At this point, we know that most beauty products we buy from the store have all kinds of chemicals in them. Most of the time we don't even realize how many negative effects these chemicals can have, often times normal products contain cancer-causing toxins. If you want to check where your cosmetics fall on the toxicity charts, you can check them out by brand name on the Environmental Working Group's Skin Deep Cosmetics Database!
The long-time staple of Asian and Indian cuisine is now a healthy insider’s superfood of choice. Turmeric is now blowing up as an ingredient at juice bars, hot restaurants, and in top healthy bloggers’ recipes. The curcumin in turmeric actually exhibits over 150 potentially therapeutic activities, including anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial activity, as well as potent anti-cancer properties that have been intensely studied.
Lisa Royle says she never thought she’d be the one posting a “boob picture” on Facebook. But, as the Daily Mail writes, the 42-year-old’s photo (below) reveals the only clue she ever got about the fact that she had breast cancer: some minor, easy-to-miss dimpling. And, that’s why she wants you to see it.
ummer is so close we can taste it—and we imagine it tastes just like these delicious little Coconut Fruit Pops! Chock-full of electrolytes and berries full of cancer-fighting antioxidants, this is the perfect Cancer Fighting Food to keep you cool and feeling fresh.
Our world is full of beautiful mountains, vast oceans, and amazing forests that we as humans get to enjoy!Unfortunately, our world is also filled with nasty toxins that can have a large effect on our health over the years, possibly even cause cancer. A lot of the time, these chemicals are hidden in things we use every single day... scary right? We've got a list of 10 things that can be easily avoided in your home to live a more healthy life and help you STAY AWAY from toxins.
Whether you’re a pro at making almond milk at home or want to try it for the first time, adding lavender will add an extra boost of bliss and calm to your day. According to Rosemary Gladstar’s Medicinal Herbs, lavender is also wonderful for relieving stomach muscle spasms and soothing indigestion. Traditionally, it’s been used to imbue courage and strength, so if you have a particularly busy day ahead of you, whip up this heavenly milk to strengthen and calm your heart and mind. Not only that, check out the amazing health benefits that this combo of ingredients provides.
We love loving the wonderful women we call our mothers, and today we're excited to feature the moms of our amazing Team B4BC athletes! We think these mamas deserve to be recognized for their role in shaping our ladies into the amazing athletes, philanthropists and role models they are today. Our contributing athletes include Team B4BC surfers Courtney Conlogue and Sage Erickson, snowboarders Elena Hight, Jamie Anderson, Hana Beaman, Kaitlyn Farrington and Kimmy Fasani, skateboarder Mimi Knoop and wakeboarder Tarah Mikacich!
We know free radicals are bad, but why? We got the lowdown so you can better protect yourself and reduce your breast cancer risk.
So, really—what are free radicals? The "Chemistry 101" answer is that free radicals are atoms or molecules with an unpaired electron. This makes them unstable. So, like that children’s game of musical chairs, they’re on the hunt for an extra electron to steal in order to become stable.
When Cinco de Mayo, Taco Tuesday and B4BC’s Tasty Tuesdays all fall on the same day, it’s reason to celebrate…with some delicious guacamole. Avocados are one of the great cancer fighting foods, rich in a multitude of nutrients like potent antioxidants and phytochemicals as well as vitamins, minerals, fiber and monounsaturated healthy fats.
We’ve wrapped on another amazing year of B4BC’s Shred The Love winter series, and we are thrilled to announce that we raised over $65,000 for Boarding for Breast Cancer’s education, prevention and support programs! We would like to extend our love and thanks to our 2015 resorts and community partners and to the thousands of individual fundraisers, participants and supporters who helped Shred The Love with us this winter season. The funds raised will not only tremendously impact our programs, but additional breast health non-profit beneficiaries in the communities where events were hosted. We couldn’t have achieved this without YOU!
We LOVE sunshine and we're sure we aren't the only ones! It's hard to beat spending a day outdoors soaking in the sun's rays and it's getting to be that time of year where all we want to do is frolic outside! Although we do have to be careful about our exposure to UV rays, spending time in the sun has one HUGE benefit that people often forget.. VITAMIN D! This little vitamin does the body big favors by boosting our immune systems and preventing more serious diseases.
Warm weather is upon us and that means it's time to cool down with a sweet treat.. that is incredibly healthy! Green smoothies are our go-to breakfast during the summer months and we aren't opposed to starting early this year. These treats make a perfect snack for anytime of the day and are an amazing health boost! Green smoothies allow you to pack in a ton of breast cancer fighting ingredients in an absolutely delicious way! We know picking the right ingredients and getting the perfect consistency, so this week we're sharing with you green smoothie 101.
HAPPY EARTH DAY EVERYONE! Today is a day to get outside and enjoy what Mother Nature has to offer us—not that you shouldn’t do this every day! We should also use this day to recognize some of the things that have become a part of our everyday life that we should watch out for. We rounded up the best tips on what you can do and what you should avoid to celebrate Earth Day this year.
What is water kefir? Is it alive? What does it taste like? Is it even good for you? This Tuesday, our Cancer Fighting Food recipe comes from pro snowboarder and breast cancer survivor Megan Pischke, with her favorite recipe for water kefir. Megs shared with all of us the incredible health benefits, and how she used water kefir to build up her immune system following her chemotherapy treatments. Haven't heard of it? Read up!
Team B4BC rider Kimmy Fasani is back with her 3rd annual Amusement Park all-female photo shoot session at Mammoth Mountain from April 25th-28th, 2015, and with that there will also be a Burton Girls Ride Day and a B4BC Bowl-A-Thon at Rock N Bowl! Fifteen of the top female riders this season will be joining Kimmy in a private photo shoot that celebrates women’s progression in snowboarding. The ladies will be taking over Main Park at Mammoth Mountain, with evening sessions on a jump designed to push their skills. Amusement Park will continue to offer a one-of-a-kind opportunity for the top female pros to show the world what they can do.
There's been a long-held belief that people are worthy of respect when they put others before themselves. People have often evaluated their own worth (and the degree to which they deserve value in society) by their ability to contribute and place the needs of others before themselves. In fact, giving yourself permission to take care of yourself is probably the best thing you can do for the people in your life. Not only will you be happier and healthier, but those around you will be, too. Caring for yourself is one of the best ways to love yourself, one of our 7 Steps to Step Out Breast Cancer. Check out these 9 Self-Care essentials that will help you live an overall healthier life, it's never too late to start!
Spring is officially in full swing and you know what that means: Spring cleaning! Yes, this may involve getting our houses in order or tackling the pile of disarray on our desks but there is something else that may need some cleaning up.. our kitchen! Often times our unhealthy habits or binges come form those pesky ingredients hanging out in our cabinets or fridge. It's time to make that change! Clean out all those bad ingredients and make room for these eleven new ones! We've got ten foods that you should definitely add to your next grocery list that will make your body healthier overall and add to your breast cancer fighting power. Think of it as spring cleaning for your body!
B4BC’s Shred The Love Tour stop at Powder Ridge on Saturday, February 28th 2015 was a huge success! Sº4 Mag hosted the event at the midwest resort in Kimball, MN for the 2nd year in a row. The sun was shining, the temperatures were in the mid-20’s (amazing for frigid Minnesota winters…) and all of the girls were having a blast.
Spring is here, and with it comes many a music festival! From Coachella to Bonnaroo to Lollapallooza, “festival season” is very much a thing now. Since we’re in the healthy body business, we put together a few crucial tips to take care of your body while you’re listening to the good jams.
This week we've got a great recipe for you from our friends over at Goofy Foot Foods. A blueberry quinoa breakfast bowl is a super quick and easy way to start your day with a ton of flavor and health benefits! Ten minutes in the AM and you've got a dish that is sure to start off your day the right way and give you the breast cancer fighting kick we all could use!
We are thrilled to announce that we are partnering with The Butterfly Effect as the beneficiary for their upcoming all-female SUP event in Maui on Saturday, April 25th, 2015! The Butterfly Effect empowers women in water sports through a non-competitive movement that focuses on sport, health, fitness and giving back to nonprofit organizations.
Justin Sander is a Public Relations major at CSU Long Beach, and he reached out to Boarding for Breast Cancer to feature the organization as part of a service-learning requirement for his class and to help B4BC gain media coverage in his local networks. As an avid skateboarder, snowboarder, and surfer—and the grandchild of a breast cancer survivor—he had a strong interest in supporting B4BC. After getting more in the organization and learning more about the cause, he shared his thoughts in an op-ed for a school project that we would like to share below.
B4BC volunteer and Vail local Tasha Wyatt had such an incredible experience volunteering with B4BC that she wanted to do more, so she created an all-female hockey tournament benefiting Boarding for Breast Cancer and two other breast cancer organizations. Read her story to see how her team, The Breakaways, fundraised over $4,000 in one night for the cause!
Getting outside is an amazing way to get exercise, reduce stress, and enjoy nature—all things that improve your overall health. Studies show that being active 30 minutes a day, 3 times a week can significantly reduce your risk of breast cancer by reducing circulating levels of estrogen in the body.
B4BC Wellness Ambassador and breast cancer survivor Megan Pischke knows a thing or two about cancer-fighting foods. Get her recipe for Bone Broth Pho that she swears by to stave off illness—whether that be a winter cold or coming back from cancer treatments. Get more health and wellness updates from Megs on the Chasing Sunshine Project wellness blog.
Soda is one of those things that is hard to avoid these days. Grocery stores, movie theaters, gas stations... it's everywhere! As accessible as it is, we warn you: STAY AWAY. We know a sweet, bubbly treat can be nice on a hot day, but the impact soda has on your health is worth tossing this habit out of your life for good. If you're like 48% of Americans, you gulp down at least one soda a day. For thousands of those people, that habit may be cutting their lives short.
Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone! In order to get into the holiday spirit, we decided to give you the ultimate green recipe. It doesn't get much greener or much better than this delish juice! Don't let juicing scare you away, it doesn't get much easier than this.
Ladies, we know how it is! We always want our nails to be looking fresh so we layer on coat after coat of polish. But wait... many of us don't realize how bad this can actually be for our health. Sneaky chemicals that are absolutely awful for our bodies are often disguised in these beautiful colors. Don't let this be the case anymore! As people are becoming more aware of the fact that what we put ON our body, we put IN our body, new products are being designed sans the nasty chemicals. We wanted to lay it all out, so read up on what it means to be "5 free" and what to avoid in those pretty polishes!
We have found a new obsession and apparently tons of other people have as well. This week we stumbled upon an article written by the Huffington Post about our new favorite drink... Matcha Green Tea! Not only is it delicious, it's packed with cancer-fighting antioxidants and is super easy to prepare at home. Read up below and find out all the deets about Matcha, we bet you'll be obsessed soon too!
Boarding For Breast Cancer (B4BC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation dedicated to providing breast cancer education, prevention and support programs for young people and the action sports community at large.