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OCTOBER IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

Ten Tips For Breast Cancer Prevention

  1. Have a yearly mammogram starting at age 40 and a clinical breast exam every year. Start self breast exams at age 20
  2. If you decide to have children, breast feeding is another way to lower your risk of breast cancer.
  3. If you have a family history of breast cancer you should avoid alcohol. If there is no family history you should not have more then 3 drinks a week.
  4. Consume healthy fats: first cold press extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, fats from seeds, nuts, whole grains, avocados and wild alaskan sockeye salmon.
  5. Watch your weight
  6. Get plenty of exercise
  7. Eat plenty of veggies
  8. make sure you are not deficient in vitamin D. Have your vitamin D checked yearly.
  9. Eat plenty of soy and legumes
  10. Get your fiber from whole grains, cereal, fruits and brown rice.