing for two reasons:

(1) Because Northrup denies that soy has anything to do with hypothyroidism, despite the clear evidence to the contrary, and continues her soy preparation every day.

(2) Beckham panned the idea that soy contributed to osteoporosis because she used soy milk in her "successful treatment" protocols for osteoporosis in her clinic.

On September18, 2001, I printed out some Q&As from Christiane Northrup's site

Here are a few excerpts from the section on THYROID CONCERNS

"Multiple HUMAN studies published in 1999 and 2000 have shown that soy protein does not harm thyroid function..." 

"The FDA rejected earlier claims that soy adversely affected the thyroid due to lack of evidence. Most importantly, in Asian countries where consumption of soy is 10 to 100 times higher than in America, no higher occurrence occurs. And in the tens of thousands of women who use Revival, the type of high dose soy protein drink I use daily, there has rarely been a problem..."

"Hundreds of human studies have shown soy's benefits to menopause, endometrial, breast heart and bone health. Hypothyroidism has not been a concern..."

"Animal studies have shown that soy may actually increase thyroid hormones slightly, which could help reduce cholesterol levels...."

"On a personal note, I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism during perimenopause, after I was already taking Revival soy. My blood tests returned to normal when I began taking low dose thyroid replacement. I monitor my blood levels and dose of thyroid just as any doctor normally would. Just in case there's an absorption problem, take my Revival in the morning and my thyroid hormone at noon. It's that simple."

For another news item on Dr. Northrup, be sure to read "A Belated Discovery" by Mary Cupp at

Nancy Beckham's shocking revelation appeared in the July 2002 issue of Vitamin Research News, published by the supplement company Vitamin Research Products The newsletter has a question and answer section where customers can ask Dr. Ward Dean, MD, questions about VRP's products in relation to health. Ms. Beckham's question went like this:

Xylitol and Osteoporosis

Dear Dr. Dean,

I am a naturopath practicing in Sydney, Australia. I have been treating osteoporosis for almost ten years with various supplements and varying degrees of success. My observation has been that weak gums/teeth seem to be correlated to osteoporosis-- including myself! I was most interested in your article in the Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients (and papers in Medline) on Xylitol.

Have you "guessed" a dose that might be therapeutic in humans with osteoporosis? I have done enough studies to be able to give some other supplementation and to be able to compare cases with, say, six other similar patients.

I am interested in buying some powder for human testing and would like to know the cost please--assuming I buy enough in bulk for, say, 6 patients for one year. (I get bone mineral density scans done before and after; and could also get a dentist to monitor gums/teeth in the "test subjects."

Regards, N. Beckham

This question (and Dr. Dean's answer) will most likely be indexed on VRP's website so you can check it out for yourself. Unfortunately, the site does not appear to index past newsletters, only sections thereof in different areas of the site. I have a hard copy, though, to prove that Ms. Beckham did, indeed, write the letter.

For a thorough discussion of the pros and cons of soy foods, be sure to peruse the Soy Alert section of


Then there is the extremely sad and heartbreaking affair  of the Seventh Day Adventist mother and father who were both jailed in June 2002 for allowing their baby son to die of vitamin B 12 deficiency (Read their story Here and Here). Yet it has been known to experts for decades that soy consumption can cause Vitamin B12 deficiency.

Sanitarium Health Food Company is a fanatical promoter of soy products, and has used the cash it gleans from its tax-exempt status for blanket advertising in Australia and New Zealand. But it does not reveal as openly that the huge media promotions of soy milk for cholesterol-lowering earned it over 150 criminal charges under the New Zealand Fair Trading Act. See the Deed of Settlement that kept those charges out of Court. Now see the current claims on Sanitarium's Website Here.   

Is this honest? Or is it Contempt of Court and a breach of a solemnly sworn Deed? You decide!


New York parents on trial for child harm after soy formula feedings

Was tot's vegan diet criminal? Parents' trial set to start
New York Daily News; New York, N.Y.; Mar 10, 2003; SCOTT SHIFREL DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER;

"[Silva Swinton] did everything for this child," said her attorney, Christopher Shella. "She used cloth diapers and washed them every day. She ground her own soy formula." Resembled a newborn The Queens Village couple, both 32, are charged with first-degree assault and could face 25 years in prison. Silva Swinton is free on $20,000 bail, [Joseph Swinton] is in jail on the...


Severe nutritional deficiencies in toddlers resulting from health food milk alternatives.

Carvalho NF, Kenney RD, Carrington PH, Hall DE. Pediatrics. 2001 Apr;107(4):E45.

