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David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Soybeans interfere with the thyroid hormones and cause goiters

This post includes a summary of a paper published in Pediatrics Vol. 24 No. 5 November 1959, pp. 752-760 and a recipe for curried salmon salad.

Study title and authors:
Politically Incorrect Nutrition: What You May Not Know about Your Food and Drink
Judson J. Van Wyk M.D.1, Mary B. Arnold M.D.1, James Wynn M.D.1, , Francis Pepper M.D.1
1 Departments of Pediatrics and Radiology, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, and Departments of Medicine, Veterans Administration Hospital, and Duke Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina

This study can be accessed at:
A 10-month-old infant reared on a soybean product (Mull-Soy®) from birth developed a goiter and hypothyroidism, which was cured by the administration of 4 drops of Lugol's solution and the replacement of the soybean product by whole cow's milk.
The study suggested that a goitrogenic agent was present in the soybean product, which interfered with the thyroid hormones.
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Recipe of the day

Curried Salmon Salad

■1 4-6oz salmon fillet
■1/2- 1 tablespoon coconut oil (for cooking fresh salmon)
2 lbs. Fresh Salmon Fillets
Food Mall: Salmon Fillets
■2 cups romaine lettuce, shredded
■1/2 avocado, cut into chunks
■2 tablespoon sliced or slivered almonds
■2-3 tablespoon chopped green onions

■2-3 tablespoons coconut milk
■1/2 teaspoon turmeric
■1/4 teaspoon garam masala
■1/2 teaspoon coriander
■1/2 teaspoon cumin
■1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
■dash of cayenne pepper

Season salmon with coriander, cumin and garam masala then pan-fry the fillet in coconut oil.
Flake salmon into small pieces and mix with other ingredients. Whisk dressing ingredients together and drizzle over salad.

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