Breast Cancer Prevention Starts at HOME!
Eat Hormone-free Meat and Dairy. When we eat meat and dairy products, we’re also eating the residue of what those animals ate, including pesticides, growth hormones and contaminants. Choose hormone-free beef or dairy to eliminate those traces of hormones that can enter our bodies and contribute to an increased risk of breast cancer. – Breast Cancer Fund.org
It’s nearly the end of October and that means several important things:
- Time for Joi to put up her Christmas tree (yes, I’m one of those annoying early birds… sorry)
- Time to buy my outside cats plenty of straw for their loft
- Time to bake those Sweet Potato Pies!
- Time to start Christmas shopping
- An end to Breast Cancer Awareness Month
The one that concerns me is the last one. As a mother of three daughters I am pre-conditioned to love all females. Every one of them symbolizes my much, much, much beloved and treasured daughters. So I’ve loved seeing all of the extra talk about preventing breast cancer. I’ve heard my own daughters talking about breast cancer prevention, about getting extra exercise, about eating healthier, and about choosing Breast Cancer as one of the diseases they personally want to support and fund.
Eat Your Veggies, but Kick the Can. We all know vegetables are great for us, but the lining in canned food can leach chemicals like BPA. Farmers’ market-fresh vegetables are a better choice, but if you can’t make it to the market or want something out of season, choose frozen over canned or look for brands that make BPA-free cans. – Breast Cancer Fund.org
It has been a wonderful thing and I can only hope that November 1st doestn’t bring it all entirely to an end. How educated (and healthier) we’d all be if other diseases had their own month to raise awareness!
Before October runs out of time, I want to tell you about another GREAT resource for Breast Cancer awareness and prevention: Breast Cancer Fund.org.
Breast Cancer Fund is all about raising awareness for Breast Cancer treatment and prevention. Their October never ends… they’re heores/heroines proudly wearing pink capes!
Here’s something I do and something I tell my daughters to do as well. Now…. I’m suggesting it to you as well. I’m bossy like that when it comes to health. I have a Favorites folder on my computer called HEALTH – I place the best websites under this folder that have resources, information, news, recipes, and so forth that promote better health and fitness. Dr. Oz lives in this folder as does Everyday Health, WebMD, the American Heart Association, Breast Cancer Fund.org, and a host of others.
I have certain times of the day/week (those that update often warrant daily peeks) when I check in on these trusted sites for news and updates. You’d really wax especially brilliant if you did the same.
Breast Cancer Fund has a great publication that you’ll love, State of Evidence: The Connection Between Breast Cancer and the Environment.
The science is here: it’s State of the Evidence: The Connection Between Breast Cancer and the Environment, the landmark publication from the Breast Cancer Fund.
Our just-released sixth edition catalogues the available scientific research into breast cancer’s links to toxic chemicals and radiation.
View State of the Evidence online.
Find out why….
- We should take special care to protect pregnant women, newborns, young children and teens from exposures to certain chemicals.
- Exposure to mixtures of chemicals in everyday products matters.
- Traditional factors like family history represent only a small part of breast cancer risk.
- “Just a little” exposure to some chemicals and radiation can be a big concern.
The weight of the evidence can be overwhelming. The good news is, the Breast Cancer Fund is working every day to translate this science into action that reduces breast cancer risk for you and for all women. In fact, we use State of the Evidence as a roadmap that shapes our public education and policy work.
Toss (or Cover) the Crumbling Furniture. Older furniture with foam stuffing, cushions or mattresses could contain harmful flame-retardants called PBDEs, and, if the foam is falling apart, the PBDEs are more likely to be released into the environment. Exposure over time could increase the risk for breast cancer, so it may be time to upgrade that hand-me-down easy chair! – Breast Cancer Fund.org
I hope you’ll visit Breast Cancer Fund and learn more about the many things we can do to prevent breast cancer. Click the following link and educate yourself, then share the information (and link) with your family, friends and everyone you know! – Reduce your risks and prevent breast cancer