Keeping Up with a Healthy Lifestyle

By Alice Pereira RD CDE
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April 13, 2015

“Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle” was the theme for National Nutrition Month sponsored by the American Dietetic Association (ADA). One of the ways we can bite into a healthy lifestyle is to make sensible snacks part of our eating plan. Many times, we snack to satisfy that midday hunger or to hold us until our […]

Birthdays

By Mary / Guest Blogger
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Mary and her husband birthday

April 10, 2015

I recently celebrated my 39th birthday. One decade earlier, when I was living a vibrant, carefree life, I remember feeling my impending 30th birthday signified the end of my youth. In certain ways, it was true. I got serious about life in my early 30s. I finished my master’s degree, established a career, got married […]

Prepare to be Inspired

By Kitty / Guest blogger
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March 13, 2015

Robbie Kaplan remembers the day she first learned about Relay for Life of East Kendall. Waiting for test results in her doctor’s office eight years ago, she noticed luminaria bags and candles being sold to support the American Cancer Society (ACS), and for use in a Relay ceremony for survivors and those lost to cancer. […]

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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Survivorship pink ribbons

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.” […]

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