Due to being vegetarian, pregnant vegetarians generally tend to eat less protein (and yet are not likely to be protein-deficient) and more carbohydrates than pregnant non-vegetarians. As such, a vegetarian diet in pregnancy is not considered to be inadequate.
Women today face many challenges throughout all the phases of their lifecycles, not least of all making and managing time to care for themselves. Specific life-cycle phases can pose specific health challenges if not supported with correct nutrition and good…Read More
In this article, we look at the known causes of Breast Cancer, and look to disprove the myths that eating soya foods increase the risk of breast cancer.
DIETARY changes and the addition of specific nutritional supplements CAN benefit oestrogen metabolism, and as such reduce the risk and incidence of all diseases and conditions in which these oestrogen hormones play a role.
THE DEFINITION OF MENOPAUSE “Menopause is one of the most loaded words in a woman’s vocabulary, conjuring up, as it does, visions of a neurotic, dried-up, rapidly ageing woman struggling with uncontrollable hot flushes, a spreading waistline, mood swings, brittle…Read More
OESTROGEN is a broad term for the group of female hormones. The most potent of these hormones is estradiol. Two less powerful yet equally important ones include estrone and estriol.
Gardner-2001 Study on Women and Heart Implications The objective of this study was to determine the effect of soy protein and isoflavones on plasma lipid concentrations in postmenopausal, moderately hypercholesterolemic women. Why was this study done? The importance of maintaining optimum plasma…Read More
Osteoporosis is a condition of “porous bones”, whereby the density and quality of skeletal bones is reduced. This results in a weakness of skeleton and an increased risk of fractures. Women are ten times more likely to suffer from osteoporosis…Read More
By incorporating dietary changes and using select supplements and functional foods can have profound effects in beneficially influencing oestrogen balance and thus preventing oestrogen-related diseases and conditions.