Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Fermented Soy and Inflammation

Many of my friends are aware of the fact that I absolutely love Dr Ursula Jacob of Munich in Germany. Although she is known for being one of Farrah Fawcett's (better) doctors, she no longer works with localised chemo and now runs her own clinic specialising in prevention and regeneration, using natural medicines. This includes antiaging and autoimmune disease, so we basically have the same interests.

One of the things that caught my attention on her website was the article "Autoimmune Disease - New Therapy Approaches". Of course I want to use her ideas. Part of this article is a case study of a man on the edge of autoimmune disease, with prediabetes and a chronic high viral load. Besides prescribing coenzyme Q10 (which is great for energy) and mineral supplementation, as a specific treatment for inflammation and immune dysregulation he was also given.....fermented soybean extract. Soy has a very mixed reputation, as different soy products can be beneficial or harmful depending on whether it is fermented, chemically processed etc etc, so confusion often ensues and soy has been rarely mentioned in my nutritional medicine subjects. Despite some views on soy, this patient did not spontaneously combust. Instead, his levels of interleukin-6 and -8; tumour necrosis factor-alpha and C-reactive protein, which are markers of inflammation, all decreased to healthy levels. His count of natural killer cells, a type of immune cell, nearly doubled into the healthy range. Dr Jacob also wrote that there were no side effects and that his levels of anti-nuclear antibodies also fell.

Fermented soy, this time as miso soup, has also been the only thing to solve my dysmenorrhoea, when nothing else worked. Turmeric is partially effective, but only miso soup has fully eliminated my need for painkillers. So I declare that the potential benefits of fermented soy must be known to all, not hidden from those who may need it by the problems surrounding chemically processed soy.

Note: this is not a sponsored post, I wanted to work with Dr Jacob but couldn't, and she is just so nice!

1 comment:

  1. Nice one! I also eat Natto (Japanese fermented soy with bacillus natto)!