February is National Cancer Prevention Month

By Muriel the Editor
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February 28, 2014

I know that it’s almost the end of February, but I can’t let the month go by without mentioning that February is National Cancer Prevention Month.  Throughout this blog, we talk about things you should do to lower your risk of getting breast cancer, but we don’t ever talk about prevention!  Prevention is a much […]

Enjoy Chocolate for Valentine’s Day

By Alice Pereira RD CDE
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February 12, 2014

Chocolate is probably the number-one most craved food in North America today. Interestingly, it originated in Mexico.  Chocolate is made using cocoa beans – they’re not actually beans, but seeds from the fruit of the cacao tree – which are used to make cocoa and chocolate.   The cocoa tree was cultivated by the Mayans, Incas and […]

Get Back On Track with Low Fat and Reduce Breast Cancer Recurrence

By Alice Pereira RD CDE
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February 03, 2014

If you are trying to get back on track for the New Year, this is the time to set small, realistic goals to improve your diet and manage your weight. If you already have implemented healthy habits and food choices into your lifestyle then CONGRATS! If you still feel you can do better, one area […]

Sweet Potatoes a Healthy Holiday Food

By Alice Pereira RD CDE
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November 25, 2013

Sweet potatoes always take you back to this time of the year. They are a main ingredient in many of the popular recipes enjoyed in the holiday season’s festivities. Sweet potatoes are packed with Vitamins A and C, as well as fiber, which make a healthy choice all around. One medium sweet potato provides more […]

What Should I Drink during Football Season? (Part I)

By Alice Pereira RD CDE
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October 16, 2013

When choosing what to drink during football season or on any festive occasion, everyone always asks me “What should I drink to stay healthy?” So as we move into fall and the throes of football season, let us cheer our teams  to victory by choosing healthy drinks.  TIPS FOR CHOOSING HEALTHY DRINK OPTIONS: Definitely the […]

ChooseMyPlate, a new Tool

By Alice Pereira RD CDE
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September 17, 2012

I wanted to share with each of you the new tool used as the government’s primary food group symbol, “MyPlate.” It is a great visual to teach Americans how to plan their meals.  This is especially helpful as we move into the fall/winter season, when there is an abundance of activities: football, holidays, eating, more […]

Can the words chemo and eating be in the same sentence? What I ate during chemo.

By Muriel the Editor
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August 17, 2012

As a person currently going through chemo, or who has experienced chemo, knows, “having chemo” and “eating” don’t really belong in the same sentence.  The words are at opposite ends of the spectrum. Chemo is anti-eating, for sure.  Food doesn’t taste like food; you don’t feel like eating and you have to eat with plastic […]