Shaklee Soy Protein

Shaklee Soy Protein

Shaklee has known how to separate soy with cold water extraction since the early 1950’s. Dr. Shaklee was one of the earliest researchers in soy in the USA. The effects of soy was first measured in birds which showed they changed foliage and matured very young as well as slowing down the thyroid function.


After this observation they realized there was an anti-tyrosine property in raw soy beans. So Dr. Shaklee had to separate the protein from the raw soy bean and leave behind the enzymes that contained the anti-tyrosine substance.


Another problem is when you cook soy, in order to de-nature compounds like the anti-thyroid substance, then you begin to rearrange the amino acid substance in soy which then becomes a toxic substance. Two years ago, Vegetarian Times ran an article telling their customers not to eat soy products because they are poison.


Shaklee has known this for a long time. There is a process called a “Mallard” reaction – whenever you cook a food you de-nature it and make it into something different. That’s why the Chinese would take tofu, which is a water extract of soy curd, and cook it and eat it right away, before there was any time for degradation. There is no word in the Chinese language for hot flashes because they don’t cook things and store them to eat them later, especially soy,


Dr. Shaklee knew that, too. By using a cold water extraction technique, you get the very best of the soy and all of the positive things like the phyto-estrogens which inhibit breast cancer and prostate cancer in men. There are over 1500 studies showing the positive benefits of soy and only 12 to 20 negative studies showing that when you alter and de-nature soy you end up with junk.  Dr. Shaklee knew the difference.

Some people today don’t read the fine print to realize there is a difference in soy. The Veggie burger group and several other companies’ textured vegetable protein products produce cancer, we know that.


The difference in Shaklee is that they did the research long before people even started talking about this stuff.


Richard Brouse, M.A., D.C.

Read The Fine Print on Soy

Most soybean processors use Hexane as a solvent-a cheap and efficient way of extracting oil from soybeans,(a cheap process they use to make most conventional soy oil and protein ingredients.) Whole soybeans are literally bathed in hexane to separate the soybeans’ oil from protein. The protein is then used to manufacture soy products, and the oils are sold as soy lecithin capsules, both of which are thoroughly contaminated with hexane.

Hexane is a byproduct of gasoline refining. It is a neurotoxin (causing brain damage) and also a hazardous air pollutant. Hexane is also damaging to the glands of the body, and is one of the toxins that is very damaging to the thyroid gland.

Shaklee’s quality control standards on their soy are ‘better than certified organic’, and they never use hexane or chlorine, or any other form of toxin in the processing of their soy products.

Shaklee pioneered the natural health soy industry by making the  FIRST soy isolate products in North America in 1961 … and they have done it right, from the very beginning.

Clinical science has confirmed through extensive research the value of isoflavones (genistein, daidzein, glycitein)  isoflavones are classified as  anti-cancer nutrients, and  the soy bean is recognized in the food industry as containing the highest quantity of isoflavones in the food chain.

This is why many people, who understand quality issues, intentionally choose to include a serving of Shaklee Soy in their diet daily.

Shaklee Soy Lecithin capsules have NEVER been contaminated with hexane.




Weight Management

The most important thing you can do to ward off osteoarthritis is keep your weight in check. Over the years, extra weight puts stress on the joints and may even alter the normal joint structure.
When you are not able to do a lot of physical activity, be it work or exercise, it is very easy to gain unwanted pounds. The best way I have found to maintain a healthy weight is to take the Shaklee Lean and Healthy Kit. If you are over weight this will help get you to a healthier weight and if you just need to maintain this will help you do so as well as build muscle mass.
The smoothies are quick and easy and you can add your favourite fruit to them to make them the way you want. The soy smoothies contain leucine , which helps keep muscle while losing fat. I have been able to gain a lot of muscle while doing little physical exercise but losing the fat. Pound for pound, muscles burn more calories than fat. That’s why losing muscle on most diets makes it easier to regain weight once you stop dieting.
There is a lot of misinformation about soy. Check out the blog post I posted on soy.

10 Tips for Healthy Eating

1. Fresh is best and buy local or organic whenever possible. Take advantage of farmer’s markets and locally grown produce.

2. Shop around the block. Typically the perimeter of the grocery store has the freshest foods and produce. Focus most of your shopping on this area for the healthiest food.

3. Looking for a simple resolution to improve your overall health? Start drinking green tea. Green tea is a potent source of catechins – healthy antioxidants that can inhibit cancer cell activity and help boost immunity. Need more reasons to drink green tea? It can also reduce inflammation, promote stronger bones and joint health, lower cholesterol and help prevent against infection.

4. Take a look at your carb intake. The majority of your carbohydrates should be in the form of less refined, less processed foods with a low glycemic intake. Substitute sprouted grain bread for white bread, brown rice for white and high fibre pasta for regular pasta.

5. Replace your cooking oil. Instead of safflower, soy, and sunflower oils, corn oil, cottonseed oil, mixed vegetable oils, or margarine, use extra-virgin olive oil as your main cooking oil.

6. Eat more fibre. Increase your consumption of vegetables, fruit, and beans.

7. Drink more water. Feeling hungry? Studies show that hunger is often mistaken for thirst. Next time you are craving snacks try a drink of water first.

8. Add Omega 3 supplements to your diet. Omega 3’s reduce inflammation and strengthen your heart, help with dry skin, aid dry eye syndrome, help with weight loss and contribute to better bowel health. Studies show that Omega 3’s may help combat depression as well.

9. Choose lean protein. Eat less red meat and substitute with chicken, turkey or fish. Add some vegetarian meals into your diet.

10. Start your day right. Eat breakfast daily and choose a breakfast that includes protein. This will sustain you through the morning and give you energy.