- Gillian Deacon, some of you Canadians will remember her as co-host with Jay Ingram of @discovery.ca as well as a host of a few shows on her own, has written a book about toxins in our beauty products. It's called There's Lead in Your Lipstick: Toxins in Everyday Bodycare and How to Avoid Them. Four months into writing the book, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. And she says her first response was almost a sense of shame. Been there. Did I get this disease because of something I have been doing? Now stop beating yourself up and start doing something positive for your health. I've flipped through the book and there is a lot of good advice backed up by solid science. This is next up on my have-to-buy list. Here's the Amazon.ca link and one for Chapters.
- Second on my have-to-buy list? Mark Bittman's The Food Matters Cookbook. The only reason it is second on my list is I just bought the Pink Ribbon Diet book and have used up my cookbook quota for the month. Seriously, my cookbook habit has to be managed.
- Exercise cuts risk of prostate cancer-related death. Boys - get up and move!
- Drs. Oz and Roizen on taking aspirin as a weapon against cancer. Their advice? Talk to your doctor first, but they give it 2 thumbs up.
- Two more studies tout the benefits of eating plant-based, Mediterranean-style diets, rich in olive oil, whole grains, seeds, vegetables, fruit and fish.
- Measuring quality of life in cancer trials.
Monday, January 10, 2011
Monday's Health Links