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Can Tomatoes Protect Your Health?

By Marisa Weiss, M.D. on April 21st, 2016 Tags: , , ,

You may have read articles urging you to eat lots of tomatoes to protect your health. But is it true? Are tomatoes really a superfood? The answer is … maybe!

Many studies have found a link between eating lycopene, a compound in tomatoes, and a lower risk of cancer, heart disease, and stroke. Researchers are beginning to study whether lycopene also can help with other…

Regular Talk About Irregularity: What to Do When You Can’t Go

By Marisa Weiss, M.D. on May 21st, 2014 Tags: , , , ,

Referred to politely as “irregularity,” constipation happens to all of us once in a while. If you’re being treated for breast cancer, you might have it more often. Chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, some targeted therapies, and many pain medicines are known to cause constipation. You also may have constipation alternating with diarrhea. But whether you’re constipated a couple times a year or once a week, struggling…

The Family Dinner Recipe: Stir-Fried Rice Noodles With Vegetables

By Laurie David and Kirstin Uhrenholdt on April 2nd, 2014 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!

Rice noodles in a…

Improve Your Cooking Methods, Improve Your Health

By Marisa Weiss, M.D. on February 12th, 2014 Tags: , , ,

My kitchen gets a workout during cold weather when we tend to crave hot savory foods: soups, stews, and roasted dishes. Plus, we end up cooking more meals because the groups of friends and family in the house are larger. This is also when I like to make and share special foods that taste good on almost everything and make great gifts (like my

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

By Marisa Weiss, M.D. 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…

Kale: Nutritional Superstar

By Marisa Weiss, M.D. on July 18th, 2013 Tags: , ,

If you’re a regular reader of this column, you know that I want to eat healthy foods that taste good and are quick and easy to make. I’d much rather spend my free time looking for vintage costume jewelry on eBay than sweating in the kitchen. But I also need to eat a lot to feel satisfied, so I eat a lot of vegetables.


Gaining a Taste for Seaweed

By Marisa Weiss, M.D. on April 25th, 2013 Tags: , ,

Although you may only see it on visits to your favorite Japanese restaurant, seaweed is more than just wrapping for sushi rolls or swimming in miso soup. Seaweed is rich in many vitamins, including A, B complex, B12, C, and E. Seaweed is also a great source of minerals, including calcium, potassium, and iron. Protein, fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids are additional benefits of seaweed.…

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