Are Soy Formulas Affecting Hormones in Infants?

Baby-drinking-from-bottleBy Paul Fassa                            Health Impact News

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), 25 percent of commercial infant formulas are soy based. It’s estimated that infants fed soy milk exclusively are taking in the estrogenic equivalent of four to five birth control pills per day.

For boys this translates to feminizing physiological and psychological characteristics as well as learning disabilities or ADD, as estrogen factors overwhelm testosterone. For girls, too much early estrogen leads to premature physiological maturity or early puberty before teen years as well as reproductive issues and potential breast cancer later in life.

The potential hazards of soy go beyond the purported health values of soy for everyone. First, consider the obvious: Over 90 percent of soy agriculture is GMO based. Genetic engineering (GE) has its own inherent toxic hazards.

Adding to that, they are genetically engineered to tolerate massive applications of the glyphosate based herbicide Round-up. This herbicide is soaked up in the soy plants, just like in the weeds intended for removal. Except that the weeds die while soy plants engineered to withstand it absorb it from the soil and survive with most of the Round-up intact to serve into agricultural livestock and human bodies.

Unfermented soy products cause lower iodine content in our bodies and create thyroid issues as well as being associated with the following:

  • Breast cancer
  • Brain damage
  • Infant abnormalities
  • Kidney stones
  • Immune system impairment
  • Severe, potentially fatal food allergies
  • Impaired fertility
  • Danger during pregnancy and nursing

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