Think of an industry that costs billions upon billions of dollars in health care costs. Spends billions on marketing and lobbying to suppress information about its links to disease, health and addiction. A group of companies that pay lip service to solving some of these problems knowing full well it creates more sales for them. An industry that is killing the users of its products.
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My experiences with health care providers and my vegan diet have been generally positive. One doctor said he wished more of his patients were as aware of nutrition, an internist asked for information she could pass on to her newly vegan daughter, and a pediatrician requested materials she could give to another vegan family.
As the market for soyfoods grows, so too, does the conflict among health experts who continue to debate the safety of soy. While researchers and health professionals weigh in on the purported health benefits and risks of consuming soy, many of us are left wondering: what role should soy play, if any, in our diets?
Today, soyfoods play a significant role in the diets of many vegans and vegetarians. And looking toward Asian cuisine can give some guidance about how much and what types of soy to eat. Unfortunately, soy detractors have done a fairly good job of confusing these issues, leading many vegans to believe that Asians use soy only in small amounts—as a condiment
We don’t need a lot of iodine; recommendations are expressed in micrograms (a microgram is one-millionth of a gram). Without adequate iodine, however, babies’ brains don’t develop properly, children and adults can become hypothyroid, and pregnancies are more likely to end in miscarriage and stillbirth.
Raising our children as vegans offers a lot of obvious benefits. They’ll avoid the naturally occurring hormones found in all dairy; they’ll never be exposed to the carcinogens and saturated animal fats present in meat; their food will be full of fiber, healthy plant fats, and protective antioxidants.
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