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Think Pink, Live Green is a way of living that aims to help women reduce their risk of breast cancer or the disease coming back in survivors. It’s also a way for women living with advanced disease to make the healthiest choices possible.

For Your Health: Add Spice

By Dr. Marisa Weiss on November 21st, 2013 Tags: , ,

Most countries and cultures use a range of wonderful spices to enhance the flavor and nutrition of their traditional foods. Oregano and chilies star in Mexican dishes. Turmeric, cumin, and cardamom take center stage in Indian dishes. Rosemary, mint, and coriander enhance Middle Eastern dishes. But for many typical American dishes, the spice drawer stays shut. Our most common additives — sugar and salt with…

Good Food on a Tight Budget

By Dr. Marisa Weiss on November 7th, 2013 Tags: , , , ,

If you’re interested in eating healthy, tasty food, but don’t have a fortune to spend, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has put together a great new guide that will help you eat well and save money. I’m so excited about it, I started writing this column in my head before I even finished reading the guide!

The EWG is a nonprofit founded in 1993 by…

The Ins and Outs of Insulin Resistance

By Dr. Marisa Weiss on October 24th, 2013 Tags: , , , ,

You’ve probably heard many reasons why you should avoid sugary foods: tooth decay, lack of any nutritional value, and weight gain among them. But did you know that a diet high in sugar also may lead to a serious condition called insulin resistance?

Insulin is hormone that’s made in the pancreas and works throughout the body. Its job is to regulate your blood sugar levels…

Coming to Terms With Sugar Substitutes

By Dr. Marisa Weiss on October 9th, 2013 Tags: , ,

If you’re trying to eat only healthy things, you already know to avoid sugary drinks like soda, lemonade, sweetened iced tea, and frothy coffee confections. But what does that leave you? Just plain water, seltzer/club soda, tea, and coffee. These options may seem a lot less exciting, especially if you believe you have an incurable sweet tooth.

I’m sure this is why many people end…

Juicing: Is Sipping Greens Just as Good as Chewing Them?

By Dr. Marisa Weiss on September 25th, 2013 Tags: , , , ,

Juicing is sweeping the nation like cupcakes did a few years ago. Cupcakes may be cuter than juice, but they’re packed with sugar and other less-than-healthy ingredients. Juicing offers a quick and easy way to get your daily servings of vegetables. Green juices may contain kale, celery, Swiss chard, spinach, or parsley, as well as carrots, fruit, and/or fruit juice. So-called “natural Gatorade” mixes cucumber…

Dieting vs. Rethinking How You Eat

By Dr. Marisa Weiss on September 11th, 2013 Tags: , ,

Managing my weight has been a lifelong struggle. Between the occasional summer bathing suit appearance and the upcoming stretch before the major holidays, there’s no break! What can I say? I have a real weakness for food and have to push myself to exercise. But my own diagnosis of breast cancer 3 years ago was a game-changer. Here it was, the biggest reason ever to…

Straight Talk About Straight Hair

By Dr. Marisa Weiss on August 28th, 2013 Tags: ,

When it comes to our hair, we often want what we haven’t got. This seems particularly true when it comes to glossy, straight hair. Practically no one is born with it, so we end up forcing our hair into the style we want.

As someone who’s always had curly hair, I’m married to my anti-frizz cream. But I use curling irons and blow dryers to…

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