Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Eat to Beat Cancer (part 3) My Journey post #2

Welcome to Part 3 of Eat to Beat Cancer!  Have you had your mammories checked?  When was your last self-exam? Save the Tatas!

Foods to Eat for Breast Health

Fenugreek!  You can Sprout it, use it ground as a spice or take ii as a supplement.  From Livestrong: "Fenugreek was used to boost bust size and to stimulate breast milk production long before silicone breast implants and breast pumps ever existed. Used for centuries in Greek, Arabian and Indian medicine, fenugreek still enjoys a breast-friendly reputation."
Fenugreek seeds!
Have you checked out Eatingwell.comTons of great information!
From Brierley Wright  over at eatingwell.com: 9 Foods for Better Breast Health
-Plums and Peaches
-Salmon (fish oil)
-Olive Oil
Click the link to read the entire article and the research behind each food!

From BreastCancer.org
"I believe wholeheartedly in my diet as a means of helping my body minimize the risk of cancer recurrence. I now look at everything I eat in a very mindful way, asking myself, 'How does this food nourish me? How does it promote my recovery?' By asking myself these questions, I am acknowledging that food nourishes both the body and the soul"
Diana Dyer, M.S., R.D.

Diet is thought to be partly responsible for about 30% to 40% of all cancers. But diet alone is unlikely to be the "cause" or "cure" of cancer. Although more research needs to be done on diet and breast cancer, findings suggest that physical activity, a healthy diet (particularly one low in fat and high in vegetables and fiber), and a healthy weight can help reduce the risk of breast cancer or the cancer coming back.

Broccoli and Broccoli Sprouts!  From Easy Health Options,

So it’s no surprise that researchers studying women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer find that those who eat the most cruciferous vegetables — items like cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and broccoli — have the best survival rate.

“Breast cancer survivors can follow the general nutritional guidelines of eating vegetables daily and may consider increasing intake of cruciferous vegetables, such as greens, cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli, as part of a healthy diet,” says researcher Sarah J. Nechuta, M.P.H., Ph.D., of Vanderbilt University.

As I said in Journey Post #1, I am sprouting broccoli!  If you would like to sprout along with me, check out Mary's SPROUTS page.  When you place your order just leave a comment that you found me from Back to the Basics and I'll include a free ounce of seeds.  If you order $35 or more of seeds or kits I'll include an extra 2 ounces and an extra Screen for FREE!  Shipping is always free!
Broccoli Sprouts from raw epicurean
Read Homegrown Sprouts for more info!  Happy Sprouting!


Gail @ http://biblelovenotes.com said...

Thanks for doing this "home-work"--I have to say I like and eat many of the things on the list...that's comforting to know. Bless you, Gail

April S. said...

I learned about Fenugreek when I was having trouble keeping production up with my second child - great tips! I've nominated you for a Liebster award - see more here http://www.aprilscountrylife.blogspot.com/2012/10/ive-been-nominated.html

Crystelle Boutique said...

I had never heard of fenugreek before. I'll have to look for it around here....
Thanks for the tips...
To your health!

hugs ~ Crystelle

Becca Acker said...

Thanks for sharing your information on A Humble Bumble!

Smart! School {House} said...

Very informative! Thanks for coming to party with us at Whimsy Wednesday!

Smart! School {House}

Anne Kimball said...

Hi Mary, I’m Anne from Life on the Funny Farm (http://annesfunnyfarm.blogspot.com), and I’m visiting from Wicked Good Weds.

Wow, what a great resource, thanks for sharing!

It’s nice to “meet” you! Hope you can pop by my blog sometime to say hi…

Jessi @ Practically Functional said...

Great info, thanks so much for sharing! I'm so glad to have this list! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

Haley Bartlett said...

Hey there, what great info going to go back and make notes.

I am visiting from Wicked Good Weds Link Up.

Khloé Belle Gadson said...

Following from MAde in a Day Blog Hop!

I have never ever heard of Fenugreek in my life before but with this research you've done - it's a must try. Anything that can help lower the risk of breast cancer is worth it.

Khloé Gadson

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mail4rosey said...

I'm here from the No Weekend Blog Hop. Thanks for posting. This post is great. I've heard Olive Oil is good for you raw, but bad for you cooked (and I have used it so many times for cooking!). Have you heard that too? Just curious...

Nicole@Show Off Friday said...

Thank you for stopping by and for another great informative post!

Stephanie Michaels said...

Thank you so much for sharing such important information, and linking up on Super Sweet Saturday.

grok78 said...

Wonderful post, thanks for sharing what you've found!

Enjoying the Epiphany said...

Hi! I am your newest follower and was hoping that you would stop by and follow me back!!



Paula Miller said...

And there the broccoli sprouts are!!

Jessica said...

I also strongly believe your diet has a lot to do with fighting off deadly diseases, thanks for sharing this with all your readers! Eatingwell and Livestrong are 2 of my fave sites, I get a lot of recipes from EW. Thanks for sharing at Sweet Saturday :)

Karri Reiser said...

Thank you for sharing this great information at my Our Favorite Things Link Party.

Betsy Pool said...

Thanks for sharing this great info! I liked the list of things to eat to beat breast cancer. Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!

Sheryl Thompson said...

Such great information. Breast cancer is such a horrible debilitating disease and we need to try to prevent any way we can. Diet ias certainly one of the major ways. Thanks so much for sharing this info with the Wicked Good Wednesday Blog Party at http://www.wildernesswife.com

fromoverwhelmedtoorganized said...

This is really important information. Thanks for sharing at All Start Block Party last week.