Creamy Tofu Scramble

  Soy is an incredibly health-promoting food, and scrambled tofu is a great way to get in your daily serving of tofu. Read more about the health benefits of soy in our blog post.     Ingredients: 100g silken tofu 50g cherry tomatoes (optional) Handful...

Do the Estrogens in Soy Cause Breast Cancer?

Author: Dr Roxanne Becker There are many myths and misconceptions surrounding soy. This fear-mongering began once it was discovered that soy has isoflavones, which are classified as phytoestrogens (or plant estrogens), due to their ability to bind to estrogen...

The Best Hummus

The Best Hummus

by Dr Eden Lurie Health facts: Chickpeas are high in fiber and protein as well as antioxidants. Recent studies have shown that eating a single portion of chickpeas (or red lentils) promotes the feeling of satiety after meals, contributing to improved weight...

N.E.A.T IN OBESITY MANAGEMENT

N.E.A.T IN OBESITY MANAGEMENT

Author: Amanda Oakes-Cornellissen     Physical inactivity (PI) and a sedentary lifestyle are contributing factors to the obesity epidemic.  Health professionals have traditionally counselled clients on the importance of including moderate- to vigorous-physical...

Lentil Bolognese

Lentils are high in fiber and a good source of iron and protein. This bolognese recipe can be used over pasta, in a shepard's pie or eaten with rice and veggies. Ingredients: 2 tbsp olive oil (or water if you're oil-free) 1 large onion, diced 1 tsp minced garlic (or...

Lessons learned from ACLM 2023

Lessons learned from ACLM 2023

Author: Dr Yakira Mishan This week I had the opportunity to attend the American College of Lifestyle Medicine’s 19th annual conference in person. It was a truly inspiring few days filled with 2,000 likeminded people, incredible speakers and delicious whole-food plant...

Mexican Chargrilled Corn Salad 

Mexican Chargrilled Corn Salad 

Mexican Chargrilled Corn Salad     MEXICAN CHARGRILLED CORN SALAD by Dr Caela Van Niekerk Ingredients: - 6 x corn cobs, husks removed - 1 x bunch of fresh coriander (approximately 30g), finely chopped leaves & stalks - 1 x red onion/spring onion, very...

BSLM conference 2023 report

Author: Dr Megan Michaux The BSLM conference theme for 2023 was “People, Places, Planet”. It emphasized the importance of lifestyle medicine as a plan of action going forward to promote health for individuals, communities, and the environment. I was very grateful for...

The power of fibre

The power of fibre

The Power of fibre ( delicious soup recipe included) by Dr Eden Lurie   Let’s talk about fibre. Fiber is a type of plant based carbohydrate that is not able to be broken down and digested by our body, so it passes all the way to the large intestine where it is...

Reversing Diabetes with Diet

Author: Dr Roxanne Becker Introduction Though it may seem like just a first-world problem, type 2 diabetes (T2D) is a huge burden in the South African healthcare system. According to South African data published in 2022, of over 6000 individuals screened, 67% were...