How Can I reduce my risk of breast cancer?

Aside from skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among U.S. women.  The following lifestyle strategies may help to lower your risk of breast cancer:

  • Radically reduce your sugar intake. Normalizing your insulin levels by avoiding sugar is one of the most powerful physical actions you can take to lower your risk of cancer. Unfortunately, very few oncologists appreciate or apply this knowledge today. The Cancer Centers of America is one of the few exceptions, where strict dietary measures are included in their cancer treatment program.
  • Optimize your vitamin D level.Ideally it should be over 50 ng/ml, but levels from 70-100 ng/ml will radically reduce your cancer risk. Safe sun exposure is the most effective way to increase your levels,
  • Maintain a healthy body weight. This will come naturally when you begin eating right for your nutritional type and exercising using high-intensity burst-type activities,. It’s important to lose excess weight because estrogen is produced in fat tissue.
  • Get plenty of high quality animal-based omega-3 fats,  Omega-3 deficiency is a common underlying factor for cancer.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol, or limit your drinks to one a day for women.
  • Breastfeed exclusively for up to six months. Research shows this will reduce your breast cancer risk.
  • Watch out for excessive iron levels. This is actually very common once women stop menstruating. The extra iron actually works as a powerful oxidant, increasing free radicals and raising your risk of cancer. So if you are a post-menopausal woman or have breast cancer you will certainly want to have your Ferritin level drawn. Ferritin is the iron transport protein and should not be above 80. If it is elevated you can simply donate your blood to reduce it.

FROM DR MERCOLA

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