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Moobs, Man Boobs and Soy

So many of our young men are growing breasts that the word “moobs” — short for “man boobs” — has entered the popular vocabulary. A major cause is environmental estrogens, including soy, a phytoestrogen commonly found in the modern food supply.
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  1. Emilie Bauer says:

    Do thin young men (who do not body build) develop noticeable breasts in the absence of substantial weight gain?

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Stinky, Slimy and Stringy, but the Healthiest Soy Food Ever

There’s nothing natty about natto. This old-fashioned soy product is made from whole soybeans that have been soaked, boiled or steamed, and then fermented.    It’s known for its sticky coat, cheesy texture, musty taste, sliminess, stringiness and pungent odor.   Healthwise, it’s good for us and one of the “good old soys.” Natto firstContinue Reading

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  1. Marc says:

    Awesome. This totally validates my experience with natto as well.
    I wrote an article on my natto experience here @

  2. Deborah says:

    So Bordain eats the foulest crap on earth, such as the slimy putrid innards of insects, which Humans are not created to eat, but gets all squeelish over natto vegetable? Give me a break! Okra is just as slimy.

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Soy and Seizures

“Soy Exacerbates Seizures in Mouse Models of Neurological Disease” is the title of an  important new study that came out last week in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.1 Soy has long been associated with ADD/ADHD, depression, anxiety, dementia and other mental health issues.2 Now it appears soy can aggravate seizures as well.   Cara J.Continue Reading

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  1. Wenchypoo says:

    According to the book Deep Nutrition, roller-coaster sugar control caused by hypoglycemia followed by repeated excess intake to compensate for it can also lead to seizures.

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Soy-Ling Bacon

Health experts often propose turkey bacon as a “healthy option” for those who decline to eat pork for either religious or health reasons.   While this might seem an excellent alternative to the average health-conscious consumer, the question to ask is “What does it take to turn a turkey into a pig?”  Well, dubious ingredientsContinue Reading

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  1. Lava says:


    Vegie bacon doesn’t just look like unchewed gum.

    It actually is unchewed gum.

    Wow. Yuck.

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Why Organic Soy Milk is Not a Good Alternative to Soy Formula

This month I tackle a topic dear to health conscious vegans — the use of organic soy milk for babies, instead of GMO commercial formula.   Here’s the question that prompted this blog: Dear Dr. Daniel:   We’re vegan.  I can’t breast feed and we put our baby daughter on soy formula soon after birth. Continue Reading

10 Responses to Why Organic Soy Milk is Not a Good Alternative to Soy Formula

  1. Deb says:

    Why didn’t she write to someone who promotes veganism? She certainly must know from reading your other articles (or however she found out about you) that you’re not a fan or either soy or veganism.

    I’ll never understand people. She wants you to give her a solution to a problem she created herself, knowing that you’ve written against both of her major points.

    Arg. I have no tact and I know that, but I would have nicely (as nicely as I could anyhow) told her to write to someone else because the answer she got from you won’t satisfy her with her current mindset. Double Arg.

  2. Vegan Athlete says:

    Dear Dr. KD,
    please do more research before posting such hideously biased and simply ignorant information. You clearly do not understand quite a lot about nutrition, non-GMO organic soy (the only safe soy products) and additionally the reasons millions of people adhere to non-violent diets. Take more care in publishing your so-called professional opinion because people pay attention!

    One Healthy Vegan
    in a family of many Very Healthy Vegans.

    • Rebecca says:

      If you happen to get this — do you know of the almond based vegan formula he mentions? I would breast milk 100%, but having trouble getting my supply in.

  3. Vegan Athlete says:

    Human milk and cow’s milk may be similar, but your mother wasn’t raped and forced to give milk, now was she?

    Do human babies need the hormones naturally occurring in cow’s milk that help the calf grow 2,000 lbs. in it’s first years of life? No. We’re the only species who systematically abuses and exploits other animals to serve our frivolously palatable and ignorant preferences.

    The nice thing about being human is that we have an ability (and responsibility) to consider the results of our actions and utilize moral reasoning.

    • Melissa says:

      Wow, I know this is old, but I have to comment. I grew up on a farm where we raised a handful of cows for milk and meat. If you had spent anytime around an animal, and animals at all, you would know that a female animal in estrus will do whatever she can to find a male to mate with. Any female animal who becomes pregnant was in fact in estrus. I know CAFO animals are not treated well, but if a family can find milk from a cow on a small, organic farm, they will find cows who are treated like queens, and allowed to follow their animal instinct and mate when nature deems. I personally find it would inhumane to not allow them to follow their instinct, if they have no health problems and can safely carry a calf.

