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Aaron Tabor, M.D.


Physician & Medical Director of Physicians Pharmaceuticals
Developers of Doctor-Formulated
Revival Soy Protein

"It's not that long ago that soybeans were considered by most Americans
to be "hippie food." But then medical research began accumulating,
affirming that soy consumption reduced heart disease and cancer risk, that it
lengthened lives and enhanced their quality, and that it provided an almost
ideal protein to substitute for animal proteins that almost inevitably come
packaged with cholesterol and saturated fat. The mainstream culture began
taking note. In a 1999 article titled "The Joy of Soy," Time Magazine
announced that a mere 1.5 ounces of soy can lower both total and LDL ("bad") cholesterol levels. The evidence was becoming so convincing that
even the ardently pro-pharmaceutical FDA wound up affirming that
soybeans are a food that can prevent and even cure disease

-- John Robbins."

* * * * *
"Just as it seemed that things couldn't get any better for soy,
articles began to pop up on the internet saying that the pro-soy stories
are nothing more than hype--and that the real scoop on soy is not nearly
as positive. In fact, the stories say, eating soy could endanger your health.
These claims against soy include allegations that it raises cancer risk, and causes nutrient deficiencies, osteoporosis, thyroid problems, reproductive difficulties, and Alzheimer's Disease -- Virginia & Mark Messina"

Who's smearing soy and why?

Who's behind the anti-soy campaign?

Is it purely coincidental that since the WHI Study advised all women to stop using synthetic hormones, the anti-soy campaign gathered momentum?

The FDA and The American Heart Association Recommend Eating More Soy

How much soy is too much? 

Revival works great for my symptoms...

Should I start worrying now?

If, as some say, soy is allegedly linked to thyroid problems,
why would Revival be recommended by the American Foundation of Thyroid Patients?

Revival is made from NON-genetically modified soybeans.
Is it true that 93% of other soy products are made from
genetically modified soybeans?

The Truth About Soy

DR. AARON TABOR says about the abruptly halted Women's Health Initiative Study, "The study was stopped by the National Institutes of Health because women were being harmed by the HRT drug being studied (Prempro).  The drug produced a significant increase in breast cancer risk while also increasing risk of heart disease, stroke, blood clots and gallbladder disease. These results were unexpected. This will leave millions of women more confused and frightened than ever about midlife health."


Here's an excerpt from one of Dr. Tabor's chats . . .

Dearest:  Dr. Tabor, what confuses me is that in Power Surge, we've been talking about this for years. What's so surprising about these findings?
    
Dr. Aaron Tabor:  The reason doctors have placed millions of women on HRT was for the reason of preventing heart disease, even though doctors have known for many years that HRT increased risk of breast cancer. Doctors felt that the risk was worth the potential benefits. Now, the data shows that HRT increases risk of BOTH heart disease and breast cancer. That is why this is such big news worldwide to millions of women. Also, another study shows that estrogen alone increases risk of ovarian cancer.

Dearest:  And there are no contraindications to using Revival soy protein with HRT? While she tapers off, that is. 

Dr. Aaron Tabor:  Revival Soy should be integrated into any woman's health plan -- regardless if she is using HRT or not.  New data, from Wake Forest University, shows that soy may reduce detrimental changes in the breast and uterus that is caused by HRT.

Dotbo:  Dr. Tabor, it sounds as if dietary supplements are our next best bet. What is your opinion of other natural products for menopause, such as red clover or black cohosh? I've heard results of a clinical trial for a supplement called Promensil.  What should my doctor and I be discussing when it comes to supplements? Are they promising for night sweats, etc.?

Dr. Aaron Tabor:   Soy protein has been consumed for thousands of years--safely.  Soy protein is a natural FOOD for HUMANS.
Red clover and other herbs do not have the BROAD range of health benefits that soy protein does. So, my position is "Why consume something that is not natural, doesn't work as well, and may not be as safe?" 

HSpec:  How is the estrogen derived from soy different from the
naturally compounded estrogens, such as biest?

Dr. Aaron Tabor:  Thank you for that question! It is VERY important to understand that soy does NOT contain estrogen like the body's own estrogen, HRT, or natural hormones! Soy bioactive compounds, although similar in structure, act very differently in the body and actually function as ANTI-ESROGENS in many tissues like the breast and endometrial tissues.

There are many differences:  (between soy protein and HRT)

1) Soy is a food, while HRT is a prescription drug.
2) Many studies show that HRT increases risk of many diseases.
3) Many studies show that HRT has severe side effects (like nausea, irregular bleeding and hair loss) and
4) HRT and other hormone sources raise your levels of estrogen, while soy protein will NOT raise your estrogen levels. Soy produces benefits via different mechanisms. As far as natural or bio-identical hormones, I'm sure that large studies will have to be done to show they are safe given the recent bad news about HRT and estrogen.

