Apr 22 2011

Elizabeth’s Kind Cafe Interviews on Allergy Treatment and Soy Concerns

This weeks show is full of great information about the dangers of soy and also about allergy assessment and treatment.

The first of my two guests is Terry Robinson of New Life Allergy. Terry specializes in assessing allergies and treating them, all without needles, scratches or any discomfort!


Terry can painlessly treat everything from colic in babies, to autism in older children, to environmental allergies in adults.

I went to Terry for an assessment before interviewing her and was blown away! I always felt horrible after eating sugar, fructose and red wine (sadly!), but she confirmed that I am in fact allergic to all of these things. I now see her for treatments that take only a few minutes. I hope to be resuming my red wine consumption by summer!

Check out her website for a more detailed look into her methods.

Here is a short clip of the kids getting their treatments this week. They don’t have severe allergies, but everyone has sensitivities to some things. That’s why I think Terry is so great. She makes it easy to check out what’s going on and take care of it. They both had some dairy sensitivities and vitamin absorption issues. Although we don’t eat dairy, it is hidden in a lot of products so it’s nice to not have to worry about it. After only a few short treatments the allergy is gone. Henry of course has to be right next to Noah while he gets it done – so cute!

And yes, Henry is still in his PJs – I’m a busy momma what can I say?

The second interview is with Sheryl Shenefelt. Sheryl is a nutritionist and author who just published her fourth book, ‘The Soy Deception’.


The book explains why Soy is dangerous and gives alternatives, recipes and ways to avoid it.

Vegans particularly tend to eat a lot of soy, many believe it’s not only not harmful, but good for them. I’m not here to convert anyone, I’m only stating my opinion, and that is that I avoid soy whenever possible.

When I do eat it, I make sure it’s organic. That is the only way to be sure it have not been genetically modified. Even then, I limit it because of its links to thyroid issues, particularly in women, and hormone disturbances.

For more about Sheryl, her recommended organic, natural, and gluten-free resources, please visit her website at www.aplacetobe.com

To order your copy of ‘The Soy Deception’, you can visit it’s website here.

Elizabeth’s Kind Cafe can be seen on Comcast cable channel 15 for residents of Bloomfield Township and Bloomfield Hills. Under a contractual agreement with the Birmingham Area Cable Board (BACB), it provides Municipal Access and Government Access programming for Birmingham, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms and Franklin.  The BACB’s channels are 18 and 15 on Comcast, respectively and 99 on AT&T’s Uverse.

One Comment

  1. Monika
    Posted August 17, 2011 at 2:27 pm | Posted By: Monika

    I really like your website. I used all of you cleaning products and they are great. Just wanted to let you some thinks about soy

    SOY…or NOT TO SOY….The answer lies in truth!!!


    Article 1

    Soy: Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing
    When the soybean was originally introduced into the United States around 1900, it was used in the manufacture of industrial products such as oil, plastic, and ink, but it was not considered fit to eat. Today, soy-based food products like hot dogs, sausage, bacon, cheese and frozen desserts abound in mainstream supermarkets and even in natural food stores. This soy invasion has been accompanied by a tremendous amount of soy-industry carnival ballyhoo regarding soy’s alleged health benefits. The demonizing of traditional whole foodsThe soy industry has shown remarkable ingenuity in overcoming consumer resistance to soy products, which were formerly perceived as tasteless poverty foods. The soy industry’s agenda: demonize whole foods such as butter, whole milk, meat, cream, cheese and eggs, and offer supposedly “high protein, low fat, no cholesterol” soy substitutes to the upscale consumer increasingly concerned about his health. We are talking of course about such now-familiar substitutes as soy milk for cow’s milk, soy baby formula, soy yogurt, soy ice cream, soy cheese, soy flour for baking and textured soy protein meat substitutes. As we noted, an extraordinary amount of hype and hoopla has accompanied the meteoric rise of soy as a desirable food. A popular booklet sold in many health food stores, for example, describes soy foods as “uniformly high in protein, but low in calories, carbohydrates and fats, entirely devoid of cholesterol, high in vitamins, easy to digest, tasty and wonderfully versatile in the kitchen.” Does this sound too good to be true? Yes? Well, that’s because it is. Soy must be fermented As we know, the soybean originated in ancient China. But it is important to note that the ancient Chinese did not eat unfermented soybean products. They recognized that soybeans were toxic, unlike the other legumes such as lentils, because the soybean contains large quantities of a number of harmful substances. First among them are potent enzyme inhibitors, which block the action of trypsin and other enzymes needed for protein digestion. These enzyme inhibitors are not completely deactivated during ordinary cooking and can produce serious gastric distress, reduced protein digestion and chronic deficiencies in amino acid uptake. Soybeans are also high in phytic acid or phytates. Scientists agree that the high phytate content of soy-based diets prevents the absorption of calcium, magnesium, iron and zinc present in foods. Moreover, soybeans contain hemoglutinen, a clot-promoting substance that causes red blood cells to clump together. Tofu is not for you Harmful substances such as enzyme inhibitors and and hemoglutinen are deactivated during the process of fermentation. Some examples of fermented soy products are: miso, tempeh, natto, and traditionally fermented soy sauce. These products are safer to eat than tofu, however we do not recommended any products made out of soy, including miso, tempeh, or natto.
    It is important to note that tofu is not a fermented product. Sorry, tofu lovers! Vegetarians who consume tofu and bean curd as a substitute for meat and dairy products risk severe mineral deficiencies. The mineral that unfermented soy blocks the most is zinc. Zinc is called the intelligence mineral because it is needed for optimal development and function of the brain and nervous system.
    ­ see footnote on my personal remarks

