Over 50? Health facts every woman should know

Women face health challenges when they reach 50 From the age of 50 onwards, women face health challenges they do need to address. The good news is that – if you do – your energy and health can be better than ever.   Colin Rose is a Senior Associate Member of the Royal Society of … Read more

Should I worry about eating too much soy?

Should I worry about eating too much soy? There is an impression that soy could be a hormone disrupter because it contains plant-based oestrogens called isoflavones. Since soya is used in so many of the new meat substitute foods – from vege-burgers to vege-sausages to vegan ready meals – it’s a legitimate question to ask. … Read more

Health facts every woman should know

As you get older, changes to a woman’s body bring health challenges Here’s how you can deal with them From about age 50 onwards, changes in a woman’s body bring health challenges you do need to address. The good news is that – if you do – your health can be better than ever, and … Read more

Yogurt for gut health ☹ – prefer probiotic supplements

Yogurts don’t have enough probiotics to deliver gut health benefits Yogurts in supermarkets do not contain anywhere near enough probiotics – ‘friendly bacteria’ – to have the health benefits you might be looking for. That’s the conclusion of a major study from University of Toronto’s Department of Nutritional Sciences. As lead researcher Mary Scourboutakos puts … Read more

Soy anti-cancer, good for menopause, heart and bone health

DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO SOY AT A GLANCE ♦ SOY and its isoflavones are linked to lower breast cancer risk ♦ SOY and its isoflavones can reduce negative symptoms experienced during the menopause and help alleviate PMS symptoms for younger women ♦ SOY and its isoflavones can help lower blood pressure and improve heart health ♦ … Read more