If there is one product that seems to confuse me the most it’s soy. Is it good for me? Is it bad for me? Does it prevent cancer or cause cancer? When we were living in Maine and Buck was a baby, I remember a neighbor coming over to our house very alarmed because he just saw on the news that soy could make you have a small penis. (What channel he was watching, I’ll never know). I know people that swear by soy. I know people that run from it. So for years now, instead of doing any investigating, I’ve just taken the lazy dietary route and avoided soy. There’s so much contrary information out there I just couldn’t imagine sorting through all of it to make a personal decision.
Until now. I was reading one of my favorite blogs the other day, (I want to be her), and there was this fabulous person (Josie Maran) on it talking about Barlean’s Essential Woman — an oil she swears by because it makes her hair and skin insanely wonderful.
So I bought it and started taking it you know what? She was right! My hair and skin suddenly were fabulous and another bonus that I wasn’t expecting — my mood was better. Just in general basically happier and more positive. I attributed this to fatty acids which are really good for your brain. I started telling friends about this amazing product and when one of my friends examined the bottle, she looked at me gravely and said, “It has soy.”
Soy… my old enemy.
This product contains soy isoflavones and saponins. Non-GMO. I really want to continue to take this product, but now there’s a big question mark hanging over the bottle.
Should I? Shouldn’t I? What do you know about soy? I need some opinions! I need some facts.
I’ll even take rumors. I’m not proud.