Read the rest of the transcript with Dr. Tabor here

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Dearest 


Read the transcript here 

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Is Revival like the products described in the USA Today article?
[4 Sept '02]


The article makes some very good points, such as, 1) hundreds of
makers of soy and soy related products are on the market now, many of
which may not be very healthy; 2) the demand for soy products and
purchase thereof has risen dramatically [more than tripled in 8 years
('94-'02)]; 3) the demand will be even greater now that the official
position of the safety of HRT is being re-considered by the medical
community--and the backlash against all types of hormone replacement
(not just those using synthetic progestins like Prempro) is
predictable.

The simplest way to understand Revival's position is this fairly
balanced, but not so sophisticated discussion is to understand that
every time Ms. Rubin refers to "whole soy" it applies to Revival. The
"synergistic matrix" is many dozens of phytonutrients in whole soy
working like a symphony orchestra to achieve adaptogenic (rather than
pharmaceutical) effects without serious side effects. This balanced
relationship (designed by the Creator) has been left undisturbed .
Revival is FOOD, not medication; Dr. Tabor's patented process (using
the heart of the soybeans) naturally concentrates six servings'
equivalent into ONE, good-tasting serving. As to the concerns
expressed about amount of isoflavones consumed daily, and the negative
allegations about possible estrogenic risks...that is  the naive
portion.

Ms. Rubin is expressing what she has seen in the literature: the study
below (alleging genistein's causing breast cancer cells to grow) is an
example of ill-informed science. The "athymic mice with transplanted
cancer cell line" model being used has yielded "consistently
inconsistent" results and is not viewed as a reliable representation
of the effects one would experience eating soy food. Without their
thymus gland (to organize immune system response) the mice could not
be expected to handle the stress of being injected with a
pharmaceutical (chemically extracted and purified genistein). The
link below shows a study presented to the 4th International Symposium
on Soy for the Prevention and  Treatment of Chronic Disease by Dr.
Richard Fleming. The 25 women (some of whom were treated breast cancer
patients), who had significant inflammatory disease in their breasts,
took Revival soy for 6 months. The before and after B.E.S.T. (breast
enhanced scintigraphy test) exams show dramatic  reduction of
inflammatory tissue. This is how soy food should be studied--in
humans, using soy foods.

View a before/after image from the ongoing study:
http://www.revivalsoywomen.com/breastinflammation.html

Furthermore, soy has estrogen-modulating substances (newly-discovered
glyceollins), see below) that decrease the receptors' (both alpha and
beta) sensitivity to steroid estrogens. Thus, soy is now considered a
S.E.R.M. [selective estrogen receptor modulator] and can protect the
woman from breast cancer by more than one mechanism--rather than
potentially increasing the risk, as critics claim. The pharmaceutical
genistein study is below (after breast health).

Does soy promote breast and endometrial health? 

See http://www.revivalsoywomen.com/library.html for the latest
information on soy and breast/endometrial health.

The most recent human studies have shown that soy promotes healthy
breast, endometrial, colon and prostate tissues. Dr. Richard Fleming,
using a sophisticated new breast-imaging test named B.E.S.T., has
found initial confirmation of Revival Soy¹s ability to reduce inflamed
breast tissue. The preliminary results represent an important step
forward in demonstrating the role soy protein may play in promoting
breast health. Visit http://www.revivalsoywomen.com/breast1.html
to view full color study images.

Recent monkey studies show that 148 milligrams per day of soy
isoflavones (from a soy protein diet) for a period of 3 years produce
NO breast or endometrial stimulation. Monkeys using prescription
hormones had dramatic stimulation, but soy even helped block that as
well. The researchers concluded that soy protein produces "the
benefits but not the risks associated with traditional   hormone
replacement therapy."  No human studies have ever shown that soy
protein increases risk of cancer. The FDA hasn¹t issued a single
warning for eating soy protein.  In fact, many universities and
government-funded agencies are studying soy protein¹s role in
promoting healthy tissues like those observed in the Asian
populations.  Scientific research has been focused on soy protein
because Asians who consume a high soy diet have much lower rates of
cancer than their American counterparts.  Some studies show that soy
produces synergistic benefits with tamoxifen (the use of tamoxifen
plus soy protein recently received a patent).  Ask your doctor what is
right for you based on the latest research data. See the SOY BENEFITS
& RESEARCH booklet for full details (can be downloaded from
http://www.revivalsoywomen.com/downloads.html)

