Marisa Cohen is a contributing editor in the Hearst Lifestyle Group’s Health Newsroom, who has covered health, nutrition, parenting, and the arts for dozens of magazines and websites over the past two decades.
Does Eating Soy Cause Breast Cancer? Here’s What Experts and Studies Say
Soy is a great source of high-quality protein for vegetarians, vegans, and plant-based eaters, filled with vitamins, minerals, fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids. But how much soy is too much soy? In addition to all those nutrients, soy contains phytoestrogens called isoflavones — chemical compounds that are similar to the human hormone estrogen, though not the exact same and also weaker in strength.
How My Family Cut Out Meat For Good: Tips For a Plant-Based Household
Nine years ago, my family and I were stuck indoors on a drizzly day in Woodstock, NY, where we had rented a house for a summer getaway. Our plans for riding bikes around the reservoir were put on hold, and I was scanning the internet for things to do with my daughters, who were then 7 and 9. It ...
Veggie Road Trip: We Survived 23 States without Eating Meat
When Marisa's vegetarian daughter Mollie was cast in the national tour of Broadway's Mathilda the Musical, she had no idea she'd be embarking upon a 23-state-wide exploration of plant-based dining. From Sioux Falls, SD to Fort Worth, TX, Marisa and Mollie found the best veggie and vegan dishes to power their trip.