Breast Cancer Awareness Month

FACTS that most American women are not aware of:

1:The most common type of breast cancer in America today is ER + estrogen receptor positive cancer. 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. (breast cancer.org)
This type of breast cancer has been medically proven to have a hormonal component to it. (mayoclinic.org)

2:This fact is often not explained to women until after they are diagnosed with breast cancer and their doctor prescribes Tamoxifen, which has been linked to uterine cancer or other drugs that eliminate almost all estrogen from their body. As a result, women using these drugs experience many hormone related side effects including hot flashes, mood swings, depression, thinning bones, lack of libido, and more. (Bergmann, E “Risk and Prognosis of Endometrial cancer after Tamoxifen for Breast cancer”. The Lancet 356 (2000): 881.

3:American women are not getting the full story or proper education on hormones. The truth is, it is not high estrogen that can cause cancer, but lack of progesterone. Progesterone is meant to balance out the effects of estrogen and to prevent female related cancers. If high estrogen alone caused breast cancer, most all young women and pregnant women would be diagnosed. (Million women study Collaborators. Breast cancer and hormone replacement in the Million Women study. Lancet. 2003; 362:419-427. [PubMed]

3 Easy Tips for Hope:

1) Raise your progesterone levels naturally. Since progesterone will balance out estrogen, it plays a strong role in preventing breast cancer. By adding plant based progesterone cream women are able to raise progesterone levels naturally with no side effects as well as a decrease in PMS/menopausal symptoms related to their weight, mood, and sleep. (http: articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archives/2011/09/18/oral-progesterone-and-progesterone-cream-complications.aspx)

2) Increase your intake of cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, kale, and arugula.

3) Prevent and reverse insulin resistance. Eating too many refined carbohydrates/sugars cause us to become insulin resistant. When we become insulin resistant sugar cannot get into our cells for energy so our bodies store most of it as fat. Ways to manage insulin resistance: Focus on eating high quality unprocessed foods. Cut out all refined carbohydrates and processed sugars. Lose weight. Get more sleep.

 

Information provided by Dawn Cuttilo and BeBalanced

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