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Book Review: When breath becomes air

I rarely sit and read books nowadays. I read many scientific papers, and textbooks, but for general reading, I tend to use Audible to listen to books as I'm driving or walking.  But yesterday I sat down and read Paul [...]

By | March 11th, 2016|Meaning|0 Comments

Considering social isolation and how it can affect our health

An online game called cyberball is helping researchers look at the effects of social isolation on health. At UCLA, researchers look at the brains of participants while they play cyberball to determine what goes on in the brain when someone feels rejection and isolation. So what exactly is cyberball? […]

By | March 8th, 2016|Community|0 Comments

A new model of breast cancer causation

I attended the California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP) conference on Monday in San Francisco.  The first presenter, Robert Hiatt, presented a model of breast cancer  (BC) causation that they had created, funded by CBCRP. The model looks at factors affecting causation of postmenopausal BC.  They are now working on a similar model for premenopausal BC. Lets take a closer look at their model, shown above. […]

By | March 4th, 2016|Research|0 Comments

Understanding “risk” in cancer research – what does the percentage risk really mean?

Knowing what you can do to decrease your risk of cancer or recurrence is important.  But it’s also good to know how much something like eating more broccoli or drinking less alcohol can actually lower your risk. Likewise, if you are considering treatment, it’s good to know by how much a certain chemotherapy can reduce your risk of recurrence.  So what do these risk terms mean? […]

By | March 1st, 2016|Research|0 Comments

Flax bread recipe – sweet or savory, quick and easy, gluten free

This is a great loaf to have on hand as a breakfast bread, a mid-morning snack, or an afternoon treat. Sugar-free (unless you add your own), this is a versatile loaf that can be made sweet or savory. This recipe uses [...]

By | February 26th, 2016|Food, Foodie Friday, Recipes, Snacks|0 Comments

Should I avoid soy? What does the research really say?

Last week I posted a recipe for making homemade soy yogurt.  Delicious, with no added sugar and it takes only two minutes of your time to make.  But many women have read that they should, or have been instructed to, avoid soy or soya if they have a history of estrogen receptor positive (ER+ve) breast cancer. So why did I post that recipe?  Let’s look at what the latest research shows… […]

By | February 23rd, 2016|Food, Research|0 Comments

Soy yogurt recipe — just two minutes, two ingredients and no added sugar

I love this fast two ingredient dairy free yogurt recipe. Its taken a few iterations to get it right and so fast. I was using 3 ingredients and taking more time, but I credit the Healthy Librarian for getting it down [...]

By | February 19th, 2016|Basics, Food, Foodie Friday, Recipes|0 Comments

Lifestyle Medicine — What is it and what can it do for me?

The Institute for Lifestyle Medicine defines Lifestyle Medicine as: "the evidence-based practice of assisting individuals and their families to adopt and sustain behaviors that can improve health and quality of life." Multiple behaviors fall into the category of Lifestyle Medicine (LM). In this [...]

By | February 16th, 2016|Lifestyle Medicine|0 Comments
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