Soy Free Diet: Some say soy is a health food, others claim it’s linked to health problems. The truth is complicated and some place in between. In moderation, whole organic soy does have a place in some people’s diets, but most soy is genetically modified, then heavily sprayed and processed. Soy is also among the foods most commonly linked to food allergy or sensitivity.
I have a sensitivity to soy myself so most of the recipes you’ll find on this site are soy free with the exception of a few that call for organic soy in a fermented form. At the link below you’ll find 100% soy free recipes.
When looking into special diets as a means of weight loss, to find relief from a health issue or simply to improve your overall health, always remember the concept of bio-individuality. Genetics play an important role in determining what foods are appropriate for each of us. Some people can efficiently break down starchy vegetables and grains, while others fair better omitting these foods entirely from their diet. Some humans have evolved to be able to digest cow’s milk while others lack the enzymes to do so. And some people are able to extract the nutrients they need from a plant based diet while others need a healthy dose of protein, fat and other nutrients found only in animal based foods. The point is that we’re all different and no one diet is best for everyone.
While I do make some individual recommendations to my personal clients, I try to avoid blanket statements about diet and health when talking to the masses. BUT, regardless of what foods you decide to eat or not eat, be sure to include plenty green vegetables and don’t forget to exercise every day.