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Alcohol and Breast Cancer: What is Their Current Relationship Status?

Drinking red wine is often touted as beneficial to your health, so it makes sense why people might be confused about alcohol’s relationship to breast cancer. Alcohol, as a substance, is quite a chameleon. By definition, alcohol is “a colorless volatile flammable liquid that is produced by the natural fermentation of sugars and is the intoxicating constituent of wine, beer, [...]

5 Healthy Habits For Back-to-School

Prepping your meals ahead of time and making a bagged lunch every day are healthy habits that help improve breast health. As we know from our high school breast health programs, back-to-school time can be a stressful time for parents, teachers, and students. The good news is that it can also be a great opportunity [...]

Basil Avocado Shrimp Salad Wrap

Photo by: Parker Feierbach Avocado is such a great addition to every meal. It is very easy to incorporate it in your diet by adding it to your omelets in the morning or pairing it with your delicious seafood meal. Avocados are loaded with fiber and packed with potassium. They also contain monosaturated fats which [...]

Soy and Breast Cancer: What is the Connection?

Whole food dietary soy sources such as tofu, edamame, tempeh, soy nuts, and soymilk are darlings of the plant-based, vegetarian and vegan food movements and have been staples of Asian cuisine for centuries. But not too long ago, breast cancer researchers were concerned about soy’s ability to mimic estrogen in the body, possibly increasing breast [...]

The Sugar and Breast Cancer Link: Does Sugar Really Feed Cancer?

The intersection shared by obesity, cardiovascular disease, and breast cancer is fascinating and noteworthy. Are these potentially pieces of the same puzzle? Where we were previously inclined to view cardiovascular disease and cancer as separate entities, current interpretation is changing as connections are being revealed. What are the common threads between these conditions, and more importantly, [...]

Vegan Black Bean Soup

What would you say if we told you there was a plant-based whole food that was delicious, satisfying, filled with fiber and protein, low in fat, and cheap to boot? You’d probably say there was no such thing. May we present the humble bean. Beans (also called legumes if we’re being fancy) are a breast health [...]

New Study Calculates Contribution of Smoking, Poor Diet, Obesity, and Other Modifiable Risk Factors to Cancer in the United States

Four in ten cancer cases & deaths linked to modifiable risk factors A new American Cancer Society study calculates the contribution of several modifiable risk factors to cancer occurrence, expanding and clarifying the role of known risk factors, from smoking to low consumption of fruits and vegetables. The study finds more than four in ten [...]

Merits of Meatless Meals

While words like kombucha, seitan, and matcha may sound like words from extinct languages, they are actually tasty food and drink items common in vegan or vegetarian diets. They are also great choices for anyone attempting to decrease their meat consumption and improve their breast health through a good diet. The Center for Disease Control [...]

Do Dairy Products Increase Risk For Breast Cancer?

Mainstream health news about dairy is conflicting. Between scary data about recombinant bovine growth hormones (rBGH), estrogen, fat and antibiotics on one end and on the other end the health benefits of vitamin D, calcium, minerals, and protein, it’s hard to know if dairy is considered healthy these days. And what about breast cancer? Is it a risk [...]

Back-to-School Lunchbox Switchlist

Adopting healthy eating habits is one of the most important ways young people can reduce their risk of breast cancer—and there’s no better place to start than a lunchbox! Now that school is in full swing, here are some simple and easy nutrition switches you can make right now to help your children eat a [...]