Most of what I have come to believe about diet is based on my own experience of different foods as well as scientific research. I have tried many different kinds of diets and have experienced varied results with each. With some diets, my digestive problems worsened while I gained extra weight. With others, I felt more energized, my digestive system seemed to work more optimally and I lost weight.
I am a firm believer that each person’s body is different and that each person has to find for themselves what kind of diet works for them. It is through paying attention to our bodies signals and reactions that we come to know what kind of diet most suits us.
However, one food that I have come to believe is not beneficial for most people is nonfermented soy. This may be off the beaten path of what we are used to seeing in health food stores: soy cheese and milk, tofu, soy sauce, soy protein powder, baby formula and even soy cream cheese are all products we are familiar with. (The use of fermented soy products such as miso, natto, and tempeh can be beneficial and healthy.)