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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.

Popcorn: Food for Thought

By on February 22nd, 2012 Tags: , , ,

What’s not to love about popcorn? It’s easy to make, filling, and for me, the perfect nibble during a night in with my favorite movie. On its own, popcorn is a great snack. It’s naturally high in fiber, low in calories, contains no sodium and is fat-free. But the ways in which it is grown or prepared can be cause for concern. So before you …

Don’t Stress About Stress and Risk

By on February 10th, 2012 Tags: , ,

Many, many women worry that a stressful job (or other stressful situations such as the death of a partner or divorce) can increase their risk of breast cancer or a recurrence. For sure, stress feels terrible. Ongoing stress wears us down and can steal all your energy, joy, fun, and comfort. A stress-filled life always feels difficult if not, at times, impossible. But, so far, …

Feminine Hygiene: Cleaning Up “Down There”

By on January 25th, 2012 Tags: ,

Caution: “Below the Belt” content!

With me, no health topic can be off-limits. Especially when it comes to maintaining personal hygiene, feeling well, and being confident about our bodies during and after breast cancer. I’m tackling these delicate issues within Think Pink, Live Green, because the personal care products we use can be absorbed into our bodies and potentially affect how breast cells grow, function, …

Moisturizers: Hope or Harm in a Jar? Part 2

By on January 17th, 2012 Tags: ,

The products we use can be helpful, harmless, or harmful. In “Hope or Harm in Jar? Part 1,” I wrote about potentially harmful ingredients in many moisturizers. Now I want to talk about how certain ingredients may have some link to cancer risk.

Parabens. Parabens go by many names — methylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben, ethylparaben, isobutylparaben, isopropylparaben — but no matter the type, they’re …

Moisturizers: Hope or Harm in a Jar?

By on December 28th, 2011 Tags: ,

When I flip through magazines, I often find myself getting sucked into the swirl of skin care ads. The promises are hard to ignore: with just a few pats of a cream or serum, I can look younger, with firmer, softer skin protected against the signs of aging. Any and all perceived flaws seem to magically disappear, sometimes instantly. It’s no wonder that moisturizers and …

When It Comes to Exercise, Just Do It

By on December 14th, 2011 Tags: ,

First, let’s get the excuses out of the way. When it came to exercise, I had these plus a few more readily available, especially at busy times of year (like right now!):

  • I’m too tired.
  • I’m too old.
  • My knees hurt.
  • I don’t have time.
  • I don’t have the right clothes.
  • It’s too cold/wet/hot/humid outside.
  • I don’t know how.
  • It’s boring
  • I don’t like it.

Adjusting to the New Alcohol Research: How I Do It

By on December 1st, 2011 Tags: , ,

In my column Alcohol and Cancer: You Can’t Drink to Your Health, we talked about the recent research that reaffirms the alcohol and breast cancer link — but also makes safe alcohol limits even lower than previously thought. Our column sparked a very good question from a community member:

Ktn says:

This is a hard one for me because I really enjoy a glass …

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