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Xenoestrogens    Xenoestrogens sounds like something from StarWars, Unfortunately they are very real and are found in many of our personal care products.  Exactly what are they and what problems do they cause?    Xenoestrogens are a type of hormone that imitates estrogen. They can be either synthetic or natural chemical compounds.    Here are some of the chemicals that are xenoestrogens:

Xenoestrogens - Chemicals that Cause Cancer - Toni Turchi Foundation

Chemicals in skin care and cleaning products that cause cancer

Superfoods that Burn Fat      Avocados     Avocados are a power-packed super food! Not only is this fruit super high in monounsaturated fat, but it's also chock full of vitamins, minerals, micronutrients, and antioxidants. The healthy fats and other nutrition you get from avocados help to stabilize blood sugar and insulin. I eat avocado toast for breakfast and it keeps

Superfoods that Burn Fat - Toni Turchi Foundation

Superfoods that Burn Fat Avocados Avocados are a power-packed super food! Not only is this fruit super high in monounsaturated fat, but it’s also chock full of vitamins, minerals, micronutrients, and antioxidants. The healthy fats and other nutrition you get from avocados help to stabilize blood sugar and insulin. I eat avocado toast for breakfast and it […]

Challenge: How to De-Clutter Your Home in 30 Days

Challenge: How to De-Clutter Your Home in 30 Days

Is it about time you clean the clutter in your home? If so, this 30-day de-clutter challenge will be the perfect way to make sure it's a success!

The Epidemic and NED:    Is there a breast cancer epidemic? How many women are presently being treated for breast cancer and how many are living with NED?    Personal Experience:    I recently hosted a bridal shower for my lovely daughter-in-law to be.  There were approximately 48 people at the party, and it was a gathering of young adults, parents

A Breast Cancer Epidemic? - Toni Turchi Foundation

breast cancer epidemic, breast cancer statistics, early puberty, risk factors for breast cancer, diet and lifestyle, rise in breast cancer numbers, SAD

Living with NED. Seven tips for better health.    Breast Cancer month is a good time to think about your overall health!  In speaking with so many survivors, a common trait they all possess is that they are caretakers.  We often forget that taking care of ourselves is just as important and should in fact be the

Seven Tips for Better Health - Toni Turchi Foundation

better health, health tips, breast cancer, survival, thriving, living with NED, self care, relaxation, meditation, healing, mindfulness, exercise, diet

Living with NED…    What is NED? The term “survivor” has been used most often to describe someone who has completed cancer treatment and medically has no evidence of disease.  The Tomi Turchi Foundation was among the first to classify this as NED.  NED is the state of having “No Evidence of Disease”.  Most often, NED begins

NED - Toni Turchi Foundation

NED, No Evidence of Disease, breast cancer survival, living beyond, recovery, recurrance, end of treatment, life after cancer, survivor strategies, support

It’s common knowledge in the breast cancer community that two genes identified as BRAC1 and BRCA2 are known to pre-dispose women and men with the abnormality to breast cancer.  Women who have a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation (or both) can have up to an 80% risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetimes. It is estimated that

More Breast Cancer Genes Discovered - Toni Turchi Foundation

Living with NED….Natural Ways to Prevent Radiation Burn      Radiodermatitis, also known as radiation dermatitis or radiation burn, is something many cancer patients undergoing radiation treatments will experience. According to the American Society for Radiation Oncology, nearly 75% of oncology patients are recommended to receive radiation therapy as part of curative or palliative care. Of those cancer patients

Natural Ways to Prevent Radiation Burn - Toni Turchi Foundation

Living with NED….Natural Ways to Prevent Radiation Burn Radiodermatitis, also known as radiation dermatitis or radiation burn, is something many cancer patients undergoing radiation treatments will experience. According to the American Society for Radiation Oncology, nearly 75% of oncology patients are recommended to receive radiation therapy as part of curative or palliative care. Of those cancer patients […]

I recently read an article by Dr. Robert L. Bard concerning the regiment options for breast cancer screening comparing mammography to sonograms. Dr. Bard states in his article that both should be used especially for women with dense breasts.    According to Dr. Bard, “The current standard in screening for breast cancer is mammography. However, this imaging

