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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.

The Family Dinner Recipe: Miso Noodle Soup with Vegetables

By Laurie David and Kirstin Uhrenholdt on October 19th, 2012 Tags: , ,

Breastcancer.org is proud to present recipes from The Family Dinner: Great Ways to Connect with Your Kids, One Meal at a Time by Laurie David and Kirstin Uhrenholdt (Grand Central Life & Style, 2010). Laurie is a very special friend and champion of Breastcancer.org. We’re pleased to share Laurie and Kirstin’s delicious, healthy recipes as part of Think Pink, Live Green!

Miso soup is comfort…

To Cook or Not to Cook — That Is the Question

By Dr. Marisa Weiss on October 3rd, 2012 Tags: , ,

 

My food goals are simple. I want to eat healthy, nutritious foods that taste good and are easy to prepare. Plus, I need to eat a lot to feel satisfied, so I eat a lot of vegetables. Whenever possible I buy my vegetables from organic sources, especially if they’re on the Dirty Dozen list, because they provide the most bang for my nutritional…

Should You Worry About Your Tampons and Pads?

By Dr. Marisa Weiss on September 6th, 2012 Tags: ,

Have you recently checked out the feminine hygiene aisle in the drugstore? It’s as varied as a bookstore! What a huge change in feminine products. Pads that were once bulky and held in by pins and straps are now thin and self-stick. Old fashioned powder-pink-and-blue packaging is now hot pink and lime green. Some manufacturers have abandoned classic ads featuring happy-go-lucky women dancing in tight…

Greener Ways to Keep Bugs at Bay

By Dr. Marisa Weiss on August 22nd, 2012 Tags: ,

Here in the Northeast United States, we’re in the thick of summer, which means all sorts of creepy, crawly, flying things are lurking outside our house waiting to bite me. Or they’re trying to get inside the house so they can crawl on me or bite me. Either way, I know I’m the intended target. While other people are leisurely sipping ice tea at backyard…

It’s Wise to Wash Your Produce

By Dr. Marisa Weiss on August 8th, 2012 Tags: , , ,

In an earlier Think Pink, Live Green column, I talked about the best fruits and veggies to buy organic, especially if you’re on a tight budget (who isn’t these days?). We all want to know how to get the healthiest bang for our shopping buck.

But what if your local store carries little or no organic produce and there’s no farmers’ market close by?…

Ditching Disposable Dishes for Good

By Dr. Marisa Weiss on July 25th, 2012 Tags: , ,

Summer, for me, means picnics on the beach, barbecues poolside, lunch on a hike, and late dinners on my back porch. Anything to get outside and enjoy the warmth and fresh air. The only downside — besides sometimes the mosquitoes — is that this often means giving up metal silverware, ceramic plates, and real glasses for their disposable substitutes: plastic utensils and cups, as well…

Summery Skin Without the Sun

By Dr. Marisa Weiss on July 11th, 2012 Tags: ,

The message is really clear: sun tanning is bad. Everyone says so, from our mothers to the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Tanning in the sun increases the risk of wrinkles and the risk of skin cancer, including the most dangerous kind, melanoma.

So, does this mean we have to cover up with head-to-toe clothing, wear a wide-brimmed hat, and only…

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