• What You Need to Know about Hormones and Breast Cancer

    Progesterone is an essential hormone with an important job. It helps to regulate the entire endocrine system and supports the nervous system. It has hundreds of roles such as maintaining the reproductive cycle, making cortisol, regulating thyroid hormones, supporting neurotransmitters and providing myelin sheath for the nervous system. Progesterone is also the antagonist to oestrogen; for these hormones to maintain balance progesterone needs to be between 200 to 300 times higher than oestrogen. Progesterone actually gets its name from pregnancy as in progestation. A woman’s body increases progesterone 40 fold to grow the baby. It does the important task of forming a healthy brain, nervous system and endocrine system for…

  • Is Soya a Miracle Food?

    The Flower Power revolution of the sixties gave birth to a wave of free love, radical music and vegetarianism. Yet we soon realized lentils and rice didn’t quite make the cut for a balanced diet. The need for more plant proteins opened a door of opportunity and the soya industry walked right in. Today soya is the world’s foremost provider of vegetable protein and oil. Yet many are questioning if this well marketed product is really suitable for human consumption. Soya evolution Even though we are all familiar with soya as common source of nutrition it’s main purpose is actually for livestock feed and industrial use. In 1913 the US…