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Let’s Talk Toothpaste

By on July 31st, 2013 Tags: , ,

Like washing our hands and moisturizing our skin, brushing our teeth is an everyday habit that’s 100% routine. We do it without thinking about it at all.

Once in a while, though, we should. In the past, we’ve talked about making safe soap and moisturizer choices. Now it’s time to give toothpaste some attention, too. Any product you use every day is worth thinking about.…

Want to Buy Products That Line Up With Your Values? There Are Sites and Apps for That!

By on February 6th, 2013 Tags: , ,

I’m strongly committed to buying products that are free of toxic chemicals and made by socially responsible companies that care about the environment. But sticking to this plan isn’t easy. It takes time and attention to detail to do research on the companies and their products. And sometimes, even though I know what I want to buy, the product isn’t in my local store. So …

It’s Wise to Wash Your Produce

By on August 8th, 2012 Tags: , , ,

In an earlier Think Pink, Live Green column, I talked about the best fruits and veggies to buy organic, especially if you’re on a tight budget (who isn’t these days?). We all want to know how to get the healthiest bang for our shopping buck.

But what if your local store carries little or no organic produce and there’s no farmers’ market close by? …

Ditching Disposable Dishes for Good

By on July 25th, 2012 Tags: , ,

Summer, for me, means picnics on the beach, barbecues poolside, lunch on a hike, and late dinners on my back porch. Anything to get outside and enjoy the warmth and fresh air. The only downside — besides sometimes the mosquitoes — is that this often means giving up metal silverware, ceramic plates, and real glasses for their disposable substitutes: plastic utensils and cups, as well …

Where to Go From Here on the Path of Wellness and Healing

By on March 21st, 2012 Tags: , ,

Ask anyone who’s been through it — breast cancer is like a tornado in your life. From the moment you get the news to the ongoing tests and treatments, it’s a whirlwind through the medical system. Instead of just one doctor treating you, there’s a whole team of doctors, nurses, and other specialists to help you deal with all the complex diagnostic and treatment decisions. …

Avoiding Bisphenol A (BPA)

By on March 8th, 2012 Tags: , , , ,

Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical found in many rigid plastics, the lining of food cans, and certain other products. It’s also a hormone disruptor. Hormone disruptors can affect how estrogen and other hormones act in the body, by blocking them or mimicking them. Because estrogen can make hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer develop and grow, many women choose to limit their exposure to these chemicals. Everyone …

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, …

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