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Category Archives: "Surviving Cancer"

Alternative Therapies and Lifestyle + CV Skinlabs Recommendations

Need to Change Unhealthy Habits? Yoga Actually Rewires the Brain

I’ve known about the many health benefits of yoga for years now, as I practice every week.  Yoga can help soothe side effects like insomnia, mood swings, constipation, brain fog, and aches and pains. Now, we’re learning that yoga can actually help us to change stressful habits. Because of the unique connection between brain and

Great Cancer Organizations + Nutrition

Helping Fighters to Keep Cancer Away After Remission-Suzanne Foglio

In 1999, my friend Suzanne Foglio’s husband, Jim, was diagnosed with stage 4 non-hodgkin’s lymphoma. “As we drove home from that appointment,” she writes on her website, vibrantlifeaftercancer.com, “I looked around at the world and thought, how is the world still turning?” All these years later, Suzanne and her husband are not only surviving, they’re

Skin, Lip and Body Care + Surviving Cancer

Going Through Cancer? 5 Precautions to Take When Going to the Spa

Back in 2011, I posted about the importance of making sure that you go to a certified oncology esthetician if you’ve gone through cancer. Spa treatments like facials, massages, and body treatments can really help in your healing process, but you want to be sure you’re going to someone who understands the special needs of

Breast Cancer + Skin, Lip and Body Care

Are Breast Tattoos Safe?

“Nipple Tattoos Help Breast Cancer Survivors Feel Like Women Again.” This was the headline of a July 2011 news article featuring The Beau Institute, which offers free nipple tattooing for breast cancer survivors. Is this a good idea? Is it safe? In May 2010, I published a post on the dangers of lead-based inks in