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A Yo-Yo Diet

Image: Thequalipedia.com This holiday season was been pretty f-bomb mahhhhvelous, from every perspective: the parties, the people, the food, the beverages…most of all for being healthy enough to enjoy all of it (Shining Moment). The only downside to this holiday … Continue reading

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Image: tumblr   In the past few years, much has been discussed about the link between paraben exposure and breast cancer. I have to be honest (as you know that I always am!) and admit that I didn’t pay much … Continue reading

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Flax-seedoil.org Flaxseed oil and seeds (also known as linseed) have both been promoted as valuable substances for preventing cancer, but when I was in the middle of treatment, I wondered whether it was safe to consume? Here’s the thing: it … Continue reading

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Cleanse

Cardinalpointwi.com By late November, I realized that I had already put my ice skates on and was on the verge of going down the slippery slope of holiday indulgence. I looked something like this: Bread? Yummy! Champagne?  Why not? Dessert? Sure! Fortunately, … Continue reading

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Image: thepinkpaper.com The awareness movement began because there was a need for – well – awareness. No one discussed breast cancer. It was taboo. The Shining Moment is that the founding members of the original breast cancer awareness campaign did a phenomenal – … Continue reading

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Image: Weallhaveuniquebodies.org Have you ever heard of the “Six Hallmarks of Cancer?” Probably not, right? I never heard of the term until I was diagnosed and doing a little research on the Internet. Before you are rendered speechless wondering WTF … Continue reading

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Radiation

Image: quazoo.com   The Shining Moment of radiation for me was that it was the LAST part of my treatment regimen. Yippeeee-do! Why did I have to have radiation, you ask? (Heaven knows I asked!) Let’s back up for a second. Please allow me … Continue reading

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Image: drfuhrman.com I have a sugar problem. There. I said it.  I crave it like mad and have never met a HoHo, Ding-Dong or bowl of Malted Milk Ball ice cream, doughnut, cupcake or piece of chocolate salted caramel cake … Continue reading

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Image: Medimoon.com I remember my first day of chemotherapy. WTF?  Did I really just write that?  Really?  Seems like yesterday and so surreal.  Two messages from friends kept going through my mind prior to my first chemo cocktail: You. Can. … Continue reading

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Image: Dreamstime.com Symptoms of Breast Cancer It is important for each and every one of us to know the symptoms of breast cancer. Why, you ask?  Well, I think that at this point, most of us know that breast cancer … Continue reading

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