Natural Therapies for Breast Health
About 1 out of every 8 women in the United States will develop breast cancer.
After skin cancer, It is the most common cancer diagnosed in American women.
While women with a family history of breast cancer have a higher chance of developing the disease; less than 15% of women who develop breast cancer will have a positive family history.
Approximately 10% of all breast cancers can be linked to mutations in the cancer predisposition genes, BRCA1 and BRCA2.
While some women at high risk to develop breast cancer may be recommended to use medicinal chemo prevention in the form of Tamoxifen or other selective estrogen receptor modulators; all women can use natural approaches to improve breast health.
Eat organic in order to minimize exposure to harmful chemicals.
Nutrition should be dominated by plant based whole foods rich in antioxidants.
Avoid plastic containers which can contain BPAs.
Use a non aluminum containing deodorant free of parabens and phthalates.
Wear a properly fitting undergarments which do not restrict lymphatic drainage.
Exercise at least 30 minutes each day.
Review with your physician the risks, benefits and alternatives of any exogenous hormone supplementation or treatments such as oral contraceptives.
Maintain a healthy weight.
Minimize alcohol consumption.
Minimize light exposure at night.
Rest well and get adequate amounts of sleep.
Omega 3 fatty acids
Maintain normal adequate iodine levels