Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Stick this in your pie hole (alternatively titled - Cancer Fighting Foods)

Don't know what to cook for Christmas dinner? Consider this - Did you know that certain types of food help prevent cancer? Even breast cancer specifically? Well, you do now :)

Add these goodies to your dinner table and know that not only are you eating healthy, you could be doing yourself more good than you thought.

Yellow and orange vegetables are high in beta-carotene and this is linked lower rates of breast cancer. Carrots are the best source for this, and the beta-carotene in baby carrots is even more absorbable than that of regular carrot, and it's 500% more absorbable cooked than raw.

Cruciferous (or cabbage type) vegetables, like radish, broccoli, cauliflower, rutabaga, cabbage, turnips, and turnip greens, contain indole-3-carbinol, which lowers the levels of a type of estrogen that may promote breast cancer.

Tomatoes, in all forms, from sun dried to ketchup, contain lycopene. It has been shown that people who have a diet high in lycopene are linked to lower rates of breast and prostate cancer.

Grapes had awesome antioxidant cancer fighting power, and they make a really pretty centre piece. Go for Concord grapes if you can ;)

Foods high in omega-3, like cold water fish, and nuts and seeds are great cancer fighters. Studies have shown that women with higher omega-3 tissue levels have lower rates of breast cancer.

Cherries will not only make a pretty addition to your grapes as a centre piece, they have also proven to inhibit cancer in rats.

And because none of us want to sit here all day, here's the rest of the list:

Whole grains

Butter NOT margarine

Green tea

Olive oil

Garlic (hint: after you've peeled and chopped, leave to rest for 10 mins, this will allow all those cancer fighting goodies to form)





Add some of these goodies to your Christmas table, and not only will you have a happy, healthy Christmas, you'll have a cancer fighting one too.

On that note, and seeing as how this our last post for 2009, we'd like to thank you all so much for helping to spread the word, and we wish you all a very merry Christmas.

Boobie Love ;)

We got our info from NaturalHealthWeb

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Announcing the winner of the What's Your Sign Competition

Put your hand together for Michelle! Her sign made me laugh in that sad but true kinda way. Lol.

Congratulations Michelle. Your $60 Boobie Wednesday surprise, will be on its way ASAP.

Thanks so much to everyone who entered. We loved all your comments and we hope you'll be back for the next competition. ;)

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The Calm in the Chaos

I figure we're all stressing right about now, aren't we? (I know I am). Thanksgiving was barely over before you realised - 'Oh crap, It's only a month till Christmas' - And then you start trying to figure out what presents to buy, and for whom, and how much to spend, and who's coming over for Christmas dinner, and which relatives to visit, and then there's the cards to write, and the tree to get and/or decorate, and should you do the outdoor display this year....

So I think that today, we all need to relax and recharge, and lucky for you I know some really good ways to do it :)

1.The Bath

Bubble Bath Pictures, Images and Photos

This is number one because it's my favourite ;)

Find half an hour in your day that you won't be disturbed, (for most of us this is after the kids are in bed), and run yourself a hot bath - the hotter the better. The heat and the steam will not only have a sauna effect but with encourage your pores to expel all the grease and dirt.

While the water's running, find an old sock, and fill it with one cup of oats, then tie a knot in it and drop it in the bath. This is often referred to as a milk bath because it makes the water turn white. All the good stuff from the oats will treat your skin while you soak, and when you get out your skin will feel fabulous.

And if you want to, you can add a few drops of lavender oil for a calm effect, or sandalwood which is said to promote peace of mind. Light some candles and turn off the light if you feel the need.

(Unfortunately I have seen way too many scary movies to be able to relax in a darkened bathroom. :P )

2. The Lotion

When you get out of the bath, grab your favourite lotion and have at it. Make sure you don't just use it on the usual spots, like your face and hands but cover your whole body. This is really simple, but it'll make you feel wonderful, and wonderful = happy = relaxed.

3. The Clothes

No matter what you'll be doing with your night, make sure to wear your comfiest clothes. I love my flannel PJ's best, but if you can't pick, try going for a specific colour.

Red will help out if you plan to get lucky, as it raises sexual awareness and men tend to find women in red very sexy ;)

Orange will cheer you up, and help you think positively.

