Friday, April 27, 2012

Health links

Both dads are home from the hospital and today is trying to be a sunny day.

On to the links...
  1. How diet and exercise can impact survival after cancer treatment. CBS News.
  2. ...and how it can impact fatigue levels after breast cancer. CBC.
  3. A comprehensive summary of the risks of prostate cancer, and how to avoid them. Vancouver Sun.
  4. Aspirin linked to lowered risk of lung cancer in women. Vancouver Sun.
  5. ...and to lowered risk of dying from bowel cancer. Huffington Post.
  6. A breakdown on the health benefits of chia seeds. In brief, while they are a good source of fibre, protein and anti-oxidants, they won't replace fish oil as a deliverer of omega-3s. Globe and Mail.
  7. Finally, Nutella settles a class-action suit and admits what we all know - it isn't good for us. Vancouver Sun.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Monday's health links

Sorry for the dead air. My dad and dad-in-law are facing some serious health challenges and there just hasn't been time for posting. But things are looking good today, so let's get back at it.

On to the links...
  1. Fast food in Canada and the US is saltier than elsewhere in the world. Having just dined at Fat Burger last night, I would have to concur. But it was yummy. So one more reason to employ moderation. Some foods are treats, not fuel. CTV
  2. Exercise during breast cancer treatment helps you avoid depression and fatigue. And, helps cut down on constipation - so it's a win-win-win situation! Toronto Sun.
  3. Using yoga to help fight breast cancer. Vancouver Sun (video)
  4. If you still aren't eating your greens, here is a great summary of what you are missing! Top performers: kale, dandelion, spinach, chard, and collard greens. Seattle Times
  5. Still need convincing? Criminy! Ok, how about this - cruciferous vegetables, like leafy greens, broccoli and cauliflower, may improve chances of surviving breast cancer. Huffington Post
  6. Really - still not convinced? What about what you're modelling for your kids? Here are some tips on getting kids to eat vegetables. Among the tips - kale chips, greens in smoothies, planting a garden and, and my favourite, talking with them about why vegetables are important. Don't lecture, but be honest about the risks of a bad diet. Kids get it. Washington Post.
Have a great week!