Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Gettin' Over the Hump

October is breast cancer awareness month and I wanted to share some information about the connection between nutrition and breast cancer. Certain types of foods, that we eat in abundance no less, are increasing our risks for breast cancer and we don't even know it. Based on nutritional studies, we have the power to prevent this scary cancer by choosing what we put on our plate. I have a friend who has battled breast cancer twice in her life and I can't begin to imagine how frightening that must have been for her. So this is for her, for you and for me.

Menarche is the beginning of a girl's reproduction cycle and early puberty means increased risk for breast and ovarian cancers.

Young girls who are overweight and eat a diet rich in animal proteins and processed foods are at risk for early puberty. Excess body fat and high protein foods like cold-cuts, scrambled eggs, milk and cheese elevate growth hormones, which causes girls to develop faster.

Eating high-fat dairy products may raise the risk of death years later for breast cancer survivors.

Eating a diet rich in colorful fruits and veggies prevents cancer and here's how. 

And by the way this is not just a woman's issue, men can get breast cancer too.
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