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Soy Isolate Done Right Part 4: Why Most Soy Companies Fall Silent

When I decided to do this series on soy protein processing methods, calling soy companies and manufacturers became a natural response.  I wanted to see for myself–and to show others–what processing methods other companies were using.  Did soy companies even know where their soy protein was coming from and how it was processed?

For this series I chose to compare only those companies selling a soy isolate powder.  [click to continue…]

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Soy Isolate Done Right Part 3: Soy Protein Processing Steps

In the first post of this soy series, I discussed why the processing of the soy isolate matters. Then I dove into how the soybean is grown. Now I transition to sharing what happens to get the soybean into your protein shake. What are the necessary steps? Why do these steps matter to your health?

Soy Protein Powder Processing Steps

The processing of the soy bean starts at the point of seed all the way to the finished soy protein powder (or isolate). Each step along the way has certain markers of quality.  You will quickly be able to see that the differences matter.

Isolating The Soy Protein

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Soy Isolate Done Right Part 2: Is Non-GMO Enough?

In my first post, I talked about why the processing of soy isolate matters to our health. Now I turn my attention to the first step in the processing with how the soybean is grown. The differences in soy isolate protein begin with the growth of the seed.

Soy Bean Growth: GMO, Non-GMO, and IPP

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Soy beans typically fall into one of the following three categories: [click to continue…]

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Soy Isolate Done Right Part 1: Processing Makes All The Difference

Information about soy protein is all over the internet. However, much of the news out there about soy is often misunderstood.  This series is my best attempt to sift out the fact from the fiction. I will gladly update this series as I learn new information.  

Soy foods today come in numerous forms, and I could do a whole blog series on each one. For this series, I chose to focus on one of the most concentrated forms of protein and one that is most popularly used as a supplement to a healthy diet–the soy isolate protein.

What Is Soy Isolate Protein?

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Stress Relief And The Single Product That Saved Our Year

STRESS.

On the positive side, stress can help you accomplish amazing things or meet important deadlines. Leap tall buildings in a single bound…almost.

But too much of it, and we begin to feel overwhelmed…agitated…and frustrated.

We’ve all been on both sides of it.

But what do you do when you feel over-stressed? What is your personal stress-relief program?

This past year for us felt as though someone backed up a truckload of stress and dumped it heavy on our heads. [click to continue…]

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Recipe: German-Style Cheese Leek Soup

This recipe for Cheese and Leek Soup (or “Käse Lauch Suppe” as the Germans would say) comes straight from a German grocery store ad. Normally, I wouldn’t see a small recipe amidst food ads as a reliable source for yummy food, but I do now!

I went out on a limb one day and tried this leek soup out on my family–Wow! This is homemade comfort food at its finest for the winter months. [click to continue…]

High Protein Banana Oat Choco Muffins

These Banana Oat Chocolate Muffins are low in sugar and high in protein. They have a delicate sweetness that comes only from the mashed ripe bananas and chocolate pieces.  There is no extra added sugar! These muffins are a great deal for kids who normally enjoy high-sugar breakfasts with little to no nutritional value. [click to continue…]

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Your Child’s Health, Nuclear Blasts, And B-B Guns

I hope the title of this post gets your attention, because how you approach your child’s health really does matter. And for those families looking to change the direction of your child’s health–this post could make all the difference for you.

How Do You Approach Your Child’s Health?

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So what does your child’s health have to do with a nuclear blast anyway? [click to continue…]

Dos and Donts of Dieting with kids

The Do’s And Don’ts Of Dieting With Kids

With so many children today struggling with their weight, more parents are looking for ways to help them. And that is a wonderful trend.  However, when it comes to dieting with kids, we can enable either success or utter failure depending on how we approach it.

This listing of Do’s And Don’ts will help you lay the foundation for a successful weight loss strategy for your kids. [click to continue…]

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Easy Crepes For Kids

I finally figured out a way to “healthify” one of my favorite European recipes–the Crepe! In my effort to get more healthy soy protein into our diets, it dawned on me that I had never tried the soy/flour substitution in crepes yet.

Crepes are one of our favorite desserts, brunches, snacks…you name it! These thin little pancakes are so versatile since you can add just about anything you like to them.
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