In this article we will discuss some healthy ways to prevent breast cancer. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. This is a scary statistic. Lack of exercise, poor diet, being overweight, and drinking alcohol all put you at higher risk for cancer. Many women think that if someone in their family has experienced breast cancer that they are doomed to follow suit. This doesn’t have to be the case. if you eat similar diets and live similar lifestyles this increases the risk.
Some ways you can prevent breast cancer and avoid being part of this terrible statistic is by doing regular self breast examinations. It’s also important to know that not all lumps are malignant. I remember being scared to death after an examination by my doctor that detected a lump and after much scary lingo from the doctor which turned out to be nothing more than fibrous breasts which is benign and harmless.
Below you will find more healthy ways to prevent breast cancer. Prevention is far better and easier on your body that waiting until you need a cure. There are many other sources online for healthy ways to prevent cancer, do your due diligence and seek out the best options for you and your family.
Breast Cancer Prevention Tips:
- Healthy Diet – Eating clean and green. Green vegetables keep your immune system running strong so that you are able to fight off things such as cancer. Reduce your intake of sugar and fill up your plate with healthy greens and other varieties of fresh vegetables, protein, and healthy grain choices. Eating a healthy diet full of leafy greens will also help alkalize your body in a healthy and natural way. Cancer cells cannot thrive in an alkaline environment.
- Avoid Toxins – So many different things used in everyday life are completely toxic. Chemicals you use to clean your home are just an example. Toxic chemicals are also found in things such as lotions and facial cleansers, shampoos and body soap and even make-up. Toxic chemicals such as these impede upon our immune system and make it easier for us to develop diseases and illnesses such as cancer.
- Avoid Stress: Another thing you can do to protect yourself is to keep yourself free of stress. Stress is the number one cause of most disease and ill health in the body. Being stressed out is very harmful to our immune system. By using essential oils, doing yoga, meditating, using little to no caffeine, and using supplements with natural energy, you can naturally get rid of your stress. Stress is something I often struggle with. Luckily I am able to get rid of daily stress through a few minutes of meditation or with some yoga. There are multiple different ways of de-stressing so that you don’t compromise your immune system.
By doing these simple yet important things for yourself you will help keep your immune system healthy and make it much harder for your body to develop breast cancer or any other type of illness.
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