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6 Health Swaps That Help Prevent Breast Cancer

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We all want to know how to prevent breast cancer. With each passing year, more and more women (and men!) are diagnosed with this invasive disease and prevention is half the battle. Breast Cancer is related to excess estrogen and estrogen dominance can be related to migraines, PMS, uterine fibroids and breast cysts in some people. Feeding our bodies the most natural, toxin-free foods and staying active can help set the foundation for breast cancer prevention. Check out these tips for being the healthiest you and keep breast cancer at bay.

How to Check for Breast Cancer

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6 Health Swaps That Help Prevent Breast Cancer

  1. Get lots of exercise! There’s no doubt that exercise is good for us in many ways, but in this case it helps get toxins out of the system and helps metabolize estrogen.
  2. Ditch the smokes. It’s a proven fact that smokers are at a higher risk for breast cancer. Want the details? Check out this study from the American Cancer Society.
  3. Skip the sugar. Believe it or not, sugar is like fuel for the growth of cancer cells – just eliminate sugar from your diet.
  4. Keep the cocktails to a minimum. Drinking alcohol changes the way we metabolize estrogen and leads to higher levels.
  5. Eat organic! Go for foods rich in antioxidants like fruits, veggies, nuts and olive oil. Be sure to squeeze in a good amount of greens – like broccoli, kale and brussels sprouts – these provide a phytonutrient that helps metabolize estrogen.
  6. Do regular breast exams. It goes without saying – you know your own body better than anyone, so stay in tune with yourself.

Which one of these tips can you incorporate into your daily life, today?