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I am really new to this and have just started reading Nourishing Traditions. I was reading about how alfalfa spouts are really not that good for you and I was completely shocked. That has been our main staple in sprouting and I had a hard time understanding why in the book. Does anyone have a simple explaination. I just had a hard time swallowing that one. Thanks
 

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According to the WAPF website:<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;"><b>Q. Can soy cause or worsen tumors? Is it bad for my condition, which is neurofibromatosis?</b><br>
A. I do not have any other testimonials from people suffering from neurofibromatosis but have many stories of people whose tumors (of many different types) have grown because of the plant estrogens in soy foods, soy milk or soy isoflavone supplements. Many of those people saw their tumors shrink after removing all forms of soy from their diets. I am a clinical nutritionist and not a medical doctor so cannot give you medical advice. But if I were in your situation, I would eliminate all soy from my diet as well as foods containing plant estrogens including flax seeds and flax oil, clover and alfalfa sprouts and margarines, spreads and other products containing sterols. Also, please do inform your doctor that soy phytoestrogens may have contributed to your situation. --Response by Dr. Kaayla Daniel, author of <a href="http://www.wholesoystory.com/" target="_blank"><span style="color:#0000FF;"><i>The Whole Soy Story</i></span></a></td>
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So it's a plant estrogen issue apparently. Personally, I wouldn't be that concerned, unless you seriously eat tons of them. But really, sunflower sprouts taste a lot better <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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I'm fond of radish sprouts myself. Also sprouted lentils and chickpeas....Mmmmm yummy
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I'm fond of radish sprouts myself. Also sprouted lentils and chickpeas....Mmmmm yummy</div>
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Me too! Sunflower sprouts (my favorite) are dang delicious as well. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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