Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers affecting American women and may lead to more than 38,000 deaths this year. Medical Doctor, Researcher and Cancer expert, Dr. Isaac Eliaz shares 8 simple tips during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so you can learn more about treating and preventing breast cancer.
Dr. Isaac Eliaz Recommends:
- Choosing organic, unprocessed foods: Follow a diet primarily made up of unprocessed, organic whole foods that are free of inflammation-inducing additives such as excess salt, sugars and trans-fats, as well as pesticide residues which are known to contribute to cancer.
- Maintaining a healthy body weight: Maintain a BMI (body mass index) of less than 25, as an elevated BMI may increase the risk of post-menopausal breast cancer.
- Doing your own research: Every person is different when it comes to prevention and treatment of breast cancer. Listen to your doctor, but take advantage of cancer information available to you outside of the doctor's office! Click here for Dr. Eliaz's free health report, "Beat breast cancer with nature's help"
- Exercising regularly: Participating in physical activity for 30 minutes per day provides powerful protection against breast cancer.
- Consuming the right fats: Consume adequate amounts of omega-3 fats (salmon, mackerel, sardines, trout, and herring) and monounsaturated oils (canola, olive oil, nuts, seeds, and avocados), as these healthy fats have powerful anti-cancer properties.
- Eating fruits and vegetables: Fruits such as strawberries, blueberries and grapes, and vegetables such as cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower contain antioxidants including vitamin C, vitamin E, carotenoids, and other phytochemicals (beneficial plant compounds).
- Lowering stress levels: Mind-body approaches such as healing meditation and other stress-relief measures can improve clinical outcomes.
- Taking your supplements: There are a number of dietary supplements and nutrients that have been scientifically researched and proven effective against breast cancer.