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Soy Unveiled: Navigating the Good and Bad for Your Health

November 16, 20231 min read

The soy dilemma unfolds with revelations about its genetic modification—94% of U.S. soy is genetically modified. For those with compromised barriers or low stomach acid, opting for organic soy becomes crucial to prevent unwanted chemicals from infiltrating the bloodstream, triggering inflammation.

The Dark Side of Soy: Soy, a protease inhibitor, hinders protein digestion, risking nutrient deficiencies and intestinal disorders. While common processing reduces protease inhibitors, soy baby formulas still pose concerns. Soy's phytates further impede vital mineral absorption.

The Bright Side of Fermentation: Not all soy is created equal. Fermentation and sprouting eliminate up to 80% of trypsin inhibitors, enhancing nutrient absorption. Embrace fermented soy allies like miso, natto, tamari, and tempeh for improved health benefits.

Fermented Soy Delights:

  • Miso: Elevate Asian-inspired dishes with this salty umami seasoning.

  • Natto: A traditional Japanese health food, an acquired taste enjoyed with rice.

  • Tamari: A gluten-free alternative with a robust umami flavor.

  • Tempeh: Transform this brick-like cake into a culinary delight through boiling, marinating, and efficient baking.

Navigating Soy's Complexity: Soy's impact on health varies, making it crucial to personalize care. Fermentation transforms soy's nutritional profile, but heavily processed variants demand caution. Testing antibodies or exploring non-invasive methods can unveil your unique sensitivity to soy.

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Brandon Drake

Brandon, the VP of Business Development at LabSmarts, empowers practitioners with bio-individualized blood work interpretation software, enhancing accuracy and efficiency in analysis while preserving personalized healthcare philosophies for optimal patient care. Brandon also works as Business Development Consultant at a leading CRM company. His role involves fostering partnerships with individuals and organizations keen on optimizing their operational processes and elevating customer and prospect interactions. The overarching objective is to catalyze business growth. Brandon’s approach centers on in-depth comprehension of your unique business landscape, objectives, and pain points. This enables him to discern how his company’s CRM technology can effectively resolve your specific challenges. His foremost aim is to empower customers to harness the full potential of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solutions, thereby streamlining operations, enhancing efficiency, and fostering growth, all while maintaining the human touch in the digital age. Brandon Drake

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