Eat Plants, Not Meat: Dietary Guidelines Should Follow American Cancer Society Recommendations

dietary guidelines to eat plant-based foodsThe 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans should reflect the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) new recommendations calling for Americans to base their diets on fruits, vegetables, grains and beans, and to cut out red and processed meat.

The new ASC guidelines say that a healthy eating pattern includes a variety of vegetables (including fiber-rich legumes), fruits and whole grains. It does not include red and processed meats. Continue reading “Eat Plants, Not Meat: Dietary Guidelines Should Follow American Cancer Society Recommendations”

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Reduce Breast Cancer Risk – Even During the Holidays

ice skatingGive yourself the gift of health this year with simple ways to reduce your breast cancer risk, even during the holidays! Physicians Committee launched the Let’s Beat Breast Cancer campaign with four simple steps: choose a plant-based diet, exercise, limit alcohol, and aim for a healthy weight – to help prevent breast cancer from developing and make it less likely to come back if already diagnosed. Here are tips on how to stick with the four steps even during the busy holiday season.

Red, Green and… Orange?
Studies show women who consume the most carotenoid-rich foods are 19% less likely to develop breast cancer. Continue reading “Reduce Breast Cancer Risk – Even During the Holidays”

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Three Ways to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

cruciferous vegetablesGuest post by Lee Crosby, R.D.

My doctor found some suspicious spots in my left breast in 2010. A biopsy showed they weren’t cancer, but that I had a higher risk for cancer down the road. My doctor also found a “thickened” area in my right breast she wanted to keep an eye on.

I was only 30 years old, so that got my attention! I was determined to do everything I could to reduce my future risk. No eating pattern gives 100% protection against cancer. However, I was impressed by research showing that plant-based diets cut cancer risk. I also took up exercise. And all was well for many months. Continue reading “Three Ways to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk”

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Reduce Breast Cancer Risk With These 4 Tips

fruitsvegetablesThis blog is an older blog, but the information is still excellent. A study out of Canada found that almost all cancers could be prevented by eliminating known lifestyle, environmental, occupational risk factors.

Take a read, it’s a good refresher!

One in eight women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer and of those, less than 15% are due to family history. Most breast cancers occur in women who have no family history of breast cancer. These cancers occur due to genetic mutations that happen as a result of the aging process and lifestyle.

There isn’t much that can be done about family history or aging, but there are ways you can reduce breast cancer risk. Here are four ways you can help protect yourself, your friends, and your family members. Continue reading “Reduce Breast Cancer Risk With These 4 Tips”

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Estrogen and Breast Cancer – A Bad Rap That’s Time to Get Right

estrogen-windowThe safety of estrogen therapy is a hot topic that many women have a lot of questions and concerns about. Dr. Machelle (Mache) Seibel, who is a global leader in women’s wellness and menopause, wants to clear the confusion and set the record straight about the benefits of estrogen for women’s health.

We were fortunate to have Dr. Seibel on our Essentials of Healthy Living radio show last year, and are very excited to have him on the show again in May. He will be discussing his new bestselling book, The Estrogen Window: The Breakthrough Guide to Being Healthy, Energized, and Hormonally Balanced – Through Perimenopause, Menopause, and Beyond.

Below, Dr. Seibel presents a great overview of the latest research on menopausal hormone therapy.

In early 2002, estrogen was the most prescribed medication in the United States. It treated the symptoms of menopause and appeared to have benefit for heart health. Then in July of that year, the large government funded Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study reported that taking a pill that contained estrogen plus a synthetic progesterone called Provera caused an increased risk for developing breast cancer. Women and many of their doctors grew understandably fearful and estrogen got a bad rap.
Continue reading “Estrogen and Breast Cancer – A Bad Rap That’s Time to Get Right”

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