Let’s Talk about Butts, Colon Cancer and Dude Wipes!

A month or two ago I was contacted by Dude Products, a local Chicago company run by some cool dudes that offers some men’s cleansing wipes. Oh yeah, I said it, Dude Wipes. Now before we get on the topic of the Dude Wipes, I wanted to tell you why I decided to work with them, even though most of my readers are women. Dude Products teams up with The Colon Club, a colon cancer charity. I’m a big believer that if you’ve got the ability to sell a product to the masses you’ve got the ability to give back. So once I saw that I knew it was an opportunity to give everyone a little bit of info on that good ole’ colon and that Dude Products was a great company!

So when you think about colon cancer, what do you think?

Do you think that colon cancer is the 2nd leading type of cancer related death in the US?

I sure didn’t. I  knew that colon cancer affected quite a few individuals across the United States, but I had no idea to how many.

According to Fight Colorectal Cancer, in 2014 approximately 137,000 men and women will get diagnosed with colon cancer and approximately 50,000 will die from it.

Fight Colorectal Cancer, also tells us that 1 in 20 will be diagnosed in their lifetime and that

1 in 3 adults (men and women) are not up to date on recommended colorectal cancer screenings.

Most cases, according to Colon Cancer Alliance, occur in adults over the age of 50 and 20% of diagnosis is found after the cancer has spread to other organs.

But for the most part, the important thing to take away is that colon cancer affects both men and women and can easily be prevented with regular screenings.  Depending on your risk factors and what type of screening you get (Felxible Sigmoidoscopy, Colonoscopy, Enema, Colonography) depends on how often you should be getting screened but according to the American Cancer Society, the time line is generally every 5-10 years after you’ve turned 50. Obviously you should consult with your doctor about your risk factors and what type they recommend.

Now what about the Dudes from Dude Products!?

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When I looked at the Dude Products website, I had to say I had a good laugh, they make butt wipes. They market them for men, in a funny, casual way that makes them totally relatable. As much as I tried to get the men in my life to give me a full on review of the products (hello! They all got some samples for in their stocking for Christmas!) telling me about how they liked the wipes was not going to happen. As much as I insisted! Although I’m pretty sure they’ve all used them and just don’t want to tell me. Telling their daughter and sister-in-law about their butt-cleansing habits was not on their list of things they want to share with me!

Here’s the 411 on the wipes! They’re not just for guys, the ladies can use them too! They’ve got Vitamin E and Aloe in them so they’re not scratchy and they’re moisturizing. They’re flushable! and of course, 5% of the proceeds get donated to the Colon Club. They don’t have a girly scent, which it seems a lot of other wipes on the market can have, and they’re super reasonably priced (hey-o you can even get a monthly subscription!)

These Dudes totally know what they’re doing when it comes to marketing, they’ve been featured in a ton of magazines, sponsored some HUGE events (Lolla, TBox) in Chicago and have even been on MTV! Beyond how creative their approach is and what a great product it is, they’re out there spreading the word about taking care of your bum! Which is so important!

So if you’ve got a guy in your life that needs a little extra cleaning or care, check out the Dude Wipes! And also, don’t forget to talk to your doctor about your risk factors and get those SCREENINGS! Colon Cancer is easily detected and there’s no reason why you can’t catch it early.

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The O Guide | Spring Picks

After this giant dumping of snow and my upcoming quickie vacation to Austin is getting me super eager for warmer temps. I didn’t make to extensive of a list for today’s post, mostly because I’m on budget crack down. I do want to pick up a few pairs of shoes, some of the Old Navy Pixie Pants (I love the red dots!) and that black Betsy Bag from Jo Totes for my camera. So I can FINALLY feel comfortable bringing my camera along with me to places.  I’m loving the florals for spring, and can totally get on board with the gingham trend that hit the runways!
What are your top picks for spring???
The O Guide | Spring Picks

 

Parmesan Crusted Cod with a Mixed Greens & Goat Cheese Salad

I am not a big fish eater, I never really have been. Typically if I’m going to eat fish, it needs to be battered and deep fried. But fish is really good for you (especially salmon) so I realized I need to start incorporating it more into my diet. However, I still gotta make it taste good, you know? So I picked up some frozen cod from Trader Joe’s and rummaged through my fridge to see what I could whip up for a tasty dinner this weekend. And let me tell you, what I came up with, knocked it outta the park! It was so good I ate two pieces and wished I had a few more pieces of fish hanging out in my freezer!

You are likely to have all these ingredients in your fridge (perhaps maybe the fish) so its definitely a recipe that is quick, easy and flavorful.

Here’s what you’ll need (This recipe makes enough for two medium sized pieces of cod)

Ingredients:

Two pieces of Cod (or your favorite white fish)

1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp Onion powder

Dash of cayenne

Dash of dill

Dash of parsley

Dash of Thyme

Dash of Paprika

1/4 cup mozzarella

1/3 cup greek yogurt

Bread Crumbs

Instructions

Preheat your oven to 400. In a small mixing bowl mix together greek yogurt, parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese and seasonings.

Place your pieces of thawed fish on a pan lined with tin foil. Spread your yogurt paste on each piece of fish making sure it is fully covered. Sprinkle bread crumbs on each piece

Place in oven for approximately 10 minutes until the cheese is brown and bubbling.

Enjoy!

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Fish and Salad

See it is SO easy! And super tasty! I served it with a little salad of mixed greens, goat cheese and green scallions drizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.  It definitely filled me up and wanting more!