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Nutritional Therapy & Breast Cancer
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Nutritional Therapy & Breast Cancer

By Lisha Vecchiarelli

What is Breast Cancer

(NBCF, 2013)

Prevention of Breast Cancer
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure when it comes to a person’s health, especially for women who want to protect themselves against breast cancer,” said Dr. Steven

Can Food Prevent Breast Cancer?

Nutrition for Breast Cancer Prevention
• • • • • Wild Salmon Broccoli Greens Strawberries Flax Seed

Supplements That Fight Breast Cancer
• Omega-3 Fatty Acids • Fish Oil • Flax Seed

Vegetables High in Folate that Fight Breast Cancer
• • • • • • • • • • Broccoli Asparagus Spinach Mustard Greens Collard Greens Brussel Sprouts Avocado Beets Cauliflower Beans (These foods are high in Folate)

Fruits that Fight Breast Cancer
• Strawberries • Blueberries

Multivitamins and Minerals
30% Reduction of Morbidity in patients who take multivitamins

Vitamins That Fight Breast Cancer
Interesting Facts: There are fewer diagnoses of breast cancer in spring and summer (Vitamin D Council, 2013). The opposite is true of winter and fall where the increase in breast cancer diagnosis most often occurs (Vitamin D Council, 2013).

Foods to Decrease the Chances of Breast Cancer
• Red meat •Grapefruit •Sugar

Before you Implement Change
Always do your research and ensure you verify with a health professional before you make changes to your diet or add supplements.

How to Find Out More Information
• NCCAM is an online source for more information on Breast Cancer Nutrition and Supplements (NIH, 2014). http://nccam.nih.gov/health/cancer?nav=gsa • “Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine (eCAM) is an international, peer-reviewed journal that seeks to understand the sources and to encourage rigorous research in this new, yet ancientworld of complementary and alternative medicine” (eCAM, 2013). http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/ • The Online Nutrition Source offers evidence-based diet & nutrition data and information for health professionals and the public (Harvard School of Public Health, 2014). http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/

How to Find Out More Information
• American Society for Nutrition offers research with the greatest prospect to impact health and wellness. http://www.nutrition.org/ • Online research at MIT aspires to develop and implement pioneering and cutting edge solutions to the worlds most disheartening challenges in research including cancer therapies which are enhanced through inspired collaboration with foremost research institutes and consortia globally (MIT, 2013). http://web.mit.edu/research/ • Eat to Beat Cancer™ Initiative, an online movement seeks to improve health through cancer-fighting foods. “Based on the latest medical science, there are practical, healthy, and tasty food choices that can be made by you every day, at every meal, to incorporate cancer-fighting foods into your diet” (eattobeat.org, 2013). http://www.eattobeat.org/

Eating a varied diet with plenty fruits and vegetables is going to be the single most important thing you can do for your health and wellbeing, it can even prevent cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Of course your lifestyle is important also. Drinking plenty of water, incorporating exercise, and managing stress can all be implemented to enjoy longevity and prosperity!

ABC News. (2013, October 14). Some Supplement-Medication Combinations Make Dangerous Mix. Retrieved from http://abcnews.go.com/Health/WellnessNews/supplements-medication-makedangerous-mix/story?id=12133148 Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. (2013, October 14). Diet and Cancer Prevention. Retrieved from http://www.eatright.org/Public/content.aspx?id=9904 American Institute for Cancer Research. (2013, October 14). Foods that Fight Cancer. Retrieved from http://www.aicr.org/foods-that-fightcancer/foodsthatfightcancer_berries.html Asp, K. (2013, October 14). What you should eat (and avoid) to beat breast cancer. Retrieved from http://www.nbcnews.com/id/39726407/#.UlxQjNL91Bk eattobeat.org. (2013, October 14). You can Eat to Beat Cancer. Retrieved from http://www.eattobeat.org/ eCAM. (2013, October 14). Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine (eCAM) . Retrieved from http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/ Examiner.com. (2013, October 11). Vitamin use is associated with lower breast cancer death. Retrieved from http://www.examiner.com/article/vitamin-use-is-associatedwith-lower-breast-cancer-death


References Continued
Harvard School of Public Health. (2014, October 14). The Nutrition Source. Retrieved from http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/ Hotze, D. S. (2013, October 14). Breast Cancer: Hotze Health & Wellness Center Takes Unconventional Approach to Prevention. Retrieved from http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/10/prweb11223452.htm Karen Collins, M. R. (2010, March). Flaxseed and Breast Cancer:. Retrieved from http://www.aicr.org/assets/docs/pdf/education/FlaxseedBreastCan cer.pdf Medical News Today. (2013, Spetember 25). Retrieved from http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/37136.php MIT. (2013, October 14). Research. Retrieved from http://web.mit.edu/research/

References Continued
National Monitor. (2014, October 14). Multivitamin use could help women with invasive breast cancer, researchers say. Retrieved from http://natmonitor.com/2013/10/14/multivitamin-use-could-helpwomen-with-invasive-breast-cancer-researchers-say/ NBCF. (2013, October 14). What is Breast Cancer. Retrieved from http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/what-is-cancer NIH. (2014, October 14). Cancer Prevention and Treatment. Retrieved from http://nccam.nih.gov/health/cancer?nav=gsa Nutrition.Org. (2013, October 14). The Best Nutrition Research. Retrieved from http://www.nutrition.org/ Thorpe, G. (2013, October 8). An Alternative Way to Heal Breast Cancer. Retrieved from atlantablackstar.com/2013/10/08/analternative-way-to-heal-breast-cancer/ Vitamin D Council. (2013, October 14). Breast Cancer. Retrieved from http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/health-conditions/breast-cancer/

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