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Breast Cancer: Be Proactive, Not Reactive

On September 26, 2011, my grandmother (next to my mom) will be celebrating her 84th birthday. It would be awesome to see her celebrate today, because she's a fun party girl (I put this a little). However, her life was cut short by breast cancer at age 62. I was 13 years old at the time. The doctor said the cause of the disease was genetic triggered by environmental factors. Because it's genetic, mom, mom and I probably inherited the gene. Therefore, we always do breast examinations when we feel pain or something strange in our breasts.

For a long time, I wondered what environmental factors could trigger my grandmother's genes to cause cancer in her body. Since she was born and lived on the islands all her life, she has a healthy diet of fresh fruits, vegetables and seafood. She also cleans the entire body each week and makes us part of her horrific ingredient of freshly selected herbs and other natural herbs (sorry, I have a mental flashback that irritates my stomach). Therefore, his diet cannot contribute to his illness. So who or what is the cause?

Based on studies such as the relationship between the intake of metals such as aluminum found in cookware and deodorants, and breast cancer, I think this "Aha" may be the reason why he prepared his food in an Aluminum pot. However, I'm not sure about deodorants because I don't remember the brand they used. So I decided to stop using any products with Aluminum. Then recently, I heard a report on the relationship between breast cancer and the type of bra we use. The report states that bras with underwire may be associated with breast cancer, and I think back to my grandmother. She wears a huge underwear, as she is a passionate woman and needs a lot of frontal and back support.

After this report, I concluded that I could not figure out the environmental factors that might trigger my grandmother's genes to cause cancer in her body. What I know is that exposure to environmental factors can greatly increase the risk of breast cancer each year. We all experience the loss of a loved one (whether a brother or a friend) through breast cancer, but some of us do not take precautions to prevent this disease in our own lives. The combination of our diet and the products we use and use increases our risk for the disease. We need to be proactive about our health, and not reactive. Don't wait until you feel the lump or pain to change your lifestyle, change it today.

Here are some things you can do:

1. Eat healthy; incorporate high quality fruits and vegetables in antioxidants and fiber in your diet. Antioxidants are known to fight free radicals that contribute to the growth of cancer cells. Fruits such as Pomegranate, Acai Berry, Noni, Goji and Mangosteen are high in antioxidants. Also, a high fiber diet promotes natural elimination, which needs to be done daily to remove waste and toxins from our body.

2. Detoxify your body regularly (at least once a week); using natural products.

3. Change the products you use for eco-friendly and natural products such as green cleaning products, non-toxic cookware (preferably stainless steel).

4. Change the type of bra you use; If you are using a down bra, then it's time to buy a new bra. Your breast should allow proper circulation of blood in and around the breast, as well as provide proper back support.

5. Spread the word about Breast Cancer. Don't wait until the Breast Cancer Awareness month to get involved. The disease does not wait until the next month to attack our family and friends. Every day someone we know is dealing with the effects of breast cancer. Help your family and friends be proactive about their health. Host a monthly party or participate in local events to promote awareness and change.


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