As we head full force into the holidays, I can’t help but think of the advice coming at us about how to REALLY enjoy the holidays without all the guilt and added stress. We are bombarded by things like, “How to not gain weight over the holidays”, “Make time every day to work out”, “Eat a salad or have soup before going to a holiday party so as to not over -eat”
Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to enjoy cranberries but you don’t have to stop at just one day! Cranberries are antioxidant powerhouses. These ruby jewels are chock full of Vitamin C and phytonutrients that protect your body from free radicals and strengthen your immune system. Cranberries have a number of health benefits. They have been shown to prevent tract infections, protect against cardiovascular disease, fight inflammation, and have some cancer-fighting properties.
Good nutrition doesn’t have to be complicated.
The best recipes are ones that you can make in big batches and then add different ingredients to change it up throughout the week. A great example is this recipe for a “Basic Veggie and White Bean Dish”. It’s so versatile and super simple to make.
Think calcium only comes from diary? Think again! Calcium comes from several plant foods such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds. Foods can be fortified with calcium too. Our bodies need calcium to maintain bone health and to keep our heart, muscles, and nerves functioning properly.
If you pour enough love and support into something, it is bound to soar.
Oh, how I love this quote for it sums up so beautifully our Unite for HER! Over the years, all who have moved our mission forward have done so on pure, authentic love and support. Today, September 29, 2019, Unite for HER celebrates 10 years of service.
I’m always on the hunt for something new to pack for lunch (aren’t we all?)! I personally love a sandwich, but that can get boring. My new obsession is this chickpea “tuna” salad. Full of flavor, fiber and veggies, this quick dish will keep you satisfied for hours!
I felt this would an appropriate title for my first blog, for this September will be held dear to our hearts at Unite for HER (UFH). As we announced earlier this summer, we are preparing for a year of great change; the UFH Wellness Program has expanded to support women affected by ovarian cancer. In addition, we will be hosting our first Wellness Day in Delaware, while continuing to build more partnerships in New Jersey and Philadelphia.
I have a glass of juice every morning with my breakfast.
That’s healthy, right?
It’s 100% juice!
I hear this quite a bit and understandably so – manufacturers make you think your favorite glass of juice is just as good as eating the actual fruit. True? Nope. In fact, recent study findings published in the journal, The BJM, found an association between consuming sugary beverages – which included 100% fruit juice – and incidence of both overall cancer and breast cancer.
Women to receive free access to complementary therapies through Wellness Program
West Chester, PA – August 1, 2019 – Unite for HER has expanded its Wellness Program to serve ovarian cancer patients in the Philadelphia region, beginning at local Wellness Days this September.
“We are honored to serve these women during a great time of need,” said Sue Weldon, Unite for HER founder and CEO.
If you are like me, as well as many dear friends and colleagues at Unite for HER, your head is spinning right now.
Your mind may be filled with questions and major concerns about what you have heard in the news, trying to digest all of the information and figure out what you should do. You are not alone.
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