Don’t Skip These 5 Important Cancer Screenings in 2024

 January 1, 2024

While annual checkups can seem bothersome, they are worthwhile and necessary, especially as we age. Cancer screenings, to be specific, can detect life-threatening health conditions at their earliest and most treatable stages. Add these appointments to your calendar sooner than later – your future self will thank you.   Preventive Cancer Screenings to Get in […]

Holiday Weight Gain and Cancer Risk

 December 15, 2023

The holidays are all about savoring delicious foods and drinks with loved ones. Between office parties, family dinners, and a constant stream of sweets, it’s no wonder many people gain weight over the holidays. All that unhealthy eating and excess pounds you put on could increase your cancer risk. Sure, enjoying some extra cookies or […]

Estrogen: Friend Now, Cancer-Causing Foe Later

 November 15, 2023

The female body is truly complex. Estrogen, the sex hormone we naturally produce, is a double-edged sword that may cause our own demise! To help women understand their bodies and better safeguard their health, let’s talk about the cancer-related dangers of high estrogen levels, the causes, and what women can do about it.   The […]

How to Slow Bone Loss and Prevent Osteoporosis

 October 15, 2023

As we grow older and more of our hair turns gray, concerns about high blood pressure, cognitive decline, and cancer risks can preoccupy our minds. However, one condition often overlooked is osteoporosis. This chronic disease reduces bone mineral density and bone mass. Unmanaged, it can cause fractures, particularly in the hip or spine. Osteoporosis affects […]

5 Meaningful Ways to Celebrate Your Cancerversary

 September 5, 2023

Cancer milestones are worthy of praise and celebration. They demonstrate your strength, resilience, courage, and self-love. Each milestone or “cancerversary” deserves commemoration. You have overcome so much, and your recovery is truly something to be proud of! Before we dive into how you can celebrate, let’s identify what to celebrate.   What Is a Cancerversary? […]

The Harmful Side of Eating Fruits and Veggies

 September 1, 2023

Growing up, many of us had parents, doctors, teachers, or guardians who always reminded us to eat fruits and veggies. Some of us could only leave the dinner table if we ate every last bite of greens or apples. Recently, the United States also declared September National Fruit and Vegetable Month, bringing awareness to the […]

The Unspoken Angle: Why It’s Okay Not to Breastfeed

 August 15, 2023

A mother’s decision not to breastfeed can quickly spark outrage, mostly and surprisingly from other mothers. While breastfeeding is beneficial for many reasons, not all mothers will walk the same path. Personal and medical reasons can influence a woman’s choice against nursing her child, and we must respect these choices for the health and happiness […]

Can Avocados Cause Breast Cancer?

 August 1, 2023

In the 2010s, photos of Pinterest-worthy and Instagrammable avocado toasts propelled the fruit into mainstream culture. By 2018, more than 2.4 million social media posts were avocado-related, making the superfood one of the most featured fruits online. Also known as “alligator pear,” avocados are synonymous with good nutrition. Consumers cite “healthy fats” and overall “wellness” […]

Top Three Science-Backed Massages for Arthritis

 July 15, 2023

Pain and swelling are symptoms that someone with arthritis deals with on a regular basis. It can limit mobility, complicating the easiest of everyday tasks. For example, something as simple as walking to the bathroom and squatting over the toilet can be painfully difficult for someone with arthritis in the knee. Fortunately, if you or […]

How to Transition to a Clean Beauty Routine

 July 1, 2023

In 2022, a survey by Global Cosmetic Industry revealed that 64% of consumers say sustainability is very important when choosing beauty products. Compared to data insights from previous surveys, more people are aware of the health, wellness, and environmental risks associated with conventional beauty products. From makeup and skincare to personal hygiene essentials, many contain […]