"Because women don't look like men, they don't look like that male-pattern heart disease that we've spent the last 50 years understanding … they're not recognized for their heart disease.”
"More women die of heart disease than breast cancer".
C. Noel Bairey Merz
“Every year when Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October) comes around I am saddened and surprised that thermography hasn't become more popular. Part of this is my mindset. I'd rather focus on breast health and ways to prevent breast cancer at the cellular level than put the emphasis on testing and retesting until you finally do find something to poke, prod, cut out or radiate. That's why I call October Breast Health Awareness Month, not Breast Cancer Awareness Month”.
Christiane Northrup, MD
This month marks the 25th year of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. What has happened in the past 25 years?
This topic can be as confusing as paper or plastic. How do you know when you are spending wisely and when you could save some money on fruits or vegetables that aren’t as affected by pesticides?
March 26 (Bloomberg)—"Middle-aged people with excess belly fat have an increased risk later in life of Alzheimer's and other diseases that cause dementia, researchers said".
“The ultimate definition of bravery is not being afraid of who you are.”
Smile at Fear: Awakening the True Heart of Bravery by Chogyam Trungpa
Last week we talked about the importance of early detection for breast cancer and how it can save your life. Right now there are three procedures (in combination) for detection: monthly self-examination, an annual exam by your healthcare professional and a mammogram. Unfortunately, the latter is something that no one rushes to do with any excitement. It’s usually approached with dread and angst. Who wants to have part of her body smashed in a vice while someone says, “Don’t breathe!” Pain is one of the reasons it’s easy to put off having it done.
October marks the 26th anniversary of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and I want to take the opportunity to remind everyone to do monthly breast self exams and get a yearly mammogram. Early detection could save your life.
"Belly fat hasn't always been your problem—you've worried more about hips and thighs. Now your midsection's making up for lost time. What's up?"
Quote from the Mayo Clinic article Belly fat in women: How to keep it off
“I ache in the places where I use to play.”
Leonard Cohen from the song, The Tower of Song
He’s 75 and dynamite.
Statistic: “Four of every 10 Americans will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes, and two of every 10 will die of it”.
Environment Working Group
If in fact the brain is the boss of my body, I’m in big trouble.
Do you know how sometimes in life things happen in an instant and all of a sudden it changes your world? It could be winning the lottery or it could be a bad accident.
There's something about watching the Academy Awards that makes me think about aging. It could be that I watch from year to year and see how people change—some do better than others and when it comes right down to it, you might say, WHO CARES?
Habit: An acquired pattern of behavior that often occurs automatically.
Addiction: (In this case a negative addiction) A detrimental habit where the benefits are not worth the costs.
Would you like a longer leaner stronger body ?
If you want to be stronger, more flexible and slimmer, Pilates could be your ticket.