Breast Health Tips
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- Balance stress with self care – at least 30-60 minutes a day! It doesn’t have to be all at once – piece it together if you have to! Learn healthy ways to process anger, grief and resentment. Self care can be anything that makes you feel joy, bliss, and emotional release
- Avoid wearing underwires bras, and go braless whenever you can. See “Bras Make Breasts Sag” at Medicalnewstoday.com
- Practice lymphatic breast massage every day
- Increase your alkaline food intake by avoiding the acidic foods and beverages: White sugar, gluten, caffeine and alcohol. Eat more leafy green veggies (kale, spinach, chard, collards, etc)
- Make sure your Liver, Kidneys and GI Track are in optimum working order. These organs directly affect breast health. You can improve their function with nutrition, herbs, acupuncture, Chinese medicine and other holistic remedies obtained from Naturopaths, Homeopaths, etc.
- Carefully research a variety of breast care options such as self-exams, annual physician breast exams, Thermograms, Ultrasounds, MRIs and Mammograms. Utilize them. (See comprehensive article about our toxic world: www.orionmagazine.org/index.php/articles/7693
- Exercise regularly, and include lymphatic exercise for healthy lymph, and to keep your blood oxygenated (Aerobics, deep breathing, bouncing on a mini-trampoline or exercise ball)
- Eat whole, fresh, organic, plant-based, detoxifying foods and drink plenty of fresh water every day. Add fresh organic lemon or lime juice to water to increase alkalinity
- Reduce animal fats and eliminate trans-fats; replace highly-acidic red meats with healthier meats such as organic lamb, buffalo, ahi tuna or wild salmon
- Utilize high quality multi-vitamin and mineral supplements, check with your practitioner regarding iodine and Vitamin D-3 supplements
- Avoid products and any foods enhanced with hormones or raised on hormone-enhanced feed
- Avoid using a microwave; if you must, cover food only with glass or paper, not plastic. Plastics have been found in many breast tumors and is known to be an endocrine disrupter. Read more at Stop Eating Plastics
- Use only heavy plastic or glass for storing food and water; also avoid freezing anything in plastic
- Avoid prolonged use of oral contraceptives and do your research carefully when considering HRT, including bio-identical ~ all these can interfere with your own hormone production.
- Make sure your hormones are balanced!
These tips were taken, in part, from the research article called “Breast Cancer Prevention, Reducing the risk through nutrition, lifestyle & environmental action” by Dr. Bob Dozor, MD, Integrative Medical Clinic of Santa Rosa.
*Always consult your doctor before starting any new health care routine *