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Nuts: One of the World’s Healthiest Food

What’s the healthiest food? Most people say broccoli or kale, but the real answer is nuts. Even though they’re small, they provide a concentrated dose of vitamins and nutrients that help combat a number of chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, heart disease, and even cancer. Studies have shown that people who eat nuts more than twice a week live longer, healthier lives than those who don’t, and the more you eat the longer you live. If you don’t eat nuts, you should start, and if you do eat them, you should start eating more.

Why Nuts Are So Healthy

Nuts contain high concentrations of fiber, acids, minerals, vitamins, and healthy […]

By | October 9, 2016|Categories: Breastlink Thrive, Nutrition|0 Comments

BPA & It’s Effects

In recent years, more and more people have become more conscious about the foods they eat. Everyone expects their food to be healthy and safe for themselves and their families. Unfortunately, food packaging may be harboring hidden chemicals that many would like to avoid. One of the most well-known is the toxic chemical known as bisphenol A (BPA). This chemical is found almost everywhere, especially in common household products like water bottles and tin cans. A new report released by the Breast Cancer Fund found that 67% of nearly 200 food cans samples tested positive for BPA, a well-known hormone disruptor. Hormone disruptors are chemicals that, at certain doses, can […]

By | May 3, 2016|Categories: Breast Cancer Risks, Breastlink Thrive, Nutrition|Tags: |0 Comments

Response to the U.S. Government’s Latest Dietary Guidelines

Last week the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2015-2020. (1) This publication contains important information that affects all of us so let’s take a quick look to see what it’s all about.

Every 5 years our government reviews and revises the Dietary Guidelines for Americans based on new research findings or “evidence” as well as new information collected about the current health and health habits of people like you and me from across America. This is an enormous task requiring a 2-year commitment (unpaid!) by a select committee of nutrition and health professionals who […]

By | January 21, 2016|Categories: Breastlink Thrive, Nutrition|0 Comments

Addressing Some Questions About Breast Cancer

One of the things I love most about my job is the opportunity afforded to me to be involved in educating patients. Every year, Susan G. Komen® Orange County hosts a series of educational lectures to help patients better understand breast cancer. Events such as these offer me an opportunity to reach out to many at once. This year, I was honored to speak as part of this series to help answer some questions about breast cancer. For those who were unable to attend, some of the topics discussed are addressed below. […]

By | October 5, 2015|Categories: Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer Risks, Dr. Lisa Curcio, Nutrition, Oncology|0 Comments

Your Nutrition and Health: Research Roundup

At Breastlink, we believe that treating breast cancer means treating more than just the disease. As part of our comprehensive set of breast health care services, we offer several nutrition and health programs aimed at improving overall health and well-being. To help you achieve the healthy self that you want, we are excited to share some news regarding research into the relationship between our diets and our health.

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Consumption of Fruit Juice Associated with High Blood Pressure

Drinking fruit juice everyday could result in high blood pressure, according to a study published […]

By | March 6, 2015|Categories: Breastlink Thrive, Nutrition|2 Comments

Susan G Komen Orange County Breast Health Talk

Susan G Komen Orange County is a non-profit organization working hard to support breast health and breast cancer awareness initiatives in our local communities. These efforts include an annual lecture series dedicated to informing women about breast health topics including prevention, screening, diagnostics, treatment and survivorship.

I was honored to participate in their 2013 Breast Health Education series with my lecture entitled “You Are What You Eat.” More than 200 women attended the talk – the question and answer portion was fantastic. During my 2013 talk on how diet can affect your risk of breast cancer, I shared perspectives on how dietary changes may reduce the risk of new breast cancer […]

By | September 9, 2014|Categories: Dr. Lisa Curcio, Nutrition|Tags: , |0 Comments

Healthy Eating for Breast Cancer Patients

Our previous post discussed the importance of creating a healthy diet and lifestyle plan for breast cancer patients and survivors. Eating well during treatment will help to promote healing and maintain energy and strength. After treatment is completed a healthy diet and lifestyle will contribute to reducing risk of breast cancer recurrence as well as reducing risk of other health problems such as high blood pressure, Type-2 diabetes and heart disease.

But what does a nutritious diet plan look like for cancer patients and survivors?  Let’s start at the beginning by taking a look at nutrition basics, what we call the major or macronutrients – carbohydrates, proteins and fats.

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By | August 4, 2014|Categories: Breastlink Thrive, Nutrition|Tags: |0 Comments

Nutrition for Breast Cancer Patients & Survivors

If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer, consuming a healthy diet in addition to adopting a healthy lifestyle can play an important role in your overall treatment plan.

While there is no single nutrient that will prevent breast cancer or eliminate the risk of cancer recurrence, consuming a wide variety of foods will help to promote healthy immune function, help to maintain energy and strength during treatment and help to promote healing. After treatment is complete, eating a healthy diet combined with healthy lifestyle choices will help to keep your cancer risk as low as possible and help you to stay well.

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By | July 14, 2014|Categories: Breastlink Thrive, Nutrition|Tags: |0 Comments
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