Breast Health Challenge Tip #12

Work up a sweat daily, using exercise, sauna or steam bath to eliminate chemicals and toxic metals stored in your fat cells. Make saunas a part of your life, having at least one each week (two 20-minute periods with a … Continued

Breast Health Challenge Tip #11

Replace chlorine-based cleaning products with non-toxic alternatives, such as baking soda and vinegar to clean either your sink, toilet, fridge, stove, floors and/or counters. Are you among the millions of consumers who believe that because it is sold on the … Continued

Breast Health Challenge Tip #10

Do not use cosmetics, nail polish, toothpaste, shampoo etc. containing parabens or phthalates. Avoid using artificial air fresheners. Parabens and phthalates are commonly used chemicals in cosmetics and perfumes that mimic the hormone estrogen and increase breast cancer risk. Parabens … Continued

Breast Health Challenge Tip #9

Use 45 grams of fiber daily to regulate estrogen and insulin. Include 2 Tbsp flaxseed, 2 Tbsp chia seed, 1 Tbsp psyllium and 1-2 cups legumes. Did you know that the more bowel movements you have, the more estrogen you … Continued

Breast Health Challenge Tip #8

Store leftover food in glass, ceramic or stainless steel rather than plastic, and drink water from glass or stainless steel containers. It’s tough when you are in a hurry to find glass bottled water. The simplest solution is to carry … Continued

Breast Health Challenge Tip #7

Limit alcoholic beverages to fewer than 3 per week. How many times a week do you have a drink? If it is more than 3, listen up. Alcohol consumption increases the risk of breast cancer in women. Women and Alcohol … Continued

Breast Health Challenge Tip #6

Add 2 tsp. of turmeric to your food or take 1000 mg of curcumin in capsule form daily. Curry anyone? Did you know that women in India have about one third the breast cancer incidence as Canadian women? There are … Continued

Breast Health Challenge Tip #5

Eat 2 tbsp. of soaked or freshly ground flaxseeds a day. Include flaxseed in your diet each day to help reduce the risk of breast cancer. Flaxseed may also reduce tumour growth in women dealing with breast cancer. Dietary flaxseed … Continued

Breast Health Challenge Tip #4

Eat a vegetarian diet, as organic as possible. Minimal or no meat, fish, eggs, dairy. Approximately 30-40% of all of cancers can be prevented with a healthy lifestyle and diet. Too little fiber, the intake of red meat and too … Continued

Breast Health Challenge Tip #3

Spend 15 minutes outside between 10 am-2 pm, exposing your arms and legs to sunlight, or take 1000-5000 IU of vitamin D3 daily. Have you had your vitamin D levels checked this year? If not, ask your doctor. Once you … Continued