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If You Can’t Buy All Organic, What Are the Best Fruits and Veggies to Buy Organic?

By on February 4th, 2011 Tags: , ,

Everyone agrees: eating fruits and vegetables is much better than not eating fruits and vegetables because you can’t buy organic. Still, organic produce is usually more expensive. If you’re on a tight budget and don’t have the luxury of buying all organic, how do you get the biggest organic bang for your buck?

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) is an environmental health advocacy organization based …

Pondering Pots and Pans

By on January 21st, 2011 Tags: , ,

We all have different reasons for the cookware we like — my favorite pan heats evenly and is easy to clean. It’s also made of cast iron because I don’t want to use Teflon or other non-stick pans.

What you cook in is just as important as what you’re cooking when you’re trying to eat healthy and reduce your risk of breast cancer. That’s because …

A Message from Dr. Marisa Weiss on Early Detection

By on December 21st, 2010 Tags:

It’s easy to confuse early detection with prevention. Over the years, many women have said to me, “How could this breast cancer happen to me? I’ve been getting my mammogram every year!” I think many women believe that mammography prevents breast cancer. It doesn’t. Rather, mammography is our best tool for early detection: finding breast cancer in its earliest stages, when the cancer is most …

Breast Cancer and Alcohol: Why and How to Make a Toast

By on December 2nd, 2010 Tags: ,

With the holiday party season coming up, it’s worth thinking about what’s in your glass when you’re celebrating. A glass of wine can bring out the flavor of many foods, and it can be hard to resist a champagne toast at midnight on New Year’s Eve. But alcohol can increase the risk of breast cancer, especially in teen and tween girls whose breasts are developing …


By on November 22nd, 2010 Tags: , ,

I want to wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving.

This is an important holiday to all of us — a chance for us to be thankful for the good things in life and to spend time with loved ones. It’s probably the only time this year that my whole family is going to get together. Twenty-eight people are coming to my house. OH MY…and I’m doing …

Organic Fruits and Vegetables: What, Why, and How?

By on November 18th, 2010 Tags: , ,

Before I get into the organic discussion, I want to do some cheerleading for fruits and vegetables. Cancer experts and registered dietitians recommend eating five or more servings of a variety of veggies and fruits each day. Mixing up your choices is important because different fruits and vegetables have different nutrients.

So now, as you’re munching on some carrots or blueberries, let’s talk organic.


Welcome to the Think Pink, Live Green Column!

By on November 4th, 2010

Hello Everyone,

Thank you for joining me here on my Think Pink, Live Green column, where I’ll be addressing environmental impact on breast cancer risk from my new dual-citizenship perspective as the “patient doctor.” Let me explain.

You might be already familiar with my doctor role: as president and founder of Breastcancer.org and a practicing radiation oncologist with over 20 years experience treating patients with …

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