Breast Cancer Awareness, Stop Breast
Many of the causes of breast cancer are environmental, in
fact the American Cancer Society estimates that over 30%
of all cancers are caused by lifestyle factors that could
easily be modified.
With newer research available about the causes of this
disease and our current heightened level of breast cancer
awareness, it is entirely possible to stop this cancer
before it gets a hold in your body. Unfortunately, many
things in our environment and diet contribute to cancers
of all kinds. But, luckily, we can control our exposure to
these toxic elements.
First, there are pesticides and hormones, found in rather
large quantities in our food. Some of these chemicals are
xenoestrogens which may attach to cells in our bodies
normally occupied by naturally produced estrogen. When
this happens, disease may start to develop and breast
cancer awareness with regard to prevention becomes
Next, many women today eat diets high in refined sugar and
flour products which help to feed cancer cells and cause
their proliferation. Breast cancer awareness helps us to
understand how both high fat and highly refined
carbohydrate diets have been associated with breast
Part of our dietary problem is caused by the hormones and
unnatural diets of the animals producing our milk, cheese,
meat and eggs. No doubt, this is contributing to ever
increasing rates of breast cancer. In the past, farm
animals ate healthy grass and clover from pastures with
very little processed dry food. Chickens wandered around
eating insects and plants. It is probable that the
highly processed foods fed to the animals we eat today,
which may be laced with toxins, pesticides, fungicides,
hormones and more, are the real problem.
Exercise and Breast
Did you know that there is a proven relationship between
the development of breast cancer and a lack of exercise?
The rates are highest among women who exercise least.
Nowadays we often donít exercise as much as we need to in
order for our bodies to cleanse and remove toxins that
build up. Our lymph systems, which work really hard, need
aerobic exercise in order to succeed in house cleaning our
Another possible problem we face daily is the various
chemicals in the skin and body care products we use. Skin
creams and makeup, deodorants, sun screens and hair dyes
are just a few of the potential offenders. Many of them
contain questionable ingredients including petroleum
products and other synthetic additives. Breast cancer
awareness can help us to avoid these toxins by using
natural products free of these chemicals.
So what else should we be doing in our everyday lives to
cancer and to increase our awareness? Read part II.