Response to Faith Goldy: Is Soy Feminizing the West?

On June 15th, Rebel Media released a video featuring journalist Faith Goldy which blames soy for the feminization of men in the West. I will link that video below in the description.

I agree about the generational drop in testosterone.

And I’ve discussed this before in previous videos. Notably my 2015 video titled “Why I Will Take Steroids”.

That video is also linked below.

And I have my theories on why this drop has occurred; they range from the repeat demasculinizing of modern feminism, environmental pollutants in our air, food, and water, plastics, actual ANIMAL hormones found in food (such as meat and dairy), increases in obesity, not to mention the rampant partying / binge drinking lifestyle many young men and women engage in.

But, to keep this short, at about 4:45 into the video, she basically blames soy.

— FAITH GOLDY CLIP PLAYS —

Now, in her defense she does go on to present research to support her claims, however, I cannot find links to the studies she presented so I can review them.

In order to see where they were published, and by whom, and where the money trail leads… if anywhere. I’d also want to assess any controls used in the research, the overall health and age of the participants, or what percentage were human trials!

All of that is incredibly important in ascertaining the quality of a piece of research.

Faith did mentioned that she had looked at human AND rodent studies at about — into the video.

While rodent research can inspire human considerations, it isn’t conclusive for humans. Human research is always needed to make conclusions for humans.

To go into a little more detail about that, the American Cancer Society discusses soy on their page about breast cancer, and they elaborate that “rats process soy differently from people, and the same results have not been seen in people.”

In the next paragraph, they continue with, “so far, no reliable studies have pointed to any dangers from eating soy, and the health benefits appear to outweigh any potential risk.”

Now, I understand the latter has to do with breast cancer, and Faith’s video primarily focuses on testosterone and feminization, but the former statement about animal vs. human model research most certainly applies!

And what does the LARGE SCALE human research actually say about soy and testosterone on HEALTHY men? Let’s have a look at the research!

First, a meta-analysis of 51 different treatment groups, of which 15 were placebo-controlled, found that NEITHER soy foods nor isoflavone supplements alter measures of total or free testosterone concentrations in men. Furthermore, there were no significant effects from soy protein or isoflavone intake on sex hormone-binding globulin or free androgen index either!

Based on the results of NINE different clinical studies, there is ZERO evidence that soy isoflavone exposure exerts feminizing effects on men, even at intake levels equal to and considerably higher than are typical for Asian males. And while this paper admits that animal studies suggest that isoflavones increases the risk of erectile dysfunction… this is not applicable to human males, because of differences in isoflavone metabolism between rodents and humans.

I keep driving that point home about animal vs. human model, it is SO very important!

Now, recall what I said earlier about meat and dairy containing ACTUAL ANIMAL HORMONES!

Take milk, for instance. Because dairy cows are forced to lactate almost non-stop, the milk they produce contains large amounts of estrogens and progesterone.

So, this essentially makes commercial milk comparable to synthetic birth control for women!

And… the present data on men and children indicates that the estrogens in milk ARE absorbed, and gonadotropin secretion IS suppressed, followed by a DECREASE in testosterone secretion. And this could negatively impact the sexual maturation of prepubescent children.

Milk, it does a body good… right?

So, tell me Faith, which is worse? And which would be a bigger culprit for the feminization of men?!

Just some food for thought, no pun intended.

For additional viewing, I have also linked a VERY comprehensive video in the description that I did in 2016 debunking soy myths. Highly-recommended watch for this topic.

Anyhow, let me know what you think in the comments below, and please share this video so that others can find it.

Hell, spread it around Rebel Media and Faith Goldy’s social media.

REFERENCES

“Faith Goldy: Is Soy Feminizing the West?” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mduUbJTdXag

My video “Why I Will Take Steroids – Listen Up, Guys AND Girls!” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZ6AeMEi2R4

My video “Top 3 Myths About Soy DEBUNKED With Science!” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhkNU46_48M

https://www.cancer.org/latest-news/how-your-diet-may-affect-your-risk-of-breast-cancer.html

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19524224

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20378106

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19496976

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