Monday, January 10, 2011

Monday's Health Links

Good morning!
  1. Gillian Deacon, some of you Canadians will remember her as co-host with Jay Ingram of 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 link and one for Chapters.
  2. 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.
  3. Exercise cuts risk of prostate cancer-related death. Boys - get up and move!
  4. 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.
  5. Two more studies tout the benefits of eating plant-based, Mediterranean-style diets, rich in olive oil, whole grains, seeds, vegetables, fruit and fish.
  6. Measuring quality of life in cancer trials.
What I'm watching instead of reading more health - an ever updating compilation of pictures taken from Google's Street View cameras. Check it out!


  1. Cyn, Thanks for these great links. You always have such practical proactive information to share.

  2. Thanks, Nancy! When the brain has failed me, my research pulls me through! :-) Thanks for visiting.

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