04/05/15- Paula's Healthy Living Exercise/Eating Journal: Thursday

by Paula (Clean Eating Expert) 6. April 2015 05:39


Paula B.

There are patients that are electing to have “preventative mastectomies”, especially women with mothers and sisters who carry a BRCA gene mutation.  BRCA is a genetic mutation for higher risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer.  http://www.cincinnati.md/oh/cincinnati/con-article/658408/BRCA%20breast%20cancer/not_all_women_at_higher_risk_in_families_carrying_breast_cancer_gene.htm

Results from a study from November, 2011 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology support guidelines that say non-BRCA mutation carriers in families affected by BRCA genes don’t need special screening beyond mammography as recommended for the  general  population.

The BRCA mutation is a marker for a 5X risk of breast and ovarian cancer.  http://www.cincinnati.md/oh/cincinnati/con-article/656753/BRCA%20breast%20cancer/women_with_brca_mutations_get_cancer_diagnosis_earlier_than_before.htm .  This heightened risk has resulted in women whose mother or sisters were diagnosed with BRCA-positive tumors to be tested themselves and to go so far as to pre-emptively have their breast and its tissue to be removed before cancer appears.  Obviously, this is a very controversial choice.  Eric Winer, chief of the division of women’s cancers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston said in an article in the Wall Street Journal that “For women in families with an inherited breast-cancer gene, but won’t inherit the gene itself, their risk does not appear to be significantly increased.”

If the gene is an issue in your family, do your research,  utilize the Wellness Community and its base of information, and reach out to a wide variety of people for information to make a decision for your best health.  





04/05/12 Workout Diary- Thursday


yoga DVD: 60 minutes


04/05/12 Food Diary- Thursday




1/8 cup blueberries (25 cal)


4 oz 0% Greek yogurt (70)


11/2 whole wheat waffle, dry (180 cal)  I put the yogurt and berries on top


A.M. Snack-


Whey protein shake, 1/4 cup pasturized egg whites (151 cal)


Lunch -


4 oz orange roughy (90 cal)


8 oz salad-. organic spinach, 1 tbls sunflower seeds (roasted/no salt) broccoli, 4 asparagus, steamed purple cabbage, broccoli slaw (100 cal)


½ rinsed black beans (120 cal)


P.M. Snack-


apple (67 cal)


½ turkey sandwic-1.5 oz low-salt turkey  on Ezekiel bread, romaine lettuce, ½ tsps.raw horseradish/0 % Greek yogurt (280 cal)




5 oz. Salmon (280 cal)


3/4 cup onion, wilted spinach, white wine vinegar, ( about 2 cups raw spinach)(70 cal)


1/2 cup wild rice (210 cal)




Homemade popcorn(90 cal)


1 oz. 70% cocoa dark chocolate (150 call)






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