Diet & Nutrition

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 [...]

You Are What You Eat

With the seasons changing, there is a high chance that many of us will  be under the weather at one point or another. Here are a few tips we can start practicing in order to keep our defenses up: Drink Lemon Water every morning: Boosts Your Immune System. Lemons are high in vitamin C, which is great [...]

High-Fat Diets & Breast Cancer

We know for certain that specific lifestyle choices, like whether you smoke and how much alcohol you drink, can increase your chance of breast cancer. Obesity is another known risk factor, but researchers are still uncertain about exactly how the amount of fat in our diet influences our odds of getting breast cancer. Despite this [...]

New Study Shows Carotenoid-Rich Vegetables Reduce the Risk of Breast Cancer

Once again, medical researchers are proving your mother right: you really should eat your vegetables.

A 7-Point Thanksgiving Game Plan For Preventing Cancer

Tips to navigate the festivities without falling back on your breast cancer prevention plan.