Breast Cancer DIY

...created by women with breast cancer, for women and men with breast cancer!

Eating Well & Exercise 

H1N1 Virus / Swine Flu...

 If you are concerned about the H1N1 Virus (Swine Flu), please go to Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (USA) for the latest information:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/

Also:

H1N1 Virus (Swine Flu) and Breast Cancer:
http://breastcancer.about.com/b/2009/04/27/take-precautions-against-swine-flu.htm

Nutrition:

By now, you should be aware that eating a well-balanced diet while undergoing breast cancer treatment can help you cope with side effects, rebuild strength, and also help to rebuild tissues damaged by cancer.  While you may find it difficult to eat well during treatment due to certain side effects (such as nausea or diarrhea) or the emotional burden a diagnosis of breast cancer can bring, the following links in BCDIY "Resources" will help you to understand  the importance of maintaining a healthy diet during breast cancer treatment.  You will also learn how to cope with side effects of treatment that may affect a your eating habits.

July 29, 2011 -- Newly found website for great recipes -- it really made our staff very hungry    http://www.pinkkitchen.info

More Topics About Nutrition:

Answers About Nutrition & Cancer

Cancer Nutrition Center

Diet and Nutrition

Eating Hints: Before, During, & After

Eating Right During Treatment

Eating Well

Healthy Nutrition Choices

Nutrition

Nutrition for Breast Cancer Patients

Nutrition/Exercise During Treatment

Nutrition Index

Real Age?

Weight Control

What Diet is Right for Me?

Healthy Recipes:  SparkRecipes.com
http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/browse-recipes.asp?affiliate_code=hon

Celiac Disease: 
The American College of Gastroenterology 
http://www.acg.gi.org/patients/gihealth/celiac.asp
MedicineNet.com
http://www.medicinenet.com/celiac_disease/page11.htm
The University of Maryland Center for Celiac Research
http://www.celiaccenter.org/faq.asp

Diabetes and Breast Cancer:  American Diabetes Association
http://www.diabetes.org/type-1-diabetes/women-health-issues.jsp

SPECIAL NOTE:: CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR if you are receiving Chemotherapy, before you start drinking green tea, or eating anything with antioxidants in it, and this includes certain vitamins.

 Articles of Interest:
 Focus on Nutrition: Breast Cancer Network of Strength
 
Dietary Supplement Genistein Can Undermine Breast Cancer Treatment:
 ScienceDaily
 
Caffine - breast Cancer Link Minimal:  MedicineNet.com
 Alcohol and Your Health:  WebMD  
http://www.webmd.com/cancer/features/faq-alcohol-and-your-health?ecd=wnl_brc_052609&em=YnJlYXN0Y2FuY2VyZGl5QGdtYWlsLmNvbQ==
Take Charge of Diabetes:  Remedy Health 
http://www.remedylife.com/diabetes/articles/content?cid=1839&ctid=2
Spices and Herbs=Antioxidants: McCormick.com
http://www.mccormick.com/~/media/Files/Sites/Mccormick/ORACChart.ashx
Spices for Health:  McCormick.com
http://www.mccormick.com/spicesforhealth.aspx
Vitamin D Found To Stimulate A Protein That Inhibits The Growth Of Breast Cancer Cells: ScienceDaily.com
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/02/090204172437.htm


   Video:
 >  Foods After Cancer:  WebMD
     http://www.webmd.com/video/foods-after-cancer


Click Here For More Information on Nutrition


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Exercise For Better Health:

For those of you who can get out and go to a gym, but don't like being in a place with men, try Curves.  Plus, it's a great support group for women with the same issues - all ages.
Find out if it's for you, we liked it.

http://www.curves.com/

Qi Gong Helps Breast Cancer Survivors: (pronounced Chi Kung)
Qi Gong literally means, "Energy Cultivation," and refers to slower exercises which can improve health and longevity, as well as increase the sense of harmony within oneself.
(see video links below)

Breathing Exercises

Day-to-Day Exercise

Curves: a gym for women

Exercise After Surgery

Fitness + Living with Cancer

Physical Activity Infomation

Yoga Helps with Fatigue

A new article on Reuters tells about a study that has been done about Yoga and fatigue for Breast Cancer Survivors
Check out this article at the following link
http://www.reuters.com/article/email/idUSTRE7BT19I20111230

 

Click Here For More Information on Exercise


 Articles of Interest:
 >  Physical Activity and Cancer: National Cancer Institute
 >  Exercising as a teen may lower breast cancer risk
     http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2008-05-13-breast-cancer-exercise_N.htm?csp=34
 Diet / Exercise Tips to Fight Depression: WebMD
    
http://www.webmd.com/depression/depression-diet-stress-exercise-slideshow?ecd=wnl_brc_030309

 

 

   Video:
Breast Cancer Healing Through Movement: WebMD
http://www.webmd.com/video/breast-cancer-healing-through-movement 
MD Anderson/CancerWise video on
Qigong
Related Story:  Energy Medicines, Will East Meet West?
Qi Gong Helps Breast Cancer Survivors: Vanderbilt Health News

 

 

 


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Other Health Issues:

Because some cancer drugs can lead to a stroke, we think it is important to be able to recognize the warning signs.

 Learn To Recognize A Stroke
 American Stroke Association video

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Alternative Therapy

You should always consult with your doctor about your medications. 

Breast Cancer DIY does not advocate alternative medicine.

Use at your own risk.


Alternative Medicine: 
Mayo Clinic
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/alternative-medicine/CM99999

Complementary and Alternative Therapy: American Cancer Society
http://www.cancer.org/docroot/ETO/ETO_5.asp?sitearea=ETO

Complementary and Holistic Medicine: Breastcancer.org
http://www.breastcancer.org/treatment/comp_med/index.jsp

Complementary Medicine:  MD Anderson Cancer Center
http://www.mdanderson.org/topics/complementary/

Integrative Therapies and Womens Health: Cleveland Clinic
http://my.clevelandclinic.org/services/alternative_medicine/hic
_integrative_therapies_and_womens_health.aspx


National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine:
www.nccam.nih.gov

What is it?:  Mayo Clinic
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/alternative-medicine/PN00001

More information from one of our website members: 

http://www.spahub.com/resources/alternative-medicine.html


 Articles of Interest:
   AnnieAppleSeedProject.org
  
http://www.annieappleseedproject.org/ 
   Positive Health Online
   http://www.positivehealth.com/book-list.php?subjectid=49
   Cancer Monthly
   http://www.cancermonthly.com/

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