Unless you’re living under a rock, you know October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But before you run out and buy that pink kitchen utensil or a bottle of (potentially cancer-causing) pink alcohol… take a listen to this episode.
Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz and I talk the surprising truth behind Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We answer:
• Where does your money actually go?
• Which organizations truly help women?
• What can you do to make a real impact this month.
Plus, Dr Suzanne shares her own experience being diagnosed with breast cancer 6 years ago — even after doing “everything right.”
7 Ways to Create Impact in October
What are some of the ways you can really make an impact to prevent and support?
1. Understand your own breasts (self breast exams each month are a must)
2. Make sure you’re donating time, money and efforts to an organization where you understand the goal
3. Be mindful of what you’re consuming; food, drink, air, chemicals, media. What we put into our brains and hearts is as important as what we put into our bodies.
4. Decrease stress and/or engage stress-relieving activities like yoga and meditation. (Moving your body is key)
5. Support Planned Parenthood or another organization that provides care for women who may otherwise not be able to afford it.
6. Support someone in your community with meals. You can use an app like MealTrain to organize meals in your community.
7. Advocate for yourself! You are the most important person when it comes to healthcare.
About Dr. Suzanne
I’m a hard-core science nerd with a deep respect for the holistic approach to health and life. Believe it or not, there is a science to self-care!
After earning my medical degree at Southern California School of Medicine and completing my residency at Cedar-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, I wanted to expand my knowledge beyond conventional medicine.
In 2010 I graduated from California College of Ayurveda as a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist, which has truly expanded and informed my practice of medicine. Being able to integrate this incredible ancient healing tradition has been a game changer and allowed me to go deeper into the study of health and healing.
As more “natural” solutions, medicines, and technologies emerge in the global marketplace, I find myself referring back to Ayurveda- the original lifestyle medicine, which incorporates the mind, body, and spirit.
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