  4. DR KELLY says:

    Thank God she is seeking for an education to be a better parent and asked Kaayla Daniel PhD. This is in my professional and personal opinions a very beautiful, extremely brilliant knowledgeable doctor and teacher of the truth. She has really taken many hits for the team and come out shining like a VIKING, from straight up LIARS and even LIARS BY OMISSION, HATERS of live raw milks and THIEVES of life liberty and the pursuit of farm fresh foods.
    By the way Deb I didn’t catch your parental being [professional] or doctoral education residence, clinical or licensed insured experience? Have you seriously studied up on the knowledge and wisdom of Dr. Prices nutrition and physical degeneration or Sally Fallon’s Nourishing Traditions? Dr Price’s was written Before Soy as in beans, milk and tofu were being pushed on the unsuspecting public.
    Have you seen the truth spoken and recognized it??? Have you been to see any of the HEALTHY HAPPY conferences?? or invited and educated friends and loved ones?? That’s the best use of your time.

  5. Janet Moulton says:

    The very fact the mother is unable to breast-feed her baby is a testament to how unhealthy her own diet it.
    Poor baby, too bad it can’t give its opinion of the starvation diet its ‘loving’ mom and dad have it on.

  6. Susan Joy says:

    Actually, I think the answer ended on the right note — I sympathize with defending your “beliefs” — but to impose them on your infant is a stretch when it affects their lives FOREVER –animal PRODUCTS such as milk are NOT animal cruelty/animal-rights-violations etc — and WE humans NURSE OUR YOUNG with OUR breast milk just like the ANIMAL kingdom –THAT is hardly “vegan” — MOTHERS’ MILK is the perfect food of choice — if THAT is not an option, then RAW goats milk would be my 2nd choice, since it has been used for countless generations for nurturing all manner of MAMMALS regardles of species!

  7. IC says:

    I think you mean a 6 month old boy from Atlanta, not 6 year old.

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Heart of the Matter: Plant-Based Diets Lead to High Homocysteine, Low Sulfur and Marginal B12 Status

The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that 16.7 million deaths occur worldwide each year due to cardiovascular disease, and more than half of those deaths occur in developing countries where plant-based diets high in legumes and starches are eaten by the vast majority of the people. Yet “everyone knows” plant-based diets prevent heart disease.  IndeedContinue Reading

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  1. Sylvia says:

    Kaayla, I found the article but you brought it to life- what a great explanation backed by high levels of knowledge and analysis. We are grateful for your numerous contributions to the field of health!
    thanks so much.

    Sylvia Onusic

  2. Brion says:

    Would eating sulfur rich foods like kale and broccoli offset this for vegans? Just a simple question concerning the overall conclusion of the article that the high homocysteine and poor health boiled down to a lack of dietary sulphur…

  3. MADAX says:

    I think an important subject left out from your discussion is a healthy intestinal flora. Whenever your digestive tract has the proper balance of healthy microbes, they will produce vitamin B12! If you are an educated vegan, and eat the proper sulfur containing compounds (from organic, high mineral cruciferous veggies for example), your gut will produce more than enough B12 for you and and them! Although most people, vegan or not, don’t have the properly aligned flora and require animal products for their dose. If you take into consideration that eating a serving of fermented food such as Kombucha or sauerkraut daily will add not only more healthy probiotics but also a more than adequate dose of B12 to your diet, the need to worry about this deficiency is minimal. It truly comes down to what kind of veganism someone is practicing. There will be massive nutritional differences between a probitoic popping raw foodist and a “pasta-tarian” who eats little fresh produce. Bear in mind that a raw food diet also completely cuts out foreign, animal cholesterol from our diet (which humans can’t process anyway), and this could surely cut down the risk of heart disease. Thank you!

    Maxwell LaBonte
    Chemical Engineer B.S.

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Not Taking the EWG Pledge

The Environmental Working Group has asked Americans to go meatless once per week and “Take the pledge to eat less and greener meat!”   Chef Mario Batali and other celebrities have gone on board to help EWG enlist 100,000 people who will sign the pledge, commit to eating a more “veg centric” diet, and “build awareness”Continue Reading

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  1. Suzanne says:

    I agree except for packages of food that have no harmful ingredients like Steve’s Original, Tanka Dogs and Bars (to name just two). I do that anyway.

