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Nutrition Genius Radio Episode #65 Poop

  Yep, we went there. The truth is, poop is a dietitian’s jam. Gross, that seems like a bad use of the English language but you get what I mean. Our expertise is in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract and anything that goes into or our of it […]

Nutrition Genius Radio Episode #64 Fiber

Curious about what fiber is and why you need it? Check out Episode #64 of Nutrition Genius Radio to learn all about it! In this episode we cover: What fiber is How it helps the body Where you can find it (hint: not fiber bars) And the new […]

5 Healthy Ways to Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Intern Karlee is back!

Happy October everyone! October means it’s officially autumn, and finally acceptable to be #basic and do all things fall. Apple picking, pumping carving, and warm crockpot dinners are all things that come to my mind when this season arrives. However, October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month and I don’t want it to go forgotten amidst fall fun! So to save you guys from tedious googling (that’s a real verb, right? If not it should be), I’ve compiled a list of products that donate to breast cancer and are also good for you! Because let’s face it… when I see companies such as KFC or Mike’s Hard Lemonade releasing products that support breast cancer, I feel like the point was missed SOMEWHERE. So please keep in mind, keep your health in mind when you see promotional items supporting breast cancer research, and do not buy simply for the cause if it isn’t benefitting you as well!

 

  1. Seattle Chocolates’ Extreme Dark Truffle Bar

100 percent of the proceeds are donated to fight women’s breast cancer. The bar is gluten-free and non-GMO. However, it is made of 60-72 percent dark chocolate so enjoy in moderation, as we tend to recommend a higher percentage of chocolate.

 

  1. KitchenAid “Cook for the Cure” Products

KitchenAid offers kitchen products in various hues of pink so if you’re a fan of this color and are in the market for a kitchen appliance (available are mixers, blenders, hand blenders and food processors), now may be the time to check it out and help a cause at the same time.

“In 2015, KitchenAid will donate $450,000 or more to Susan G. Komen® through the Cook for the Cure® program to support the fight against breast cancer. Product sales will not affect this donation.”

  1. The Republic of Tea “Sip for the Cure” Teas

The Republic of Tea brand offers five flavors that will donate $1.00 to The Susan G. Komen organization. The flavor options are: Pomegranate Vanilla Red Tea, Pink Lady Apple Green Tea, Pink Lemonade Green Tea, Pink Grapefruit Green Tea, and Red Cherry White Tea. Check out our article “7 Foods A Dietitian Wants You To Eat” if you’re unsure about the benefits of tea!

  1. New Balance “Lace Up for the Cure” Workout Gear

5 percent of all sales from this collection go towards The Susan G. Komen organization. Available are sneakers as well as shorts, capris and t-shirts, so again if you dig pink and are in the market for some new exercise gear, this may be the place to look and the time to buy!

 

  1. Affirmat’s “WeCare Breast Cancer Fundraiser” Yoga Mat

Any yogis out there who need a new mat, or brand new fans looking to buy their first mat? In the month of October, 15 percent of sales for the “i am unique i am beautiful” yoga mat goes to The Breast Cancer Fundraiser WeCare program.

 

Another way you can support breast cancer programs and research is to find a local event such as a breast cancer walk or 5k with a portion (or all) of proceeds going to charity. It’s a great way to be active for a good cause! http://ww5.komen.org/FindAnEvent.aspx

Intern out like sauerkraut.

Peace and love,

Karlee

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Real Food Tailgating

Tailgating nutrition, Pearl? Really? Yes, really. Tailgates are typically dietary disasters but eating real food while you’re getting ready to cheer on your favorite team is actually super easy. Before I tell you how to do it I must give you some updates… As you […]

Episode #61 A Real Food Approach to Blood Pressure

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