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The Truth About Juice

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.

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Unite for HER Expands Programming to Support Ovarian Cancer Patients

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.

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I Have Textured Implants. Now What?

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

At Unite for HER, we are committed to being a trusted resource for the community of women we serve.

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Summer Hydration Tips

As the weather really starts to heat up, hydration becomes more important than ever! Proper hydration helps to cleanse your body of toxins and waste and regulates your body temperature as well as your metabolism, digestion, heart rate and blood pressure. To say hydration is imperative is an understatement, considering.

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DIY Olive Oil Herbal Infusions

We love using fresh herbs in the kitchen. One of the easiest and tastiest ways to use them is by infusing them into your favorite olive oil. Infused oils add flavor both during the cooking process and as a finishing touch on your favorite dish. Either way it can be the perfect complement to your meal!

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Healthy Beauty Basics: Safe Sunscreen

Today’s most natural sunscreens contain the active ingredients Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide or a combination of both. They usually come in an opaque lotion and use heavy carrier oils to resist being washed off. While they may not be the most convenient or the most glamorous – they’re usually the safest. Keep in mind, there’s no sun protection on earth that compares to the shade of a palm tree, a sassy, wide-brimmed sun hat, big UV sunglasses or tightly-woven clothing.

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My Toolbox for Quick and Easy Weeknight Meals

Let’s face it, we’re all busy! It is a rarity anymore to
meet someone who doesn’t have a to-do list as long as my last CVS receipt. And
as the to-do list builds, it seems the time we set aside to prepare a healthy
weeknight dinner is the first to get cut short. That’s why I invested in a few
cooking appliances to save me time without skimping on the nutrition. Here are
my current favorites:

  1. Without question,

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Celebrating National Nutrition Month

I often pinch myself when I think about my job with Unite for HER.
In this time of female empowerment, I get to connect with and hear the stories
of so many incredible women. Similarly, the dietitian world is filled with
women who work so hard to educate about nutrition and inspire others to live
healthier lives. Well, worlds collided recently when I spoke with Doris
Piccinin, an oncology dietitian participating in our UFH program.

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Boost Your Immune System with Broth

In like a lion, out like a lamb… March brings us the final weeks of winter chill and can often be a difficult time for our immune systems as we battle the elements. March is also National Nutrition Month, and to celebrate we have two nourishing recipes from our Nutrition Manager, Erin Pellegrin RD, LDN.

These recipes were also featured in our recent mailer. If you would like to sign up for our mailing list,

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