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Think Pink, Live Green is a way of living that aims to help women reduce their risk of breast cancer or the disease coming back in survivors. It’s also a way for women living with advanced disease to make the healthiest choices possible.

Weight Loss Supplements: Not Always Safe or Effective

By Marisa Weiss, M.D. on January 20th, 2016 Tags: , ,

Those eye-catching ads for weight loss products always have a great “after” photo. The photos make the person’s weight loss claims seem so easy and convincing.

These ads for supplements appeal to any of us who want to lose a few (or more) pounds. Besides looking our best, maintaining a healthy weight reduces our risk of a number of diseases, including breast cancer. Still, some…

Family and Friends Can Benefit Your Health

By Marisa Weiss, M.D. on October 28th, 2015 Tags: , , ,

While recovering from my own breast cancer surgery, there were long stretches when I felt alone, hungry, and in pain. I was afraid to get out of bed and walk down the stairs. Only I came to my little pity parties (there were several). My husband was out of town, I didn’t want to bother anyone else, and I didn’t feel like answering the phone.…

Acupuncture: What Is It and How Can It Help?

By Marisa Weiss, M.D. on June 17th, 2015 Tags: , ,

 

The stress of a breast cancer diagnosis and the side effects of treatment can make it hard to feel like yourself. Dealing with daily symptoms such as pain, anxiety, nausea, vomiting, and fatigue can wear you down.

While there are medicines to treat each of one of these problems, it makes sense to try something that works to balance the whole person. Many of…

The Soy Question: Safe to Eat?

By Marisa Weiss, M.D. on May 21st, 2015 Tags: , , ,

Soybeans are the most widely used, least expensive, and least caloric way to get large amounts of protein with very little fat and no cholesterol. Soy is the main source of protein for billions of people around the world.

Some doctors are concerned about the safety of eating soy for women diagnosed with breast cancer. That’s because soy contains a protein, called isoflavone, which can…

Study Finds Unhealthy Chemicals in “Green” Home and Personal Products

By Marisa Weiss, M.D. on April 22nd, 2015 Tags: , ,

When it comes to keeping breast cancer risk as low as it can be, our best bet is to avoid using cleaning and personal products that contain chemicals linked to cancer. Some of us may be drawn to products labeled “green,” or “natural” because these words suggest that the manufacturer has carefully checked the safety of the product’s ingredients. And on this Earth Day 2015,…

Calm Your Mind, Boost Your Mood

By Marisa Weiss, M.D. on March 13th, 2015 Tags: , , , , ,

Being diagnosed with breast cancer can make you feel scared, anxious, stressed, and sleepless. Besides the diagnosis itself, there’s uncertainty everywhere. Your mind is swimming with all kinds of questions: Which doctors will be on your team? What treatments will you get? What are the possible side effects? How do you tell your children, other family members, and coworkers?

As a dual citizen, both doctor…

Inflammation: Make It More Friend Than Foe

By Marisa Weiss, M.D. on February 18th, 2015 Tags: , , , , ,

There are many health risks — lack of sleep, lack of exercise, and being overweight, to name three. Still, most have one thing in common: They increase inflammation in our bodies. So what is inflammation, exactly? This column will explain the basics about inflammation: how it’s both helpful and harmful, and how to decrease it.

How inflammation can help and harm

Inflammation is not…

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