  2. Laurel says:

    Love it! I was hoping someone would write a debunking of the EWG idea. I was especially horrified to see Mario Batali, one of my favorite chefs, put his stamp of approval on that silly idea. His father is one of this country’s premier sausage (salumi) makers which Mario is justifiably proud of. Hmmmm.

  3. Mikki says:

    Awesome! I just had a lunch with no bar codes or packaging and processing, locally grown cucumber, wild salmon (that did come from a distance) and homemade sauerkraut made from local cabbage. I feel nourished and good! :-))

  4. George Alama says:

    Aug 9, 2011
    Re: Dr.Kaayla Daniel’s answer/report on
    “Not Taking the EWG Pledge”. This doctor is a
    rare, highly intelligent person. We need more
    such individuals to educate us ignorant masses.

    God bless you Kaayla.


  5. Shelly Rodgers says:

    Love this post but was unable to share this on facebook and twitter. Could we have a link to these 2 sites so we can pass it on.

  6. Excellent post. EWG has inspired me to take another pledge – I pledge to ear grassfed or pastured meat three times a day every Monday.

    I pledge that everyone of these meals will be cooked from scratch, with unmodified foods, and nothing from a package.

  7. Donna says:

    I, too, tried to explain to EWG the error of their campaign. You have stated your points so well and covered many more than I thought of. Thank you!

  8. nancy Herrick says:

    This is a brilliant message and one that needs to be heard over and over. We have a long road to walk to change the fundamental thinking about vegetarianism and ecology. Thank you for your concise and clear presentation of a vital issue to our continued survival on planet earth!
    Nancy Herrick -homeopath

  9. Barbara Rose says:

    This is an outstanding response to the EWG assertions. I intend to forward it to lots of people. Thanks so much!

  10. William Walton says:

    I agree that there is much to disagree with EWG’s Meatless Monday. What I’m confused about is the difference in your approach vs. their’s: They seemingly promote their idea to a broader audience via current web based marketing methods. I don’t see the WAPF methodologytraditions being promoted nationally in the same way, advertised in mainstream magazines where median income American’s can be aware of an alternative lifestyle via press, etc.
    Please help me understand how WAPF expects people to understand, learn and change their view on the current jaded U.S. health debacle? Again, I only agree with EWG in their issue of corporate farming-not the Meatless Monday. I can only see the tree’s-not the forest when it comes to your audience being primarily the affluent minority of America. BTW, my Fiancee has convereted me to the WAPF way of life-no food from boxes, we eat raw cheesesdrink raw milk, eat plenty of grass fed beefpasture fed eggs, etc. Again, how does WAPF meet the needs of America’s poorlow-to-median income population? I appreciate your reply, and look forward to improved dialogue between all American’s involved in this national debate.

    Thank you,

    Will Walton

    Dania Beach, FL

  11. You made some really good comments. I do think eating vegetarian one time a week is a good idea but I see your point. Most people will choose to eat out or eat something not that heathy.

  12. Lucille Balukian says:

    Kaala: Thank you for taking the time to use your superb writing skills to expose the absurdity of EWG’s well-intended but misguided pledge proposal. Your succinct piece is ideal for circulation to others who may have fallen for this unrealistic line of thinking.

  13. Joanie Blaxter says:

    Kaayla, you are my hero!!!!!!!!!!! Well said.

  14. Wenchypoo says:

    Why don’t they do it to help bring down Big Farm instead? Notice nothing whatsoever is said about factory farm practices, and the (now) high-priced but low-nutrient soy and grains these cows are forced to eat, with no opportunity for exercise!

    Vegetarian alternatives to meat are lower-quality proteins, and you need to eat more of them to equal what you get in one serving of meat. They will tell you it’s way cheaper to eat soy and beans, but is it really when you factor in health issues and costs that mainly emanate from over-consumption of starches, like the very ones they say vegetarianism will cure?

    Give me grass-fed, and let ME figure out how to pay for it!

    Actually, I already have: shorten the shopping list by eschewing starches, and only eat foods high in nutrients (produce) and drink water along with my grass-fed meat. I GLADLY live without grains and legumes to be able to afford some decent meat! It also helps that I’m allergic to them, as well as dairy, so the Paleo diet fits right in with what I can eat.

    Talk about nourishing traditions–let’s all go back to the cave, shall we?