Yellow will help you find inspiration, so if you're still stressing over some of those holiday choices, yellow might be your answer.

Green promotes harmony and balance and has a soothing effect.

Blue is a calming colour, and is the number one pick for straight up relaxation.

Purple will help you feel renewed and also supposedly helps you sleep.

White is the colour of enlightenment and spirituality, so if thats your thing, go for it.

4. The Food

food Pictures, Images and Photos

Pick something don't eat a lot of, but really enjoy. Pizza, chocolate, popcorn, a footlong sub, whatever. It's really sad, but my comfort food is beef stew. I hardly ever eat it, but I love it. Just remember not to eat to much. Being stuffed will ruin your comfortable feeling.

5. Activity

Burning off energy is a great way to beat stress. Laughing, dancing, and sex are great energy burners, and usually the most popular choices. Watching a funny movie, going out with your friends, and getting lucky are the best choices for relieving tension and getting rid of excess energy, which will not only make you feel better, it'll help you sleep better too.

I feel the need to add here, that before I had a husband and kids who refused to let me, I used to go the grocery store in my goofy pajamas when I was stressed out. It felt good to walk it off and I giggled hysterically at all the looks I got. Always made me feel better.

Yes, I am a little weird.

Just a little.

Smiley Tree Pictures, Images and Photos

And that ends todays lesson on chilling out. Don't forget to check out our cool Boobie Wednesday products at our store. $2 from every sale is donated to the NBCF, and if you have a few pennies to spare click on our PayPal link to donate to our Christmas Fund. :)

Every boob counts.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Everyone affected by Breast Cancer has a story. Here's yours.

This week i want to show Everyone the touching and gut wrenching stories of the Boobie Wednesday friends and fans.

So many of you have shared with us How breast cancer has touched you.

"Having lost a sister-in-law from this horrific disease as well as knowing FAR TOO MANY women and at least one man who suffer from its affects, I decided to participate.While I have always supported the Susan G. Komen Foundation, I really like the quirky, and quite frankly EFFECTIVE way these women have decided to get into the act."

"Breast cancer affects EVERYONE. Guys, us too. We've got the same plumbing, just not all the padding. Self examination is key, catch it early and it can be taken care of relatively easily and save your life. I have a sister in-law who survived breast cancer, but wound up losing a breast in the process. Luckily, she has been cancer-free ever since. This woman is a saint. Or at least she will be, eventually. (Hopefully, many decades from now.) I'm doing this for her and for every other person who has had to go through the ordeals of varying stages of breast cancer. It's a horrible disease that attacks the most fun, eye-catching, comforting and yes, nurturing part of the human body."

UberDorkGirlie's Blog is about her Aunt Carol and how she touched her life in many ways, including fighting Breast Cancer. Her story made us laugh and cry. http://lifeinmonkeyland.blogspot.com/2009/10/yup-ive-got-boobs.html

"I have a million great aunt Carol stories. But damn it, I should have a million more. My monkeys should have their own arsenal of great aunt Carol stories forming. OMG she would so love them. And she would so be their favorite. But, Cancer felt otherwise."

And Squozed's Story of his Mom's Winning fight is courageous and telling. http://squozedtoo.wordpress.com/2009/11/17/a-worthy-cause/

"Thankfully, we had a lot of friends and family who were nearby to help while she went through the treatments. My grandmother made her some beautiful scarves to cover her head that she still will wear to this day on certain occasions. Slowly, she started regaining her strength, able to do small things until she was well enough to do the routine tasks that she used to do taken for granted again. I am happy to say that she has been in remission since those treatments, only having one minor relapse a couple of years ago."

And our creative friends..

This art is from LittleAnimation

And SeantaClaus add to the Boobie Wednesdays Shirts. http://seantaclaus.livejournal.com/492050.html

And here are the Articles and Honorable mentions we have had.

Geektome's Article.. http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/geek-to-me/2009/09/show-us-your-boobies.html

Geekgirls Interview with our Co-founder Shimmer418 http://geekgirlsnetwork.com/blog/2009/11/boobie-wednesday

Tattooed_mummy's Blog. http://tattooedmummy.blogspot.com/2009/10/woo-hoo-boobies.html

Kylee E. Lane's Blog http://luxurylanesoap.blogspot.com/2009/10/why-are-my-bewbs-on-twitter.html

I just want to thank each and everyone who has helped us spread the Boobie Wednesday Message. You know who you are.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

New Mammogram Guidelines... WTF?

