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The Soy Question: Safe to Eat?

By Dr. Marisa Weiss on May 21st, 2015 Tags: , , ,

Soybeans are the most widely used, least expensive, and least caloric way to get large amounts of protein with very little fat and no cholesterol. Soy is the main source of protein for billions of people around the world.

Some doctors are concerned about the safety of eating soy for women diagnosed with breast cancer. That’s because soy contains a protein, called isoflavone, which can…

Cooking Oils: Friend or Foe?

By Dr. Marisa Weiss on November 19th, 2014 Tags: , , ,

All of the cooking oils I use daily come from plants. There are so many types and uses, from olive oil for salads and roasted vegetables, peanut oil for high-heat stir-frying, and toasted sesame oil to add flavor. Plus, I use organic coconut oil as a skin moisturizer.

While oils all have about the same amount of calories (120 per 1-tbsp serving) and fat (14…

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…

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