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...]