Surgery Time

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An early morning surgery in Beverly Hills, we checked in at 6am for a 7 o’clock start time, to find and remove the sentinel node, and any surrounding suspicious nodes, and to implant her port-a-cath. Dad and I sat in a fashionable urban waiting room, with inviting upholstered sofas, and blossoming pink orchids in every corner. The sunrise soon poured …

Plight of a Health Nut

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If you’ve ever tried to eat healthy among friends, coworkers, or family members who don’t share your enthusiasm for maintaining a balanced lifestyle, you may have noticed some conflicting comments about your food choices. Anyone who knows me can say with confidence that if they came to my home at any given time, there would be mostly organic produce in …

Chill Out! 7 Ways to Reduce Stress

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In last week’s blog, I shared with you some research that shows stress may be linked to cancer. Now I want to share what you can do about it. To gain more perspective on the subject, I interviewed my friend, Juliette de Campos, who holds an MA in counseling psychology from the University of Santa Monica. Here are some excerpts …

Is Your Stress Causing Cancer?

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Tumors can grow for two to five years before they are large enough to be detected on a mammogram. Lately, my mom has had a non-stop, high-stress level compared with her normal carefree life. It all started five years ago when she became a first grade teacher in a highly competitive school district. Last year alone, she took her kids …

Berry Cardamom Salad

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Do you have a sweet tooth but want to cut out all those processed, bad-for-you desserts? Then read on and get your butt to the grocery store! Many “healthy” berry desserts are loaded with processed sugar and other unwanted ingredients. This dish is sweet and tart, and it won’t leave you feeling guilty. We all know berries are superfoods, so …