Keeping Your Breasts Healthy

Posted on July 14th, 2014 by

Breasts change many times in many ways over a lifetime. Getting to know how your breasts normally feel and look is the first step towards promoting good breast health. Breasts like women’s bodies come in all shapes and sizes. Their tissue is varied; they change as we age and one breast may be bigger or smaller or grow faster or larger than the other. The look and feel of your breasts can be affected by many things.  Your menstrual cycle, pregnancy, breastfeeding, menopause and aging. Remember you are not in a panic searching for cancer;  you are developing a positive relationship with your breasts. 80 % of breast lumps are not cancer. Early detection is the most important factor. Lifestyle choices and supplements to improve your general health that will also directly impact the health of your breasts include:

  • Vitamin D 1000iu
  • Being active/ exercising regularly
  • Eating a variety of low-fat , high-fiber and whole grain foods
  • Green Tea
  • Cruciferous vegetables three times a week i.e. broccoli, cauliflower
  • Eating at least 5 servings of dark leafy green, orange and red veggies & fruits every day.
  • Trying to buy organic produce to reduce your exposure to toxic chemicals
  • Eating foods daily that are high in plant estrogens or isoflavones, such as soy, lentils and grains (linked in studies to prevent breast cancer).
  • Not smoking
  • Low glycemic diet (avoid the white sugar)
  • Low acid high alkaline diet(eat your dandelions)
  • Limiting the amount of caffeine
  • Regular detoxification of the liver, colon, kidneys and lymph
  • Limit your intake of dairy and red meat.
  • Ensuring there is enough fiber in your diet.
  • Avoiding xenoestrogens in foods and plastics
  • Infra red saunas for detoxification
  • Organic beauty products
  • So let’s talk prevention by taking action on the above in your daily life