What is soy? The soybean is a legume which is naturally high in protein. It also contains fibre and other vitamins and minerals. Soy milk and tofu are both made from soybeans. Soybeans and soy products contain naturally occurring plant components called isoflavones or phytoestrogens. These have a similar structure to oestrogen but are not identical. They are able to
Hormones are chemical messengers in our body and they control an array of different processes including metabolism and reproduction. Sometimes hormonal imbalances can occur in certain circumstances leading to too much or too little of important hormones and in some cases this can lead to weight gain or weight loss. On the other hand the actual gain or loss of
Medications, also known as medicines, pharmaceuticals or prescription drugs are an extremely important part of modern medicine as they can help manage, cure or treat specific conditions and can be life-saving. Alongside the beneficial effects also comes side effects or ‘adverse reactions’. Side effects can range from mild to life threatening conditions, although these thankfully are rare. Unfortunately one side
What is heart health? Our heart is a muscle that continually pumps oxygenated blood to our organs and tissues keeping our bodies alive, protecting its health is imperative for our quality of life and longevity. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the general term for when our heart and its associated blood vessels become unhealthy, and encompasses many types of conditions (1).
Link between weight and joint pain What is joint pain? Joint pain such as in the knee, is a very common problem. It can happen in just one joint or in many such as the hands, feet, knees, hips and wrists. There can be many causes of joint pain however it is strongly associated with weight. Weight can affect our
A big hello to all New You Plan members. I’m delighted to have been appointed the Clinical Dietitian and Nutritionist for the New You Plan where I will be supporting Julie-Ann and her team, and New You Plan members to help create very low-calorie diets. To tell you a little bit about me I’m a UK-registered dietitian, living in London,