As you may know, I had a close call with breast cancer about five years ago. In fact, it’s one of the reasons I started eating a lower-fat, plant-based diet and went back to school to become a registered dietitian. So when Breast Cancer Awareness Month rolls around each October, and pink ribbons … [Read more...]
Save the ta-tas! Food and fitness tips to keep your breasts happy and healthy.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and what better way to be aware of breast cancer than to kick its butt? That’s right: While awareness is good, even better is to do what we can to prevent the disease in the first place (or prevent it from coming back). Since I’ve had some shady breast … [Read more...]
Would you believe me if I told you that you could make your blood downright deadly to breast cancer cells in a mere two weeks? (All while making the rest of you even healthier?) Well, this study—one of my favorites of all time—suggests that you can. In fact, given its eloquence, simplicity, and … [Read more...]
The moment you've been waiting for all week is here: another easy (and delicious) way to bombproof your breasts, in honor of Breast Cancer Risk Reduction Month. This week's tip? Eat plenty of cruciferous (cabbage-family) vegetables, so-called because of their gorgeous cross-shaped … [Read more...]
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Risk Reduction Month, last week I covered the importance of eating more—and varied—fruits and vegetables as a simple strategy for slashing your breast cancer risk. This week, I want to talk about another easy way to keep your ta-tas in tip-top shape: cut back … [Read more...]
Maybe it's just me, but does anyone else think Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a little bogus? I mean, every October, we're bombarded with pink ribbons and pink tee shirts and assorted other pinkwashed merchandise, as though, gosh, if we were only a little bit more aware of breast cancer, or put … [Read more...]