Before you get weirded out by Natalie Portman's dad commenting on a celebrities drastic choice about her boobs, we should clarify that Natalie Portman's dad is a doctor — and besides, it wasn't just a choice about boobs, it was a choice about health and living a long life!
Dr. Avner Hershlag is the chief of the Center for Human Reproduction at North Shore LIJ and also Natalie Portman's dad. He's spoken out about having the utmost respect for Angelina while sharing his own medical insight. Here's what he had to say:
Darian Craig has neuroblastoma, a cancerous tumor that affects mostly infants — something she was diagnosed with as a small small child. Against all odds, she BEAT the 15% chance she had of surviving!
Sadly, that wasn't the only problem: she spent the next 14 years of her life in and out of emergency rooms battling Behcet's syndrome, a rare disorder that causes blood vessels to become inflamed! Not only did she have to have radiation treatments, but she had to have chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant as well. She is one HELL of a fighter.
She was then diagnosed with Myelodysplastic Syndrome, a rare blood and bone marrow failure disorder, after she had beaten everything else. She was going to need a lot of help to beat this, and they found the perfect match to do it — Evander Holyfield Jr.! You might know his dad, the boxer and champion?
Here's what Evander Jr. said:
Have you made a significant lifestyle change and you're dedicated to getting or keeping fit? Are your kids hungry after sporting events, or running around outside?? Do you wish you could bring back SNACKING??
No worries, we've got Julieanna Hever here to teach us all about healthy snacking alternatives!
Being a mindful-mom is just one of Julieanna's useful trades, and she has some wonderful examples of snacks that won't sink your diet and won't have your kids getting addicted to junk!
Check out the video (above) for all the useful tips!
Follow Julieanna on Twitter HERE and pick up her rad-as-hell book HERE!!!
There are few things worse in this world than cancer.
It's a horrible disease that ruins lives… but it can be prevented!!
Right now, it's Pet Cancer Awareness Month and so what better way to spread awareness than by sharing some of Dr. Patrick Mahaney's tips for preventing cancer in your pet??
Dr. Mahaney's Top Five Holistic Pet Cancer Prevention Tips:
I would love to call this article my top five holistic tips to cure pet cancer, but I feel that title might be somewhat misleading. Through my experiences working with my oncology colleagues at the Veterinary Cancer Group (VCG), I’m aware that some cancers can be cured but the majority of them are clinically managed (put into remission, etc.) and don’t necessarily completely resolve.
Cancer is a disease disease that we veterinarians are diagnosing more frequently in pets. According to the Morris Animal Foundation “1 in 2 dogs will develop cancer and 1 in 4 dogs will die of the disease”.
As there is no guarantee for a cure, we should strive to prevent our pets from developing cancer in the first place. Yet, as cancer is a complicated disease of the immune system involving excessive growth of cells having altered DNA, the origins of the disease never have singular nor finite cause. Therefore, there is no absolute guarantee that our best efforts to prevent cancer from happening will guarantee a desired outcome (i.e. having a pet never develop cancer).
May is Pet Cancer Awareness Month, so I want to emphasize the concept that making healthy lifestyle choices can provide a better state of overall wellness and potentially reduce the likelihood that cancer may occur. Although there is no failproof cancer preventative tactic, here are my top five tips to help keep your pet cancer free.
Angelina Jolie has been the center of attention the last couple of days for raising awareness for women's health issues when she announced she was having preventative surgeries!
But some people are still a little unclear about all of the medical jargon that has come along with the news, so here are some important facts to help clear up any lingering confusion:
What is a BRCA1 gene?
Zoe Saldana's recent cover shoot for Allure magazine certainly generated a bit of buzz, but not because of her beautiful face! It's because of her weight!
The magazine revealed that the Star Trek Into Darkness actress weighs in at just 115 pounds in one of their headlines, and people immediately began criticizing her tiny waistline!
Well now Zoe is speaking out about her weight and says the bottom line is she was just born that way:
A lot of people will look at this pic of Rob Kardashian (above) and talk about how it looks like he hasn't made much headway on his fitness journey. To that, we say this: the picture is literally of him working on it, so what more could you want?!
Whether or not he's made significant strides is beyond the fact that he's making strides at all! He's doing something about it, which is hugely commendable in and of itself!
It's HARD to lose weight, it's never just a simple physical solution!
And here he's been spotted on his quest to drop the extra pounds during an intense hike in Culver City… so we say we're proud of him for even making the effort!
Keep up the good work, Rob!
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