October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Most of you know this. But did you know that breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, except for skin cancers? About 1 in 8 women (12%) in the US will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime. This is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, exceeded only by lung cancer.
Exercise, diet and early detection play huge roles in reducing breast cancer risk, as well as increasing survival rates.
To learn more about what you can do to decrease your risk, check out these blogs:
1. Tips for Breast Health and Breast Cancer Prevention
2. Household Chemicals and Breast Cancer
3. Herbal Formula Shows Promise for Reducing Breast Cancer Risk
4. Diagnostic Tools and Screening Tests for Breast Cancer
5. Weight and Breast Cancer
And if you are donating to breast cancer causes, you may want to read this blog about where your really money goes when you give.
It’s pumpkin carving time! So what do you do with all those creamy white pumpkin seeds? Don’t throw them out. Instead, start incorporating them into your meals. Here are some reasons why.
1. Mineral superstar: One cup of pumpkin seeds provides 16% of the recommended daily amount of manganese, 42% of magnesium, 44% of zinc, and 12% of iron. Reserach indicates that all these nutrients may help you sidestep Alzheimer’s, cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, depression, immune dysfunction, and osteoporosis.
2. Protein power: Protein is a part of every cell in the body, and pumpkin seeds are one of the plant world’s best sources of this essential macronutrient. One ounce of these super seeds contain more protein than an ounce of beef or a cup of milk! What’s more, a preliminary animal study suggests that the protein in pumpkin seeds potentially holds unique liver-protective properties. Continue reading “Pumpkin Seed – Superfood”