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Three Things In Your Bathroom You Didn’t Know Could Cause Breast Cancer

Three Things In Your Bathroom You Didn’t Know Could Cause Breast Cancer

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October marks breast cancer awareness month, a time to be mindful of what we can do to be proactive in fighting this disease. Part of a proactive approach is being screened, knowing the early signs and symptoms and taking steps to avoid the known risk factors. While great advances have been made in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer and survival rates are better today, there are still many mysteries especially when it comes to understanding the underlying causes...

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Becoming Your Own Advocate: One Woman’s Inspiring Story

Becoming Your Own Advocate: One Woman’s Inspiring Story

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In celebration of Breast Health month we welcome this guest post from Alana Somerville, a schoolteacher, mom, and author of the book ChemoSabe which chronicles her journey to self-advocacy. Her story inspires us to overcome whatever life throws in our paths. I am a planner by nature. This may stem from my childhood, where my Mom had a “calendar desk”; it was on this calendar that every single thing we did was written. It was a sort of schedule bible. In September of 2011,...

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Six Ways To Love Your Breasts

Six Ways To Love Your Breasts

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Maybe it was the first time a boy twanged your (new) bra strap in math class . . . maybe your mother bought you a bra too early or too late, and gym class was mortifying . . . maybe you have always thought your breasts were too small or too big . . . no matter what the reason, over 70% of women do not love their breasts according to the International Journal of Sexual Health. And that’s a shame. Here are six ways you can start loving your breasts to lead to a...

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Estrogen Dominance and Breast Health

Estrogen Dominance and Breast Health

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In a previous article I talked to you a little bit about estrogen dominance, and how that creates excess estrogen as well as imbalances in both of our estrogen and the balance between progesterone and estrogen. That can really contribute to a lot of breast issues, including: tenderness pain swelling discomfort and mood swings Stress can interfere with all of that as well. So I wanted to give you some really concrete tips today about some other things that you can do to help...

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Vitamin D and Breast Cancer

Vitamin D and Breast Cancer

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Vitamin D and breast cancer have several compelling connections: RN Camille Lawson tells you what you need to know about protecting yourself from the risks. Breast health is something that is always on our minds. Many women have heard the statistics and they’re afraid of getting breast cancer. The statistics are pretty alarming, frankly. Vitamin D has now been linked with the spread of breast cancer and its incidence. Women who are diagnosed with breast cancer who also have...

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5 Ways to Get More Olive Oil in Your Diet (none of them are salad dressing!)

5 Ways to Get More Olive Oil in Your Diet (none of them are salad dressing!)

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Exciting new research from Spain1 has shown that women who ate a Mediterranean diet supplemented with extra virgin olive oil showed a 68% reduction in risk for malignant breast cancer. This landmark new study had us wondering, how do you get more olive oil in your diet? Women on the Predimed plan were instructed to add 3 tablespoons of the oil to their diet a day. Here are five ways you might enjoy getting your daily dose. Cook brightly-colored vegetables in extra virgin...

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