A SWEET Guide To Help You Navigate Breast Cancer & Sugar

Sugar, in all its stark white, sparkling glory is an enormously popular, widely misunderstood, and hotly-debated topic in the breast cancer world. Rarely a week passes when I don’t hear or read “Sugar feeds breast cancer” proclaimed with absolute certainty. People...

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“The Real Truth About Altering Reality When You Travel”

I began last Friday like I do every Friday when I’m not traveling, at my “Yoga Flow” class. Well, that’s not entirely true. I actually began my day with an amazing cup of coffee (#grateful), courtesy of (in my opinion) the best invention in the universe; autobrew. I’m...

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“29 Foods to Help You Manage Breast Cancer Stress”

Stress is insidious. It weasels in even when you think you have a handle on it, wreaking havoc on your sleeping patterns, waking hours productivity, and at the cellular and hormonal level, your body’s immune system and regenerative ability. There’s all sorts of stress...

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“3 Breast Cancer Diets That Harm Not Heal”

Loss of control. That feeling shows up front and center on the heels of a breast cancer diagnosis so darn quickly I feel as if the doctor delivering the “It is cancer” news should in the same breath say, “For the rest of your life, please prepare to surrender any...

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“Introducing. . .Breast Cancer PREHAB.”

It was time to cry uncle. Over the long Labor Day weekend I was not physically idle for a second (sleeping doesn't count), and neither was my mind. I’d been chewing on an issue that just wouldn’t leave me alone - the question of how to wrap my mind around all of the...

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“Striving to Thrive In A Toxic World”

A TruGreen truck brought me to tears. I’m not kidding. It was April 2015, two months after completing my radiation treatments. To anyone who didn’t know about my breast cancer, nothing seemed amiss - I didn’t look or act different in any way. But inside? I was a mess....

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“Want To Know What To Eat For Lunch? Do This.”

She only wanted to know what would be a good thing to eat for breakfast. And that started the nuances ball rolling. Well, that and a snippet of a podcast interview. A hopeless podcast junkie, I was listening to an episode from one of my newer finds earlier this week,...

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“How To Outsmart Your Kitchen’s Counter-Culture”

“Out of sight, out of mind”: The idea that something is easily forgotten or dismissed as unimportant if it is not in our direct view. If you were to stop reading this right now, snap a photo of your kitchen countertops and text it to me, what would I see? That may...

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Sweet Potato Chickpea Pasta Sauce

I love opening my refrigerator door, taking a quick inventory of what's hanging around, and conjuring up a way to combine the remains of the week's meals into something new, nourishing, and delicious. This week's fridge review yielded leftover whole wheat pasta, two...

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“The High Price of FREE Snacks”

It’s almost ridiculous, really, how effortless it is to find something to eat at nearly every turn. Even on a trip to the party store for birthday supplies or a detour through the bookstore, with a few bucks and the rip of a package or pop of a top. . .you. won’t....

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“With A Nutrition Health Halo, the Devil’s in the Details!”

  Feedback on last week’s California smoothie bowl post ranged from “having a “bowl” for breakfast sounds fun!”, to one person making a mental note to actually try a “bowl”, to a comment/question combo about a certain popular chain food establishment that offers an...

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“Bowled Over In California!”

Last week I had the pleasure of visiting Manhattan Beach, CA. for the honor of presenting a nutrition and cancer self-care and risk reduction program at the Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation 2-day Patient Conference. Here’s a photo of me in action, clearly impassioned...

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“Four Secrets To Eating Healthy On The Road”

Do you have a go-to method for healthy dining when you travel? It probably doesn't surprise you that I have a few tricks up my sleeve, and I use them often. I strongly encourage you to pack your healthy habits when you pack your luggage. All too often, healthy food...

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