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The Savvy Sister Registered Nurse

Specialty: registered nurse
California 30127
I am a stage III breast cancer "thriver" and Registered Nurse who loves helping anyone... Full Bio
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Help Flo as she starts her 21-day Vegan Challenge! by The Savvy Sister Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living So it’s time for Flo to start her 21-Day Vegan Challenge and she’s getting all psyched up (because she’s a psychologist, you know, and they do that)  You can read the kick-o ... Read on »
17 year old finds cure for cancer by The Savvy Sister Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Maybe all that cancer research money is going to the wrong place. A 17 year old high school student, Angela Zhang, found a legitimate and very exciting new way to treat and ... Read on »
Follow Flo on her 21-Day Vegan Challenge by The Savvy Sister Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living If you are wanting to give your current diet an upgrade, and you’ve been thinking about a more plant-based diet, then follow Flo Strang, author of The Perks of Cancer as she ... Read on »
I only counted 7 “um”s by The Savvy Sister Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living My first radio interview was nerve wracking. Ordinarily, I would be a wise-ass and joke around, but my funny bone was silenced due to fear. I wrote a sign and stuck it in fr ... Read on »
Savory Vegan Pea-Stuffed Puff Pastry and other goodies by The Savvy Sister Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Get this easy recipe for plant-based pea stuffed puff pastry and a heavenly acorn squash and almond butter with links for raw vegan fudge.  Also find out what yacon syrup is ... Read on »
The Savvy Sister blog…2012 in review by The Savvy Sister Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Little did I know that my desire to help those living with cancer would turn into meeting the world’s most amazing people and lead to a book deal. It’s been a great blogging ... Read on »
Would you eat something if the chef had to wear a gas mask to make it? by The Savvy Sister Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living If you think your microwave butter-flavored popcorn makes you happy, and you want it to stay that way, read no further. What is it about buttered popcorn? It ranks right up ... Read on »
Turkey Tails Prevent Cancer by The Savvy Sister Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Before you go lopping off the ass flap to your holiday turkey, let me clarify.  Turkey tail mushrooms prevent cancer. It is not news to this blogger (and not news to anyone ... Read on »
What do you do with Chestnuts? by The Savvy Sister Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Here’s an easy way to prepare those delicious chestnuts and have your house smelling like heaven. Yes, we all know the song: Chestnuts roasting on an open fire…… I think lot ... Read on »
When I Grow Up, I’m Going to Weigh 300 Pounds by The Savvy Sister Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living …especially with McGolden Arches announcing they are “voluntarily” going to be the first fast food chain to list their calorie content on their menu board.  Wow.  Thanks Mic ... Read on »
Sugar post updated….so can you have that donut, or what? by The Savvy Sister Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Last year I posted on the dangers of added sugar.  Since that post there have been some new studies and new information that continue to point to same thing: excess added su ... Read on »
Two Studies say “Sleep…or get cancer” by The Savvy Sister Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Two recent studies caught my eye this week.  The first showed lack of sleep increases risk of recurrent breast cancer and the second says sleep apnea increases risk of death ... Read on »
Johnson & Johnson admits: Our baby products contain cancer-causing formaldehyde by The Savvy Sister Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living No more tears?  I would rather have no more formaldehyde.  I just might get my wish. Today, the personal care giant announced that it would voluntarily (after consistent pre ... Read on »
Cancer Fighting Vegan Fried Green Tomatoes by The Savvy Sister Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living If you’re looking for the traditional fried green tomato recipe made famous by the book “Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe” by Fannie Flagg,  you might want to l ... Read on »
USDA cowers under pressure from Beef Association over “Meatless Mondays” by The Savvy Sister Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living It seemed harmless enough.  A short paragraph in the July 23, 2012 United States Dept of Agriculture’s interoffice newsletter stated that the USDA cafeteria will be particip ... Read on »
Even Ironman needs iron… by The Savvy Sister Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living We all need iron in our diet, but too much can be unhealthy.  Here’s what you need to know. The components of blood all work together to keep you going, but it’s the red blo ... Read on »
You know what really bugs me? by The Savvy Sister Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Bugs! I live on a wooded lot and I have to say, the bugs down in this part of the south are terrible.  Some of them look prehistoric! I refuse to use any of the DEET product ... Read on »
Good News…and Bad News by The Savvy Sister Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living The good news: Florence, (Cancer Warrior) one of the coolest girls in the breast cancer blogging house has asked me to co-author a book with her.  For those of you who don’t ... Read on »
Find the hidden caterpillars (and discover a metaphor for life) by The Savvy Sister Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living How often can you play a game AND think about the mystery of your own life all at the same time? I’m here today to provide you with entertainment and philosophy. Here’s a pi ... Read on »
Then there’s Kale…(pronounced “kale”) by The Savvy Sister Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Kale facts and nutritional information that will astound you, and a baked kale chip recipe. Kale is one of those green leafy veggies that you look at and say “what the heck ... Read on »