- 9 years ago
- Wedding: June 2011
Flax seed – There isn’t a lot of information out there on the effects of flax. I found the March of Dimes recommendation while look for info on flax. I know several show-dog breeders that had trouble with breedings “taking” when they were feeding their dogs either food or supplements containing flax, getting rid of the flax fixed the problem. I avoided it while TTC, and I avoid it in general because if it’s messing up reproductive function, what else is it messing up in our bodies?
Soy – Soy was never meant for human consumption. It was grown between food crops to replenish nitrogen in the soil, then tilled under. It was never eaten by Asian cultures until they learned to ferment it. Soy has estrogen-like properties (hence why it’s often suggested menopausal women eat soy) and it acts as an anti-nutrient. A study done at the University of Hawaii found a coorelation between the amount of tofu eaten per week during midlife and brain aging/function.
Soy sauce is brewed/fermented, so I still use that. I’ll also eat miso and tempeh. I avoid tofu, soy nuts, soybean oil, etc.
More on soy:
“The Whole Soy Story” by Kaayla T. Daniel, PhD, CCN