By now most of you know that I have a day job. I don’t spend all day, every day puttering about in my kitchen and tippy tapping on my lap-top. Not quite. Some days you will find me teaching cancer nutrition at the brilliant Edinburgh Maggies’s Cancer Caring Centre.
Many of the people I see have loads of questions, not only about their actual treatment (“why can’t I taste anything on chemo?”), but about what they ‘should’ be eating during and after treatment. And they want to know not only for their own sake but also for the sake of their families and loved ones.
When experiencing cancer or any chronic illness, food can be fraught. On the one hand there are scare stories that some of the papers seem to glory in highlighting. At the other extreme there are millions of digital articles and acres of newsprint devoted to extolling the latest must-eat super foods and miracle pills/potions/drinks/injections, etc. Part of my job is sifting through the real and ‘puffed up’ information that is out there, and helping those I see come to an informed choice about what they feed themselves and their families.
One of the biggest questions is to do with soya/soy.
If you are a vegan, a vegetarian or just someone who eats soy products, do join me over at The Muffin Myth where I am guest posting for nutritionist Katie Trant on this highly polarising – and very interesting – subject.
Now, join me over at The Muffin Myth to find out more…