Spyce Aprons - The Story

Spyce Aprons - The Story

Keane Veran

Kitchens are more dangerous than you think. Studies by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) International revealed that kitchens are MORE contaminated with bacteria than a bathroom. They found that any space used for preparing or storing food had the highest rates of bacterial contamination. Staph, Samonella, and E. coli are all commonly found on kitchen items. Yikes!! All this bacteria makes kitchens more dangerous since these microbes can spread and contaminate our food. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that there are over 48 million cases of foodborne illness in the United States each year. That’s 1...

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Why Do Towels Smell?

Why Do Towels Smell?

Keane Veran

Towels are dirty… real dirty.  As soon as it’s used, a towel becomes covered with bacteria, fungi, and dead skin cells. The towels then provide the perfect environment for these microorganisms to thrive. They love to grow in wet, warm and dark environments. By function, towels are designed to absorb water so we know they get wet. Combined with the fact that damp towels are stored in dark bathrooms, the bacteria will begin to grow rapidly.   As they start to multiply, the start to release odors leading to that suspicious musty smell. But it’s not just the smell that’s...

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A Simple, Easy, Chemo-Friendly Recipe

A Simple, Easy, Chemo-Friendly Recipe

Shaun Veran

A cancer diagnosis completely upends eating habits. Firstly, you are restricted from eating various types of food with a low bacteria diet. Secondly, you can have weird side effects like cravings, swings in appetite, or digestive issues. Finally, the medication can completely alter the taste of your favorite foods.  With all these changes, it can be really hard to maintain a normal, healthy diet while undergoing treatment.  So to help you stay healthy while on a low bacteria diet, we sat down with Fifi Buchanan, host of the Divine Hostess, for a simple, easy recipe that you could make while...

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Choosing an Oncologist: Traits to Look for in Your Doctor

Choosing an Oncologist: Traits to Look for in Your Doctor

Keane Veran

With a cancer diagnosis, a flood of emotions takes over. Fear. Anxiety. Denial. Hopelessness. In moments like this, your doctor becomes both your captain and your cheerleader. They will be with you through both the triumphs and hardships of recovery. Because of this, it is so important to make sure you choose an oncologist that you will have the utmost confidence in. You should have complete trust in their discernment, especially because trust works both ways. Their guidance for your treatment only works if you adhere to their recommendations for you. The worst thing is to second guess your doctor....

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4 Ways to Manage Cancer Treatment as Healthcare Changes

4 Ways to Manage Cancer Treatment as Healthcare Changes

  Earlier this month, I attended the Blood Cancer Conference put on by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. It was such an incredible opportunity to learn more about the state of cancer recovery from doctors and experts in the field.  From all the incredible speakers there, it was a topic that Dr. Saro Armenian brought up that really stuck with me:   Healthcare is moving away from a doctor centric system. Our healthcare system is changing. For decades, we have been operating with the responsibility of care placed solely on doctors and clinicians. However, with changes to our healthcare system...

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