IWS Health Education Workshop Series

Standard

Pink Ribbon

IWS

Presents the 2016

Health Education Workshop Series

2nd Friday of every Month

5:00pm – 6:00pm

 at I Will Survive, Inc.

5879- D New Peachtree Rd. Doraville, GA 30340

Free with RSVP

www.IWillSurviveInc.org

_____________________________________

 Feb 12, 2016 – Breast Health: “Health & Wealth of it all”

Bra fitting with Livi Rea Lingerie, food, watch a Pink Ribbons clip from the documentary, goody bags, and survivor network

Mar 11, 2016 – Health & Beauty: “Pretty” in Pink

Massages, food, wheat grass shots, goody bags, and survivor network

April 8, 2016 – Love Self: “Expressions: The Soul of a Survivor”

Spoken word therapy, laughter, food, goody bags, and survivor network

Anisa Palmer speaks with Health Professional Radio

Standard

I like to have hot topic discussions to bring not only awareness of certain topics to people who may not get a chance to have the opportunity, to have that discussion, but to also increase my knowledge. I do not know everything. I learn from some of the youngest children I come in counter with when mentoring and I am honored.

What I really have a problem with is when people share misguided information or when they knowingly share misleading information. These people lose credibility fast for me, but for others, others that refuse to do their own research, tend to stay in the misguided path. A cloudy path or a path that never seems to be lighted with truth nor enlightened with logic.

Let us always seek knowledge. Let us always share knowledge and let us never forget, with knowledge comes power. Let us be reminded from the footsteps of great leaders and inspirational leaders around the world. Let us grow to continue to be coaches, mentors, leaders, inspirational people and more. Who is with me? This is a call to action. A call for change. A pledge to do better. To be better. Everyday. I am counting on you. Please count on me to do the same.

In Service,

Anisa Palmer

Founder/Executive Director

I Will Survive, Inc.

More Than Just a Fall Decor (Pumpkins)

Standard
pumpkin giving birth

Image Credit: RushMessageBoard.com

Submitted by: Wendy Spirduso Sarubbi
Submitted for: Dr. Deborah German, vice president for medical affairs, dean, UCF College of Medicine
Subject: Weekly Health Tip From The UCF College of Medicine

Pumpkins are a mainstay of fall decorating, but they’re also a great health food. So while you’re carving them into ghoulish faces for Halloween, think about adding this nutritionally dense food to your meal plan.

These orange plants are one of the best sources of beta-carotene and antioxidants. In addition, one cup of cooked pumpkin provides over 100 percent of your daily dose of Vitamin A and 20 percent of vitamin C. Pumpkin contains fiber, iron, niacin, magnesium and Vitamins E and B-6. It’s low in fat, has no cholesterol and contains only 49 calories per cup. With all that nutrition, eating pumpkin can reduce your risks for heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers, can fight high blood pressure and even improve eye and skin health. And a recent study found that the oil in pumpkin seeds inhibited prostate growth.

When buying pumpkin, choose smaller varieties that are sometimes called baking pumpkins. They’re sweeter. It’s OK to use canned pumpkin but make sure it’s 100 percent pure pumpkin. Such cans are usually next – and look like — pumpkin pie filling in the market. The problem is that the pie filling is filled sugars and other non-healthy ingredients. Put pumpkin in your stews and soups. Serve it as a side dish. You can also swap pumpkin for butter or oil in your baking. You’ll be removing fat and adding fiber with virtually no difference in taste. Roasted pumpkin seeds make a healthy snack and provide an extra crunch to salads.

Weekly Health Tips are brought to you by UCF Health, the College of Medicine’s physician practice. Offering primary and specialty care under one roof, UCF Health treats patients age 16 and up and accepts most major insurance plans. Two locations are now open: the original in East Orlando at Quadrangle and University boulevards just blocks from the main UCF campus, and the newest one in Medical City at Narcoossee Road and Tavistock Lakes Boulevard. Information for both facilities can be found at UCFHealth.com, or call (407) 266-DOCS to schedule an appointment.

Serve as a Fellow with I Will Survive, Inc.

