October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Although gains are being made in the area of breast cancer research, it is still critically important to recognize that many Canadian women will be affected by breast cancer. Awareness promotes an understanding for the importance of breast cancer screening and support. And breast health education is key in helping women understand how talking about their breast health gives them the power to manage their whole health and feel better. Who could say no to that?
Hormone Health and Breast Cancer
You have more control than you think! Hormonal imbalances, inflammation, even the way our genes work can all be improved, and even changed. The impact of hormonal imbalances on breast tissue is huge. A large part of it has to do with the choices we make and the lifestyle we lead. True, many stressful and biological events are unavoidable (ageing and menopause anyone?), but with the right supports in place, you can keep factors like sleep, diet, exercise, stress, and hormones in check. This helps to avoid late stage diagnoses, not just of cancer, but of any disease.
YOU can take a path of long term wholistic health, wellness, and early detection and lead a lifestyle that treats your whole health, and in turn your whole self.
Remedies to Think of for Breast Health
- Hard lump in the breast, can feel as hard as a stone
- Known for tumours in the breast
- Inflammation of the breast, hot, sharp pains
- Breasts feel heavy or hard, sensitive to touch or pressure
- Stitches of pain in the breast, also known for abscesses in the breast
- Often accompanied with anxiety
- Cancerous ulcers of the breast, or slightly malignant cancers of the breast which develop slowly
- Pain seems very terrible, with feeling of irritability, moodiness, or fear
- Severe burning pains and inflammatory symptoms
- Skin can be flushed or red, with pronounced heat
Food For Thought
Did you know plants make hormones too? In plants they are called phytoestrogens and in a nut shell (pun intended!), they protect us from more potent and toxic forms of estrogen that we are exposed to from our environment.
Diets rich in natural sources of phytoestrogens have been known to not only lower the risk of breast and colon cancers, but also lower risks of menopause symptoms, heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and cognitive function decline.
Me please! Add these to your plate for natural sources of phytoestrogens:
- Dark leafy greens like kale, bok choy, spinach, broccoli, and collard greens
- Legumes like lentils, chickpeas, lima beans, kidney beans and tofu
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Homeopathy is a very individualized form of medicine, so if you feel like you don’t align with one of these remedies, there is another one out there that can help you! This remedy information is provided for educational purposes only and should not be used as a means to treat and/or diagnose any condition or ailment. Please seek the help of a qualified professional and ensure that you are visiting your primary care physician if symptoms persist or worsen.