Monday, October 14, 2013

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Another newsletter went out this week!  LOVE sharing all of this healthy info with you and I'd love it if you shared with your friends.  This is a very important topic!
Lastly, there are several "PINK" varieties on Sale at Mary's Heirloom Seeds that will expire 10/15/13...Tomorrow (see below).


Mary's Heirloom Seeds
Breast Cancer Awareness Newsletter
October 2013
Eat To Beat Cancer
Originally posted at Back to the Basics

As you may know, October is Breast Cancer awareness month.  What you may not know is there are many foods that fight cancer.
Vegetables are a great start to fight cancer-causing cells.   From Beating Cancer with Nutrition:
Beets,  Broccoli,  Tomatoes,   Carrots
Garlic,    Red Onions,   Leeks,    Beans
"A recent study from the National Cancer Institute found that individuals who ate the most allium vegetables (red onions, scallions, garlic, chives and leeks) had a nearly 50 percent lower cancer risk than those who ate the least. Some laboratory studies have shown that the natural substances in these vegetables have anti-tumor effects. Other studies link the vegetables with a lower risk of cancer of the colon, stomach, prostate, esophagus, breast and endometrium (lining of the uterus)."

Organic forms of selenium, a trace mineral in plants and grain-fed animal protein, may guard against breast cancer by normalizing the body's circadian rhythms (the internal clock that regulates how many estrogen receptors -- often linked to the disease -- your cells produce). Get your beneficial daily dose, 55 micrograms, with the selenium-rich foods here and double down on their other health perks.

Other sources of cancer-fighting foods include:
Plums and Peaches,
Salmon (fish oil),  Olive Oil
Portobello Mushrooms, Blueberries,  Almonds,
Citrus  and  Avocados  

 Click the link for a complete list.

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.
Upcoming Events:

 Workshop: 10 Ways to Avoid Chemicals in the Garden
Tuesday, October 15th @ 6:30pm

Workshop: Grow Your Own Herbal Remedies
Tuesday, October 29th @ 6:30pm
"The doctor of the future will give no medicine, But will interest his 
patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the 
cause and prevention of disease." -Thomas Edison

For October we have several "PINK" varieties on sale.
Seed Special Varieties expire October 15th
Orders $35 or more include Priority Mail Upgrade.  Orders place Monday-Friday ship within 24 hours, except for holidays. Minimum order $5.  Shipping is FREE.


Holly said...

Hi Mary - I love your site! As a breast cancer survivor, healthy living is an important message. I would love for you to link up at my BC Awareness Party.

Hugs, Holly

Becca said...

Nice to see I eat some of the foods on a regular basis and that most of them are tasty! Don't know if I'll ever bring myself to like onions though. ;)