Today an article was brought to my attention concerning the new mammogram guidelines. Being that we're all about breast health here, of course I was interested, but what I read I found just a little bit ridiculous and a lot absolutely stupid.

The article, published on the AOL news site, states that
A government task force said Monday that most women don't need mammograms in their 40s and should get one every two years starting at 50 — a stunning reversal and a break with the American Cancer Society's long-standing position. What's more, the panel said breast self-exams do no good, and women shouldn't be taught to do them.

And all this in the interest of reducing stress levels? I guess the government is pushing for a "what you don't know, can't hurt you" plan.

I don't know about everyone else, but I would rather go in to have a biopsy and be told I was ok, than get my first mammogram at 50 and be told the cancer had spread so far there was little to no chance of survival.

And saying that breast self exams are useless? I would love to see the numbers on how many women have had their lives saved because of a BSE...

It seems to me the government is encouraging the population to be ignorant of their own health.

There is no history of breast cancer in my family, but all jokes aside, I love my boobs, and I couldn't imagine having them taken away from me, or having my LIFE taken away from me.

So I say SCREW the government. Early detection saves lives (and boobies), so please do your BSE every month. It could save your life.

Leave us a comment. We'd love to know what you think of this.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Our Christmas Wish

Hey guys, here at Boobie Wednesday we're trying to raise $100 to donate to the National Breast Cancer Foundation by Christmas. That will be our Christmas present to a woman in need of a mammogram, because that's how much a mammogram costs.

$2 from every purchase at the Boobie Wednesday store will be donated, so drop in, and pick yourself up a mug or a t-shirt with the fantastic picture @seantaclaus did for us. You won't find them anywhere else.

Help us help someone else.


Monday, November 9, 2009

What's your sign say?

For many people, being a survivor of breast cancer is a badge of honor. And it should be. BC is a bitch and beating her isn't easy.

All those women who have fought the disease, whether they have won or not, are an inspiration to us all.

But it made me wonder something. For years I have joked that I have a sign about my head that says "Freaks and dirty old men, come this way", and I wonder how many of those amazing women had something similar before they earned the title of "Survivor".

It also gave me an idea for our Christmas competition. You ready for another one? OK here it is. Leave us a comment here on our blog and tell us what your sign says. For example...

...is my sign. So what does yours say? I'm pretty sure my sisters sign says "Beware. Moments of complete randomness may occur", and @shimmer418's is aimed at poor and/or married men. He he he.

So leave us a comment, tell us about your sign, and you could win a fabulous prize, valued at about $60. BUT, we're not gonna tell you what it is. Nope, it's a surprise. I can tell you it will be merchandise from our very own Boobie Wednesday store, the rest is a secret.

December 9th will be the last day to enter. Obviously you can only enter once, and make sure you leave your twitter name with your comment, or an email address.

We're looking forward to hearing from all of you, and if you happen to know any of those amazing people who have that wonderful "Survivor" sign, give them a hug from us. We think they're amazing :)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

November And Awareness continues.

Ok Honey_is_evil is sick so i will make it short and sweet.

This week i want to thank everyone for joining us for our first ever #halloboobies contest. Everyone helped us make it fun and informative.

Now that November is here Boobie Wednesday continues because Breast cancer doesn't go away when October ends.

Take the time once a Month to check yourself because Breast cancer Prevention starts with you.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Drum roll please

And the winner of the fantastic #halloboobies prize is... *duh da da dum* @millarca!!!!!! Congratulations! Your entries were not only really cool and creative, but we could tell you really wanted to win :)

Picking a favorite proved to be a challenge, so we'll post all three of her entries.

Week 2 entry

Week 3 entry

Week 4 entry

Thanks to everyone else who entered! Especially @KyleeLane and @Susi_Sunshine. You guys are awesome :)

If you didn't win this month, don't worry! There'll be more Boobie Wednesday competitions coming soon, so stay tuned!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Week 4 #HalloBoobies winner is...

Our reigning champ, @millarca! Her Clockwork Orange boobies won the day! Very creative.

