Easy Guide: How to Prevent Breast Cancer Through Diet & Lifestyle Changes

October 2, 2016

 

The American Cancer Society states that "breast cancer is the most common cancer that women may face in their lifetime. It can occur at any age, but the risk goes up as you get older. Because of certain factors, some women may have a greater chance of having breast cancer than others. But every woman should know about breast cancer and what can be done about it."

 

 

So, let's get straight to the point, because I know you want solutions and preventative methods to side step breast cancer and live a long and healthy life.

 

 

Dietary Considerations 

  • Eat organic, fresh, pesticide free food 

  • Eat a primarily Mediterranean diet (more plant based) 

  • Eat mindfully and avoid rushing during meals 

  • Eat with a 12 hour fast as often as possible (over night) 

  • Eat low-glycemic carbohydrates for blood sugar stabilization 

  • Eat high fibre and nutrient dense foods 

  • Avoid canned food/plastics on food 

 

Specific Foods to Increase in Your Diet 

  • Antioxidants (berries, acai, pomegranate, chocolate (very dark), all fruits and vegetables that are dark in pigment/colourful)

  • Legumes 

  • Quinoa, chia seeds, slow cooked oats, ground flax

  • Nuts and seeds (raw, unroasted, unflavoured) 

  • Healthy fats (raw coconut oil, avocado, omega 3s, pure dark green bitter olive oil)

  • Cabbage, brussel sprouts, kale, cauliflower, broccoli

  • Shitake, reishi, turkey tail mushrooms 

  • Dark leafy greens

 

Exercise: Aim for 3-4 times a week, minimum of 30 minutes. 

 

Smoking: Quit. Immediately. 

 

Stress Reduction: This is crucial. Do whatever it takes. Simplify your life, learn to meditate and do it daily, turn off your gadgets/blue screen time, get outside. Learn more about VitalityMD's meditation classes and stress management programs. 

 

Improve Sleep Quality: Do whatever it takes to get to the bottom of this - whether it's hormonal, anxiety/stress, depression, or an unknown cause - get a doctor who can get to the bottom of it and get it fixed. Immune (and yes that includes cancer) surveillance happens when we sleep... Try a Yoga Nidra class for conscious relaxation and to improve overall sleep quality. 

 

Labs: Ensure healthy Vitamin D levels, appropriate estradiol and estrone levels, progesterone levels, etc. 

 

VitalityMD offers comprehensive Women's Vitality Check and Men's Vitality Check Programs where your current state of health and well being is analyzed in depth. We thoroughly review your health history, hormone levels, potential vitamin deficiencies,  genetic risk factors, lifestyle influences, and so much more, to prepare a preventative wellness plan to help you avoid cancer and life a long and healthy life. 

 

You deserve to feel your best. 

 

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