Friday, October 25, 2013

Tools You Can Use To Fight Breast Cancer

Here's Your Healthy Tip of the Day:  Breast cancer...almost a quarter MILLION women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year.  Here are a few tips to cut your risks of getting breast cancer:
Get at least 6 hours of sleep per night.  The body repairs itself naturally while we are sleeping.  The better and longer your quality of sleep, the more efficient your body can detox and regenerate what has been lost during the day.
Lose weight.  Joseph Sparano, M.D., of Montefiore Medical Center in NY, says that 'breast cancer risk is linked to increased levels of estrogen and fat tissue produces excess amounts of it' (Source:  AARP Oct 2013).
Eat More Cruciferous Veggies.  Cauliflower, cabbage, bok choy, turnip greens and broccoli contain isothiocyanates and indoles.  These have a proactive effect against certain types of cancers.  Besides, they are low fat and fill you up...hence, good for the waistline.
Keep the booze to a minimum.  One drink per day should be it...really.  Alcohol consumption may increase levels of estrogen in the body in postmenopausal women....not a good thing if you are high risk for estrogen/progesterone receptive breast cancer.
Exercise.  Movement and exercise improve blood and lymphatic circulation; assists in detoxification and builds the immune system...Just do it!
Spread the Word.  Information, education and sharing can save lives.  If you detect a lump, don't hide in the closet.  Get checked.  There are so many wonderful support groups out there for you to help you to complete wellness!

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