Lifestyle and Health

Maintaining health and balance in the body is essential to sustaining a positive lifestyle, especially during treatment or other major life challenges. With 14+ years of experience with breast cancer, I want to share my trials, tips, and suggestions with you. It’s my passion to help you navigate your health and lifestyle in the breast cancer wonderland.

Water is essential to life

Waterfall on the road to Chandy's Windy Woods in Munnar, India. When you are being treated for ...
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chemo shirt

My chemo t-shirt

I like to wear my chemo t-shirt every time I have some sort of treatment. I’ve had ...
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Barbara in Dubai with compression sleeve

Flying with Breast Cancer

Wearing my compression sleeve and glove, this was taken during a stopover in Dubai on my way ...
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spin class

Spinning through breast cancer

I just came home from spin class.* I am so happy that my strength is back to the ...
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Eating breakfast on chemo days

When you are undergoing treatment for breast cancer, it is important that you continue to eat well ...
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Makeup tips for when you're not feeling your best

An Interview with Darlene Baldachino, Hair Stylist and Makeup Expert* I recently spoke to Darlene Baldachino to ...
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Protein Needs During Breast Cancer

  Protein is a very important part of a healthy diet. Along with carbohydrates and fat, protein ...
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A journal for your journey

When you've been diagnosed with breast cancer, you might find it helpful to start keeping a health ...
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Why did I get breast cancer? Was it my diet?

This may seem like a funny place to start a site about breast cancer, but I find ...
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How to help someone who was just diagnosed with breast cancer

  Please, don’t bring food, especially large food. Let me clarify that, please don’t bring food that ...
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Barbara Spalding RDN Culinary Dietitian

Hi, I am

Barbara Spalding MS, RDN, Culinary Dietitian

As a dietitian and world traveler, I love bold flavors — in food and in life. 14 years ago, I fell down the rabbit hole into Breast Cancer Wonderland. Since then, I’ve learned to cook differently while savoring the pleasures of food and companionship. I’ve built a resilient new life and a bold new kitchen. Let me show you the flavors of the world.
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Are you or a loved one experience Breast Cancer. Find encouragement, tips and recipes to support the journey.