(NaturalHealth365) For years breast cancer was thought of as a throw of the dice. Even today medical professionals still harbor that view.
The medical community at large have a limited vision of what causes any number of conditions. The challenge today is to broaden the concept of what makes the human body run. It has been found that weight has the strongest effect on the sex hormones that increase breast cancer in post menopausal women. This research was published in the British Journal of Cancer. Alcohol, followed by cigarettes are the next two factors that have a strong effect on hormone levels. This comes from co-author Dr. Gillan Reeves from the University of Oxford in the UK, and colleagues. All are members of the Endogenous Hormones and Breast Cancer Collaborative Group.
Believe it or not these are limited visions of the causes of both breast cancer and other chronic conditions.
Is your food making you sick? If you eat the standard American diet it is. Food is not just thought of as nourishment, but as entertainment and simple indulgence. When you look at breast cancer as the problem you may be missing the answers you need. What makes the whole body work well will protect the breasts.
When you think prevention it has to occur to you that this is dependent on your lifestyle. Hormone levels are influenced by many factors. It is both what you eat and what eats you. In today’s world it means nourishing foods, emotional and spiritual wellness. It means feeding yourself on every level, body, mind and spririt.
Doctors tell you what you have and what you have to do. What they are good at is taking insurance and what they are poor at is keeping you healthy. We hopefully are at a crossroad, where the individual designs their own destiny.
Women who exercise 3-5 times a week have a lower risk of breast cancer. This is because exercise lowers the amount of estrogen and dangerous estrogen metabolites.
Chronic stress is a real risk factor for many conditions including breast cancer. Your reacton to stress is critical in the prevention of this and other conditions.
A low carbohydrate diet is very important. Elevated insulin levels from a diet high in sugar and refined carbohydrates increase estrogen dominanence by upping the amount of free estrogen and it also stimulates the estrogen receptor. Tumor cells over express insulin receptors inviting more glucose to feed the tumor.
Women diagnosed with breast cancer who have high insulin levels, have an increased risk of a repeat performance.
Partially Hydrogenated Oils and Trans fats found in processed foods also increase the dangerous estrogen metabolites that stimulate breast cancer cells.
Individually you shape your destiny, by your thoughts and actions. If the medical profession doesn’t ask the right questions you have to. In life there are unexpected moments, however breast cancer is years in the making.