Breast Cancer is an extremely serious disease that is behind only lung cancer in its prevalence amongst women. When it comes to beating cancer, or avoiding it completely, the more information you know, the better your chances of survival will be. Today we will look at how several lifestyle choices and decisions can minimize the risk of developing breast cancer.
Make sure you eat a healthy and balanced diet – By lowering the amount of animal fats consumed and increasing whole grains, fruits and vegetables, you can ensure your body is getting the correct balance of nutrients it requires whilst reducing those foods which can cause long-term harm.
If possible, have your children before you turn 35 – The chances of developing breast cancer rises for the first ten years after childbirth (that’s why it is especially important to get regular screenings during this time period), before decreasing to lower than those women who have never had children. If, however, you become pregnant after 35, the likelihood of developing breast cancer may never lessen, thus permanently increasing the chances of it developing.
Breast feed your children – Major studies have indicated that breast feeding your children can reduce the chances of breast cancer developing by up to 25%. By breast feeding, the body will be less likely to produce hormone positive cancers.
Reduce alcohol intake and avoid binge drinking – The long lasting effects of alcohol consumption are becoming more and more apparent which each study carried out. Several published reports now claim that habitual drinking can cause women to experience a 10% increase in breast cancer risk. This can be offset, however, by using Folic Acid. By taking just 600 micrograms of Folic Acid, you can negate the cancer inducing effects of alcohol…….but that’s not an excuse to start binge drinking, as that can cause a myriad of problems, not limited only to an increase in breast cancer possibly developing.
Not carrying excess weight and partaking in a regular exercise routine – Obesity and a lack of exercise are two prime reasons why breast cancer rates have been increasing in recent years. Analyze your diet and setup an exercise timetable that you can stick too, and not only reduce the risk of developing cancer, but also enjoy having more energy in your daily life.
Avoid using harmful treatments during the menopause – When you reach the menopause, the incredible upheaval of your life that occurs can put a strain on your relationships, your career and your general psychological wellbeing. Fluctuating hormone levels and added stress can cause hot flashes, night sweats, depression, memory loss and a lowered libido. To counter these symptoms, many women will opt to partake in Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT). The trouble with this is that many studies now show increasing support for the idea that HRT actually increases a woman’s chances of developing breast cancer.
Instead of using HRT, try to find some natural herbal remedies that produce similar results, without the added negative side effects. One such herb is Curcuma Comosa, an increasingly popular herb that originates from South East Asia. Curcuma Comosa will alleviate all the aforementioned menopausal side effects and allow you to carry on with your life without stress and ill health.