Monday, August 31, 2015
Read this brief article,"Music Can Help Recovery From Surgery" by Nicholas Bakalar from The New York Times Well Blog and let us know your thoughts!
Check out this article in the NYTimes Well Blog, "Daily Coffee May Boost Colon Cancer Survival," by author Roni Caryn Rabin. In this article, the author discusses recent research for colon cancer patients on drinking coffee.
Read the article and let us know what you think in the comments below. Any thoughts or shares are appreciated!
4 large beets
1⁄4 cup pumpkin seeds, toasted
1 bunch kale
3 each scallions
1 medium carrot
3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
3⁄4 tsp Dijon mustard
1⁄4 tsp freshly ground pepper
1 tbsp chopped fresh basil
1 tsp finely diced garlic
Wash beets and bring to a boil in a large pot. After boiling bring to a simmer, continue to simmer for one hour, until tender. Let cool, then peel beets and cut into 3/4-inch pieces.
In the meantime, lightly toast the pumpkin seeds by placing them in a dry skillet and cooking over medium heat. Constantly stir the seeds to ensure even cooking. When they begin to pop and give off a nutty aroma, they are ready. Set aside to cool.
Wash kale and place in a large pot of boiling water for 30 seconds. Place in strainer and cool with cold water, cut into bite-size pieces. Finely dice the green onions and peel the carrot. Slice into 1/8-inch rounds.
Place all dressing ingredients (starting with olive oil on down) in a bowl and mix well with a wire whisk. In a separate bowl place chopped beets, chopped kale, diced green onions, sliced carrots and pumpkin seeds. Add dressing and toss gently. Serve chilled.
This recipe is from Bastyr University.
Thursday, August 13, 2015
WAYS TO SUPPORT YOUR COMMUNITY
Friday, August 7, 2015
Cancer Support Community Benjamin Center (CSC) needs your help. More importantly, our members--the people with cancer and their loved ones need your contribution.
A few weeks ago, one of our members, John Sheriff, stopped by CSC. John has had a recurrence of his brain cancer and he wanted to know when the next brain tumor support group would be held. As a father of two children (a 2-year-old and a 4-month-old) his family is foremost in his concerns. John said something that touched our hearts: "I'm not worried this time, because I know that CSC is here for me and my family." What an extraordinary statement! But that's what CSC is all about.
Our members continually remind us that today more than ever, our services are essential. Practically everyone is impacted by cancer--1 of 2 men, 1 of 3 women, 3 of 4 families. It often comes without warning and few receive the support to navigate their treatment, manage the fear and anxiety that comes with a diagnosis, or even to simply get a good night's sleep with the reassurance that that they are not alone.
CSC offers something entirely unique. Since 1982, we've provided support, counseling, classes and education to anyone impacted by cancer... completely FREE of charge.
We want to continue to provide the essential help our members need at no cost because we believe our services are making a real difference. In Los Angeles County alone, there were 38,000 new cancer diagnoses in 2014-- in addition to the many survivors living with cancer. Consider also that thousands of loved ones care for these survivors. CSC is here at all times for patients, survivors, loved ones... anyone in need.
John made another comment that took my breath away: "If there's anything I or my wife can do to help CSC, let us know." He and his wife have helped CSC with fundraising previously, but for them to think of us at this time reminded me that that the Sheriffs are an extraordinary family, living their lives with joy and courage. Every day, families impacted by cancer come to CSC for help. That's why I am asking you today to please make a tax-deductible donation in any amount to Cancer Support Community.
Please give generously. Your gift will help CSC, John and his family, and all those who come to us who are facing cancer--sometimes for the second or third time--live their lives with hope, joy and courage.
Thanks and warm regards,
P.S. Won't you consider a monthly donation to help sustain CSC? Any amount is greatly appreciated! Even $10 per month would provide one healthy lifestyle class for one member and $60 per month provides comprehensive support services for one member.
WAYS TO SUPPORT YOUR COMMUNITY