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8 Reasons Why Soy Isn’t A Health Food

Soy products are popular in many different diets, but Paleo excludes it entirely. Why is soy considered healthy from numerous viewpoints but not Paleo? What Is Soy, Exactly? Soy is a bean that belongs to the leguminous family of plants that produce one or several edible seeds in a pod. In addition to soybeans, other popular legumes include common beans, peanuts, peas, and lentils. So, soy is a legume. Legumes are not Paleo. Why? Because they contain anti-nutrients such as … Continue reading

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Q&A: Is Soy Lecithin Paleo?

Hi Neely, I just noticed that one of my supplements contains soy lecithin. I know it's a by product of the soy after the oil has been extracted and according to the information I've attached, it is actually not very good for you, despite previous claims that it is excellent for many things. They say that even though it's an extract there always remains some soy in it. Would you suggest I discontinue this stuff? Thanks for your response. Mark … Continue reading

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Q&A: Are Chickens That Ate Soy and Corn Paleo?

Here's a Q&A that affects every Paleo chicken eater...   Hi Neely, My question today is about chicken.  Ever since we started the Paleo diet, we've also begun to buy organic chicken with no ant-biotics or hormones added.  They are also free ranging.  We buy them at a store called Trader Joe's.  I happened to look at the label today and I realized that these chickens, according to the label, are fed a diet consisting of Corn and Soybean meal. How does … Continue reading

Why No Grains and Legumes? Part 1: Lectins

Recently my boyfriend has been straying from his normal Paleo ways because he feels that grain-laden cookies are more important than his overall health and longevity.  In the meantime, I'm faced with a gluten-free cookie and candy explosion every time I open our cupboard. The smell of them in their consumer-enticing packaging is sometimes more than I can bear when I'm reaching past them to get to my (sigh) bag of nuts and seeds. "Wait, why am I not eating … Continue reading

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