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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 quite [...]

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.

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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, [...]