I've heard so much hoopla lately about soy making little boys into little sissy-boys because of the levels of phytoestrogens involved.
Let me tell you something: cow's milk comes from a mammal. A female, generally pregnant, mammal. Do you have any idea how many estrogens are involved in THAT process? Growth hormones that are actually absorb by our own mammal bodies can have a devastating effect on both boys and girls.
I started learning about all this when I was diagnosed with endometriosis. I also learned that yes, synthetic estrogens (made as your body breaks down pesticides) can also wreak havoc on your body. These come from pesticides, which are used on apples, oranges, strawberries, potatoes, rice, corn, trees, grass, pansies and SOY BEANS to name a few. Don't you imagine that pesticides would be more of a concern than phytoestrogens?
So why all the hype over just soy as a food? The protein is unmatched, especially when compared to how other sources of protein are raised. Organic soy beans are a great dietary choice...
Here, on the joys of soy: Are Phytoestrogens Harmful?
And on the dangers of cow milk: MOO.
Too much of anything is bad for you. You can die from over-consuming water. Too much soy is probably not good. But neither would too much beef, pork, milk or apple seeds be good for you.
The older my son gets and the more I read, the more I decide this world is just crazy.