8 Ways to Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk Naturally
If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with breast cancer or if you are concerned about the chances of being diagnosed, it can be a scary thing. Although there is no specific way to prevent breast cancer, even the medical community will agree that there are numerous, natural lifestyle changes you can make to lower your risk. At BeBalanced, we strongly believe that if you learn how to properly feed your body, manage your stress levels and balance your hormones naturally, you will increase your chances of preventing this deadly disease.
Stress is one of the main reasons your body becomes imbalanced and left uncontrolled, stress can threaten your physical health as well as your mental well-being. Daily relaxation therapy, as little as 20 minutes, will decrease stress hormones. At BeBalanced, we incorporate sound-wave therapy into our program, to help you relax daily.
#1 Combat stress
Losing excess weight is universally known to lower your risk of breast cancer. When a woman loses weight, she actually lowers her incident rate of excess estrogen being produced from the fat cells. Here at BeBalanced, our revolutionary weight loss program addresses the root cause, imbalanced hormones.
#2 Lose excess weight
Insulin, allows cells to absorb glucose so that it can be used as energy. When insulin levels get too high, over time your body can become insulin resistant which has been shown to increase your risk of breast cancer. Since diet is thought to be partly responsible for about 30% to 40% of all cancers, your diet should consist of real, unprocessed, unmodified natural foods. Think fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans, fish, legumes, and other lean protein.
#3 Lower your insulin levels
Balancing your hormone levels naturally has been shown to help lower your risk of breast cancer, whereas traditional Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) has been shown to increase your risk. Our natural hormone balancing protocols work to naturally restore balance to your hormones by supplementing with natural, plant-based progesterone. This gives your body the necessary building blocks to make its own cortisol, allowing estrogen and testosterone to balance naturally without negative side effects.
#4 Balance your hormones naturally (vs. synthetic HRT)
Cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, kale, and arugula enhance liver function and help to break down excess estrogens. Cruciferous vegetables also help stop the cell division of damaged or cancerous cells.
#5 Increase your intake of cruciferous vegetables
Research consistently shows that drinking alcoholic beverages – beer, wine, and liquor — increases a woman’s risk of hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer. Alcohol can increase levels of estrogen and other hormones associated with hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer. Alcohol also may increase breast cancer risk by damaging DNA in cells.
#6 Cut out alcohol
Smoking causes a number of diseases and is linked to a higher risk of breast cancer in younger, premenopausal women. Research also has shown that there may be link between very heavy second-hand smoke exposure and breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women.
#7 Quit smoking and steer clear of second-hand smoke
Many studies conducted over the past 20 years have shown consistently that an increase in physical activity is linked to a lower breast cancer risk. Building lean muscle mass helps burn fat and sustain your weight loss. Adding resistance training will benefit your heart as well as your muscles, while adding shape and firmness. Any activity that raises heart rate helps your mood, brain health, and more.
#8 Get moving
If you think you might be suffering from a hormone imbalance or want more information about hormone balancing and its relation to breast cancer, contact us today to book a free consultation. We are here to educate, support and encourage you to live your best life!