And with that announcement our #HalloBoobies comp is officially closed. We'll be posting the winner of the prize here on the blog some time in the next few days, so keep an eye out ;)

We'd also like to make a special mention to @seantaclaus who has very awesomely donated a piece of artwork to us here at Boobie Wednesday.
(This work is copyrighted, do not re-post without express permission of Sean Parrack.)

Cool, huh? We're currently in the process of convincing him to let us use it on a t-shirt ;)

Don't forget to visit the Boobie Wednesday store. All profits go to the NBCF. $100 buys a mammogram for a woman in need.

Cause really, who doesn't like boobies?

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Breast Cancer Myths

When I saw this on the NBCF blog, I though "Hey, that'd make a great blog article." Upon reading it however I don't think I can write it better than they've done themselves, so I'm going to cheat and reproduce it for you here :)

Breast Cancer Myths

Don't let yourself be a victim of misinformation and the myths generated by fear.


The Myth

Finding a lump in your breast means you have breast cancer.

The Truth

If you discover a persistent lump in your breast or any changes in breast tissue, it is very important that you see a physician immediately. However, 8 out of 10 breast lumps are benign, or not cancerous. Sometimes women stay away from medical care because they fear what they might find. Take charge of your health by performing routine breast self-exams, establishing ongoing communication with your doctor, and scheduling regular mammograms.

The Myth

Men do not get breast cancer.

The Truth

Quite the contrary. Each year it is estimated that approximately 1,700 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 450 will die. While this percentage is still small, men should also give themselves regular breast self-exams and note any changes to their physicians.

The Myth

A mammogram can cause breast cancer to spread.

The Truth

A mammogram, or X-ray of the breast, is one of the best tools available for the early detection of breast cancer. It CANNOT cause cancer to spread, nor can the pressure put on the breast from the mammogram. Do not let tales of other people's experiences keep you from having a mammogram. Base your decision on your physician's recommendation and be sure to discuss any questions or concerns with your doctor.

The Myth

Having a family history of breast cancer means you will get it.

The Truth

While women who have a family history of breast cancer are in a higher risk group, most women who have breast cancer have no family history. If you have a mother, daughter, sister, or grandmother who had breast cancer, you should have a mammogram five years before the age of their diagnosis, or starting at age 35.

The Myth

Breast cancer is contagious.

The Truth

You cannot catch breast cancer or transfer it to someone else's body. Breast cancer is the result of uncontrolled cell growth in your own body.However, you can protect yourself by being aware of the risk factors and following an early detection plan.

The Myth

Knowing you have changes in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene can help you prevent breast cancer.

The Truth

While alterations in these genes in men and women can predispose an individual to an increased risk of breast cancer, only 5% to 10% of patients actually have this mutation. This is not an absolute correlation. Like your age or having a family history of breast cancer, it's a factor you just can't control. But you can let your physician know, perform regular breast self-exams, and focus on the fact your chances of not having this disease are greater than 90%.

Another thing you might want to check out on the NBCF site is the Volunteer page. Just give them your info and they'll contact you about volunteer opportunities in your area.

And of course don't forget to visit the Boobie Wednesday Store to help us raise money for the awesomely fantabulous NBCF. $1oo pays for a mammogram, so help us help someone else :)

Because really, who doesn't like boobies?

Thursday, October 22, 2009

And the week 3 #HalloBoobies winner is....

~Drumroll~ @Millarca! You are our week 3 winner!

We thought you freddy boobs were totally cool, and you're now in the running to win a #boobiewed bear, and the shirt of your choice. :) Good luck!

(LOL, she also told us on her blog that it was gooey and smelled of peaches)


Don't forget guys, there's one more week left, and we're taking email entries all the time! So, Hallo your Boobies and send 'em in!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Men have boobies too... or is that moobies?

Ok so lets be honest, many of you men came aboard the Boobie Wednesday train for the cleavage, (and that's OK, because that's how we tricked you into paying attention), but did you know that YOU can get breast cancer too? Yep, sorry to break it to you boys, but the moobies aren't safe either.


Research shows that women ARE 100 times more likely to develop breast cancer, but any man can develop breast cancer, and the older you get the higher your chances. In fact most male breast cancer occurs in men aged between 60 and 70.

