Soy and Breast Cancer: Neither is a friend

Soy and Breast Cancer: Neither is a friend
Protect the Pecs, Steve Del Gardo Before you start reading this article, I just want to remind everyone that I am not a doctor or a researcher. This is just my opinion about soy and its possible link to breast cancer. For the past several years, we have been hearing how soy is so awesome for you, and soy this, soy that. I am here to tell you that soy isn’t all that. Soy is that new friend we all like in the beginning. It is fun to be around, but you soon realize that soy is a bit too much, kind of full of itself. Always trying to muscle its way into your family's life. Then you realize that soy isn’t that great. You start getting to know soy more, and realize it is bad for you. Yep, I said it: “Soy sucks!” I avoid soy like a bad ex-girlfriend. Fun in the beginning, but crazy in the end. See ya! Anyway, the reason I am talking ill of soy is because it is likely the very reason I got breast cancer. Before I was diagnosed, I was drinking soy protein milkshakes twice per day for more than a year while I was exercising. Apparently, soy mimics estrogen and increases estrogen levels in our bodies. My cancer was estrogen receptive. (I had high levels of estrogen.) By the way, there is no history of breast cancer in my family and I tested negative for the BRCA gene (no mutations). Soy by-products are in our food supply. There are certain fast-food restaurants that have been using soybean as the base for their burgers for years. I used to work at one when I was 16 (32 years ago), and can attest that t
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  1. Dr. Marc Halpern says:

    This is really old research. The post 2011 research shows that Soy actually reduces the incidence of breast cancer and contains molecules that can repair certain genes damaged in breast cancer. Please update your article as it is causing alarm where none is needed.

    • Thank you for your comment. There is still some controversy that exists in this regards. If someone has a concern about their personal risk of breast cancer, I advise them to discuss it with their own personal physician. Also, there are newer studies online since 2014 that has shown that it does increase the size of the tumor in a group of women. Plus it is still controversial. More research needs to be done. For personal reasons, my soy intake did not reduce my breast cancer, it helped increase the levels. I was diagnosed in 2012. Thanks again for your comment. Have a good day!

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