It’s Fashion Flash Monday!

fashion flash logoThis week  Marcia of Beauty Info Zone was scheduled to host Fashion Flash, but she broke her foot! I have jumped to fill her very  big shoes.    It’s Breast  Cancer Awareness Month and  most  bloggers have been touched  by a diagnosis of cancer.  Whether its  persoal or has affected   frineds or family,  October is  the right  time to schedule a mammogram and contibuute to  finding a cure:

-Barbara Hannah Grufferman, positive aging expert, author, speaker and YouTube Host encourages everyone to put on a pair of running shoes and get out there. Here’s why...

-Fashion Blogging isn’t only about looking good, it can also be a way to raise awareness.  Fifty is not Old combines the two  featuring Bras for a … Continue Reading…

I’m Hosting Fashion Flash!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and  many of our great Fashion Flash posts  deal with this  critical health issue for women:

* What can you do to lower your breast cancer risk for breast cancer? Menopause Makeover has ten tips that could change your life!  With early detection the 5-year survival rate is 98%.

* Here’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month collaboration to smile about.  Jackie Silver from Aging Backwards.com has uncovered a great buy on a product everyone needs  to give back- a win/win.

* How do I get back in shape after cancer treatment?  Mirabai of Moving Free with Mirabai answers the question.

* What is the hottest color this fall in fashion for women over 40?  The Glam Gals at Fabulous After 40 have the scoop.

* Ever wonder what a professional facial … Continue Reading…

Q & A- Does Soy Cause Breast Cancer?

 October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and I thought this is the right time to get the right answer to this question.   For almost as long as I can remember, nuritionists have urged us to  replace red meat with soy.  In  China  its  called the meat without bones and its nutritional profile- high in protein yet  low in  cholesterol-  certainly seemed to justify its place in the good food hall of fame. 

But within recent years there  have  been concerns that the estrogen-like compounds in soy, called phytoestrogens, can trigger estrogen receptors in the breast and  increase risk of breast cancer.    There have  been  a  number of dueling studies, some  finding an increased incidence  of cancer while others that say it actually can lower risk.  These dueling  yes  it does … Continue Reading…