Diet & Nutrition

The Impact of Food Deserts and Swamps on Breast Cancer Risk

Food swamps and food deserts are both environmental factors that can significantly impact dietary habits and, subsequently, health outcomes including obesity. Breast cancer is one of thirteen obesity-related cancers which account for 40% of all cancers in the United States.  What are food swamps and food deserts and how can they affect breast cancer risk [...]

What’s Cookin’ with Team Maurer

Welcome to our newest series, What’s Cookin’ with Team Maurer, where you can find some quick, easy, and healthy meals to add to your weekly menu! Planning your weekly meals can be daunting, but check out what Team Maurer is cooking up because healthy doesn’t have to be boring or take a long time to [...]

Is Intermittent Fasting Worth the Weight?

Obesity and being overweight are the cause of a number of major health concerns including 13 types of cancer, including breast cancer. As a result, many seek out methods to help with weight management in an effort to reduce risk. Most recently, intermittent fasting (IF) has taken the spotlight as a method to help achieve this goal.

Healthier Holiday Cookie Recipe

Stick to your wellness goals AND eat delicious cookies?? Seems like a good plan to us! Eating healthy foods that are also delicious isn’t impossible. This holiday season enjoy this healthier, but still incredibly tasty chocolate chip cookie recipe. This recipe cuts down on the sugar, a great strategy to help reduce breast cancer risk. [...]

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Anti-Cancer Food Spotlight: Pumpkin

Learn how eating pumpkins can reduce your risk of breast cancer, how to cook pumpkin, and great cancer-fighting pumpkin recipes.

Delicious and Healthy Summertime Dining

You may think it’s easy to eat healthy during the summer. But, between the BBQ’s and beach vacations (lots of food and lots of alcohol) and not as much exercise as we may need (those poolside lounge chairs have our names on it), the unwanted pounds may pile on. So, in efforts to stay healthy, [...]

Nutritional Supplement Know-How

What to Consider When Contemplating Dietary Supplements People around the world are spending over 140 billion dollars every year on nutritional supplements, with the well-intentioned effort to improve their health.(1) The Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 defines a dietary supplement as a product taken by mouth that may contain contain dietary ingredients [...]

Healthy Holiday Eating Tips

I love the holidays! There has always been joy and sparkle in the air and there is nothing better than celebrating with family and friends. And during this time of COVID-19 we are finding ways to be together. With friends and family “pods”, and groups on Zoom, we are still keeping in touch and keeping [...]

4 Ways A Plant-Based Diet Can Improve Breast Cancer Odds

  Today’s fad diets seem to be defined by what you’re no longer allowed to eat. The plant-based diet, also called the whole-foods plant-based diet, or a WFPB diet for short, is a little different (and may we say a breath of fresh air?). This way of looking at food (because the word “diet” doesn’t [...]

The Health Benefits of Gardening

Few people think of gardening as exercise, or even think of it as having any health benefits at all. So you might be surprised to learn that not only is it a fantastic low-impact low-intensity exercise, it might be the perfect exercise when it comes to breast health, because it makes a positive impact on almost every controllable breast cancer risk factor.