Q & A- Does Soy Cause Breast Cancer?

 October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and I thought this is the right time to get the right answer to this question.   For almost as long as I can remember, nuritionists have urged us to  replace red meat with soy.  In  China  its  called the meat without bones and its nutritional profile- high in protein yet  low in  cholesterol-  certainly seemed to justify its place in the good food hall of fame. 

But within recent years there  have  been concerns that the estrogen-like compounds in soy, called phytoestrogens, can trigger estrogen receptors in the breast and  increase risk of breast cancer.    There have  been  a  number of dueling studies, some  finding an increased incidence  of cancer while others that say it actually can lower risk.  These dueling  yes  it does … Continue Reading…

Fashion Flash Monday

This week Fashion Flash is hosted by Staness of Menopause Makeover, a great new addition to  our blogging carnival.  Staness looks at the wide range of physical, emototional, and personal changes that are part of the menopause package.  She offers support and advice from  bothexperts in the field and  women  who are dealing with menopause in real time.

After  you click through all our blogs, check out the special  beauty bonus in the April issue of Woman’s Health.  It has a wonderful article on the ten foods which are linked to beautiful skin and features two of my favorite experts–  Dr Ellen Marmur of Mount Sinai  Hospital who has been my dermatologist for my anti-aging  journey in No-Nonsense Beauty Blog and Kari Glassman is one of New Yorks best nutritionists.  Together they discuss  … Continue Reading…