HUGO RODIER, MD: TAKING A CLOSE LOOK AT SOY

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AN INTEGRATIVE VIEW OF SOY

Despite so many articles rehabilitating soy far too many people still believe it is harmful. The obvious truth appears to escape them: why would a crop enjoyed for millennia without any problems become a problem in the last few decades? The answer is simple: genetic manipulation and its manipulation to produce artificial fats.

Otherwise soy is a healthy crop consumed widely in Asia without any hormonal problems. Yes, it has PHYTOESTROGENS, just like linseed (flax), sesame seeds, wheat, berries, oats, barley, dried beans, lentils, yams, rice, alfalfa, mung beans, apples, carrots, pomegranates, wheat germ, rice bran, soy linseed bread, ginseng, etc. Are you going to stop consuming them, too?

The scientists who coined the term Phytoestrogens regrets it to this day. It created a storm of misunderstandings that has problem difficult to overcome in certain consumer circles. Soy has been blamed for menstrual irregularities and breast cancer. Interestingly, xenoestrogens in the environment, that is, toxins that have an estrogen effect in the body are seldom trotted out as more likely causes. This is the proverbial choking on gnats and swallowing camels.

Soy will not harm you, even when you already have breast cancer. If a person has a negative reaction to soy is because of allergies or sensitivities that have their genesis in the liver and the microbiome. People with poor bacterial balance in the gut develop allergies and many other issues that may cause any food, to be digested less optimally. In fact, the salutary effects of soy are due to its conversion to EQUOL in the gut.

If you eat soy that has been fermented and untouched by Monsanto (GMO) you are likely to do just fine.

References

“The Effects of Soy Isoflavones on Metabolic Status of Patients With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome,” JCEM 2016;101(9), pp. 3386–3394.

Soy isoflavone administration for 12 weeks in women with PCOS significantly improved markers of insulin resistance, hormonal status, triglycerides, and biomarkers of oxidative stress. Soy isoflavones administration for 12 weeks in PCOS women significantly improved markers of insulin resistance, hormonal status, triglycerides and biomarkers of oxidative stress.

“The Inhibition of Estrogenic Effects of Pesticides and Environmental Chemicals by Curcumin and isoflavonoids (soy),” J. Environmental Health Perspectives 1998;106:807

“Dietary intake and breast cancer among carriers and noncarriers of BRCA mutations in the Korean Hereditary Breast Cancer Study,”  Am J Clin Nutr 2013 98: 1493

J.Menopause 2000;7:214. “Why would one view phytoestrogens (soy) as an alternative. Given what we know about the synergistic effects of multiple agents, I wonder how the combined use of phytoestrogens and hormones would affect postmenopausal women. Clinical science will likely move away from looking at single agents…[and study the] effects of combinations of agents and behaviors, looking to maximize synergism. This is the complimentary school of thought. Although such an approach requires more resources, complementary medicine is theoretically more powerful and more realistic because it more closely models behavioral reality.

WELCOME TO THE BRINK OF INTEGRATIVE SCIENCE

 It is intrinsically appealing because it captures some of what we already intuit, which is that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts… Integrative Medicine is a critical undertaking that has enormous public health implications. We are moving beyond single agent paradigms. We are recognizing that health comes not from a single factor but from synergism of factors. Foods contain known and unknown nutrients. By extracting the presumed active ingredients, we may leave behind valuable constituents in the matrix. We are being forced to account for complexity.”

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AN ORIGINAL CHRISTMAS CLASSIC FOR THOSE YOU LOVE

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HUGO RODIER, MD: BAD GENES? DON’T ROLL OVER-TAKE CHARGE!

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BAD GENES? DON’T ROLL OVER—TAKE CHARGE! An Integrative View of Genetics.

Weekly, I am asked by fear-driven patients about genetic testing, and if there is something they can do to avert their dim genetic future. These poor patients have been led to believe that their genes are cast in stone and that the same diseases their parents suffered with are most certainly looming in a future awaiting them with doom and gloom.

Shame on those responsible for this pessimistic view of Nature. Why have these purveyors of genetic damnation not informed patients about EPIGENETICS? This new science is not getting much attention despite solid evidence backing its principal tenant, that our genes are influenced by our ENVIRONMENT, not only the food we eat, but the chemicals/toxins we are surrounded by, and even by our relationships and thoughts.

Please, google Epigenetics. You must not take my word for this. You will find that it literally means “Above Genetics.” Ask yourself who stands to gain by genetic fear mongering; not you, that is for sure.

EPIGENETICS arguably began with a study of ~45,000 separated twins in Scandinavia. They developed diseases (or not) independent of the other twin, thus proving that their environment and diets determined their health more than genes (NEJM JULY 13TH 2000;343:78.) For instance, one twin with diabetic parents was similarly affected due to his poor lifestyle and diabetogenic toxins, while his twin did not become diabetic by avoiding those negative factors.

Again, don’t take my word for it. Study the evidence yourself:

Combating Environmental Causes of Cancer  NEJM 2011;364:7991

Gene-environment interplay  J. Science 2007 Oct 2016 : 15

Warburg meets epigenetics  J. Science 28 Oct 2016 : 419-420  (Glycolysis promotes T cell function by an epigenetic mechanism. Warburg won the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1931 for saying that excessive sugar in our diet increases the risk of cancer.)
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HUGO RODIER, MD: A MONTHLY REVIEW OF MEDICAL JOURNALS

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A monthly review of 50 medical journals
Volume 17 Number 12 December 2016

From time to time a single medical article encapsulates the simple concepts to which I have dedicated three decades of professional work. At first I got nothing but grief trying to pass on to others what I found in smaller journals. But, now that the best of journals (J. Nature Medicine, J. Science, J. Cell, J. Gastroenterology, J. Scientific American, J. Nature, etc.,) have highlighted these concepts on their covers it is time for all doctors to apply them. Below you will find the summary of the latest thunderbolt on how important nutrition and your gut flora are. At least ponder the extraordinary implications of the abstract below. The 149 references are for those who wish to study the issue for themselves.

Pass on this issue to your other doctors.

Hugo Rodier, MD

Signals from the gut microbiota to distant organs in physiology and disease, J. Nature Medicine November 2016; 22:1079–1089

“The ecosystem of the human gut consists of trillions of bacteria forming a bioreactor that is fueled by dietary macronutrients to produce bioactive compounds. These microbiota-derived metabolites signal to distant organs in the body, which enables the gut bacteria to connect to the immune and hormone system, to the brain (the gut–brain axis) and to host metabolism, as well as other functions of the host. This microbe–host communication is essential to maintain vital functions of the healthy host. Recently, however, the gut microbiota has been associated with a number of diseases, ranging from obesity and inflammatory diseases to behavioral and physiological abnormalities associated with neurodevelopmental disorders. In this Review, we will discuss microbiota–host cross-talk and intestinal microbiome signaling to extraintestinal organs. We will review mechanisms of how this communication might contribute to host physiology and discuss how misconfigured signaling might contribute to different diseases.”

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