Bioidentical doctors have been saying for years how protective progesterone is for breast cancer. Now research seems to have ‘discovered’ it but are we talking about the same thing?
Any woman who has had breast cancer is naturally concerned to avoid any future occurrence and nutritionist Patrick Holford has some practical suggestions on how to do that.
Women are often concerned that their oestrogen levels are low, but it is not the actual level that is as important as where the progesterone level is in relation to it. Treating low progesterone levels is just as important when dealing with your symptoms.
Soy is a preferred alternative to dairy milk and dairy products by many women. However if you have not included soy products before, then it could be entirely the wrong thing if you have a cancer diagnosis.
Are you on the Pill or Coil for menopause symptoms? Users of hormonal contraceptives had a 52% greater risk of having breast cancer according to a recent study from Finland.
With 5 years now being recommended as the maximum time on conventional HRT it is time to look at some of the reasons to go bioidentical that are backed up by research.
There are some straightforward everyday steps that can help reduce breast reduce risk.
We are all so much more conscious of how much influence a good diet has on our health, and particularly when it comes to breast cancer.
There are many different types of HRT but combination types, where there is both oestrogen and a synthetic progestin, can increase breast cancer risk.
It is a regular part of most women’s routine to check their breasts for lumps or anything out of the ordinary at least once a month. The faster you identify a problem, the better your chance of successful treatment.