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Pink-tober Isn’t Just for Breast Health Anymore

Posted on September 15, 2014

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It’s a fact: 72% of women report being up-to-date on their breast health screenings while only a little more than half could say the same about colon cancer. Colon cancer screening tests save lives – just like breast exams and mammograms.

We’re getting a little cheeky with our Screen This Too! campaign this October, and we need you to be part of the movement and help spread the word! Read more

Red Meat and Colon Cancer – What’s the Link?

Posted on September 5, 2014

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The choice to choose red meat over white meat and even choosing vegetables and soy in place of meat all together has become a growing trend in the United States. Many people have heard the link between red meat and colorectal cancer causing them to morph into vegetarians. In fact, approximately 5 percent or 16 million people are vegetarian now and 33 percent are eating vegan or vegetarian meals more often, even though they do not practice a strict vegetarian diet. These numbers present an interesting question, is there really a scientific link between red meat and colorectal cancer? Read more

4 (Colon) Healthy Grilling Tips + Recipes

Posted on August 8, 2014

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Ahhhh…summer! The sounds of food sizzling on the hot grill and the smell of barbecue fill the air. This time of the year is well known for outdoor events accompanied by a self-made grill master standing behind a fiery barbecue.

Grilling has received a bad reputation because of the possible link to an increased risk of colon cancer. But the joys and pleasure of consuming grilled food do not need to cause undue anxiety. The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) says it is most important to choose the right food to grill and it’s not necessary to avoid grilling altogether. Check out these helpful tips! Read more

Fun, Festive & Healthy July 4th Dessert Recipes

Posted on July 3, 2014

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Summer is a great time to attend cookouts, parties and festivities. But it’s no secret, when we get together with friends and family, we tend to eat more!  In many cultures, socialization is centered on food and I have learned that the more appealing food looks – healthy or not – people want to eat it! We know that a diet high in fiber and low in red and processed meat, alcohol and excess calories can help decrease colon cancer risk.  So, I have found some fun, colorful recipe ideas that are perfect for your 4th of July festivities and that are full of fiber, phytochemicals, and antioxidants and lower in calories. Read more

Coping with Cancer: The Power of Pen & Paper

Posted on June 6, 2014

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For many people dealing with a cancer diagnosis, it’s not only the management of your health but also coping with the roller coaster of emotions that can be difficult. Here’s a healthy idea: keep a journal.

Besides helping you navigate that roller coaster ride, research shows that privately expressing your deepest thoughts and feelings can:

  • Reduce stress
  • Boost your thinking ability
  • Increase memory
  • Reduce pain, tension and fatigue
  • Improve mood and quality of sleep
  • Strengthen immune cells (T-lymphocytes)  Read more

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