Now that you’ve read “The Oiling of America” (which was linked in the entry I posted on March 13, 2003) you might want to take a look at this article, also from the Weston A. Price society, “Soy Alert – One Woman’s Story.”

This is one woman’s claim about the affect of soy-based products on her health. In particular, she claims the soy was the cause of her cancer.

This was a pretty disturbing and sad story, but it wasn’t based on any studies or real data, so it left me with a lot of questions. Luckily, I had my friend Brad Marshall was around to give me some answers.

My questions were:

  1. So let’s say it was the soy that was the primary cause of her cancer. What do you think it is about the soy that caused it?
  2. What’s the difference between olive oil and, say, corn oil. Is it simply the monounsaturated fatty acids (in the olive oil) vs. polyunsaturated fatty acids (in the corn oil)?
  3. So what exactly is the difference between a “fatty acid” and just “fat”?

My next entry on nutrition will be part one of Brad’s answers to my questions.

Soy Alert — One Woman's Story