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…

Veganuary is nearly upon us!!

I would like to present to you the ‘Vegan Conundrum’. Vegan eating has become both easier and harder at the same time. I was involved in a bit of discussion within a food writers group on Facebook about the rise in acceptability of veganism as outlined in an Observer article and read a mix of…

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…