If you're confused about whether soy, butter, meat, or dairy are good or bad for you, just follow the money, which is firmly in the hands of Big Food and the meat and dairy lobbies. A new documentary, What the Health, reveals shocking data about the funding by meat and dairy producers of programming for the American Diabetes Association, the American Heart Association, the Susan Komen Foundation, and other public health advocates. Sometimes it's hard to know whom to trust when it comes to our health and proper nutrition.
The Soy Myth, or the word on the street that soy is a dangerous food that destroys your health, is almost as pervasive as the Protein Myth, which my friend Rich Roll wrote about in the past. And you should know that there is both older and brand-new data regarding soy and health that should put you at ease about eating organic tofu, edamame, and tempeh.