"The prognosis for male breast cancer is the same as for breast cancer in women. In the past, male breast cancer was often diagnosed at a more advanced stage, which may have led people to believe it had a worse prognosis. Although male breast cancer and breast cancer in women are similar, important distinctions such as breast size and awareness affect early diagnosis and survival in cases of male breast cancer." - MayoClinic

Some of the give away symptoms men develop include:

  • Skin dimpling or puckering
  • Development of a new retraction or indentation of the nipple
  • Changes in the nipple or breast skin, such as scaling or redness
  • Nipple discharge

  • (And lets be honest here boys, you should probably go see a doc if any of these things happen anyway)

    man boobs Pictures, Images and Photos

    Now in men, nearly 20% of cases are inherited, as compared to almost half of that in women, so if you have a history of breast cancer in your family you're at greater risk.

    But like they say, prevention is the best cure :) Say healthy, avoid drinking like a sailor at every opportunity, and if you notice any difference in the moobies GO SEE A DOCTOR.

    Because, hey, they might not be as nice as the puppies, or as talented as this guys


    but they're still important. ;)

    (And on one final note, don't forget to visit the Boobie Wednesday store and help us raise money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. We've made pitifully little money this Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

    We're also looking for ideas for mens T's so if you have any, email us or leave us a comment. Thanks!)

    We got our info from MayoClinic.com

    Thursday, October 15, 2009

    And the week 2 HalloBoobies winner is...

    Congratulations @millarca AND @KyleeLane. Yes! We have 2 winners this week. We loved the effort @millarca put in, but we loved @KyleeLane's gore, so you'll both be going into the draw to win a Boobie Wednesday teddy bear, and t-shirt of your choice.



    Don't forget everyone, there's still 2 more weeks of #HalloBoobies on #boobiewed, and we're taking email entrants all the time - boobiewed@yahoo.com

    Good luck!

    Monday, October 12, 2009

    What exactly is breast cancer?

    So what IS breast cancer? Well we know it's scary and just about anyone can get it. Even you guys aren't safe from this nasty. But why does it happen and how?

    Luckily for you, the Boobie Wednesday girls are here to answer your questions. :)

    Well, umm, thanks to the good people at www.breastcancer.org anyway.

    Marisa Weiss, M.D. says,

    “Just think about the many things that might cause the wear and tear that leads to abnormal cell growth—pollutants, hormones, pesticides, smoking, alcohol use, obesity, stress…. Or maybe your cells just made a mistake one day when they were making new genes to pass on to their baby cells. Perhaps there was a misprint in the genetic instruction manual that said switch growth on instead of growth off. This is a test. ”

    To give you the brief rundown:
    • Breast cancer is an uncontrolled growth of breast cells.
    • The term "breast cancer" refers to a malignant tumor that has developed from cells in the breast.
    Here is a very unsexy boobie pic that explains the anatomy of the breast a little further.

    Breast profile:

    A Ducts
    B Lobules
    C Dilated section of duct to hold milk
    D Nipple
    E Fat
    F Pectoralis major muscle
    G Chest wall/rib cage

    A Normal duct cells
    B Basement membrane
    C Lumen (center of duct)

    Cancer in any part of the body is caused by "mutations, or abnormal changes, in the genes responsible for regulating the growth of cells and keeping them healthy". But in the breasts the cancer usually either "begins in the cells of the lobules, which are the milk-producing glands, or the ducts, the passages that drain milk from the lobules to the nipple".

    You can get a description of the stages of breast cancer here.

    "While there are steps every person can take to help the body stay as healthy as possible (such as eating a balanced diet, not smoking, limiting alcohol, and exercising regularly), breast cancer is never anyone's fault. Feeling guilty, or telling yourself that breast cancer happened because of something you or anyone else did, is not productive."

    Basically breast cancer is really scary. Not just because it's life threatening, but it's boobie threatening too. To some that might sound totally superficial, but whether you like it or not, breasts are a symbol of womens sexuality, and who among us would want that stripped away?

    So be smart. Stay healthy. Eat well, exercise, and above all do your monthly BSE just like we showed you here.

    And when you've done all that, why not donate to help save someone elses boobies too? We recommend NBCF and Komen for the Cure, and of course you can buy something from our very own Boobie Wednesday store where all profits will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

    Cause really, who doesn't like boobies?

    Wink Pictures, Images and Photos