# 1 - WHY FOLLOW "SCD"? > DITCH THE SOY BURGERS


By Jon Herring

If you think soy burgers are a healthy alternative to the real thing, think again. Not only does soy contain compounds that mimic the hormone estrogen, a recent study also shows a link between soy and heart disease.

When researchers at the University of Colorado fed soy-based foods to mice that had a genetic heart condition (hypertrophic cardiomyopathy), the animals developed heart failure, and many died. The results of this study, published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, contribute to our understanding that soy is not a "heart healthy" food after all. In fact, soy increases levels of homocysteine, an important risk factor for heart disease. (Interestingly, when the sick mice were fed raw milk protein, their condition improved remarkably.)

For a real heart-healthy burger, sink your teeth into grass-fed beef (Kay’s Note:  In a lettuce wrap). It's full of omega-3 fatty acids and heart-healthy nutrients like CoQ10.

Taken from: http://www.earlytorise.com/archive/html/082606-2.html#brief1