Standard

Military

Through the Mission Continues’ Fellowship Program, selected veterans volunteer part-time for six months with I Will Survive, Inc. In return, Fellows receive a living stipend, complete a leadership development curriculum and develop new skills and networks. The Fellowship Program is ideal for veterans looking to start a new career, gain practical work experience while attending school or for a new way to serve at home. Find out more at www.MissionContinues.org (open to post-9/11 veterans)

Need: Honorable Discharge, DD214, Clean Criminal Record, and signed Memorandum of Understanding.

  • Attend a three-day fellowship orientation (coming up in Atlanta).
  • Gain additional leadership skills as a civilian.
  • Transfer military skills to the civilian workforce.
  • Gain public speaking skills.
  • Obtain networks for future careers after the fellowship.
  • Become active citizens in the community.
  • Gain mentorship and coaching from a Certified Professional Life Coach free of charge.
  • Work directly with the Executive Director of I Will Survive, Inc., who is also a veteran who served two tours in Iraq, obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communications and will obtain a Masters in Public Administration.

Please visit the host organization at www.IWillSurviveInc.org to gain more information. Email contact@iwillsurviveinc.org if you are interested to serve again!

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” – Mahatma Gandhi

I Will Survive, Inc. 5879 New Peachtree Rd., Suite D., Atlanta, GA 30340

Phone 404.483.8503 Fax 800.880.1586

How to Manage Hair Loss with Breast Cancer?

Standard

According to the Mayo Clinic, “both men and women report hair loss as one of the side effects they fear most after being diagnosed with cancer.” Below are the five w’s on losing hair and tips to overcome so you can focus on surviving.

Who– anyone going through chemotherapy from children to adults. Chemotherapy is often recommended from most conventional doctors as a way to treat malignant tumors. Some also add radiation in the treatments which can tend to have a longer process for the hair to regrow.

What– hair loss is also called alopecia but not all people lose hair because of chemotherapy. Some people can lose hair because it is a simple aging process or other factors.

When– this can vary from person to person as well as the strength of the immune system and level of chemotherapy that weakens the immune system.

Where- you can lose all of the hair on every inch of your body.(Ex: arm pit, eye lashes, eyebrows, back, chest, legs, arms, pubic areas, head)

Why– hair loss can occur because of various levels or dosages of chemicals or drugs from chemotherapy.

Now that you know some of the basics on hair loss whether you are dealing with it now, going to be dealing with it in the future, or know someone who will be dealing with it, you can help.

Self image is an important factor that also goes hand in hand with regards to hair loss. There are several phenomenal people, women specifically, who have rocked the “beautifully bald” look.

Do not feel the need to have to buy a wig or wear a scarf all the time. If you would like to, that is also as well. Sometimes your scalp needs to breathe. When wigs are kept on for long periods of time, sometimes the scalp is not able to breathe allowing for a longer time for hair regrowth.

If you would like to have a wig and unable to afford one, I Will Survive, Inc. has some wigs for breast cancer pre-survivors in our program. If you would like to donate unused wigs please do so as well and also very important, please consider donating to our program to buy new wigs that our clients can enjoy. Recently requested was a short curly wig and we do not have any.

Your donation is tax deductible to the full extent of the law. For more information, please contact us at 404-483-8503 or email at contact@iwillsurviveinc.org

Written by Anisa Palmer, Founder of I Will Survive, Inc. Follow on twitter @AnisaPalmer

Hip Side Twist Yoga Pose For Breast Cancer Recovery

Featured Image -- 666
Standard

Breast Cancer Authority

Btreast Cancer Yoga's Hip Side Twist Pose Yoga Model: Andrea Garvey, Publisher of Creations Magazine

Author: Diana Ross, E-RYT 500, Posted By:Breast Cancer Yoga Staff.

Twists can boost energy when feeling tired or fatigued. When we twist, we literally squeeze tension and toxins out from the body. In twisting poses, our muscles have an opportunity to squeeze and relax, and once finished, the area that released will then experience a rush of blood and nutrients.

Hip Side Twist – Post surgical benefits in the reduction of fibrous adhesions and scar tissue is a benefit to this twist. It also fosters relaxation and restful breathing.

Benefits

  • Assists movement and refines diaphragm awareness and control to upper ribs
  • Post surgical benefits of reducing fibrous adhesions and scar tissue
  • Fosters relaxation and restful breathing
  • Opens hips and relieves iliopsoas contractions (inner abdomen)
  • Increases circulation to lumbar region
  • Hip opener that relieves sciatica
  • Improves mobility and alignment…

View original post 240 more words