May 17, 2012
"Sixty years ago, I knew everything; now I know nothing; Education is a progressive study of our own ignorance." - Will Durant
First, the world extolled the virtues of lemons because these small tart citrus fruits contain coumarins, which maintain overall good health.
Then, experts praised Omega 3 and Omega 6 oils because these healthy fats insured the growth and proper function of neurons, axons, and dendrites.
Next, they adored broccoli because broccoli contains dithiolthiones, which prevent cancers from growing. Experts soon got around to promoting flax seeds because flax contains lignans, which make the heart strong.
They went gaga over all cruciferous vegetables because cruciferous veggies contain glucosinolates, which lower the bad cholesterol levels while elevating good cholesterol.
Then, nutritionists concluded that dark green leafy vegetables contain inositol, which helps the bones maintain their integrity, preventing osteoporosis.
Noble prizes were awarded to physicians who discovered that isoflavones found in fresh fruit prevented cancers, promoted cardiovascular health, and prevented bone loss.
Other scientists found that sterols found in vegetables and fruits helped to cure and prevent diabetes.
They also discovered that protease inhibitors found in nuts and seeds prevented cancers from growing.
Finally, they found one and only one very unique food containing all of the above substances, including coumarins, dithiolthiones, lignans, glucosinolates, inositol, isoflavones, sterols, protease inhibitors, saponins, plus those healthy Omega 3 and Omega 6 oils.
So, with their extreme lack of wisdom, two people started a successful Internet campaign warning the world of the dangers of that food called soy. And what warped research would they use to prove their point? Laboratory rats developed halitosis and extremely bad attitudes after drinking soymilk smoothies. Aardvarks became gay after eating tofu. Armadillos developed leporosy. Great White sharks grew ingrown toenails and they don't even have toes. Pandas began to pander, and snarks became boojums.
These two soy naysayers then recommended that good health could best be achieved by consuming raw meat and unpasteurized high-fat dairy products. For their full names, perform a Google search. HINT: I refer to them as "Goofy" Fallon and "Dumbo" Mercola.
The moral of this story: If your name is Jack, sell the family cow for a handful of beans and then plant them in the spring to insure your family's good health before the fall.