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
When trying to conceive, women aren't the only ones who should be paying attention to what they're eating. What men eat can affect their fertility, too.
Good nutrition can generate valuable dividends, and there is no better time than the... 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
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
I love drinking Jamba Juice all fruit smoothies, but I have been lacking a bit of protein in my diet, so I thought maybe adding a boost of protein in the smoothies would be a good way to get that extra bit. However, they offer two option... Read more
My diet leans towards vegetarian, and I'd like to find a protein powder to add some protein to my smoothies/oatmeal on days that I'm a little low. I just bought a brown rice protein powder and it tastes awful! Seriously,I couldn't even hide the taste... Read more
I have been cutting back on meat and have begun to eat more "Morningstar" products made of vegetable protein. A friend tells me that soy is not a healthy choice. Does anyone know whether soy is not the healthy alternative I think it is? Thanks for... 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
If you are feeling on edge, irritable, moody, perhaps like you're going crazy, and having menopausal symptoms, talk to your doctor. Estrogen is stored in fat. Sooooo, as your fat melts away, your estrogen hitches a ride with it and you end up shortc... 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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