Fall Skin Care Tips and Sun Safety

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 Set of 5 Different Autumn's Banners

Just because summer is coming to an end, does not mean you stop protecting your skin! Soaking up some sun at a fall festival or simply taking a walk outside can help you to receive an essential dose of Vitamin D, but you still need to take precautions. Follow these tips to take care of your skin this fall – and in every season:

  • DO regularly receive 15-20 minutes of midday sun exposure, exposing as much of the skin as possible while being careful not to burn.
  • DO wear sunscreen. Sunny, Cloudly, Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter – always! Wear sunscreen that is non-toxic and free of dyes, fragrance, and chemical irritants.  Tinted sunscreen is another product that protects your skin and which a touch of color.
  • DO wear a hat! The skin around your eyes and face is thinner than the rest of your body. Protect your skin by keeping your eyes shaded with a hat.
  • DON’T over expose your skin to the sun! Just because temperatures are lower, doesn’t mean you won’t burn or damage your skin. Too much sun speeds up your skin’s aging process and causes wrinkles, sun spots and damage. If you did soak up too much sun, Photofacials are a way to keep skin healthy and helps to remove sun spots or other pigmentation irregularities.
Have a fun and safe fall!
Set of 5 Different Autumn's Banners / Nature

Lychelle Jomsky
 is a member of The Breast Cancer Charities of America’s Advisory Board and a RN, Advanced Injector, and Senior Certified Laser Technician at Seychelles Med & Laser Spa in The Woodlands, Texas. Seychelles Med & Laser Spa’s mission is to provide the most advanced aesthetic and cosmetic procedures in a comfortable and relaxing setting. Seychelles uses the most advanced treatment techniques and equipment to maximize results and to ensure the safety of their clients. To learn more, visit SeychellesMedSpa.com


Cauliflower Pizza – A Quick, Healthy and Gluten Free Recipe

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Cauliflower Pizza Chloe Wine

Learn how to make pizza with a crust made out of cauliflower! A quick and easy recipe that is gluten free and healthy for you.

CAULIFLOWER PIZZA RECIPE
Recipe brought to you by The Breast Cancer Charities of America

Ingredients:
1 head cauliflower
1 egg
1 cup lowfat cottage cheese, drained
1 teaspoon oregano
2 teaspoon parsley
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon hot sauce
1 tablespoon coconut oil
non-stick cooking spray (coconut oil)

Toppings:
organic marinara sauce
cheese (non-dairy shredded almond cheese)

Instructions:

  1. Wash and trim leaves from cauliflower. Cut into quarters and remove center stems. Break into small pieces (florets) and place into food processor to grind into tiny pieces that looks like rice. Remove ungrated pieces and grind up cauliflower in batches if necessary. You can also use a cheese grater to break down cauliflower.
  2. In a large skillet, add coconut oil then turn to medium heat. Once heated, add cauliflower “rice” and stir occasionally. Cook for about 5 minutes or until cauliflower has slightly softened and is tender. Set aside.
  3. Drain cottage cheese with strainer or cheese cloth to remove excess liquid.
  4. In the food processor, add egg, cottage cheese, oregano, parsley, garlic powder, salt, pepper and hot sauce. Blend until smooth.
  5. In a large bowl, add cauliflower and cottage cheese mixture and stir until just combined.
  6. Preheat oven to 400 F degrees
  7. Spray baking sheet or pan with non-stick cooking spray. Spread mixture evenly into pan into a circle shape and pat/smooth down the edges.
  8. Bake at 400F for about 25-30 minutes or until “crust” is starting to brown.
  9. Add toppings. Place back into 400F oven and cook for 5 more minutes – or until lightly browned, crispy, and/or cheese has melted.
  10. Slice, serve and enjoy immediately

*Note: Pairs well with a glass of Chloe Wine Collection‘s Pinot Noir.

Chloe Wine is a sponsor of BCCA’s Wine Women & Shoes event on September 24, 2015. To learn more about this event, purchase tickets or how you can be a sponsor, please visit WineWomenandShoes.com/Houston

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How To Make Zucchini Noodles

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Zucchini Noodles Recipe

Learn how to make Zucchini Noodles (or Zoodles) at home with only a few simple steps! Zoodles are a fun easy way to enjoy your vegetables and are a great gluten free pasta substitute!

ZUCCHINI NOODLES RECIPE
Servings: 1-2*
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 5-10 minutes

Ingredients:
1 Zucchini, Organic
1 tablespoon Olive Oil
Salt, to taste (optional)
Pepper, to taste (optional)
Marinara Sauce and/or favorite toppings

Instructions:
1. Wash zucchini well prior to slicing.
2. Remove ends and cut zucchini into thin slices lengthwise. Cut Slices into thin “noodle-like” strips.
3. In a large skillet, add olive oil and turn stove to medium heat. Wait until oil is heated and moves easily around pan (see video), then add zucchini “noodles.”
4. Stir occasionally by turning and flipping noodles. Keep noodles evenly spaced on skillet when sautéing and cook until al dente. This will keep noodles from becoming mushy or breaking apart.
5. Serve immediately with your favorite marinara sauce and/or toppings.
6. Enjoy!

*Note: If additional servings are needed, cook zucchini noodles in batches. This will allow space in between the slices to properly cook the noodles al dente.

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Stretching: From Hospital Bed To Floor

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Stretching can help anyone at any time! It helps relax, lengthen and release tension from muscles no matter what your physical ability is.

It’s important to start at an easy/moderate stretch and work on flexibility before working your way up to a deeper stretch. It’s best if your muscles are warmed up to increase your flexibility, but really, it can be done even while watching TV!

