Its never too early OR too late to start using preventative measures to ensure your health continues.
With this month being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I'd like to share some simple tips to help prevent breast cancer and improve your overall health.
First of all, it's important of us to know that 25 000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer annually and 5000 will die from breast cancer every year. With regular screening, early detection and using presentative measures we can greatly reduce those numbers.
Estrogen dominance in linked to an increased risk of breast cancer.
Ok, what the heck is estrogen dominance? We all know that estrogen is a hormone and can make us a little crazy during that time of the month if it's out of whack. What you may not know is that estrogen is a pro-growth hormone and our bodies need to detoxify excess estrogen in the body to maintain our health and wellbeing. Estrogen dominance can occur when our bodies (mostly the liver and the gut) can not properly process estrogen and then the estrogen is reabsorbed into our bodies and it becomes a vicious cycle.
What are the signs of estrogen dominance?
Ok, what the heck causes estrogen dominance? There are a number of causes for estrogen dominance including but not limited to;
Alright, so what can we do to avoid estrogen dominance and prevent breast cancer?
Helping the body to naturally detoxify and remove excess estrogen is key! The liver is responsible for detoxifying estrogen and it is then removed by the colon. So we need to support both of these systems to ensure we are not reabsorbing estrogen.
As I mentioned before, it is never too early or too late to focus on prevention. Whether your 13 or 113, preventative care is crucial. October is breast cancer awareness month but prevention should last all year long.
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