I never really thought about the over-abundance of soy. I drank soy milk because of my lactose intolerance, ate soy-based nutritional/cereal bars, etc., etc. Then I saw that one of the fertility tips is to avoid soy because of the hormonal/estrogen influences. Then I started doing more research on it. I don't know what to think of it all, but some of it makes sense.
The only thing I know for certain that I read on several sites is that it can affect fertility/infertility.
So here are some sites to look at, feel free to make up your own mind about it!
And almost 60% of processed foods have soy in their ingredient list!
Infants exclusively fed soy-based formula have 13,000 to 22,000 times more estrogen compounds in their blood than babies fed milk-based formula, the estrogenic equivalent of at least five birth control pills per day. Premature development of girls has been linked to the use of soy formula, as has the underdevelopment of males.
Soy and Thyroid Disorders
support site for those with soy allergies: http://www.geocities.com/HotSprings/4620/
General Soy Dangers
20/20 Investigation - http://web.archive.org/web/20000815204236/http://abcnews.go.com/onair/2020/2020_000609_soy_feature.html
Really good!: http://www.dldewey.com/soyupd.htm
The Other Side of the Story: Refuting these Claims:
And something to really think about: