Breast Cancer Prevention Partnership: Organic Living
Breastcancer.org and Stonyfield Farm team up to launch Organic Living, an online resource that encourages visitors to embrace an organic lifestyle.
By Tiffany Lin, Assistant Editor, Urban Farm magazine
July 15, 2011
Photo courtesy Martin Poole/Digital Vision/Thinkstock
Organic Living emphasizes the positive impact that an organic lifestyle can have on breast health and the health of the environment.
Breastcancer.org recently announced the launch of Organic Living, an innovative online partnership with Stonyfield Farm.
Updated weekly with articles, recipes, videos and lifestyle tips, Organic Living emphasizes the positive impact that an organic lifestyle can have on daily life.
“Changing your life can help reduce your risk of breast cancer,” says Marisa C. Weiss, M.D., president and founder of Breastcancer.org. “Even small changes in what you eat, drink and breathe in, as well as the supplements and medicines you take, the personal products you use, and how you manage your weight, can help lower your risk of ever developing breast cancer or reduce your risk of recurrence after treatment.”
By encouraging consumers to live more mindfully and avoid chemicals in food, beverages, personal care products and the environment, Organic Living highlights the critical relationship between breast health and the health of the environment.
“While there are no guarantees with any lifestyle change, it’s better to be safe than sorry and do the best you can to lead a healthier life,” Weiss says.
Organic Living serves as a valuable addition to Breastcancer.org’s global breast cancer prevention initiative: Think Pink, Live Green. The world-wide program educates women about the impact that external environmental factors have on women’s bodies, which may in turn negatively affect breast health.
“My life has been personally touched by breast cancer,” says Gary Hirshberg, president and CEO of Stonyfield Organic. “My wife, Meg, is a 10-year breast cancer survivor and life-long organic enthusiast. Therefore, this partnership with Breastcancer.org is deeply meaningful to me, personally and professionally.
“It is so important for people to understand the negative consequences of what we’re putting in our bodies. The President's Cancer Panel states that 41 percent of Americans will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives, which is staggering,” Hirshberg says. “We are committed to this partnership with Breastcancer.org because the Think Pink, Live Green initiative is working to empower families with resources to lower their risk and make healthier choices in their lives.”
Visitors to Organic Living can learn how to start an organic garden and find helpful tips for shopping organic on a budget, selecting organic skincare, and more.
To learn more about Organic Living, click here.
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