  15. Diane Cornell says:

    I think Dr Daniels is sending a regressive message by this statement. As a WAPF member I agree with most of WAPF’s philosophies, but most Americans do eat way too much meat, AND CAFOs and large animal feeding operations DO contribute to environmental pollution through not only greenhouse gases, but deforestation such as in Brazil to grow all the corn and soy that is fed to the animals. Most people in this country to not understand the finer points of not eating factory farmed meat and this statement simply serves to justify a meat centric diet. I totally disagree with the good doctor’s statement and think it is highly irresponsible.

  16. Because I am Roman Catholic, I do eat meatless (though not vegan) one day a week. When I heard about “Meatless Mondays” I thought about the fact that we already do meatless Fridays. But the issue of dairy caught me off-guard. When we go meatless, strictly for religious reasons and only once a week, I compensate by focusing on other animal foods like dairy and eggs. We NEVER eat ANY meals that are completely devoid of animal foods. Not only are animals important for the ecology of the planet but they are important for the ecology of our bodies. This is a troubling trend whereby the healthiest diets, the ones supported by thousands of years of historical evidence are being demonized.

  17. STG says:


    Outstanding commentary covering many issues!

  18. Mary says:

    I went along with EWG, but now feel that maybe I should have given it more thought. I believe in eating grass-fed beef, but guess there was still a feeling that I was contributing to toxic matters. Thanks for setting me straight!!

  19. lizi says:

    Nitrates- i read somewhere to issue with nitrates from commercial/cafo bacon or luncheon meat is that it is often contaminated with heavy metals and other toxins. i am pretty confident that my celery salt cured pastured bacon is healthy enough considering i refrigerate it so that doesn’t bother me.
    also my understanding is that these things are labeled “uncured” (and maybe “nitrate free” but not positive) BY LAW, to differentiate them from industrial preserved with nitrates meat. it is not necessarily to be misleading.

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Soy to the World: A Holiday Wish from Whole Foods Market

This holiday season Whole Foods Market is offering gift boxes and certificates brightly printed with the wish “Soy to the World.” Whole Foods Market, of course, perceives soy foods and soy milk — particularly modern packaged and processed soy products — as a major profit center.   Soy also fits nicely within CEO John Mackey’sContinue Reading

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  1. Richard says:

    We try to stay as far away as we can from soy “products”, but it seems companies keep trying to sneak it into our diets wherever we look.

  2. STG says:

    Thanks Kaayla for an informative and truthful blog. An aside: I watched the segment on Dr. Oz about soy. What a joke. Dr. Oz did not provide the time for a serious discussion of the pros and cons of soy. He allowed you and the other guest a few sound-bytes (hardly a debate. Dr. Oz appeared to be promoting soy in his game format and any concerns about soy seemed to be downplayed.

  3. Laurel Blair, NTP says:

    Great summary of almost everything I hate about Whole Foods. It is a shame that so many people shop there and think that their food is somehow healthier than any other grocery store. A couple of non- soy-related things I have a problem with are their stuid ANDI scores and their confusing labeling on their “pastured” meat. The meat labeled as “pasture” beef at my local Whole Foods is only partially grass-fed. Who knows what percentage of their feed is actually grass. The price raised a red flag for me, and I investigated further. They also sell 100% grass-fed beef, but how many people do you think will just pick up a pre-wrapped package of “pasture” beef and think its the real thing? Sneaky….

  4. Kaayla T. Daniel says:

    I loved being on Dr Oz, and 3.6 million people have now heard there are possible risks to this “health food.” Dr. Oz and Dr Hyman also made it clear that soy foods should be organic and whole, not the heavily processed and packaged ones. That’s huge. Television rarely allows for significant discussion, but radio not only allows it but thrives on controversy. I’ve been on hundreds of radio shows, many of which have devoted an hour or more to the soy topic. The Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund has a show once a month on Republic Radio. Please tune in.

  5. MB says:

    Just Evil…is Whole Foods worse than the average super market? I am personally thankful for the presence of a Whole Foods in my community. At least I have organic and natural choices when I go grocery shopping where as before there was a whole foods, I did not. I can’t hate them because they don’t subscribe to my ideas and beliefs of what is healthy. And I just can’t bring myself to hate them because they want to make money…I’m not saying I agree or would do the same thing but we do live in a fallen world…I can’t expect everyone to be perfect and I won’t take my support away from them because they are not. I wish Whole Foods only sold truly healthy foods…but they definitely couldn’t make a business of doing so, so they then wouldn’t exist. I also wish the CEO wasn’t a vegan, simply for his sake. But he is and I’m not going to think him evil for his ignorance. Doesn’t seem like making Whole Foods out to be the evil monster is worth the time and thought. I’m just thankful for the good that they do bring to my table and don’t focus on the fact that they think soy is good…just seems like a waste of time.

