Lifestyle Factors To Cut Breast Cancer Risk
In this final part of what we can do to minimise risk in Breast Cancer Month, don’t ignore the simple everyday factors that influence your health.
If there were some simple steps you could take that would help reduce your risk of breast cancer wouldn’t you take them? Well there are, and this is what you need to do:
1 Get physical. Exercise can protect you against so many diseases, including breast cancer. It needs to be regular, and that means it needs to be enjoyable so find something you like and commit to it. Brisk walks, dancing,swimming, whatever takes your fancy and may be easier if you team up with a buddy.
2 Be proactive because the earlier you spot the signs of breast cancer the better your prognosis. This is truly a case of procrastination can kill you. Do your regular monthly breast exam and between the ages of 20 and 39 you should also have an exam by a nurse or doctor at least every three years, Over 40 years and an annual check up by a doctor is recommended.
3 Keep it natural and avoid the hormone residues in meat, poultry and dairy products by eating organic wherever possiblAvoid exposure to radiation. Limiting the number of chest X-rays you receive, especially
4 Add in the healthy extras that support your immune system and protect against breast cancer. These include folic acid, vitamin D, antioxidants and most particularly bioidentical natural progesterone to ensure any oestrogen dominance is held in check and so reduce your risk.e. at a young age, may decrease the risk of breast cancer.
Essential reading on breast cancer is this article by Dr David Zava: