Simple Tips That Can Reduce Your Risk
7-10 servings are recommended to keep your immune system working at its best to fight off cancer. Lack of proper nutrition is believed to be the cause of at least 30% of all types of cancer! It's easier than you think. Start by adding one new fruit or vegetable a day.
Being overweight or obese is linked to a higher risk of breast cancer. And yo-yo dieting is also linked to an increased risk. 30 minutes of excercise a day will lower your risk of breast cancer.
Yes, it's more expensive, but if you price the cost of organic foods vs. treatment for cancer, it's worth the price! Choose organic foods that have not been treated with pesticides, antibiotics or growth hormones. Especially when it comes to the dirty dozen.
Vitamin D helps prevent certain cancers, including breast cancer. To find out if you have the optimal levels of vitamin D, ask your doctor for a simple blood test. Thousands of breast cancer cases could be prevented by this simple test and one supplement a day.
Research consistently shows that there is a link between alcohol and breast cancer. Your risk increases up to 30% if you drink more than 7 glasses of alcohol a week (any kind - beer, liquor or wine). If you have already had breast cancer, your risk goes up 30% if you drink more than 3 glasses of alcohol a week.
Would you use this on your skin? Many beauty products contain carcinogens and endocrine-disrupting chemicals that increase breast cancer risk. The cosmetic industry has NO regulation and they haven't bothered to evaluate more than half of the thousands of ingredients they put into their products. Check your products' safety ratings on
Check your household products' safety ratings at www.ewg.org. If your product receives a high hazard rating THROW IT OUT! Use simple non-toxic cleaning products. A little baking soda and vinegar work on most everyday household cleaning projects.
DO NOT SMOKE
We all konw this fact, but let's say it one more time.
Plastics contain Phthalates that disrupt our hormones. Be sure to avoid those with the recycle code 3 or 7 - they will kill you! A quick and easy step to lowering your risk of cancer is to throw out your plastic and switch to glass. Even if your product is BPA free, consider what chemical they are using to replace BPA. Plastic companies are not required to prove that what they put in our products is safe. It is up to the consumer to prove it is unsafe.
Pesticides are used to kill bugs. Isn't it reasonable to assume they might be killing us too? Studies have linked them to breast cancer and a variety of human diseases including birth defects, infertility, brain damage and more. They also permeate the ground for years to follow. Ask your local pest company for the alternative. It's only about $10 more and much safer for ourselves, our families, and our planet.
Companies are not required to reveal what chemicals are used "fragrance" since they are considered trade secrets. The National Academy of Sciences report that 95% of chemicals used in fragrances are synthetic chemicals derived from petroleum including toxins capable of causing breast cancer and other diseases. Go fragrance free! There are so many new alternateves today with essential oils.
We need to get rid of the containers that are plugged into our walls and our care that emit an invisible cloud of toxins continuously. It's time to unplug and find a safe altertive. Essential oils and a diffuser smell even better without exposing your family and yourself to unnecessary carcinogens.