You’ve no doubt heard the news that Angelina Jolie underwent a preventative double mastectomy to greatly reduce her risk of developing breast cancer. Every year thousands of women face decisions like Angelina’s. But what if fewer women had to?
Decades of scientific evidence point to modern living as a major culprit. In our daily lives we are exposed to toxic chemicals in our food and radiation from a wide range of sources, including cleaning and personal-care products, plastics, food, air, water, medical treatments, our workplaces and our neighborhoods. So how do you lower your risk? Here are some tips;
Avoid drinking out of plastic bottles.
Eat a mainly plant-based diet. I recommend that every woman try to fill at least two-thirds of your plate with plant foods—colorful vegetables, fruit, whole grains, and beans—and no more than one-third with animal protein.
Only eat organic protein
Add fiber: Fiber is essential, flax seeds chia seeds and berries, cruciferous vegetables, may be particularly beneficial.
Drink 1-3 cups of green tea daily
Drink alcohol sparingly. Three to six drinks a week could increase your risk by 15 percent, two or more a day by 51 percent.
Eat folate rich foods, especially if you do drink, because low levels may leave you particularly vulnerable. Good sources are dried beans and peas, leafy greens, and fruits.
Avoid charred grilled food/meat which can produce carcinogens. Marinate, precook, and grill at lower temperatures to keep it from charring. Cut your risk further by adding rosemary and cancer-fighting spices like turmeric and cumin.
Breast feed if you can. Protection is believed to come in part from a reduction in lifetime exposure to estrogen, a key factor in the growth of breast cancer tumors.
Avoid synthetic hormone replacement therapies.
Eat red/purple organic grapes which contain resveratrol, which may block the development of breast cancer. Resveratrol is concentrated in the skin of the fruit, so juice doesn’t pack as much punch, and green varieties contain significantly less.
Eat flackers or use FLAXSEEDS in or on your food. Flaxseeds contain plant lignans, antioxidants that may have an anticancer effect. Add a tablespoon to cereal or yogurt, or sprinkle over a salad.
Snack on walnuts, s few day may reduce risk.
Check vitamin D level because a deficiency has been associated with breast cancer risk. A typical supplemental daily dose is 600 to 2,000 IUs.
Take OMEGA-3S. They may help fend off cancer, but make sure the supplements are from mercury-free fish; take 1,000 to 2,000 mg. each day.
Send daily healing messages to yourself…these simple tricks help; Smile a lot, laugh more, extend yourself every once in a while and help someone or a furry friend and finally feel grateful for what you have….
To your optimal health! Cheers…