Chocolate for Valentine’s Day?

By Alice Pereira RD CDE
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Chocolate

February 13, 2015

Chocolate is probably the No. 1 most craved food in North America today.  In addition to containing fat and sugar, chocolate contains flavonoids, which act as antioxidants, protecting cells from damage.  A correlation has been found between chocolate‘s flavonoid content and its antioxidant activity.  Flavonoids are found in several other plant foods, including apples, berries, beans, nuts, […]

Love

By Mary / Guest Blogger
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February 11, 2015

What better time than Valentine’s Day to reflect on love? I say, with no hint of exaggeration, that breast cancer changed everything about me. It changed the way I look, feel, act, think, pray and love. When I was newly diagnosed, I experienced fear as I’d never known it. There were so many layers to […]

Gain Any Unwanted Weight During the Holidays

By Alice Pereira RD CDE
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February 02, 2015

What can you do to get rid of the extra unwanted pounds? The New Year is a great time to start anew with healthy habits.  One of the things you can do is to look at your dietary habits objectively and admit to foods that you may be consuming where there is room for improvement. […]

Become Wrapped Up in Something; Forget to be Afraid

By Muriel the Editor
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January 23, 2015

While thinking about what to write, I decided I needed a new angle – so I thought about  inspirational messages. All of us who are breast cancer survivors (and even those of you who are not) could always use some inspiration. Right? I receive inspirational quotes and messages every day from various sources. Some of these […]

Cancer Survivor’s Reality Check

By Muriel the Editor
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January 16, 2015

This month marks my seventh anniversary as a cancer survivor and as the time goes by, I begin to forget that I’m actually a cancer survivor. I have a few reminders: I wear a lymphedema sleeve; I take Femara, (an aromatase inhibitor), and I probably will take that medication for the rest of my life. […]

New Beginnings, and Italian? Maybe.

By Carmen / Guest Blogger
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January 14, 2015

A New Year brings new beginnings, endings, closures and opportunities. I’ve come to the realization that my resolutions, no matter how well intended, usually fall by the wayside, including my long-term wish to learn Italian. So this year, I will try a new method. I resolve not to make any resolutions for the “new year.” […]

My Journey Continues

By Daniela / Guest Blogger
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January 07, 2015

My regular three-month brain MRI was scheduled two days before Thanksgiving. The day before Thanksgiving, I received an e-mail from my brain surgeon’s assistant to come in the following week to talk to the surgeon about the MRI results. As you can imagine, I was in quite a state. Before my MRI, I was told […]

Get the Facts on Breast Cancer

By Muriel the Editor
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January 05, 2015

Make Your 2015 Bucket List Instead of Resolutions

By Karen / Guest Blogger
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December 31, 2014

  We are in the midst of the holiday season, and it’s the perfect time to reflect, give thanks and understand the true blessings that we have every day. Two yeas ago, I was diagnosed with a very aggressive type of breast cancer.  As I went through the holidays of 2012 post surgery and prepared […]

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