Testimonials from other Nutritionists

In our work to improve the support we could give to the women we were work with, we learnt a lot about menopause. It seems that we were part of a revolution. In the last year, menopause has become a hot topic. In producing the Eating Well for Menopause book and on-line courses. it became…

Minding Me: Reframing Menopause

The focus of the retreat was food and nutrition, this content was something I was confident about after all the work with Let’s Talk Food and Laura. The venue was picked for its beauty and intimacy created by the hostess, an experienced, vegetarian chef. Yet I think I had underestimated the wider benefits of a…

Would you like to cook with Soya?

Thanks to the isoflavones, sometimes referred to as phytoestrogens, soya has been shown to be very effective for reducing hot flushes in menopausal women. In addition, soya also has a beneficial effect on heart health risk and cholesterol levels – both tend to increase around menopause. Despite a fear that phytoestrogens may not be helpful…

Reframing Menopause

The dialogue around menopause is changing. When Laura and I started writing our Eating Well for Menopause booklet, we felt that there was not enough conversation around health and food for women at this time in their lives. We felt that it was time to reframe menopause and improve the conversation and we were not…

Ending 2021 with a success!!

The last two years has been hard in many ways. Living life in the throes of a pandemic and a major historical event can be tough at times to say the least. It makes it more important to review the year seeking out the positives and the successes. Despite a lot of tough stuff that…

Out now – Soya & Phytoestrogens

We did it! We have launched our mini-book on soya phytoestrogens. The what, why and how much – what are they, why should we eat them and how much is a good amount. Phytoestrogens can sound a bit scary – a term that makes them sound a bit like a chemical to be avoided. They…

Do you Tofu?

I have been writing again with my good friend Dr Laura Wyness. Working on the menopause book we have been highlighting the benefits of isoflavones for women with regard to managing hot flushes and the positive effect on cholesterol. The main source of isoflavones or phytoestrogens is in soya and soya products. Simply by including…

Talking to other Nutritionists

I will be talking to the AfN Yorkshire and Humberside regional group tomorrow sharing information on Eating Well for Menopause to a group of nutritionists. After we released our booklet, there was interest from other nutritionists to know more about how to present eating well information to this group of women. I am really looking…

Eating Well for Menopause

Supporting Nutrition Graduates Last night Laura and I spoke to the Nutrition Graduates Group hosted by Lucy Jade ANutr. After writing the Eating Well for Menopause booklet – a project that has certainly grown legs – it has been so good to share our learning with other nutrition professionals. A couple of weeks ago we…