  6. Kaayla T. Daniel says:

    Nearly all of us need to shop at Whole Foods at least once in awhile. It’s not evil, but the discrepancy between what it preaches and what practices makes it a fit subject for satire. I do think it’s our job to let Whole Foods know what we think, what we want to buy, what we refuse to buy, and why. Finally, I do believe they can make plenty of money — and nothing wrong with that — selling with integrity.

  7. Ava says:

    “He might also be sensitive to the fact that his store is widely mocked as “Whole Paycheck Market” because its extreme markups make it soy overpriced for the average consumer.” I completely agree with this statement. I think that the entire industry is overpriced and only out to make a “not-so-quick buck. I hope that this madness stops soon [url = ‘[url=]’style=’color:rgb(251,251,237)[/url]]poker sites

  8. Sophie says:

    Soyle ain’t green?

    (Forgive the really bad pun. Last of the year–I promise.)

  9. Kaayla Daniel says:

    Puns are good. Keep on punning. Hillary E. Us 😀

  10. Jack Kronk says:

    I shop at Whole Foods all the time, because they have certain products that I cannot easily get elsewhere, and sometimes that just wins. For example, they sell a heavy cream with no other ingredients other than cream, made by Clover Farms. They also sell Organic Valley’s pasture butter. They also sell organic sprouted corn tortillas with no funny ingredients and no oils, made by Food For Life. Is Whole Foods overpriced? Most definitely, almost across the board. I bypass at least 95% of the store every time. And the infusion of canola oil in many of their foods is indeed a disappointment, but for the select items that I have found only there, I continue to buy from them.

  11. It’s not that Whole Foods is so bad. I, too, shop there for things I cannot get anywhere else. But I shop with my eyes open. Soy, when ingested beyond a bowl of edemame, is poison to people, especially young men. For Whole Foods to promote is as a healthy choice, good for everyone in any quantity you like, is completely opposed to what they supposedly stand for.

    The point of the article is that you are not always getting healthy and organic foods there, despite the cute signs attached to everything.

    I boycott Organic Valley products. They forced their dairy farmers choose between selling to local raw milk customers and selling to OV. Where once their farmers could do both, they now cannot. Looks like the commercial dairy farmers got to OV and it caved. Boo.

    I am not opposed to anyone making as much money as they can honestly. But don’t lie to me, make me think you are someone you are not, in order to get my hard-earned dollar. There’s enough of that from Halliburton. I don’t need it from my hippie dippy organic market.

    Thank you for this article. I appreciate it.

  12. Meagan says:

    Whole Foods Market certainly isn’t perfect, but they do provide a wide variety of products, that I, an individual with food allergies and sensitivities, appreciate very much. I think more of the problem is that Whole Foods pushes the soy agenda, which [i]no doubt[/i] they have to know is false. Soy is dangerous.

  13. Joe Anon says:

    Your organization is certainly good at sharing anecdotes and personal experiences, but it certainly doesn’t have the facts. Everyone from the UN to your local university professor will tell you that vegan and vegetarian diets are better for health AND the environment, as well as its ability to solve the problem of global hunger. You guys are just spreading lies and conspiracy theories.

    – Submitted anonymously

  14. Nancy says:

    Thankfully, I have shopping alternatives in my area, Central Market, Market Street, Sprouts, Natural Grocers (Vitamin Cottage), and several locally owned health food stores. I stopped shopping at Whole Foods when they stopped carrying the specialized food items for my son’s medically necessary diet.

  15. Meghan says:

    I will merely suggest that you read “The Vegetarian Myth” as one of many sources of facts and data regarding not only the devastating health effects of the vegan diet, but the environmental destruction wrought upon every continent as a result of humankind’s desire to cultivate grains and now in the 21st century, to believe the delusion that a vegan diet is healthy for humans, animals or the planet.

  16. So Kaayla,

    Are you saying that Mackey is just a “John” for the “Soylin’ our Planet” Industry? Sounds like a “Big Mackey” attack on our health to me….

    I’ll be eating more “Slow Food”, thank you!

    Good Health and “Humor”al Immunity!

