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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

Participants Needed: Healthy Weight Loss Study

Posted on April 6, 2014

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Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health is seeking participants for their Healthy Weight Loss for Cancer Survivors Study, an exercise and diet weight loss program for female colon cancer survivors.

  • Are you a female stage I-III colon or rectal cancer survivor?
  • Are you overweight and want to lose weight?

  • Do you exercise less than two and a half hours per week? Read more

Share Your Colonoscopy Tips with DSC CEO

Posted on March 17, 2014

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As you know, Dollar Shave Club is sponsoring the Colon Cancer Alliance for National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. We’re donating our time & money to help raise awareness about the importance of getting a colonoscopy. According to the Colon Cancer Alliance, colon cancer is 90% preventable when detected early. Read more

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