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...]
Articles to help you reduce your risk of the Big C.
Author’s note: This is part 2 in our 6-week Plant-Based 101 series. (See Part 1: What is a Plant Based Diet? and Part 3: What No One Tells You About Protein) Are you thinking of eating a plant-based diet, or do you already eat this way? If so, congratulations! You’re taking an epic step for … [Read more...]
Since I eat a plant-based diet, I tend to think of beans as a convenient (and cheap) source of plant-powered protein. However, according to a recent "mega-study," beans may be so much more than chip dip and 10-minute taco filling. … [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...]