Breast Cancer Awareness Month: How to Rock Pink Ribbon nails in support (VIDEO)

 October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and among the various ways to show your support for the cause is by rocking the signature pink ribbon on your nails. 
Check out the video-how-to on how to pull this neat creative trick on your nails. And your support for the cause doesn’t have to stop at the end of the month. You can show your pink ribbon support all year round, and hopefully would combine this small gesture along with another one to raise funds and awareness.
And for more information about Breast Cancer Awareness, go to  www.nbcam.org

O.P.I in among many companies that supports Breast Cancer Research products that supports during Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

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National Breast Cancer Awareness Bellyitch Reader Deals

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and we’ve gotten several emails offering Bellyitch readers special discounts that will go towards finding the cure. They are listed below. 
This month, you’ve probably seen lots of “PINK” related specials. Before shopping and giving up some dough thinking you are helping a great cause, check this LINK which includes a link to a nonprofit site that helps consumers navigate various charities. 
Here are some other deals we spotted and were asked to share with you:
The LA Times posted about several deals around town where customers can eat and know a portion of the cost of their meals will be donated to Breast Cancer treatment and awareness. 


From October 22 thru 29th, shop Isabella Oliver Maternity and Bellyitch readers get 25% off its best sellers at checkout when you use promo code BEST25 at check out.

Pink Tacos, Martinis and more this month at Hard Rock Cafe Las Vegas. 

Old London Foods is honoring National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the millions of Americans affected by this disease. In an effort to help find a cure, Old London will donate 75 cents to breast cancer research for each proof of purchase received through Feb. 6, 2013.
To participate, consumers can enter product UPC codes at OldLondon.com/promotions. All Old London products qualify for submission – for a full list of products, please click HERE

Eat at various restaurants and spots in Chicago and get specials and discounts in support of Breast Cancer Awareness more. Read more about it HERE.

Spa.com has a listing of various spas nationwide with specials that will go towards Breast Cancer Awareness and treatment. Check out a partial listing at About.com HERE.

Now through October 31st, you’ll receive 50% off + $2.95 shipping on all True Lemon, True Lime and True Orange 100-count; True Lemon, True Lime and True Grapefruit 500-count; and True Lemon and True Lime 2.85-ounce shakers when you shop online and use discount code TRUEOCTOBER at checkout. 

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Take B6 for October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month

If you don’t know already, this month, October, is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and our friends at Dole want you to know you should be aware and taking in vitamin B6 as a preventative measure:

Ample research backs the protective potential of produce consumption in general, but we were especially encouraged by one particular study which singled out vitamin B6 — found in bananas, potatoes, turkey breast and wild salmon.

In a study published in the Journal of Epidemiology, researchers compared dietary habits to rates of breast cancer incidence among 1,173 Taiwanese women. Researchers discovered that premenopausal women (under age 52) had 53% better odds of not getting breast cancer if their vitamin B6 intake was above a mere 30% of daily value — the amount found in an extra large banana. What’s behind the power of B6? The vitamin is involved in metabolizing estrogen — which is why previous research found lower levels of B6 among those on hormonal birth control. Too little B6 could mean more estrogen, which in turn could increase the risk of estrogen related tumors. The B vitamin also plays a role in DNA repair, thus potentially helping to prevent genetic mutations that might lead to cancer.


How to make sure you’re getting enough B6? Here’s a checklist:

  • In addition to the sources listed above, you’ll find B6 in Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, and cauliflower.
  • Watch alcohol intake and don’t smoke — both booze and butts deplete the body’s B6 levels (not surprisingly, both are also linked to higher breast cancer rates).
  • Don’t reach for the supplement shelf: Not only are B6 pills less effective in protecting DNA, excessive supplementation led to nerve damage in the arms and legs, in one basic study.

Good to know! Take note and pass it on!

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