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    Breast Cancer: 4 Foods to Avoid

    October 21, 2010 •  no comments.

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    It’s October, which means it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to the American Cancer Society and recently seen on CNN, one out of every three women is expected to have some form of cancer in her lifetime. That stinks. On top of that, one out of every eight women gets breast cancer.

    But the good news? Only one out of every ten breast cancers are genetic, which means that nine out of ten breast cancers are environmentally triggered.

    So instead of calling it Breast Cancer Awareness Month, let’s start calling it “Breast Cancer PREVENTION Month”.

    I mean, why wait? If you could take action today that just might prevent breast cancer down the road, you’d do it, wouldn’t you? Well, thankfully, Dr. Andrew Weill posted a few dietary tips this morning that any mom can take anywhere to help reduce her chances of developing breast cancer.

    Here are some dietary habits to avoid, as they may increase the risk of breast cancer, according to Dr. Andrew Weil. And while you may not want to jump in on all four, perhaps consider adopting one of the changes from the list below as a preventative measure in our fight against breast cancer:

    1. Eating too much fat. Keep your dietary fat content low – below 25 percent of your daily calories is ideal.
    2. Consuming animal fats, polyunsaturated fats (including many vegetable oils), and hydrogenated oils (margarines and vegetable shortenings) can all increase cancer risks. Minimize consumption of all.
    3. Drinking alcohol. Even in modest amounts, alcohol consumption is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer.
    4. A daily intake of conventionally raised meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products. These may contain hormone residues that influence estrogen metabolism. Replace with organic, hormone-free versions and use sparingly.

    Remember, there is so much that we can do to protect the health of our families. And while we can’t do everything, we can all do something. And that is a great place to start!

    To learn more about the environmental triggers for breast cancer, please visit www.pureprevention.com

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