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
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
What exactly does that little soybean do? Turns out that it is a nutritional powerhouse, and although no governmental guidelines have been issued as to how much you should consume a day as part of your healthy diet, most researchers and health pr... Read more
Having been looking for vegetarian sources of raw protein, I recently discovered soy chunks, which are dehydrated and defatted versions of soybeans. I have been having soybeans for a while, so I thought i would try soy chunks since they are higher in... Read more
I recently bought soy based breakfast sausage patties, thinking they would be better for me that pork. (I like to make my own egg mcmuffin style breakfast sandwich about once a week). But then was told that I should look into this more because of the... 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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