If you haven’t already, please read part 1 of this 4 part series.
I needed a few days to let my last post sink in to my own head, so I decided to take a break before posting this next part up. Also, the next pointer is going to be a real tough one for me so I needed to mentally prepare myself for it!
3. CanadianLiving.com suggest that the #3 thing you should do to lower your chances of getting breast cancer is to limit your alcohol intake. Crap on a stick! Granted, I actually don’t drink that much if you take my average the amount I’ve had over my entire adult1, but I’m pretty sure that limiting alcohol intake would include not binge drinking.
4. Ah, finally a tip that I should have no problem following: Eat more fruits and vegetables. Also, this tip helps counter my failure from tip #3. At least according to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Fruit and vegetables are meant to lower your risk of cancer in general. In particular Carrots, Broccoli, Zucchini, Cabbage2, Peas, Sweet Peppers, Tomatoes, Spinach, Garlic and Onions are your best allies in battling cancer. Now, I just need to work on increasing my daily vegetable intake!
5. The next pointer they give is one that’s always our minds as women, avoid the fat or more accurately eat the right fat. Omega-3 has been pumped into our brains enough by advertising, that I think even I3 knows by now that its good for your heart and overall health, and now I know that it also helps my breast health.
6. This next tip, has my eyes as large as saucers: Women must carefully consider HRT. I first heard about Hormone Replacement Therapy as my Mum went through meopause. I thought that HRT was necessary for women who going through menopause as their bodies no longer go through the menstrual cycle that helps keep the hormones cycling through our bodies as necessary. To find out that it could actually cause cancer?! GAH.
I suppose it makes sense, if you think about it, an increase in hormones in your body would logically increase your chance of getting cancer… but still. GAH.
*sigh* I think I’ll stop here to let these sink in4.
Did you learn something today?
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