Entries by Jodie Lin

Trust Your Instincts – My Story, Take 2, Part 1

I always talk about intuition, knowing your body, trusting your gut and being your own advocate. A lesson I learned in 2011 when I was told cancer does not cause pain, and yet there I was with a DCIS diagnosis, and here I am learning that lesson yet again. Back in December 2017, I went […]

Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Thoughts on Prevention

Today marks the first day of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I am a 7.5 year survivor of the earliest stages of breast cancer. Though I live with the daily reminders of having had a bilateral mastectomy and reconstruction that is starting to show some negative side effects, I consider myself lucky. I also worry about […]

Common Weight Loss Myths Busted

Weight loss advice is so common (and contentious) now. There are competing opinions everywhere. I say, forget about “who’s right” and let’s focus on “what’s right.” Because what gets results is what I’m focusing on in this post. I respect you too much to make empty promises and try to sell you on something that […]

To Breakfast Or Not To Breakfast, That Is The Question

Three Must Eat Break-Fast Foods Many question whether breakfast is as important as we hear it is. Those who practice intermittent fasting say it is ok to bypass the breakfast meal. Others will argue that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and you can’t function properly without it. I am in neither […]

Gut Health

How to Improve Gut Health Hippocrates said, “All disease begins in the gut.” And while this may not be 100% true for every disease in every person, more and more research shows that our gut (digestive system) has a bigger role in many diseases than we used to think. And we’re not just talking about […]


Five Cholesterol Myths and What to Eat Instead You knew there was a bit of an over-emphasis (borderlining obsession) about cholesterol, right? Before we jump into some myths let’s make sure we’re on the same page when it comes to what exactly cholesterol is. Myth #1: “Cholesterol” is cholesterol While cholesterol is an actual molecule, […]


Coffee – Who can drink it and who should avoid it? Coffee is one of those things – you either love it or hate it. You know if you like the taste or not (or if it’s just a reason to drink sugar and cream). You know how it makes you feel (i.e. your gut, […]

Three Ways to Avoid Overeating at Meals

Sometimes those social feasts are just amazing. And it’s not just the abundance of delicious food but also the people, the decorations, and the ambiance. It is way too easy (and common) to indulge on those days. But it doesn’t always stop there. Sometimes we overeat on regular days.  Or at regular meals.  Or All. […]