One of the big reasons I founded Ageless Lifestyle After 50 was to help you have better health longer in life (an ageless body), allowing you to experience the lifestyle available to you for many decades to come. Too many women are taken, or have their lives side tracked, by the diagnosis of breast cancer. I was one of them.
I don’t believe in calling myself a victim or a survivor. I just say I was diagnosed and go on with the statement. I also don’t believe in fighting against something. I think it’s more important to talk about what you are for, what you are moving toward.
It’s not enough to be aware, that really hasn’t gotten us very far. We need to focus on prevention. Most of the pink ribbon stuff benefits the organizations and corporations promoting themselves with the ribbon than it does to stop women from getting breast cancer.
We also need to start telling the truth about cures that are already out there and working, rather than promoting drugs and other therapies that could very easily bankrupt you and your family while you suffer through the treatments.
There are so many alternatives. Do your own research. Be very careful who’s advice you take on what you should do.
This morning on Facebook Plant-Based Dietitian posted this information and it was too good to not share as another reference in our cancer related library here on the site. Also under the topic of cancer you will find articles on my cancer story and a radio show I did on how I cured myself naturally along with the mindset it took for me to do that.
Here you go:
Orange is the New Pink!
“Breast Cancer Awareness Month” should be renamed “Breast Cancer Prevention Month” every October!
Here are 2 great articles:
1. Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (where the graphic comes from) talking about how carotenoid-rich foods (veggies and fruits pigmented with deep oranges, reds, and yellows) have been found to reduce breast cancer risk: http://bit.ly/1uYJBNw
2. Joel Fuhrman, M.D.‘s fantastic argument as to why supporting the pink campaigns (including KFC’s epic offering of pink buckets of fried chicken) will not provide protection against breast cancer the way a health-promoting, disease-fighting diet can: http://bit.ly/1yLdHXy
Ways to Reduce Cancer Risk:
—>Maintain a healthy body weight by eating a nutrient-dense, calorie-poor diet and exercising regularly.
—>Make at least half of your plate/diet/day be filled with colorful fruits and vegetables. Eat a minimum of 7 servings of fruits and vegetables a day.
—>Eat a whole food, plant-based diet to get a continuous flow of cancer-fighting phytochemicals and fiber running through your GI tract and promoting immune health.
—>Avoid meats, fish, dairy, and eggs to decrease toxin load.
—>Limit alcohol intake to no more than one serving a day for women and 2 servings a day for men.
—>Clean up your environment as best as possible by reducing use of chemicals in your home, in your laundry, on your body, and with the tools, equipment, and cookware you use to cook and prepare food in.
—>Practice stress reduction and mindfulness.
—>Cancer and Lifestyle: http://bit.ly/1sbCTBT
—>New Dietary Guidelines For Cancer Prevention: http://bit.ly/SuZI4g andhttp://bit.ly/1BOWV5V
—>NutritionFacts.org Videos on Breast Cancer: http://bit.ly/1t1P06D
—>Linus Pauling Institute‘s Carotenoids: http://bit.ly/1uyWgFF
—>Yahoo Screen “Foods that Make You Look Younger” for more on carotenoids: http://yhoo.it/1uYMvBX