10 Ways to Slash Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Every three minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States. Four women die from breast cancer every hour. But despite these scary statistics, there is good news: research shows that lifestyle plays the biggest role in your risk for cancer. And in fact, genes only account for 5-10% of cases. The food you eat, the substances you’re exposed to, and your level of physical … [Read more...]

Strawberries: Choose Organic For More Cancer Fighting Power

Thanks to flash-freezing methods, strawberries are always in season. And if you choose organic you’ll not only limit your exposure to pesticides, but may also boost the cancer-fighting effects of these delicious berries. A recent study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry tested the extracts of five types of strawberries on human colon cancer and breast cancer cells. … [Read more...]

The Link Between Grilling and Cancer (And How to Protect Yourself!)

Summertime is prime time for backyard barbeques. But before you fire up that grill, you should know that studies show a link between grilling and cancer. Grilling and Cancer: Heterocyclic Amines National Cancer Institute (NCI) studies found that compounds called heterocyclic amines (HCA’s) are formed in muscle meats during cooking at high temperatures. HCA’s are created when amino acids (the … [Read more...]

Rosemary Fights Cancer (And How to Get More in Your Diet)

Most gourmands would agree with the old adage “spice is nice”.  And now scientists do too. Inside your kitchen cabinet there are probably dozens of spices and herbs you should be using more liberally…and more often. Rosemary is one of them. Rosemary Fights Cancer and Protects Against Inflammation and Oxidation Recent research published in Oncology Reports found that rosemary has potent … [Read more...]

Shiitake Mushrooms: A Cancer-Fighting Fungus

Mushrooms have long been lauded for their medicinal properties. In fact, some varieties of mushroom - including shiitake mushrooms -  have been used in Chinese medicine for over 2,000 years. Shiitake Mushrooms Fight Cancer A study published in the Journal of Complementary Medicine explored the anti-tumor activities of “mycochemicals” found in shiitake mushrooms. Using two malignant human … [Read more...]

Sugar and Cancer: Is There a Link?

Did you know the food you eat impacts your body's production and function of hormones, inflammatory substances and immune factors that play an important role in cancer? It's true! In fact, one of the most important elements in preventing cancer is keeping your blood sugar stable. That's because high-glycemic foods fuel cancer’s fire by elevating insulin and cancer-promoting growth … [Read more...]

How Flaxseed Fights Cancer (And How Much You Need)

Don’t let the diminutive size of flaxseed fool you. Packed with a group of nutrients called lignans, these tiny seeds pack a powerful punch against breast cancer. How Flaxseed Fights Cancer: The Magic of Lignans So, how do they do it?  Lignans work like a sponge—coursing through the body and mopping up circulating estrogens that can encourage certain cancers to grow. A recent Canadian study … [Read more...]

Broccoli Fights Breast Cancer (Better Than Taxol?)

When it comes to protecting against breast cancer, your best medicine may right on your plate. In fact, one family of cancer-fighting veggies in particular - the cruciferous vegetables -show activity similar to the common breast cancer drug, Taxol. Broccoli Fights Breast Cancer: In a recent study published in the Journal of Nutrition, researchers examined the effects of sulforaphane - a nutrient … [Read more...]

Breast Cancer and Genetics (90% of Your Risk is Lifestyle!)

It is estimated that only 5 percent to 10 percent of all breast cancers can be attributed to genetic factors. Breast Cancer and Genetics: BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 Of the genes linked with breast cancer susceptibility, BRCA1 and BRCA2 are the best recognized and are involved in 3 to 4 percent of cases. Women who carry BRCA1 mutations are thought to have a 40 to 80 percent chance of developing breast … [Read more...]

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