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Podcast Episode 48

Many people wonder, “Is soy bad for you?” In this episode, join Mary and Whitney English, RD to find out the truth.

Whitney E. RD is uniquely qualified to answer this question. She uses her background as a reporter to find the truth about foods. In her research into 1000’s of studies on soy, she found a lot of misconceptions about this food that needed correcting. Join Mary and Whitney to find out the good news about soy. (Please Note: We realize that soy may not work for everyone.  Please eat mindfully and work an with RDN to assess whether it’s an appropriate food for you)

PLUS: The Weekly Nutrition Challenge!


The Good News About Soy

  • What exactly are isoflavones?
  • What about the studies that show there are dangers?
  • Can it prevent cancer?

Is Soy Bad For You?

  • How do isoflavones differ from the estrogen our own bodies produce?
  • Which cancers are hormone driven that soy may affect?
  • Should men be concerned?

The Best Ways To Eat Soy

  • Will supplements work?
  • Is processed soy safe?
  • Concerns about children eating soy
  • Ideas for working soy into your meals


The Weekly Nutrition Challenge!


Tofu Turmeric Scramble

Whitney’s Free 7 Day Predominately Plant Based Meal Plan

Whitney’s YouTube show, The Sitch episodes on soy: 

The Truth About Soy and Cancer


The Truth About Soy and Fertility, Man Boobs, PCOS + Acne!


The Truth About Soy and Hypothyroidism


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Mary Purdy, MS, RDN, dishes out easy-to-digest info, tips, and advice about nutrition & lifestyle, backed by over 10 years of clinical experience and a healthy sense of humor. Join the weekly conversation! Episodes come out weekly.

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Mary Purdy is a Registered Dietitian with a Masters in Clinical Nutrition from Bastyr University.

Past experience:

  • Private practice (8 yrs)
  • Adjunct professor at Bastyr University
  • Clinical Supervisor at Bastyr Center for Natural Health.

Mary currently works as a Registered Dietitian Coach at the Scientific Wellness company, Arivale. Mary takes an integrative/holistic approach to diet, health & wellness and believes that food is medicine!

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DISCLAIMER: This podcast is intended for entertainment purposes only. Please consult your doctor before following any information you hear here. The opinions expressed here are those exclusively of Mary Purdy, the Show’s producers, and guests, and do not necessarily represent the views of Arivale, Bastyr, Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine, or other entities.

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