May 25, 2009


With Breast Cancer Awareness this month and the fact that my sister-in-law was just diagnosed with breast this month, I felt many would like to know more about steps to take to cut the risks, and review some of the causes of cancer.
Let’s talk, about what are your chances? Do you need to be tested! She went in for a routine check up and was asked how long it had been since her last mammogram? It has been several years so she decided to go ahead and have one. Wow, what a surprise to learn she had a small tumor. So never say this will never happen to me!Get your mammogram!
Updates from John Hopkins say that every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have multiplied to a few billion. When doctors tell cancer patients that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after treatment, it just means the tests are unable to detect the cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable size. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a person’s lifetime. If you have cancer it means you have multiple nutritional deficiencies. Could be to environment, food, genetic, and lifestyle factors. You need to change your diet, and add supplements that will strengthen the immune system. An effective way to battle cancer is to starve the cancer cells by not feeding it with the foods it needs to multiply.
What do Cancer Cells feed on: Sugar is a cancer-feeder. Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal, and Spoonful are made with Aspartame and it is harmful. Milk causes the body to produce mucus. Cancer feeds on mucus. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat-based diet is acidic and you should eat fish, and chicken. A diet made of Fresh vegetables, whole grains; seeds and nuts help put the body into an alkaline environment. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate. Green tea is a better alternative and has cancer-fighting properties.
Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit! Positive attitude will help the cancer patient be a survivor. Learn to relax and enjoy life! Don’t forget cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated environment.
There is no proven link between breast cancer and household products, such as water bottles, soap and chemicals. Many consumers, activists are concerned that a variety of goods contain hormone disruptor's, chemicals that when absorbed into the body can mimic or interfere with hormones such as estrogen. Some researchers believe that chemicals with estrogen characteristics can cause normal breast cells to divide, which may lead to increased breast cancer risk, says S.Snedeker, Phd,at Cornell University. Individual products contain only small amounts of questionable chemicals such as agents in cosmetics, household products; some plastic will cause breast cancer.
With prevention in mind here are ways we can reduce the risk of developing cancer:
Avoid tobacco products and second-hand smoke, Achieve and maintain healthy weight, exercise at least 30-40 minutes a day several times a week. Eat more fruits, vegetables and whole grains (Fresh is the Best), limit alcohol intake, be aware and protect yourself from ultraviolet radiation from the sun. Reduce your everyday exposure to potentially-toxic environmental chemicals in the home, know your family history and get screened and choose your dietary supplements wisely.
Resveratrol, a nutrient found in red wine, keeps estrogen from causing breast cancer in test tube studies. Prolonged exposure to estrogen is a major risk factor for breast cancer. Resveratrol is a naturally occurring antioxidant found in the skins of red grapes, red wine, red or purple grape juice, peanuts, blueberries and cranberries.


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