A few patients have asked me how to reduce their rate of breast cancer so I thought I would post about it. A lot of this info comes from Michael Greger’s book How Not to Die and info has also been taken from Kristi Funk, MD’s info. Latest research to lower rates of Breast Cancer
Minimize light exposure at night. Use a sleep mask to maximize melatonin production. Higher vegetable
consumption is associated with higher melatonin levels and high meat intake with lower levels.
Five hours of vigorous exercise a week is recommended to lower risk by lowering estrogen and
progesterone. You need to work up a sweat.
Women who eat meats grilled, barbecued or smoked raise risk. Eating meat well done also ups risk.
Roasting, pan frying, grilling and baking above 212 degree Fahrenheit ups risk.
Fiber reduces risk- the higher the better > greather than 37 grams daily.
Recommended to eat one apple daily.
Eat broccoli or other cruciferous vegetables daily and broccoli sprouts (1/4 cup) to reduce risk. Broccoli
sprouts can be easily grown at home and are so important to reduce risk of reoccurrence.
Collard green consumption is associated with less breast cancer risk.
Flaxseeds contain lignans which dampen the body’s own estrogen effect. Lignan intake is associated
with less breast cancer risk. Two tsp a day of ground flaxseed on food daily will reduce risk.
“Dietary flaxseed has the potential to reduce tumor growth in patients with breast cancer. Flaxseed may
be a potential dietary alternative to currently used breast cancer drugs.
Researchers have found that women diagnosed with breast cancer that ate the most soy lived longer
and had reduced occurrence of breast cancer than those who ate less. 90 % of patients who ate the
most soy phytoestrogens after diagnosis were still alive after 5 years. Try to eat whole forms of soy that are non-GMO and organic. Edemame is an example. Drink organic non-GMO unsweetened soy milk versus cow’s milk.
White mushrooms block the estrogen synthase enzyme. Eating mushrooms and sipping at least half a
tea’s bag worth of green tea each day was associated with 90% lower breast cancer odds.
Birth control pills also cause increased estrogen so if you use the oral contraceptive to prevent pregnancy which many people do please come in and talk to me about other things you can do to reduce negative side effects of taking the pill. To book please call 4032321283 Parallel Wellness Dr. Robin Vinge, Naturopathic Doctor