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Make sure when reaching for your toes you avoid rounding out your back and try to release from your waist, relax your shoulders, take nice deep breathes and hold anywhere from 20 seconds to 45 seconds, always continuing to breathe.

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A side bend stretch releases all the tension from your rib cage down to your ‘seat’ (glute) muscles – hold this one where you feel a nice lengthening down the side, but stop before you feel too much pain or resistance. Your body will tell you.

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Jaimee Myers is a member of The Breast Cancer Charities of America’s Advisory Board and owner of Pure Barre in The Woodlands, Texas. She has been an athlete all her life – from competitive ski racing to collegiate soccer to Ironman triathlons – and spreads the Pure Barre technique to clients, who see results while having a great time. Pure Barre is all about small, isometric movements that anyone can benefit from – it strengthens, arms, abs and legs without creating bulk. To learn more, visit http://purebarre.com/TX-woodlands/



Almond Joy Coffee – Hot and Iced Healthy Recipe

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Enjoy the flavors of Almond, Coconut, and Chocolate in your coffee! Learn how to make Hot or Iced Almond Joy Coffee with this healthy coffee recipe!

Brought to you by iGoPink.org and The Breast Cancer Charities of America

ALMOND JOY COFFEE RECIPE (HOT):

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup Organic Coffee, Freshly Brewed
  • 1/2 cup Unsweetened Coconut or Coconut Almond Milk, Steamed or Heated
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract
  • stevia extract, to taste
    *Select all natural, organic ingredients without artificial additives

Instructions:
Add all ingredients in coffee mug, mix well, and enjoy hot!

ALMOND JOY COFFEE RECIPE (ICED):

Ingredients:

  • Organic Coffee, Cold
  • Unsweetened Coconut or Coconut Almond Milk
  • Unsweetened baking cocoa
  • Almond extract
  • stevia extract, to taste
    *Select all natural, organic ingredients without artificial additives

Instructions:
1. Brew and chill organic coffee.
2. Heat coconut almond milk, add cocoa, cook/heat and stir until cocoa is dissolved or mixed well with the milk. Let cool or chill.
3. Combine all ingredients in glass (or pitcher if making a batch – like in the video) and stir well.
4. Chill and serve over ice!

 

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Coffee Tips for a Healthy Cup!

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Enjoy your morning coffee with these tips for a healthier cup!

#iGoPink Coffee Tips:
– Use organic coffee
– Sweeten with stevia extract or powder
– Add unsweetened almond milk or another non-dairy low fat alternative
– Spice it up with organic dried spices like cinnamon
– Add flavor with organic extracts like vanilla
– Add your favorite organic and natural ingredients

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QUIZ: What’s Your Risk of Breast Cancer?

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Take the “What’s Your Risk?” Quiz! This tool is designed to assist you with understanding your health and knowledge of breast cancer. Throughout the quiz we’ll help guide you to healthy lifestyle habits and understanding further how you can make changes to help prevent and survive breast cancer.

*Note, this is an educational tool only and should not replace the advise given by a medical professional. Consult your medical professional to design a tailored lifestyle plant that best fits your needs.

Additional factors related to your personal health history may also impact risk and are not calculated by this tool. Be sure to discuss your personal health history with your doctor so together you can come up with a personalized plan to manage your health.



What Sweetener Should I Use? Types to Avoid and Choose

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Sweeteners to Avoid and Choose

Do you add sweetener to your coffee, tea, or favorite baked dishes? Enjoy sodas, packaged or prepared foods? Be careful! The type of sweetener(s) you consume can greatly affect your health. Join us on the #iGoPinkChallenge by avoiding harmful sweeteners and instead choose healthier alternatives to maintain a healthy lifestyle and reduce your risk of breast cancer.

Sweeteners to AVOID:

  • Aspartame – artificial, found in many diet sodas and low calorie processed foods
  • Sucralose – artificial, processed with cholrine
  • Sugar. If you use sugar, use sparingly and select organic, less processed types like rapadura or turbinado.
  • High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) – higher fructose level than sugar and banned in organic foods
  • Agave Nectar – high fructose levels than HFCS

Instead use:

  • Stevia – a zero calorie natural sweetener extracted from the leaves of the stevia plant. Select organic powders or extracts without “natural flavors.”
  • Raw Local Honey – contains cancer-fighting antioxidants, has a low glycemic index, and local honey can help alleviate allergy symptoms.
  • Real Maple Syrup – contains less calories and more minerals than honey plus studies have shown maple syrup has anti-inflammatory and cancer-fighting antioxidant properties. Select 100 % maple syrup without “natural maple flavoring.”

Remember: ALL sweeteners should be used in moderation! But if you do select a sweetener or enjoy a prepared food or beverage, make sure to make choices that are not harmful to your health.

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Quick and Easy Exercises – No Gym Needed!

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No time for the gym? No problem! These exercises are easy to work into your busy schedule and get your 30 minutes of exercise, 5 times a week to reduce your risk of breast cancer.

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5 Tips For A Healthy July 4th

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Have a happy and healthy 4th of July with these tips:
  1. Don’t go on an empty stomach! Eat an apple, nuts, smoothie or healthy snack before you go.
  2. Make healthy choices. Fill up on fruit, vegetables, and salads first. Skip the heavy dips and chips! Avoid dishes that you don’t know how they were made or include unhealthy fats and artificial ingredients. For more tips, download the #iGoPinkChallenge Guide – click here.
  3. Eat slowly. Use small plates, take your time eating, and drink water before and during your meal.
  4. Bring your own dish. Share healthy recipes with family and friends, and make sure you have options for you to enjoy – like our Watermelon Tomato Salad.
  5. Be social. Instead of hanging around the food table, mingle with family and friends. Enjoy the company you are with and have a wonderful time at the celebration!

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