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Exercise Your Risk Away!

We’ve all heard the old adage, “eat right and exercise” to reduce your risk of chronic diseases, but can exercise actually impact your risk for breast cancer? According to research, it can! Exercise on a regular basis and do continuous movement. Research shows that women who have done exercise in the past 4 years, specifically […]

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Can Vegetables Influence Cancer Risks? How?

Vegetables and Cancer  What do vegetables and fruits contain that could influence the risk of breast cancer? Researchers have identified and isolated many natural chemicals in vegetables and fruits (phytochemicals) that can affect cancer risk. Some of these chemicals are shown in Table 1 below. Although these natural compounds are available as supplements, it is important […]

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Pink Washing: Where is your money going???

Pink Washing: “A company or organization that claims to care about breast cancer by promoting a pink ribbon product, but at the same time produces, manufactures, and/or sells products that are linked to the disease”(Think Before You Pink). Any company can claim they are “pink” by putting the pink ribbon on their products. The pink […]

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Treating Nausea

Whether your nausea is part of a chronic illness, morning sickness, cancer treatment, or just the summer heat, it can be a real downer. Here are some helpful tips to settle your stomach and bring you back out into the sunshine! Eat small meals Nausea can make you not want to eat and you end […]

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Meditation: More than Just Relaxation

According to the Health and Human Performance Laboratory at Carnegie Mellon University, meditation is helpful in buffering the effects of stress for well being and physical health. There are two main modalities of meditation practiced: concentrative meditation (CM) and mindful meditation (MM). CM teaches individuals to focus on a single sound, image, mantra, and their […]

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17 Daily Toxins Linked to Breast Cancer

Environmental Health Perspectives is a peer-reviewed journal that recently released the article “New Exposure Biomarkers as Tools For Breast Cancer Epidemiology, Biomonitoring, and Prevention: A Systematic Approach Based on Animal Evidence”. The article identified biomarkers, a measurable indicator of a biological state or condition, correlated to daily toxins in rodents and compared them to humans. […]

My Hair!: My Story of Hair Loss

In 2010, I was a newlywed and had just graduated with my Master’s of Public Health degree, but life was anything was blissful. My body had been in physical pain for more than a year and I wasn’t finding relief, even with New York City medical care. The pain forced me to move across the […]

Heal Your Pain with Tapping

What is tapping? Tapping, also known as the Emotional Feeling Technique (EFT), uses the body’s energy meridian points to heal physical and emotional pain. You can stimulate these meridian points by tapping on them with your fingertips, tapping into your body’s energy and healing power (TappingSolution.com). How does tapping work? The body is composed of […]

Skin Care Event Recap: Oils Are Your Skin’s Best Friend

We would like to thank everyone who showed up for the You Can Thrive! skin care event last Saturday. We had an amazing time teaching our thrivers and survivors the importance of skin care through diet and chemical free products. We gave complimentary face washes and toner spritzes with the ART Skin Care System by […]

Skincare 101 During Chemotherapy & Radiation

Undergoing chemotherapy and radiation can be stressful on the body. On top of all the other side effects, chemo and radiation can cause dry, irritated skin. Treating your skin properly approximately one week before and during treatment can help prevent these side effects. While many think dry skin is simply cosmetic, the more irritated your […]