cancer prevention

The Story of Tea

As a lover of pretty much any and all teas, I really enjoyed coming across this infographic this morning and thought it was worth sharing!

Do you drink tea? If so, what’s your favorite?

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The Vegetable of the Day…

…is definitely cabbage! I am a huge fan so I am really looking forward to dinner tonight. I like the corned beef and potatoes too, but I am definitely most excited for the cabbage.

If you happen to enjoy it too (or want some incentive to give it a try), you might appreciate knowing that cabbage is very high in both vitamin K and vitamin C. In addition, studies have shown that consuming cabbage can help lower cholesterol and even prevent cancer.

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Another reason I’m excited for today – after years of eating and loving my Aunt Ellen’s Irish Soda Bread, I just got my hands on her recipe (originally my 100% Irish grandma’s) so I think it’s time that I give it a try…wish me luck! :)

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Some Natural Prevention – Breast Cancer

Here are several relatively easy ways to maintain and improve breast health:

  1. Exercise!
  2. Maintain a healthy weight – obesity and breast cancer often go hand and hand
  3. Eat more fruits & veggies
  4. Limit alcohol consumption
  5. Avoid exposure to radiation
  6. Have babies and nurse them – pregnancy and breastfeeding lower the levels of estrogen in the bloodstream and therefore decrease your risk of breast cancer
  7. Minimize your use of antibiotics
  8. Drink more green tea
  9. Avoid or discontinue long-term Hormone Replacement Therapy
  10. **Avoid toxic cleaning and beauty products
  11. Go organic more often, especially when it comes to these fruits & veggies

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