The humble soybean has come a long way. Today, soy is everywhere and in every possible form—beans, nuts, milk, yogurt, cheese, flour, tofu, tempeh, and “meat” analogs, to name a few. You can eat soy alone, cooked, or combined with o... Read more
Some women mourn it as the end of youth and fertility. Others welcome it as a time of freedom and new opportunities. Either way, menopause is a universal rite of passage for women, marking significant physical and emotional changes which can require... Read more
You’ve heard the jokes and the horror stories. But often, faced with the onset of menopause, most of us don’t know whether to laugh or cry. Luckily, if you’re determined to stay fit—or get fit— there’s no time... Read more
Julia Nichols, an active mother of three from Cincinnati, Ohio, was just 37 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Luckily, it was detected and treated early, but because her cancer had tested positive for estrogen, Julia was at a higher risk of... Read more
There was a time in recent history when the closest Americans willingly came to soybeans was by driving through farm country. The only milk you could find at the grocery store came from cows, and the word “tofu” conjured images of bell-bo... Read more
How do you get enough protein on a vegetarian diet? Can you give an idea of protein that is not soy base. I'm 54, have a thyroid problem, and it's really hard to loose weight, especially at this age. Please help me. Thanks... Read more
I am subsisting on rice and soy sauce due to poverty, and I have to cut back more to buy a new bra because I lost weight. It galls me to have so many articles telling me to buy new workout clothes when I am happy with what I have. Native ads...yuck.... Read more
New Study Shows Soy No Help for Bone Loss or Hot FlashesSoy supplements are reputed to stave off hot flashes, night sweats, and other uncomfortable menopausal symptoms. But the latest in a series of disappointing studies finds that soy supplements d... Read more
John Hopkins University research has concluded that Arugula helps break down and flush excess estrogen from the body. This helps the estrogen overload thats behind breast and uterine cancers, PMS, and fibroids. A good source of source of calcium, ma... Read more
For more than 25 years, October has been recognized as National Breast Cancer Awareness month. This is the time of year when the familiar pink ribbons and, in more recent years, pink in general becomes more prevalent in our communities and in the med... Read more
Editor's Note: Cathy Cram, M.S., is the resident maternal fitness expert on our sister site, BabyFit.com. She blogs monthly on the topics of menopause, health and fitness.
By Cathy Cram, M.S.
This is the third blog in the series on menopause... Read more
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