Archive for Healthy Living

Happy Mental Health Month from UBCF

As May comes to a close, so does mental health month. However, this does not mean the conversation about mental health should come to a close. Battling breast cancer takes a toll not only on one’s physical health, but also one’s mental health. It can be draining spending…

Cancer Fighting Foods

 Are You Eating These Cancer Fighting Foods? There are so many foods we are told to avoid and stay away from; nevertheless, there are many we should be eating more of. This list consists of five cancer fighting foods. 1. Garlic: Garlic is known as the #1 most  powerful…

My First Full Body Thermography

By Jamie Newberry, UBCF Program Manager In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, I decided to take some of my own advice and go for a preventive screening.  I picked The Balance Health and Wellness Center in Lindenhurst, NY to get my first thermography.  I selected this facility because…

YOGA STRETCHES FOR BREAST CANCER PATIENTS Part 3

Introduction: In addition to everything on your mind, breast cancer affects your ability to move. Spending time in the hospital or sick at home can leave the body stiff and sore, making it more difficult to complete daily tasks. As a regular form of exercise, yoga is a…

YOGA STRETCHES FOR BREAST CANCER PATIENTS Part 2

For those enduring chemotherapy and radiation, yoga provides a means to strengthen the body, boost the immune system, and produce a much sought after feeling of well-being. For those recovering from surgery, such as that for breast cancer, yoga can help restore motion and flexibility in a gentle,…

YOGA STRETCHES FOR BREAST CANCER PATIENTS

“Research has increasingly shown that breast cancer patients who practice yoga experience many benefits, including increased energy, diminished anxiety, and better overall quality of life” says Jennifer Ligibel, MD, a breast cancer oncologist. Breast cancer and their treatments can cause many symptoms such as lymphedema, nausea, fatigue, and…

Tattoos Helping Women

Tattoos Making a Difference Some women who have undergone mastectomies and breast reconstructive surgery are using tattoos to help heal physical and emotional scars. Women who’ve had breast reconstructive surgery sometimes have to undergo another to have nipples added to their new breast. New nipples can be created…

Tempur-Pedic® Mattress Donation

On May 13th, 2016 the United Breast Cancer Foundation (UBCF) organized an event to donate brand new Tempur-Pedic® mattresses to men, women and children impacted by breast cancer. The event was held in Melville, New York at the International Warehouse Group facility. Mattresses were picked up at no…

Men’s Health Week 2016

United Breast Cancer Foundation began a Men’s Health Week series from June 13th to the 19th — Father’s Day. The week focused on awareness of men’s health and the overall importance of maintaining a wholesome lifestyle. Men can take measures to protect their health such as, getting the…

Chicken Souvlaki Kebabs with Tzatziki Sauce, Its BBQ Time!

Chicken Souvlaki Kebabs with Tazatziki Sauce Serves 4 Ingredients: 1 lb free-range organic chicken breast, cut into chunks Marinade 4 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon dried oregano ½ teaspoon fine grain sea salt Ground black pepper to taste Tzatziki sauce…