Whether you are newly diagnosed, in treatment, a previvor, living with a history of breast cancer or living with metastatic breast cancer, understanding your body’s nutrition and exercise needs can promote your overall health and wellness. In this two-part wellness summit, learn from experts on how to support your individual body as it relates to breast cancer. Acknowledging the potential impact of treatment on the body, our experts share essentials for a nutritious kitchen, complemented by an action plan for movement no matter your fitness level.
Maximizing nutrition: Do you have these three essentials in your kitchen?
Rachel Beller, MS, RDN, shares how you can use these key tools in your kitchen to create a powerful toolbox for your health.
Watch the full session in this 5-chapter playlist:
- Fiber Up: How to diversify your fiber to improve hormone balance, immunity, and gut health
- Power Spicing: Rachel’s signature method for maximizing nutritional value with just a pinch of the right spice combinations
- Difference Makers: Research-backed Power-Up foods that elevate the nutritional impact of your meals
- 3 Difference Makers to upgrade your cancer-fighting kitchen
- Power green smoothie recipe
- Even more information on nutrition and breast cancer
Your body, your fitness: An action plan for exercise
Sami Mansfield shares how to create an action plan for movement to fit your unique needs and goals, taking into consideration the impact of breast cancer treatment on the body, such as muscle loss and weight gain.
Sami leads a goal-setting exercise to define your priorities and get ahead of potential barriers in order to stay on track with your personal action plan. She also shares sample exercise plans and leads an exercise demonstration.
Watch the full session in this 6-chapter playlist:
- Session II introduction
- Impact of diagnosis
- Build lean muscle
- Tabata exercise demo and your fitness questions answered
- Weight management
- More of your questions answered
BONUS! Watch Sami's additional exercise video playlist for all fitness levels.
About our speakers
Rachel Beller, MS, RDN
Rachel Beller MS, RDN, the CEO of the Beller Nutritional Institute, is the creator of the Beller Method, a three-time bestselling author, creator of award-winning Power Spicing nutrition blends, and spokesperson for the American Cancer Society. She sits on several medical advisory boards including the Cancer Support Community and the Just Keep Living Foundation, and she founded the Beller Community Outreach Program.Read full bio
Sami Mansfield is the founder of Cancer Wellness for Life, an organization that develops cancer wellness and exercise resources for hospital and health care organizations, pharmaceutical companies, nonprofits, and people impacted by cancer. Sami began her career in 2003 and is one of the first cancer exercise specialists and wellness experts in the world. She is known for her program development and implementation skills as well as being an engaging and inspiring speaker.Read full bio
About our moderators
Lynn Folkman was introduced to LBBC shortly after she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009. She is now manager of community engagement at LBBC. She manages and implements LBBC’s national volunteer initiatives including the Breast Cancer Helpline. Lynn has more than 25 years of professional experience in special events, meeting planning, operations, marketing and communications in the nonprofit, corporate and government sectors.
Tiah Tomlin-Harris was diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer in 2015. She is a corporate professional and entrepreneur living in Atlanta. Tiah co-founded My Style Matters, LLC, a company that produces unique, stylish events to raise awareness and funding for worthwhile causes while encouraging healthy lifestyles. She is an advisor, guest speaker, team member, camp buddy, volunteer, and support group facilitator for a variety of organizations that focus on women’s and breast health, including serving as a Young Advocate for LBBC.Read full bio
Jefferson University/Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center