A new class of soy nutrients has actually been found to be
"antiestrogenic" for breast tissues:


A class of newly described soy nutrients, different from soy
isoflavones, have potent antiestrogenic effects on estrogen receptors
in the breast tissues.  The new class of soy nutrients is called
glyceollins (pronounced 'gli - see - oh -lens).  Researchers observed
a strong "antiestrogenic effect" of glyceollins on estrogen receptor
signaling which suppressed estrogen-induced proliferation of human
breast cancer cells.  This important new research emphasizes our point
that you simply can't get the benefits of soy protein in a soy
isoflavone PILL.  At the present, we don't feel that chemically-
purified soy pills are safe or effective. Furthermore, previous
studies using isolated soy isoflavones are now irrelevant because the
antiestrogenic effect of glyceollins must be taken into account.
Revival Soy is the best way to eat soy protein and soy nutrients.
With Revival, you get the protein, isoflavones, saponins, glyceollins
and ALL of the other soy nutrients.  We encourage you to explain this
difference to your friends and family who use soy pills.

References: 1.  Phytochemical Glyceollins, Isolated from Soy, Mediate
Antihormonal Effects through Estrogen Receptor alpha and beta. Burow
ME, Boue SM, Collins-Burow BM, Melnik LI, Duong BN, Carter-Wientjes
CH, Li S, Wiese TE, Cleveland TE, McLachlan JA. Tulane-Xavier Center
for Bioenvironmental Research, Molecular and Cellular Biology Program,
and Department of Pharmacology (M.E.B., S.L., J.A.M.), Tulane
University Medical Center. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2001 Apr
1;86(4):1750-1758.

: J Nutr 2001 Nov;131(11):2957-62   

[An example of the type of study, using pharmaceutical extract
genistein, follows...] Physiological concentrations of dietary
genistein dose-dependently stimulate growth of estrogen-dependent
human breast cancer (MCF-7) tumors implanted in athymic nude mice. Ju
YH, Allred CD, Allred KF, Karko KL, Doerge DR, Helferich WG.

Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Illinois
at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA.

Previously our laboratory has shown that the soy isoflavone,
genistein, stimulates growth of human breast cancer (MCF-7) cells in
vivo and in vitro. In this study, the dose-response analysis of
genistein at the physiologically achievable concentration range
between 125 and 1,000 microg/g in the diet was conducted in
ovariectomized athymic nude mice implanted with MCF-7 cells. We
hypothesized that genistein at this concentration range can stimulate
dose-dependently the breast tumor growth, cell proliferation and an
estrogen-responsive pS2 gene induction. Tumor size and body weight
were monitored weekly. At completion of the study, we analyzed
cellular proliferation of tumors using incorporation of BrdU, pS2
expression of tumors using a Northern blot analysis and total
genistein level in plasma using liquid chromatography-isotope dilution
mass spectrometry (LC-ES/MS). Dietary genistein (> or = 250 microg/g)
increased tumor size in a dose-dependent manner [8.4x the negative
control (NC) group in the 250 microg/g group, 12.0x in the 500
microg/g group, 20.2x in the 1,000 microg/g group and 23.2x in the
positive control (PC) group]. The percentage of proliferating cells
was significantly increased by genistein at and above 250 microg/g
(5.3x the NC group in the 250 microg/g, 5.6x in the 500 microg/g, 5.0x
in the 1,000 microg/g and 4.8x in the PC group). Expression of pS2
mRNA was also significantly increased with increasing dietary
genistein levels (11.25x the NC group in the 500 microg/g group and
15.84x in the 1,000 microg/g group). Total plasma genistein
concentrations were between 0.39 and 3.36 micromol/L in mice fed
between 125 and 1,000 microg/g genistein. In conclusion, dietary
treatment with genistein at physiological concentrations produces
blood levels of genistein sufficient to stimulate estrogenic effects,
such as breast tumor growth, cellular proliferation and pS2 expression
in athymic mice in a dose-responsive manner similar to that seen in
vitro.

PMID: 11694625 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]  

**NOTE:  This study [using chemically extracted isoflavone genistein
(pharmaceutical) in athymic (immunologically compromised) mice with
cultured estrogen-sensitive breast cancer cells (from ONE patient) ]
is too contrived and arbitrary to accurately represent the situation
using soy FOOD [with many dozens of phytonutrients working together
synergistically (like a symphony concert)] to achieve adaptogenic
(health-restoring) effects gradually over weeks to months‹without the
usual side effects seen with the much more rapid pharmaceutical mode
of action.

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