The Midlife Feast

#23 Cooking with Phytoestrogens in Menopause with Fiona Staunton.

April 11, 2022 Jenn Salib Huber RD ND Season 2 Episode 5
The Midlife Feast
#23 Cooking with Phytoestrogens in Menopause with Fiona Staunton.
Show Notes

Beans and lentils are a midlife gal's best friend, and not just because they're a source of phytoestrogens! They're versatile, tasty, and a great source of fiber and protein.  But if adding them into your regular diet has been a challenge, Fiona will inspire you to give them a try! We had a great conversation about why Fiona's personal experience of going into medical menopause prompted her to cook with beans and lentils more often, how phytoestrogens may help some women manage the symptoms of menopause, why soy doesn't have to be feared and she shares her best tips for easy and delicious ways to enjoy them regularly.

Fiona Staunton is a culinary tutor at Fiona's food for life,  She is a trained chef with a degree in education and inspires people to cook from scratch and nourish themselves and those around them.  Her six-week virtual cooking course aims to alleviate symptoms of menopause and perimenopause in women to improve their day-to-day lives through educated meal plans and nutritional recipes that the whole family will love.  She herself is in medically-induced menopause since 45 due to breast cancer, so HRT is not an option.  She makes cooking good food uncomplicated. Learn more about her cooking course here: https://www.fionasfoodforlife.ie/

Want to learn more about menopause nutrition and how to make peace with food in midlife without feeling like you've given up on yourself?  Learn about how to work and learn with me here: https://linktr.ee/Jshuber!