Ten Ways to Help Prevent Breast Cancer

From the May 2004 edition of Dr. Fuhrman’s Healthy Times:

Overall, no one can disagree with the fact that mammograms do nothing to prevent breast cancer and very little to save women’s lives from breast cancer. We just have not seen this happen in the era of extensive mammogram use. In the meantime, don’t just sit back and hope you don’t contract cancer. Be proactive and adjust your diet and lifestyle to achieve a high level of health, so that any abnormal cells never can overcome your body’s powerful immune defenses. Early, precancerous changes in the breast can be normalized by nutritional excellence. Women can prevent breast cancer, and even if they have cancer they can significantly increase their chances of survival with nutritional excellence.

The best ways a woman can protect herself from breast cancer are as follows:
1. Do not drink alcohol.
2. Do not smoke.
3. Do not take estrogen.
4. Have babies and nurse them for two years each.
5. Avoid dietary carcinogens, which are predominantly found in fatty fish and dairy fat.
6. Eat a high-nutrient, vegetable-based diet as described in my book, Eat To Live. Green vegetables are the most powerful anti-breast cancer food. Take note that a vegetarian diet does not show protection against breast cancer as much as a diet rich in green vegetables, berries, and seeds. It is the phytochemical nutrient density and diversity of the diet that offers the most dramatic protection against cancer, not merely the avoidance of meat or fat.
7. Take a multivitamin to assure nutritional completeness and take at least 100mg of DHA daily.
8. Use one tablespoon of ground flax seeds daily.
9. Don’t grill or fry foods. Steaming vegetables or making vegetable soups should be the major extent of cooking.
10. Exercise at least three hours a week, and maintain a lean body with little body fat.
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Bernadette - December 5, 2006 7:50 PM

I purchased your book 3 days ago and find that your daily eating plan is very simple and do-able. Thank you for the 10 tips regarding preventing breast cancer...I was diagnosed with breast cancer January of 2003; I will use the 10 tips to increase my chances of survival. I will share your information with the other survivors in my support group.

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