Help Us Get On The Ellen Degeneres Show!

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We want on Ellen!
Please let her know that you would like to see us on there too!
Click the following link and send her a message showing your support.

http://ellen.warnerbros.com/show/respond/?PlugID=10

The following are a few reasons you can list as to why they should put us on the show:

1) We want on.
2) We have good tips to share on healthy living and breast cancer prevention.
3) The Breast Cancer Charities of America (BCCA) is the only non-profit bringing the “integrated cancer care” message to the women of America
4)You make the world laugh! But wouldn’t you also like to make the world more aware of this great cause?
5) If you feature us in the month of October, every day that you mention The Breast Cancer Charities of America on your show we will donate $500 to a woman in need (check out this link for information on our Help Now Fund http://thebreastcancercharities.org/Services.html)



Tasty Tuesday: Boneless Pork Loin with Red Wine Cranberry Glaze

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Hard to believe that the holidays are going to be here in 10 days!  Are you done with your shopping, decorating, wrapping?  Yet alone meal planning?  Hopefully we can help you with an idea for a great festive meal that is on the healthy side….Here is a great recipe for the holidays!

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 quarts water
  • 1 tablespoon juniper berries
  • 1 tablespoon freshly chopped sage leaves
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 4 or 5 cups water
  • 2 cups ice
  • 4 (1 1/2-inch thick) boneless pork loin chops
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Red Wine Cranberry Glaze, recipe follows

Directions

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, bring the salt, sugar and 2 cups water to a boil and simmer until salt and sugar dissolve. Remove pan from heat. Add juniper, sage and red pepper flakes. Let steep 5 minutes. Pour 4 to 5 cups water and 2 cups ice into the brine. When brine is chilled, submerge chops into mixture for at least 6 hours and up to overnight, refrigerated. When ready to cook, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Remove pork from liquid and pat dry. Heat oil in a medium saute pan over medium heat. Cook pork until nicely caramelized about 6 minutes per side. Remove to oven to cook through completely, about 10 minutes. Let rest 5 minutes before slicing.

Serve with Red Wine Cranberry Glaze.

Red Wine Cranberry Glaze:

  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 3 cups dry red wine
  • 2 oranges, zested and juiced
  • 1 cup sugar (we prefer Splenda as a sugar replacement or some honey to sweeten up)

Combine all ingredients into a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low and reduce liquid by half.

Yield: 2 cups



Lower your risk of breast cancer by 40%!

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As I was reading through Parade Magazine yesterday morning in our newspaper, one of the featured articles was about preventing breast cancer and how lifestyle affects 40% of all cases.  It’s a quick read article and once again proof as to why we must put more focus on our health, exercise and diet.  It’s such an easy way for millions of women to prevent breast cancer…pass on this article, it’s a good one and to the point.

http://www.parade.com/health/2009/12/13-preventing-breast-cancer.html



Shoecolate And The Breast Cancer Charities of America Are Going Pink For The Holidays!

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CLICK HERE to visit Shoecolate’s website.



Add Facebook Causes To Your Birthday Wish List

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Click Here to watch a video to see how you can get your friends and family to help support your favorite facebook causes (Like The Breast Cancer Charities of America) for your birthday.



How to add a goodsearch toolbar to your web browser…

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I want to share with you a simple way for you to help support this organization.

Just download the GoodSearch – [charity or school name] toolbar at http://www.goodsearch.com/toolbar/mode/

Each time you search the web with GoodSearch’s Yahoo-powered search engine, about a penny will go your charity or school.

Also, every time you shop online at 1,000 participating stores including Amazon, eBay, Target, Apple, Staples, Expedia, etc., a percentage of your purchase will be donated for free! The site also has thousands of money-saving coupons!

To give you a sense of how the money can add up, the ASPCA has already earned more than $30,000!

Please tell 10 friends about the GoodSearch toolbar today. They’ve been featured in the NY Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, Oprah Magazine, Good Morning America and more.

CLICK HERE to view a tutorial on YouTube.



Wellness Wednesday: How to break the news to your loved ones that you have Breast Cancer

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Many people find it particularity hard to break the news that they have breast cancer to their loved ones. Some fear that their friends, family or spouse will be hurt by the news.  The truth is that they will be hurt but they will also carry you through the tough times ahead. It is so important for someone who has been diagnosed with any type of Cancer to have a strong network of people to support them. If you find it difficult to tell your friends and family, try these few steps.

1. Think about what you are going to say in advance. Sometimes it is easier to plan out how you are going to break the news. If you are trying to break the news to a spouse or loved one, communicate openly. You may need to talk about the changes that will occur if you are no longer able to work or do certain chores around the house. Discuss how you both can overcome this obstacle. If you have small children and you want to tell them,the best thing to do is to sit them down and explain everything to them in simple terms that they can understand. Tell them what cancer is and how it can affect the body.  Make sure you let them know that cancer is not going to change your relationship with them and that you will still be there to take care of them.

2. Pick a quiet setting to tell them. The best place is probably at home because it is a more intimate setting. If you chose to go out, pick somewhere that is not crowded or noisy. Your family or friends might want to ask questions so you will want to be somewhere where you can talk openly.

3. Include them in on treatment plans. If your doctor has discussed with you a treatment method such as chemotherapy or operation to remove the cancer, tell your family and friends. Include them in on appointments (there may be days you need someone there to help you home). It is important to have a network of people who understand what you are going through.

Including your family and loved ones in your treatment process can be one of the most important steps in finding wellness.  They’re your support team, your cheer leaders, your shoulder to lean on—be sure to share.  They’re there to help you and you may be surprised how many people just want to be a friend during these difficult times.



Tasty Tuesdays: Halibut with Tomato Basil Salsa

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Hey everyone—hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving.  Figuring that most of us are burnt out of Turkey leftovers or anything poultry related for that fact, we thought we’d share a great halibut with tomato basil salsa to Tasty Tuesdays…and it’s ever red and green for the holidays!

Ingredients
2 tomatoes, diced
2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
1 teaspoon fresh oregano, chopped
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
4 halibut fillets, each 4 ounces

Directions
Preheat the oven to 350 F. Lightly coat a 9-by-13-inch baking pan with cooking spray.

In a small bowl, combine the tomato, basil, oregano and garlic. Add the olive oil and mix well.

Arrange the halibut fillets in the baking pan. Spoon the tomato mixture over the fish. Place in the oven and bake until the fish is opaque throughout when tested with the tip of a knife, about 10 to 15 minutes.

Transfer to individual plates and serve immediately.

Nutritional Analysis(per serving) Serving size: 1 fillet
Calories 160 Cholesterol 36 mg
Protein 24 g Sodium 65 mg
Carbohydrate 3 g Fiber 1 g
Total fat 5 g Potassium 672 mg
Saturated fat 1 g Calcium 66 mg
Monounsaturated fat 3 g

Provided by http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/healthy-recipes/NU00399