We’re Strolling through our Colon!

Some volunteers inside the inflatable colon

Thanks to the Prevent Cancer Foundation grant, HCB2 was able to purchase an inflatable colon to assist with our work in offering education about colorectal cancer and early detection.  The 10 foot Colon is an entertaining, educational tool perfect for school, community and corporate health fairs. We are ready to be invited to your next […]

Keep Fighting! Really?

“Keep Fighting” or “Keep up the Fight” are common encouragements sent to cancer patients and caregivers, but what exactly does this mean?  My late husband Rich Conklin received these messages from well meaning family and friends countless times each day. Immediately following his diagnosis of colon cancer the encouragement was well received.  Those phrases brought […]

Mind Your Minerals: The Importance of Magnesium

The Element Magnesium

What is Magnesium and what does it do? Some call magnesium the “mineral of movement” – which is appropriate as HCB2 talks a lot about bowel movements throughout our work!  Magnesium in appropriate amounts can certainly help to get you regular, but did you know that it is a very important nutrient that serves at […]

Fight Right Nutrition: Bone Broth

Bone Broth mug

Our Healing Belly Baskets for cancer patients and survivors includes nutrient dense foods that may help to reduce inflammation in the body. These baskets include bone broth, which is full of proteins and minerals that support gut health and overall body function. We all require certain nutrients to thrive and cancer patients and survivors are […]

How to Change Your Thinking About Exercise

Girls Running in the Boxer Brief 5K by Hitting Cancer Below the Belt

Exercise!  How does this word make you feel?  Energetic or apathetic?  For many of us, the thought of exercising brings up comments such as…”I wish I had time”, or “I can’t, I have bad knees, hips, feet, etc.” or “I really don’t enjoy it” or my favorite “I don’t like to sweat.”  What would happen […]

Coconut Oil: What’s Up with Fat?

coconut whole cut half leaves composition isolated on white background as package design element

In June, we shared some thoughts and additional studies on the coconut oil and saturated fat controversy that recently took the Internet by storm. Several experts in the field have also taken the time to share their perspectives on the risks associated with substituting saturated fats like coconut oil for polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) in […]

Drink Up! Water Supports the Body and May Help Reduce Cancer Risk

Hydration with HCB2 - glass of water

One simple and life-changing way we can “ Fight Right” is to drink more water everyday. We cannot live without it as the human body is made up of at least 60% water, and heavily relies on it to carry out very important processes such as digestion, detoxification and nutrient absorption among other functions (1, 2). Drinking […]