    What’s cooking in the gene kitchen
    Soy is basically a monoculture requiring massive amounts of pesticides and herbicides. It is for this reason that the Monsanto Corporation developed a genetically-engineered strain of soy that is resistant to the herbicide Roundup. Proponents of GMOs (genetically modified organisms) confidently predict that within two decades, 75% of all our foods will come from genetically-engineered seeds, with soy foods at the top of the pyramid. The disastrous long-term effects of genetically engineered seeds on our ecology can only be guessed at, but this trend towards GMOs will continue to edge out the small farmer and will progressively centralize and industrialize our food production.

    Allergies from soyIt is obvious that when our food supply is sprayed with pesticides, we end up eating it and suffering the consequences. Mr. Graham, of York Nutritional Laboratory (March 1999), said researchers tested 4,500 people for allergic reactions to vegetables including soya. Among the range of chronic illnesses it caused were irritable bowel syndrome, digestiontion problems and skin complaints including acne and eczema. “People also suffered neurological problems with chronic fatigue syndrome, headaches and lethargy. It is worrying,” Mr Graham added.
    ­ see footnote [i] see second footnote

    The politics of soyThe soybean industry in America is highly monopolistic, controlled by a small number of huge companies like Cargill Corporation, and Archer, Daniels, Midland Company (ADM). ADM, the world’s major soy processor, yearly spends $4.7 million for advertising on Meet the Press and $4.3 million on Face the Nation. ADM also has holdings in major newspapers. They control the media, so naturally the press presents soy in a favorable light.
    Buyer bewareIn the Orient these soy-based foods are eaten in small amounts as condiments and not as a replacement for animal foods. Highly processed soy protein isolates and textured vegetable protein have little in common with traditional soy products. Tofu and soy milk are high in MSG. Bottom line: soy is big on hype and hoopla and small or worse than that on food value. Buyer beware!
    Research in this article is fully referenced in Nourishing Traditions, by Sally Fallon, New Trends Publishing, 2001; and Soy Allergies Up Along With GMOs Mark Townsend / Daily Express March 12, 1999.
    ­ ADD and ADHD are on the rise ever since soy has been introduced to the diet
    ­ see the web page http://augmentinforce.50webs.com for other soy studies that validate this
    [i] Skin issues, are usually reversed when the soy in the diet is stopped, and sometimes the condition can be made to heal more efficiently by adding zinc to the diet as well as biotin, and omega 6 oils
    ­ Add and adhd are on the rise ever since soy has been introduced to the diet
    ­ see the web page http://augmentinforce.50webs.com for other soy studies that validate this
    [1] Skin issues, are usually reversed when the soy in the diet is stopped, and sometimes the condition can be
    made to heal more efficiently by adding zinc to the diet as well as biotin, and omega 6 oils

    Article 2
    Did you know that the UN….the FDA both have studies in there databases that have Soy as a Toxic PLANT and FOOD….the FDA have over 288 Studies on the poisonous effects of SOY……one study where they fed a cow soybean oil , wound up with internal bleeding…this is the FDA study….the other had Parrots from new zealand dying about 14 months after they had started feeding these birds fed from soy…UN Report…see more on this @ http://augmentinforce.50webs.com
    in Europe they have a high rate of hypospadias affecting the male population as a result of soy….the link has this but it is graphical…..and the israeli health ministry has actually linked soy foods with, thyroid,ADD,ADHD,dementia,reproductive disorders and cancer
    be apprised that what you have been told here on this blog, has been known since 1965…..and the beat goes on…..death and profit seem to walk hand in hand

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