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Quick Tips for a Healthy Mind, Body & Spirit

Posted by PCF Admin on January 20th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Healthy Eating - 10 quick diet tips to help you stay energetic and healthy.  Boost your energy levels and keep your moods on an even keel with these quick everyday tips for your mind, body and spirit.   1. Take baby steps. If you’re trying to make healthful changes to your diet, keep in mind that even small changes will improve your health and feelings of well-being. Small changes are easier to make and stick with. Keep track of your food intake by writing down what you eat and drink every day and use this record to help you recognize what you need more or less of. 2. Have a healthful treat. Trying to up your calcium intake? Order a latte or cappuccino made with skim milk as an alternative to black coffee. Keep in mind that caffeine can interfere with calcium absorption, but consuming the plentiful amount of steamed milk typically added to these tasty beverages will offset this effect.  3. Sip smart. A moderate amount of alcohol (two drinks a day for men, one for women) may help you unwind and may even be good for your health; be mindful that alcohol has calories, however. A 12-ounce beer contains 150 calories, 5 ounces of wine has 100 and 1 ...

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Cervical Cancer Survivor’s Message to Women: DO SOMETHING!

Posted by Christine Baze on January 18th, 2011 | 2 Comments »
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Regular Screening - After 10 years, I’m still surprised at how much I talk about my cervix….to friends and strangers, to politicians and advocates, to teachers, students and parents. ANYONE who will listen. I guess I still do it because I believe it makes a difference. At 31, when I was diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer after 13 normal Pap tests, I had no idea what was in store for me. The surgeries, chemotherapy, radiation, and internal radiation were ...

Healthy Recipes: Acorn Squash Stuffed with Chard & White Beans

Posted by Janet Hudson on January 14th, 2011 | No Comments »
Acorn Squash Stuffed with Chard & White Beans

Healthy Eating - Acorn squash’s natural shape makes it just right for stuffing. This filling has Mediterranean flair: olives, tomato paste, white beans and Parmesan cheese. Serve with: Mixed green salad with radicchio and red onion and crisp white wine, such as Pinot Grigio. 4 servings Active Time: 40 minutes Total Time: 40 minutes Ingredients 2 medium acorn squash, halved (see Tip) and seeded 1 teaspoon plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, divided 1/2 cup chopped onion 2 ...

Prevent Cancer Super Colon: An Educational Superstar

Posted by Janet Hudson on January 13th, 2011 | No Comments »
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The Super Colon - The Prevent Cancer Super Colon™ is just that!  The traveling exhibit is an educational superstar confronting the public’s fear and embarrassment about colon cancer while promoting the message of cancer prevention and early detection.  Communities, schools and medical clinics, to name a few, are using the interactive exhibit to promote awareness about colon cancer and to increase screening.  Past tour schedules have included a visit to the Arizona Diamondbacks and a spot on CBS -TV’s ...