Is Soy Healthy?

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Whether or not soy is healthy or even safe to consume has been a source of continual controversy over the past few decades. In fact, it’s one of the most researched foods in the world. In the centre of this controversy are it’s effects on hormones and nutrient absorption – and all of the voices for and against it. Mixed messages make for confused consumers, and in such situations it might seem best to avoid soy to be on the safe side. Using research is always important when looking at the nutritional qualities of a food, so I’ve trawled through the latest evidence to come up with the current facts about soy.

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Why You Should Be Eating Beans!

Beans, peas and lentils (known collectively as ‘legumes’) are a forgotten nutrition champion, having been condemned for their gassy properties and image as a bland vegetarian food for hippies. I often bring up beans with my patients, not only because most people don’t eat them at all, but also because they are such a universally beneficial food, shown to have benefits for many common chronic health conditions.

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How to Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Last!

This blog was written for The Bod Squad blog.

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We are already two months into 2017 and many of us who made resolutions for the New Year have already long forgotten or abandoned our well-intentioned plans.

If you’re a normal human being, you most likely stuffed yourself silly over the Christmas period (it’s called the silly season for a reason!) and then made some sort of resolution to improve your health, be it drinking less alcohol, joining a gym or going on a diet – anything to shift that extra weight and get you feeling healthier in the new year.

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