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Caffeine: Drink (Moderately) to Your Health

By Dr. Marisa Weiss on October 22nd, 2014 Tags: ,

When it comes to staying healthy, we hear the words “don’t” and “avoid” a lot. “Avoid alcohol.” “Don’t smoke.” “Don’t eat trans fats.”

I also think that some of the “dos” (“Do eat lots of leafy greens.” “Do drink water.”) seem kind of boring and not much fun. So I was glad to learn that my favorite pick-me-ups — coffee, tea, and cocoa — are…

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

By Dr. Marisa Weiss 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…

Improve Your Cooking Methods, Improve Your Health

By Dr. Marisa Weiss 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

The Family Dinner Recipe: Crispy Lemony Chicken Roasted with Potatoes

By Laurie David and Kirstin Uhrenholdt on January 29th, 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!


Tangy, crispy…

What Meat and Egg Labels Really Mean

By Dr. Marisa Weiss on January 15th, 2014 Tags: , ,

Anyone who’s read even one of my Think Pink, Live Green columns knows that I am passionate about food and making sure that I eat the healthiest, most nutritious food I can afford. But sometimes when I’m deciding what to buy, I get confused by all the “natural,” “lean,” “responsibly raised,” and other stickers trying to grab my attention on meat and egg products. Since…

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…

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