  17. Nada Vegan says:

    lol @ Joe Anon. Have you even bothered to read any of the (well-researched and documented) articles that WAPF has produced? Or are you too brain-damaged from all the soy burgers and Silk?

  18. Vicki says:

    I am grateful to have a Whole Foods Market to shop at, Soy or not (which I choose not to eat or purchase). When I shop Whole Foods one thing I don’t have to worry about is trans fats as I know there isn’t going to be hydrogentated oils listed in any of there products and they have a large variety of organic, free range, grass fed items. I know I have seen trans fats at Henry’s and Sprouts on labels. It is still my responsibility to look at and read labels and make choices based on what’s best. There isn’t one market that is going to be a perfect place to purchase food unless we went back to doing it our selves, hunting and gathering, and I’m sure they had their challenges too. ALWAYS READ THE LABEL and get only what you feel is right for you and your family. They have the right to sell what they decide they want to sell and we have the right to not purchase it and decide. I go to 3 or 4 places before I end up with the food I need in my home with the best ingredients for my family. There is a way to write about less than quality food items, bad ingredients, and things we would like eliminated from our food choices in a less confrontational way. Just give us the information and we will definately use it to eat better and choose better.

  19. Kaayla T. Daniel says:

    Sadly, we cannot count on products at Whole Foods being free of trans fatty acids. Although not labeled on the bottles, they are found in refined soy oil and canola oil, the oils used in nearly all of packaged and deli foods sold at Whole Foods. The article “The Great Con-ola” by Dr. Mary Enig and Sally Fallon Morell — which can be found on this website — describes it well. “Like all modern vegetable oils, canola oil goes through the process of caustic refining, bleaching and degumming — all of which involve high temperatures or chemicals of questionable safety. And because canola oil is high in omega-3 fatty acids, which easily become rancid and foul-smelling when subjected to oxygen and high temperatures, it must be deodorized. The standard deodorization process removes a large portion of the omega-3 fatty acids by turning them into trans fatty acids. Although the Canadian government lists the trans content of canola at a minimal 0.2 percent, research at the University of Florida at Gainesville, found trans levels as high as 4.6 percent in commercial liquid oil. The consumer has no clue about the presence of trans fatty acids in canola oil because they are not listed on the label. ” Similarly, the omega 3 fatty acids in soy oil are reduced from about 8 percent to 3 percent or less.

    Most of us do need to shop at Whole Foods for at least some of our foods. However, as the trans fat issue makes clear, reading labels is not enough. Not all is revealed on the labels, and many foods that seemr healthy are not. That said, I’d still rather eat the occasional baked treat from Whole Foods than from a regular supermarket. Fortunately, a few items are made with butter.

  20. They also sell Organic Valley’s pasture butter. They also sell organic sprouted corn tortillas with no funny ingredients and no oils, made by Food For Life.

  21. Kaayla Daniel says:

    Several writers here have pointed out there are some good products at Whole Foods. Yes, of course, there are. I shop there too for some foods, and am especially pleased Whole Foods carries some good cultured sauerkraut and kimchi and helps support those small companies. This blog is not to criticize members who cannot do local, biodynamic, grassfed, pastured etc perfectly. Nearly all of us, including me, do the WAPF diet imperfectly and do some shopping at Whole Foods. This blog is about the overall integrity of the chain, and how its stated core values do not match up with its actual practices. I suggest we try to hold them to the standards they espouse.

  22. Melanie H. says:

    This made me laugh. It is so true! I usually only shop at Whole Foods when I need something bizarre that I won’t find at my generic grocery store. Of course, that was before I moved 100 miles away from the nearest Whole Foods Market. Now I explore other local options, which is grand.

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Talking Tofurky

Eager readers want to know how to incorporate the “health benefits” of soy into their Thanksgiving dinners.    As the Naughty Nutritionist, I suggest we not eat soy this Thursday but speak it.    In other words, let’s talk tofurky.   Given that laughter is the best medicine, I present a baker’s dozen examples ofContinue Reading

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  1. Melissa says:

    A couple of years ago, my brother’s vegan girlfriend’s family invited him to Thanksgiving dinner. She was raised vegan and the whole meal was going to be vegan down to the tofurkey.

    “It’s fabulous with the crispy rice paper skin and yummy stuffing. You can’t tell the difference between it and real turkey,” she told my husband.

    So he asked her, “Have you ever had REAL turkey?”


    “I didn’t think so.”

  2. Heidi McCormick says:

    That is hilarious!!!

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