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Cancer sucks, 8 charities to make a difference

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Whether it’s a mother, grandfather, sister, coworker, or acquaintance, most, if not all, of us have known someone with cancer. It’s a helpless feeling to watch someone you love suffer from the brutality of the disease. While nothing within your power can totally take away the pain and sorrow, there are ways to help.

Check out these charities—some local, some national—that are working every day to end cancer for good.

American Pie Party

The American Pie Party raises philanthropic support for cancer agencies by orchestrating an “environment of healing” through quintessential humor and the actual physical act of throwing a pie in the face of a willing participant. Anyone, anytime, anywhere can host their own replicable Satellite Pie Party with funds benefiting their chosen anti-cancer charity, allowing cancer survivors the right to throw the pies.

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Kids ‘N Kamp


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The mission of Kids ‘N Kamp is to provide children who have been diagnosed with cancer with unique programs and services that focus on their emotional, educational, and social well-being and enable them to engage in family recreational activities.

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American Cancer Society

At the American Cancer Society, we’re on a mission to free the world from cancer. Until we do, we’ll be funding and conducting research, sharing expert information, supporting patients, and spreading the word about prevention. All so you can live longer — and better.

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Columbus Community Clinical Oncology Program

The mission of CCCOP is to deliver state-of-the-art cancer care to patients in their communities through clinical trials. This allows individuals to remain in their own neighborhoods while receiving the latest and best in cancer screenings, diagnostic care, and treatment plans.

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Pelotonia

Pelotonia is a grassroots movement to end cancer. 100% of all Rider-raised donations support innovative and life saving cancer research at the OSUCCC-James.

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Ohio Cancer Research

Ohio Cancer Research is an independent statewide, nonprofit organization dedicated to the cure and prevention of the many forms of cancer and the reduction of its debilitating effects through aggressive basic seed money research, cancer information and awareness.

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Breast Cancer Fund of Ohio

Breast Cancer Fund of Ohio aims to help Ohio breast cancer patients with the day-to-day challenges of living while being treated for breast cancer.

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Hope’s Boutique

Hope’s is a full-service, non-profit retail boutique catering to women with cancer and those sharing their lives. It gives central Ohio women both a tangible and emotional bridge between life battling cancer and life after cancer. In keeping with the women’s health philosophy of the OSUCCC – James, Hope’s offers a full range of products and services designed to restore the self-confidence of cancer survivors, helping them look and feel their best.

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Truth or Trend: Does “detox water” really work?

Becca Kirian RD, LD, CNSC

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Water, H20, aqua: the most basic of necessities for human life. Water is a vital part of many bodily functions, including removal of waste products, but can we make water even “better” for us as a “detox water?"

Simple answer: no.

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H20, i.e. two hydrogen atoms connected to an oxygen atom, is the chemical identity of water. This specific formation is what separates it from other molecules, and makes it the most vital substance to human existence.

Soaking things in your water like ginger, cinnamon, or cucumbers can alter the taste but will not chemically alter the structure. Water infusions like the ones listed in the post above can taste great, but water is still H20 and will function as such.

That being said, water infusions are not bad; in fact if you’re struggling to meet your daily intake, water infusions are often an idea I suggest to patients and clients. Mixing up the flavors can bring water can elevate the flavor, making it easier to drink throughout the day!

Take-away: Don’t let social media tell you water can be changed to a magical detox; water is already an amazing life giving drink. Instead, use social media for inspiration for trying a new tasty drink that might help you get the adequate hydration you’ve been struggling to get!

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Truth or Trend: 30 Day Challenges

Becca Kirian RD, LD, CNSC

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@DietBetch, a popular Instagram account with over 213k followers, tends to post memes that subtly poking fun at our diet culture. But recently, I was disappointed to see a post about a "30 Day Challenge" that reinforces the unhealthy, fad diet-obsessed world we live in.

This "30 Day Challenge" prohibits participants from consuming foods that many people often associate with being “unhealthy” like soda, candy, and doughnuts.

As a dietitian, I’m not going to disagree that the foods listed do tend to be higher in nutrients of concerns—like added sugars and salt, and overall calories—but, I absolutely believe they can be part of a balanced diet.

By completely removing foods from the diet with a 30 Day Challenge like this, one will simply think, “No…for this month." This purge-style challenge won't teach healthy sustainable eating habits like intuitive eating or portion control.

Take-away: Instead of tagging a friend for a restrictive diet challenge that doesn’t set either of you up for long-term success, try implementing a small sustainable change. Maybe instead of going out for fast food every day of the workweek with a friend, you both could try packing once a week and share recipes and meal ideas!

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Truth or Trend: “His” vs “Her” portions

Becca Kirian RD, LD, CNSC

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It’s not uncommon to scroll through Instagram and see beautiful plates of food labeled “his” and “hers.” Typically the “his” plate is larger in all portions of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats.

But, this depiction of portioning is inaccurate and can be damaging to the way women satisfy their hunger.

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Gender does not determine the quantity of food people “should” eat. From a science perspective, there are so many variables that affect metabolic rates that are not specific to sex, such as amount of muscle mass, fat mass, location of these deposits, physical activity, and more. 

For example, a very active, self-identified woman with high lean body mass can have significantly higher maintenance caloric needs compared to a more sedentary male identifying person. 

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Take-away: Don’t let social media tell you that gender determines the amount you deserve to eat. Listen to your body and your hunger cues. Fuel your body for what you need!

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