Why soy is not suited for the Paleo Diet

Content by: Guy Lawrence

Ever wondered if soy is actually a health product? If you are following a paleo diet, then you a probably fairly carnivorous, but whether you do eat the paleo way or you are a vegetarian, soy is certainly something you should consider having in your diet or noy.

Dr. Kaayla T Daniel, PhD, CCN, believes that soy is not a health food, does not prevent disease and has not even been proven safe.  Laboratory studies link soy to malnutrition, digestive problems, thyroid dysfunction, cognitive decline, reproductive disorders, even heart disease and cancer.Like wheat, soy wasn’t eaten by people until agriculture was developed.  Even then, soy wasn’t eaten by people until more than 2200 years ago when the Chinese learned to ferment it.  In evolutionary terms, soy has been a part of the human diet for a very short period of time.

The Paleo Diet is based on the concept that modern man is designed to eat the types of foods that our ancestors consumed during the Palaeolithic era.  This era occurred between 2.5 million and 12000 years BP.  During the period, the early hominids were hunters and gatherers.  Fruit, vegetables, plants, nuts, fish, seafood and game were the staples of the Paleo Diet.

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Guy Lawrence

This article is brought to you by Guy Lawrence. Guy is a qualified fitness trainer with over 10 years of experience in the health industry. Guy worked at the UTS Fitness Centre in Sydney Australia where he specialised in exercise nutrition and obtained his Certificate in Exercise Nutrition and Certified... Read More

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