Which is Better for Breast Cancer Diagnosis - Mammogram or Sonogram? - Toni Turchi Foundation

Which is better for diagnosing breast cancer, a mammogram or sonogram? I recently read an article by Dr. Robert L. Bard concerning the regiment options for breast cancer screening comparing mammography to sonograms. Dr. Bard states in his article that both should be used especially for women with dense breasts. According to Dr. Bard, “The […]

Water, water, water!  We are told over and over again how important is it to drink water for good health, hydration and great looking skin.  Keeping hydrated is crucial for health and well-being, but many people do not consume enough fluids each day.  There are so many benefits to drinking water but for those facing

Detox Water – A Healthy and Delicious Weight Loss Aid - Toni Turchi Foundation

detox

It's hard to find something these days that doesn't fall into the category of personalized medicine. Cancer drug trials now characterize patients based on what's driving their disease. One of the major pieces of news out of this year’s ASCO meeting applies to a personalized medicine approach to an old therapy: chemotherapy for breast cancer.    The

No Chemotherapy for Most Early Breast Cancers - Toni Turchi Foundation

no chemotherapy for early breast cancer

Melissa begins this chapter with the bold statement:    “Dieting Doesn’t Work”    She goes on to say that the psychological effects of food choices are the most important factors to consider during any healthy eating transformation.  We all have the best of intentions when starting any program, but it seems that life often gets in the way.  We

Brain Food - Toni Turchi Foundation

What is brain food? Melissa begins this chapter with the bold statement: “Dieting Doesn’t Work” She goes on to say that the psychological effects of food choices are the most important factors to consider during any healthy eating transformation. We all have the best of intentions when starting any program, but it seems that life […]

According to the Mayo Clinic, “Chemo brain is a common term used by cancer survivors to describe thinking and memory problems that can occur after cancer treatment. Chemo brain can also be called chemo fog, chemotherapy-related cognitive impairment or cognitive dysfunction.    Though chemo brain is a widely used term, it's misleading. It's unlikely that chemotherapy is

The Facts of Chemo Brain - Toni Turchi Foundation

According to the Mayo Clinic, “Chemo brain is a common term used by cancer survivors to describe thinking and memory problems that can occur after cancer treatment. Chemo brain can also be called chemo fog, chemotherapy-related cognitive impairment or cognitive dysfunction. Though chemo brain is a widely used term, it’s misleading. It’s unlikely that chemotherapy […]

What are hormones really?? Hormones are chemical messengers that are secreted by cells in one part of the body and bind to cells in another part of the body. Their main function is to keep things in balance.  When we eat and digest food, chemicals in the food trigger hormonal responses. Sometimes this is not a

Healthy Hormones - Toni Turchi Foundation

hormones

My recent blogs have focused on the book my Mellissa Hartwig, It Starts With Food. Mellissa is also the founder of the new clean way of eating, WHOLE30.  The Whole30 plan is designed to cleanse and detox you body so you can not only lose weight, but reduce inflammation and heal.    The premise is that it

Whole30 Program - Toni Turchi Foundation

My recent blogs have focused on the book my Mellissa Hartwig, It Starts With Food. Mellissa is also the founder of the new clean way of eating, WHOLE30. The Whole30 plan is designed to cleanse and detox you body so you can not only lose weight, but reduce inflammation and heal. The premise is that […]

Chemotherapy is one of the most traumatic components of cancer treatment. Chemotherapy and its side effects can be debilitating for many, even with the best of relaxation strategies and anti-nausea medicines.  Presently patients are served food, given reading materials, and use movies or television as a distraction.  What if it was possible to actually “escape”

Virtual Reality Helps Chemotherapy Patients - Toni Turchi Foundation

Chemotherapy is one of the most traumatic components of cancer treatment. Chemotherapy and its side effects can be debilitating for many, even with the best of relaxation strategies and anti-nausea medicines. Presently patients are served food, given reading materials, and use movies or television as a distraction. What if it was possible to actually “escape” […]