Shelled walnuts (unknown which specific variety) Shelled walnuts (unknown which specific variety) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 Eating walnuts on a regular basis slows the growth of breast cancer.

Walnuts slow cancer growth  due to the presence of  powerful plant chemicals which include omega 3 fatty acids, antioxidants, such as gamma tocopherol, a form of Vitamin E, melatonin and phytosterols.  While all of  these plant elements have anti-cancer activity, it is the synergistic presence of all of these nutrients together that makes walnuts such a potent cancer fighting food.

Researchers agree that walnut rich diets suppress the growth and development of breast tumors and suggest that adding walnuts to a healthy diet may reduce the risk of breast cancer as well as colorectal cancer, both of which are two of the most prevalent cancers in women.  [click to continue…]


Vitamin D Levels Linked to Aggressive Breast Cancer

A recently published study finds low blood levels of vitamin D may promote more aggressive breast tumors.

The relationship between between low vitamin D levels and higher risk of developing breast cancer has been previously documented in numerous studies. Women with inadequate intake of Viamin D or with low blood levels (below 55ng/ml) have very poor prognosis and higher risk of metastatic disease and death from breast cancer.

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Calculate Your Risk of Breast Cancer with this iphone app

Women need to know their risk of Breast Cancer. If you know your risk you can take action and engage in Breast Cancer Prevention. You can address lifestyle changes. You can prevent cancer and cultivate health. You can learn about alternative cancer resources that focus on health and not disease.

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Mammograms are Not Enough to Save Women From Breast Cancer

Watch this video by Dr. Deborah Rhodes, M.D. from her December 2010 talk at TEDWomen on why mammograms are not enough for early detection of breast cancer in women with dense breasts.  Are you one of the many women who are not getting the right breast screening to prevent breast cancer?

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