There is nothing wrong with fermented soy. Tofu, miso and soy sauce and a few other forms are all acceptable forms of soy. The problem is the highly processed forms. Fermentation is not high processing. It is something I do in my kitchen all the time when I make yogurt or sauerkraut. You put the whey or whatever you are using in there (or in the case of dairy, the whey is already there), and you let it sit for hours and hours until it ferments. That is very different from what is done to make soybeans into soy milk.
I wonder, rayne, have you read Dr. Price’s work, Nutrition and Physical Degeneration for yourself? Have you seen the photographs and the x-rays? Because, like I say to non-Catholics who want to know what the Catholic Church teaches, you have to go to the source to truly understand what is being presented here. You cannot expect to get accurate information about the Catholic Church from a Protestant pastor. You have to open up the Catechism and find out for yourself.
You haven’t yet responded to what I said about the criteria for posting things on the “quack” list. I do not see any real logical reasoning in the primary criteria: That anything out of the mainstream is considered suspicious. To me, that is usually the sign that something is more likely to be true because I have over the past thirty years lost a great deal of trust in our government and in associations such as the AMA and many, many others. If something conflicts with what the AMA says, for example, I’m more likely to take it seriously b/c I’ve heard it too often from doctors that they don’t know what causes this or that and here take this drug, it will make it all better, only to have patients who end up worse off than they were. I asked my doctor what to do about my eczema and he said, “Live with it. There’s nothing that can be done. I have it too.” Then I learned something about coconut oil from an alternative source and began putting it on my eczema and guess what, it is disappearing. I asked the same doctor what to do about this stye in my eye. He said if it doesn’t go away in two weeks he would cut it out. It didn’t go away in two weeks but it did go away. When I was coming close to the end of my pregnancy, the back-up doctor for the birth center I was going to said we should induce the baby, not that anything was wrong, I was just slightly overdue according to my charts, which were later realized to be mistakenly analyzed. I had the wrong due date, and even though I told her that and showed her my NFP chart proving that it was so, she still wanted to induce. I refused, and let the baby come on its own time, and guess what, the baby was fine. I have seen friends and acquaintances and family members wither away because of a doctor’s advice, even though healthy alternatives were readily available. So you can see why I do not trust the “conventional wisdom” of most doctors. Come to think of it, most doctors nowadays are anything but conventional. All they have to offer is drugs and surgery. These are very modern, high tech methods, and sometimes they are necessary. But for centuries people survived quite well on homemade broths, good fats, herbs and other concoctions prepared by the local community or the mysterious widow next door who was known to “cure ailments” or what have you. I trust God and his creation more than I trust men who work in factories and the people who give them money. That’s just good logic (and faith, too) to me.