Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women. Men are not immune to getting breast cancer. There are two types of breast cancer: non-invasive (has not spread to the surrounding tissue) and invasive (has spread to surrounding tissue). The most common type is non-invasive ductal carcinoma in-situ.
Signs to watch for:
- Changes in breast tissue – it is important to check your breast tissue to check for any thickening or lumps
- Nipple discharge or nipple inversion
- Dimpling or indentation of the breast tissue
- Enlarged lymph nodes in the armpits
- Redness of the breast tissue
Breast cancer is caused by hereditary factors and lifestyle. Eating whole and unprocessed foods can decrease inflammation in the body and reduce the chances of getting breast cancer. Also, synthetic hormone replacement therapy showed signs of elevated estrogen levels that are correlated with increased chance of breast cancer. Thermography is a far better screening method without exposure to ionizing radiation. Thermography can detect breast cancer almost 10 years in advance.
Here are some tips for prevention:
- Avoid drinking out of plastic water bottles, canned food, and food additives because they have endocrine disruptors in them.
- Avoid synthetic hormone use, including oral contraceptive pills (discuss other birth control options with your physician).
- Avoid charring your meat – charring releases acrylamide which is a known carcinogen.
- Avoid unfermented soy products which are high in estrogen.
- Avoid GMOs and pesticides.
- Consume organic green juice daily.
- Have your Vitamin D levels checked and keep them at an optimal level.
- Eat raw and unprocessed foods as often as possible.
- Consume curcumin, a highly potent anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer spice. We offer curcumin IV’s at Rejuvena.
- Get a good source of omega-3 fatty acids – plant based such as flax seed oil are a good way of getting these.
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