Best Foods and Supplements to Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Foods and supplements that have a scientific basis for fighting breast cancer include kelp, spicy foods, cruciferous vegetables (especially broccoli), and evening primrose oil.


Here is the List of Foods and Supplements

Coenzyme Q-10. “High risk” breast cancer in patients supplemented with Coenzyme Q-10 nutritional antioxidantsand essential fatty acids and coenzyme Q10 underwent an apparent partial remission.

Artemisinin (a compound in wormwood) has been shown to be toxic to human breast cancer cells. A Chinese woman received a Nobel Prize for her research on artemisinin for treating malaria.

Flax Lignans. Lignans are plant compounds found to have cancer-preventive properties. Flax seeds contain 100 times more lignans than any other known edible plant. A subject of hundreds of studies, lignans have been found to have many health benefits including balancing feminine hormones. In a clinical trial, 100 women given flax lignans reported improvement in PMS and perimenopausal symptoms including breast tenderness, bloating, hot flashes, mood swings, and “brain fog.”

Vitamin D. Levels of 70-100 ng/ml will radically reduce your cancer risk. Safe sun exposure is the most effective way to increase your vitamin D levels. If you use a tanning bed make sure it has an electronic ballast instead of a magnetic one. Either of these methods is far better than taking a high-dose supplement, which would necessitate increasing your intake of vitamin K2 as well, either from food or a supplement.

Iodine is an essential trace element required for the synthesis of hormones, especially thyroid hormone. Insufficiency can cause or contribute to the development of a number of health problems, including breast cancer. The breasts absorb and use a lot of iodine. The best natural source is from various seaweeds.

Vitamin A. There is evidence that vitamin A plays a role in the prevention of breast cancer. It’s always better to obtain it from vitamin A-rich foods, rather than a supplement. Food sources include organic egg yolks, raw butter, raw whole milk and beef or chicken liver. Carotenes from carrots and beets also have a similar benefit.

Black Cohosh. This root was discovered centuries ago by Native Americans and traditionally used for female problems such as menstrual cramps and menopausal symptoms. It is used not only for menstrual discomfort but also for physical and psychological symptoms of menopause including hot flashes, irritability, mood swings, anxiety, vaginal dryness and sleep disturbances.

Check your iron levels. Check ferritin when you get a blood test. Ferritin is the iron transport protein and should not be above 80. Extra iron increases free radical levels and increases your risk of cancer. If you are a post-menopausal woman or have breast cancer you will certainly want to have your Ferritin level checked.

What about soy? Soy products are estrogen-like and should be avoided. There are soy products used to treat breast cancer but these usually isolate a beneficial component called “genistein.” Soy foods have many different phytoestrogens in them that are clearly processed in your body differently from the isolated chemical genistein. Fermented soy products like miso, natto and tempeh do not have this estrogenic influence.

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