The Breast Cancer Awareness campaign has been a huge success in creating momentum behind the cause. Everyone is familiar with the pink ribbon and what it represents. From pink appliances in stores to collegiate teams proudly displaying pink sports gear, Breast Cancer Awareness reminders are everywhere, especially during October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
As Americans, we have definitely become more aware of breast cancer. We know that breast cancer takes the lives of more than 40,000 women each year. We know that nearly 200,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer annually. Sadly, many of us know this from firsthand experience, whether it has been a personal journey or one where you walked beside a beloved mother, sister, daughter or friend. We applaud the efforts of heightening breast cancer awareness and are fully in support in finding a cure.
However, our question remains: what are we doing about breast cancer prevention? Is anyone rallying behind breast cancer prevention awareness? You can bet it’s not going to be a large pharmaceutical company.
So today while we support those women who have battled and continue to fight this disease, we want to do our part in support of breast cancer prevention so that millions of women will never have to depend upon finding a cure.
Below are a few lessons in arithmetic that can go a long way in the prevention of breast cancer:
Ensure that your levels are optimal by asking your physician to measure your 25-hydroxy vitamin D level.
Eat your vegetables! Especially cruciferous vegetables such as cauliflower and broccoli.
Optimize iodine status by taking 1-2 tablets of 12.5 mg of iodine.
As progesterone levels often begin to decline in a woman’s 30s, the addition of to even out hormonal imbalance can be incredibly important in breast cancer prevention.
It may seem like a no brainer, but we all need the reminder to make a daily priority. It doesn’t have to be strenuous or time consuming; just get up and move!
Eliminate found in pesticides, insecticides, preservatives, toxins found in cosmetics and personal care products. Xenoestrogens also leach into our food from plastics when we heat our food in plastic containers or drink from plastic water bottles that have been left in the heat during shipping.
Avoid sugar! Sugars weaken the immune system and feed cancer cells.
Avoid such as Premarin and Prempro.
Are you doing your part in spreading the message of breast cancer prevention?