What You Need To Know To Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk
- Posted on: Oct 13 2018
Did you know….
Breast Cancer accounts for 32 percent of all female cancers, making it the most common cancer for women in the U.S. It’s been shown that about 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. And the true eye-opener: 90% of women who get breast cancer are the first in their family to ever get the disease.
Breast Cancer comes from mutated DNA genes, commonly the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, which can potentially become carcinogenic. These genetic mutations can be caused by a myriad of factors, some avoidable and some not. For instance, we cannot control our genetic composition or age, but we can control our lifestyle, our stress levels, and our nutritional intake.
Nutritional intake, more importantly your micronutrient intake, is extremely important in reducing your risk for breast cancer. In fact, studies have shown that certain micronutrients assist in repairing cellular damage and balancing hormones, thus, reducing your risk.
To start, Folic Acid (a B-Vitamin) has been shown to prevent mutations in DNA of breast tissue, which may eventually become carcinogenic. Adequate amounts of Calcium and Vitamin D have also been proven in lowering risk by 70% or more. These micronutrients, as well as minerals and antioxidants such as Coenzyme Q10, interact with your hormones to create balance.
Research has shown that estrogen dominance can dramatically increase the risk of breast cancer. Estrogen dominance is a circumstance where progesterone levels plummet to a point where there becomes a hormonal imbalance between the two hormones. A deficiency in certain micronutrients can lower estrogen metabolism and contribute to estrogen dominance. After testing, Hormone Replacement Therapy can assist in balancing these hormones and lowering your risk.
Many women do not know they have breast cancer until it is advanced. Mammograms can save your life by finding breast cancer early. A mammogram can show cancer that is too small for you or your doctor to feel. When breast cancer is found early, you have more treatment options. “Early detection will give you more treatment options and certainly a better chance to survive”. —Robin Chin, breast cancer survivor.
So what’s the next step?
At Dr. Shel Wellness and Aesthetic Center, we can conduct extensive nutritional deficiency testing and hormonal testing. The results will guide us to a treatment plan that may result in a combination of diet modifications, supplementation, IV Vitamin therapy, or hormone replacement therapy. We would love to have a consultation with you to discuss this. For a free consultation, please click here.