Is Soy Good or Bad

Source: https://examine.com/nutrition/is-soy-good-or-bad/

Soy foods have been part of the traditional Asian diet for thousands of years. Today, soy foods and protein powders are commonplace in the diets of people from around the world.

Soy is rich in isoflavones, which are phytoestrogens (they have estrogen-like effects in your body). The isoflavone content of soy foods and soy protein powders varies widely, making it difficult to know how much you are consuming unless the manufacturer specifically tells you. 

Due to its popularity and possible health effects (many of which are attributed to its isoflavone content), soy has been the subject of numerous studies, often financed by the soy industry. Financing by private interests does not automatically disqualify a study, but it should be kept in mind when reading the findings. 

Soy does not appear to affect thyroid activity in humans. 

Soy-protein supplementation benefits LDL-C levels, blood pressure, and endothelial function, but only slightly, so the benefit to your health is uncertain. 

In men, regular intake of soy protein may reduce the risk of developing prostate cancer. Soy protein also has the potential to reduce testosterone levels and interfere with fertility, but only when consumed in excess — no such effects have been observed from the daily consumption of 10–70 grams of soy protein or 60–240 mg of isoflavones. 

In women, soy-protein intake is associated with a reduced risk of breast-cancer incidence and mortality. In premenopausal women, soy protein appears to increase menstrual cycle length and has unknown effects on fertility. In postmenopausal women, soy protein appears to modestly increase estradiol concentrations and bone mineral density. Soy protein also appears to reduce menopausal symptoms. 

Finally, soy infant formulas should be used with caution. Animal studies suggest that soy formulas interfere with sexual development. Actual human studies are scarce, but associations between soy formulas and altered sexual development have been observed in infant girls. Additionally, while soy formulas do not impair the growth of healthy, full-term infants, they can cause growth problems and rickets in premature infants.

Weekly Updates July 29, 2018

Quote:

“In the midst of chaos there is also opportunity.”
– The Art of War

Recipe:

Micro nutrient smoothies

https://youtu.be/JLQ63y5aTpo

Here are 7 nutrients that you may need to supplement with while on a vegan/vegetarian diet.

  • Vitamin B12 
  • Vitamin D 
  • Long-Chain Omega-3s 
  • Iodine 
  • Iron 
  • Calcium 
  • Zinc 
  • I will also add in magnesium AND Apple Cider Vinegar 🙂 

Video Tutorial:

A Deeper Look at What BFR or occlusion training is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZWhPx5u9K0

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I highly recommend these wraps for blood flow restriction. Solid and affordable. They will come with a bag too. I messaged the guy selling them and said I am referring you all to him to purchase. Please do and if you message him let him know. I get nothing for it but I would like him to know we are supporting him as individuals and collectively.

Additional information: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Srf7cTBCA6s

Good News:

Katharine and Kristen both pulled personal bests as the fundraiser! It was a really cool event where alot of volunteers spent the time to help while we raised money for Conquer. You can ask both ladies what numbers they pulled. 🙂

I am working with a t-shirt guy ALSO through eBay. He has some options for me so I want to take the time to work some logos and slogans. His shirts I hope will be more affordable AND ship faster. Cross your fingers.

Learning Opportunities:

Is Diet soda bad for you? https://examine.com/nutrition/is-diet-soda-bad-for-you/

Moving Forward:

Demi Lovato’s overdose this week really rocked me personally. I have really admired her courage to be vulnerable regarding her mental illness struggles and successes. I am being honest that I did break down a little after hearing the news. Mental illness battles have ups and downs. You may remember my own moments sharing when I was really not ok and when I was feeling the warmth of recovery. IT IS a battle.

Kristen was not feeling good the last few days. Honestly even her own recovery was been challenged with me working later, hip issues and pain that I am in, and just life. No one would blame her to just rest and recovery for the upcoming week. Something was pushing her and I was worried it was just pride which can lead to a fall right?

During warm ups, Kristen shuffled over to me in her normal cute, nerdy fashion. She leaned forward and whispered into my ear, “I am her to lift for you. That is why I couldn’t miss today.” Holding back the tears was a challenge but those quiet, squeaky words meant more than anything at the moment.

I am not perfect by any stretch but I do hope you see my own willingness to fight for a better version of myself while encouraging you to do the same. We can be victors or victims.

https://www.goalcast.com/2018/07/25/fans-and-celebrities-react-with-love-to-demi-overdose-show-changing-attitudes-towards-addiction/

https://www.goalcast.com/2018/07/26/demi-lovato-fans-launch-howdemihashelpedme-twitter-movement-to-help-star-through-rough-patch/

Looking for competitions?

Super League http://superleague.global/resources/index.html

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=live.superleague

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/super-league/id1231266449?mt=8

CrossFit http://rxcompetitions.com/

Spartan Race https://www.spartan.com/en/race/find-race

Tough Mudder https://toughmudder.com/events/find-an-event

APF http://worldpowerliftingcongress.com/meet-calendar/

USPA http://uspa.net/national_events.html

RPS http://meets.revolutionpowerlifting.com/

UPA http://www.upapower.com/development/

WABDL http://wabdl.org/calendar-of-events/

100% Raw http://rawpowerlifting.com/2018-results/

USAPL http://www.usapowerlifting.com/calendar/

Blood Flow Restriction Training From A Physical Therapy Perspective

Johnny Owens, PT, MPT, and Stephania Bell, PT, discuss blood flow restriction training within physical therapy.

 

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I highly recommend these wraps for blood flow restriction. Solid and affordable. They will come with a bag too. I messaged the guy selling them and said I am referring you all to him to purchase. Please do and if you message him let him know. I get nothing for it but I would like him to know we are supporting him as individuals and collectively.