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.