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“A healthy family is sacred territory”

This month's issue is fully dedicated to all topics related to breast cancer in honor of breast cancer awareness month. The issue begins with cancer preventing foods in the feature article followed by ways in which you can contribute to the cause either through the purchase of products or through contributions which are made on you're behalf through

I can still remember the day I came home from high school when my mom greeted me at the door with the news her best friend had passed away from this terrible disease. Together, with all of our efforts, donations and whatever you can bring to the fight we can beat this cancer once and for all.

Best in Health!

Cancer preventing foods

In August's issue I wrote about the importance of eating a diet rich in color. This is because many of the most colorful foods are the healthiest for us and they contribute a variety of vitamins and minerals to our diet. When thinking about foods to incorporate into your daily diet, focus on eating lots of fruits and vegetables

Jyl Steinback, a nutrition expert also known as America's healthiest mom, recommends the following foods for reducing the risk of cancer: garlic, soybeans, cabbage, ginger, carrots, celery, parsley, and licorice (not licorice candy).

Elizabeth Lee, contributor to WebMD, has seven (easy to find) foods that also help to reduce the risk of cancer. Her list includes broccoli, tomatoes and carrots. For the full list click here.

Equally important when thinking about the foods you should be getting in your diet is thinking about the types of foods you should avoid. Put sugary, salty and fried foods on that list while also minimizing your intake of red meat and overly processed foods. While there is no conclusive study that proves eating specific foods can prevent cancer, an overall healthy diet can certainly help keep the body strong and help ward of disease.

Recipe of the Month: Amy's Black Bean and Avocado Salad

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: N/A
Yield: 6 servings

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1½ tablespoons whole-grain mustard
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 can black beans - rinsed and drained
  • 1 can corn - rinsed and drained
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1/2; cup diced red pepper
  • 1/2; cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/4; cup diced celery

  1. Mix together the lemon juice, mustard and olive oil in a large bowl
  2. Add in remaining ingredients and toss together
  3. Season with a sprinkle of salt and pepper

In the News

breast cancer donationAt we are serious about making our own contribution to the fight against breast cancer. Just as we did in 2008 we are donating $5 for every blog that publishes the My Blog Cares button on their blog or website. All donations will be made to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Will you share with the world that you care? My blog cares

Giving Back

This month I'm loving pink and finding that most items that end up in my shopping cart are pink, which is not very typical for me. Below I have highlighted some of my favorite items I have stumbled upon on the web where a portion of the proceeds are going to fund breast cancer research. Happy Shopping!

Action Items

  • Add the My Blog Cares button to your blog or site and DietsInReview will donate $5 for every button placed
  • Get shopping with pink in mind. Try to make at least one purchase this month with breast cancer research in mind. We can make a difference.
  • Check out the blog for the latest in health and fitness

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