Prevent Breast Cancer with Lifestyle Choices

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Filed Under: Women's Health
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

The best way to fight breast cancer is to try to avoid developing it in the first place. And one of the best ways to accomplish this is through anti-cancer lifestyle choices.

Dr. Sinatra’s PAMM diet (Pan-Asian Modified Mediterranean)—which he has supported for years now in his books, lectures, newsletters, e-letters, and blogs—is the basic foundation for an anti-inflammatory diet.

One thing that cancer and cardiovascular problems have in common is that they are both caused, even fueled, by chronic inflammation in the body.

Inflammation can set the stage for cells to go awry—and when they are inflamed, they form plaque, they divide and multiply improperly, and they don’t function as nature intended. That’s why inflammation, as you may know, is involved in all the autoimmune disorders from diabetes and chronic fatigue to rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s disease.

This is a view Dr. Sinatra shares with women’s health expert Dr. Christiane Northrup. Over the years, Drs. Sinatra and Northrup have shared many a podium together, and enjoyed a friendship based on like-minded perspectives in medicine, as well as mutual respect. In Dr. Sinatra’s opinion (and my own), there is no more dynamic speaker than Dr. Northrup when it comes to engaging and motivating an audience to be pro-active about their healthcare.
    
In her best-selling book Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom, Dr. Northrup makes several lifestyle-based recommendations for women looking to promote healthy breast tissue. These include:

  • sticking to an anti-inflammatory, high-fiber diet that’s rich in phytonutrients, cruciferous vegetables and omega-3 fats;
  • maintaining a healthy weight; and
  • getting a balance of adequate sleep and moderate daily exercise.


Limiting consumption of alcohol and non-organic dairy products (which do not contain bovine growth hormone) can also help women avoid the high estrogen levels (relative to progesterone), which may be associated with greater breast cancer risk. Other preventative measures include supplementation with targeted nutrients like CoQ10, vitamin D, and selenium.â?¨

Drs. Sinatra and Northrup are also on the same page when it comes to comes to addressing the emotional and spiritual components of a healthy lifestyle—and those that may lie beneath the surface in any state of dis-ease in the body.

They both recommend stress management, and creating emotional health through positive practices such as yoga, Tai Chi, meditation, relaxation and imagery, having close human relationships and spiritual connections. 

In fact, they are so like-minded that Dr. Sinatra will be on Dr. Northrop’s Hay House Radio Show on Wednesday, October 20th at 11 a.m. EST.

Please tune in and listen live as they exchange ideas about improving your health, including why grounding is so important to a woman’s health, and even has a role in breast cancer prevention and treatment.

For more info on this incredible radio program, visit Hay House Radio. And for more information on women’s health issues as well as cardiovascular nutrition, visit Dr. Sinatra’s Web site.

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