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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.

Giving Thanks for Family Dinner

By on November 16th, 2011 Tags: , ,

For years, dinner time at my house was a recipe for chaos. With a busy husband and three active kids, I never knew who was coming or going. On any given night, sports, friends, school activities, and other commitments kept us on the run. It wasn’t a rare occasion to have one kid running out the door with an energy bar while another was coming …

Alcohol and Cancer: You Can’t Drink to Your Health

By on November 9th, 2011 Tags: ,

A column by Melinda Beck in the November 1, 2011 Wall Street Journal gets right to the point: Regular drinking, even just two drinks a day, raises the risk of many types of cancer, including breast cancer.

The statistics she cites are sobering:

  • Men who drink three or more drinks a day have a 41% higher risk of dying of cancer.
  • Women who drink two

Salmon and Tuna: How to Make the Healthiest Choices of These Popular Fish

By on November 2nd, 2011 Tags: ,

If you’ve ever tried to make the healthiest choice at the fish counter without breaking the bank, you know it’s tough. Retailers have to tell you whether fish is wild or farmed, and domestic or imported. But what about the type of fish? Fresh? Frozen? Canned? Here are some tips to help you make the healthiest selections.

Wild versus farmed: Most of us want to …

Getting to a Healthy Weight, One Good Choice at a Time

By on October 19th, 2011 Tags: , , ,

Like most women, weight has always been a sensitive topic for me. My mother says I was a greedy breastfeeder. As a toddler I’d lick my plate and ask for seconds. Adolescence brought on more cravings and less willpower, and adulthood hasn’t been any easier.

I love to eat much too much, and, darn it, eating too much means weighing too much. Weight loss has …

Back to the Tap (Water)

By on October 5th, 2011 Tags: , , ,

Many doctors recommend drinking 8 glasses of fluids a day to keep your systems flowing and going. Water is a much healthier zero-calorie beverage than soda, juice, or energy drinks. Clean drinking water straight from the tap was a great technological advance, and bottled water is an important backup for emergencies. In the last two decades though, bottled water sales skyrocketed as people turned away …

My Story on Click4Breastcancer.org

By on September 21st, 2011 Tags: ,

Even before I met Gary Hirschberg, CE-Yo of Stonyfield, I’ve been passionate about an organic, planet-friendly lifestyle. Since meeting him, we have forged an important partnership, resulting in Breastcancer.org’s new Organic Living section… and now we have our own yogurt lid!

On September 1, Stonyfield Organic yogurts and  Stonyfield Organic Oikos Greek yogurts started promoting our partnership and directing people to Click4Breastcancer.org, where you can …

Antimicrobial Soaps: A Washout

By on September 8th, 2011 Tags: ,

We get the message everywhere: airports, malls, public restrooms, doctors’ offices, kitchens, and other public spaces. Wash your hands with soap and water to avoid spreading germs and getting sick. It’s good advice and I make sure to follow it.

But do you know exactly what’s in your hand soap? It’s a good bet that most of the soap and hand sanitizers you use have …

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