Soy Infant Formula: Birth Control Pills for Babies
Babies fed soy-based formula have 13,000 to 22,000 times more estrogen compunds in their blood than babies fed milk-based formula. Infants exclusively fed soy formula receive the estrogenic equivalent of at least five birth control pills per day.
Male infants undergo a testosterone surge during the first few months of life, when testosterone levels may be as high as those of an adult male. During this period, baby boys are programmed to express male characteristics after puberty, not only in the development of their sexual organs and other masculine physical traits, but also in setting patterns in the brain characteristic of male behavior.
In animals, studies indicate that phytoestrogens in soy are powerful endocrine disrupters. Soy infant feeding-which floods the bloodstream with female hormones that inhibit testosterone-cannot be ignored as a possible cause of disrupted development patterns in boys, including learning disabilities and attention deficit disorder. Male children exposed to DES, a synthetic estrogen, had testes smaller than normal on maturation and infant marmoset monkeys fed soy isoflavones had a reduction in testosterone levels up to 70% compared to milk-fed controls.
Almost 15% of white girls and 50% of African-American girls show signs of puberty, such as breast development and pubic hair, before the age of eight. Some girls are showing sexual development before the age of three. Premature development of girls has been linked to the use of soy formula and exposure to environmental estrogen-mimickers such as PCBs and DDE.
Intake of phytoestrogens even at moderate levels during pregnancy can have adverse affects on the developing fetus and the timing of puberty later in life. -Westin A. Price Foundation
Email Newsletter continued-Inflammation: Foods that Cripple and Kill
...There are so many lessons to be learned here. First, a gut problem due to a poor diet was causing crippling pain. The pain caused more than a decade of suffering. This pain resolved itself quickly, despite the fact that the patient was 82 years old, and the pain was present for over 10 years. The diagnosis or cause of the pain, as proven by medical x-rays and scans to be 'bone-on-bone' was completely wrong. Since the pain was caused by foods and a damaged gut, all the medical drugs and surgeries in the world would have failed to resolve the pain. Nonetheless, if unresolved, and if treated medically for life, this chronic inflammation would have garnered tens (if not hundreds) of thousand of dollars for drug, medical, and surgical procedures that would have failed and induced other debilitating problems.
Poor Diet and Inappropriate Rx Drugs Start the Inflammation Syndrome
Holistic doctors who understand and treat the gut and inflammation syndrome see patients that are barely a few years old who are already part of this monstrous health problem. The perfect example is a 3-year-old with disastrous bowel habits, a prolapsed (dropped out of the anus) rectum, anal fissures, weight loss, severe abdominal pain, constant crying, failure to thrive, hives and other skin problems, and ear and sinus infections. This child had been treated for two and a half years by pediatric gastroenterologists.
This child simply could not eat without pain. He could not gain weight, and was slowly but surely slipping away. The parents tried all kinds of feeding as an infant, from breast milk, to soy, to anything else that might work. All failed. The child was becoming skin and bones. The pediatrician noted that he was simply thin and that his rashes and skin problems were just dry skin. When his terribly painful bowel movements were reduced to one every 7 days, the doctor recommended fruit, then lots of fluids, then mineral oil in ice cream. The child continued to deteriorate and was taken to a pediatric gastroenterologist at a children's hospital.
He underwent several invasive medical tests including an endoscopy, biopsy, and more. The whole treatment ended with a prescription for two more drugs and a referral to a pediatric surgeon. The child did not get better. And for a good reason. It turns out that the child had been treated with multiple doses of antibiotics at a very early age for ear and sinus infections. The antibiotics severely damaged his gut, inducing antibiotic syndrome, which ended in leaky gut syndrome. Leaky gut syndrome produces violent reactions to a variety of foods. This child was very sensitive to wheat products, cow's milk, and other foods.
The child's holistic treatment consisted of eliminating all offending foods and nutritional support. He did well. He gained weight quickly, and the pain and cramps were eliminated. His skin cleared up, and he became happy once again. Now, he eats well and is thriving. This child was lucky. Tens of thousands never escape this monstrous downward medical health spiral. And the lessons here are profound once again.
First, antibiotic syndrome is real and common. Next, with a disturbed gut, foods can become your enemy, causing severe pain syndromes in the gut and elsewhere. And medical treatment can actually be the cause of the problem and can make the problem worse. In this case, inappropriate antibiotic use was the root cause of the problems. The boy was made worse with subsequent medical treatments, culminating in the prescription for mineral oil mixed in ice cream- to which the boy was exquisitely sensitive. Correct medical treatment in many of these cases actually turns out to be no medicine at all. Instead, it involves careful listening and common-sense treatment-in this case eliminating offending foods, and then beginning to rebuild a damaged gut.
And perhaps the most significant lesson of all is that some physicians or doctors (of any type) simply will not listen to their patients or, in this case, their patient's parents. If a health problem does not fit into the typical medical cookbook, it becomes an annoyance to some doctors. Instead of trying to solve the problem as a challenge, they just want it to go away-usually in for form of referral to another physician.
-Dr. Bruce West, Founder Health Alert/Immune Systems, Inc.
May 2012 Health Alert Continued from email...
...According to the Department of Health and Human Services, the new 'safer' fluoride limit in drinking water would be .7 parts per million (ppm). And eleven EPA unions, including ones representing the agency's scientists, pleaded with the EPA to reduce the permissible level of fluoride in water to zero, citing research suggesting that it can cause cancer! So what does the EPA do? It is mulling the idea of lowering its acceptable 'safe' level of 4 ppm to 'nobody knows.' The present 4ppm level is almost 6 times greater than what is now considered 'safe'. And it is thousands of times too much for those real experts who want to eliminate added fluoride from drinking water altogether. We know today, that 2 ppm (half the EPA's currently suggested 'safe' level) can cause severe fluorosis!
I could go on, but simply know that the whole fluoride scam is an insult to your intelligence. It is selling the public health by forcing medical treatment on you, me, and everyone for a profit. Be smarter. Don't wait for the government to protect you. They are bought and paid for by industry and others. Instead, get the fluoride out of your own water supply-especially if you have kids. The best way is by using a reverse osmosis water purifier.
And don't buy any of this fluoride garbage-whether it is toothpastes, sodas, or bottled water. Eat a whole-foods diet and get the mineral fluoride as nature provides it-from your food. Do not get or have your kids get fluoride treatments from your dentist. During and after these treatments, fluoride is not only swallowed in large quantities, but also absorbed directly through the linings in your mouth into your bloodstream. And for goodness sake, do not take or especially give your kids fluoride supplements!
The Associated Press' release about fluoride represents yet another sad day in the neverending, money-trail relationship among industry, politicians, government agencies, the medical and dental professions, and municipal officials. It does exonerate all those real experts who have been blackballed, scorned, and ridiculed as medical and dental heretics, crazies, loonies, and idiots.
Dr. Bruce West, Founder
Health Alert/Immune Systems, Inc.