It is widely appreciated that health food beverages are not appropriate for infants. Because of continued growth, children beyond infancy remain susceptible to nutritional disorders. We report on 2 cases of severe nutritional deficiency caused by consumption of health food beverages. In both cases, the parents were well-educated, appeared conscientious, and their children received regular medical care. Diagnoses were delayed by a low index of suspicion. In addition, nutritional deficiencies are uncommon in the United States and as a result, US physicians may be unfamiliar with their clinical features. Case 1, a 22-month-old male child, was admitted with severe kwashiorkor. He was breastfed until 13 months of age. Because of a history of chronic eczema and perceived milk intolerance, he was started on a rice beverage after weaning. On average, he consumed 1.5 L of this drink daily. Intake of solid foods was very poor. As this rice beverage, which was fallaciously referred to as rice milk, is extremely low in protein content, the resulting daily protein intake of 0.3 g/kg/day was only 25% of the recommended dietary allowance. In contrast, caloric intake was 72% of the recommended energy intake, so the dietary protein to energy ratio was very low. A photograph of the patient after admission illustrates the typical features of kwashiorkor: generalized edema, hyperpigmented and hypopigmented skin lesions, abdominal distention, irritability, and thin, sparse hair. Because of fluid retention, the weight was on the 10th percentile and he had a rotund sugar baby appearance. Laboratory evaluation was remarkable for a serum albumin of 1.0 g/dL (10 g/L), urea nitrogen <0.5 mg/dL (<0.2 mmol/L), and a normocytic anemia with marked anisocytosis. Evaluation for other causes of hypoalbuminemia was negative. Therapy for kwashiorkor was instituted, including gradual refeeding, initially via a nasogastric tube because of severe anorexia. Supplements of potassium, phosphorus, multivitamins, zinc, and folic acid were provided. The patient responded dramatically to refeeding with a rising serum albumin and total resolution of the edema within 3 weeks. At follow-up 1 year later he continued to do well on a regular diet supplemented with a milk-based pediatric nutritional supplement. The mortality of kwashiorkor remains high, because of complications such as infection (kwashiorkor impairs cellular immune defenses) and electrolyte imbalances with ongoing diarrhea. Children in industrialized countries have developed kwashiorkor resulting from the use of a nondairy creamer as a milk alternative, but we were unable to find previous reports of kwashiorkor caused by a health food milk alternative. We suspect that cases have been overlooked. Case 2, a 17-month-old black male, was diagnosed with rickets. He was full-term at birth and was breastfed until 10 months of age, when he was weaned to a soy health food beverage, which was not fortified with vitamin D or calcium. Intake of solid foods was good, but included no animal products. Total daily caloric intake was 114% of the recommended dietary allowance. Dietary vitamin D intake was essentially absent because of the lack of vitamin D-fortified milk. The patient lived in a sunny, warm climate, but because of parental career demands, he had limited sun exposure. His dark complexion further reduced ultraviolet light-induced endogenous skin synthesis of vitamin D. The patient grew and developed normally until after his 9-month check-up, when he had an almost complete growth arrest of both height and weight. The parents reported regression in gross motor milestones. On admission the patient was unable to crawl or roll over. He could maintain a sitting position precariously when so placed. Conversely, his language, fine motor-adaptive, and personal-social skills were well-preserved. Generalized hypotonia, weakness, and decreased muscle bulk were present. Clinical features of rickets present on examination included: frontal bossing, an obvious rachitic rosary (photographed), genu varus, flaring of the wrists, and lumbar kyphoscoliosis. The serum alkaline phosphatase was markedly elevated (1879 U/L), phosphorus was low (1.7 mg/dL), and calcium was low normal (8.9 mg/dL). The 25-hydroxy-vitamin D level was low (7.7 pg/mL) and the parathyroid hormone level was markedly elevated (114 pg/mL). The published radiographs are diagnostic of advanced rickets, showing diffuse osteopenia, frayed metaphyses, widened epiphyseal plates, and a pathologic fracture of the ulna. The patient was treated with ergocalciferol and calcium supplements. The published growth chart demonstrates the dramatic response to therapy. Gross motor milestones were fully regained within 6 months. The prominent neuromuscular manifestations shown by this patient serve as a reminder that rickets should be considered in the differential diagnosis of motor delay.

Hypocalcemic tetany in 'alternative' soy milk nutrition in the first months of life
Anil M, Demirakca S, Dotsch J, Kiess W. Klin Padiatr. 1996 Nov-Dec;208(6):323-6.

A 14 weeks old infant was admitted to the intensive care unit with life-threatening hypocalcemic-hyperphosphatemic spasms. Hypocalcemia-hyperphosphatemia was found to have been caused by feeding a high phosphate/ low calcium soy milk. The daily uptake of calcium was calculated to have been 3.3-6 mmol that of phosphate 30 mmol. The parents strongly believed that soy milk formulas were equivalent to breast milk and cow's milk formulas and lived on a strictly vegetarian diet.

 Vegetarian feeding had led to life-threatening hypocalcemic hyperphosphatemic spasms in the infant. We conclude that malnutrition and false nutritional beliefs have to be included as a potential cause of early hypocalcemia in infants.

Full Abstract Here

Vitamin B1 Deficiency.

HEINZ CORPORATION has known of the risks to babies from soy protein formulas since Soyonlineservice drew them to its attention in 1994. Heinz still markets "Farleys" and "Remedia" soy protein baby formulas in the UK and Germany. Now babies are dead.  Read More Here.






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