Breast Health

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Breast health is something we usually take for granted until we experience problems, but there are many things you can do to maintain healthy breasts.

Breast Health – 10 Great Things To Do

1. Obtain good hormonal balance – find out your current status through a saliva test at your naturopath’s office

2. Vigorous exercise – at least 30 minutes per day

3. Maintain a healthy weight – obesity is linked to breast cancer

4. Reduce your stress levels

5. Ensure your Vitamin D, iodine and selenium levels are adequate.  And take DIM, which stands for diindolylmethane.

6. Do regular self breast massage for lymph drainage and to soothe and nurture. Certain essential oils have anti-carcinogenic properties and enhance the health of your breasts.  Use them daily (I do!).

7. Eat a healthy diet with plenty of fruit and vegetables, especially cruciferous vegies like broccoli, cauliflower, kale, turnips, watercress, radishes.

8. Minimize alcohol intake.

9. Be breast aware to notice any changes – check yourself at least once per month.  Not sure how to do it?  It’s easy and only takes about 15 minutes per month – not much when you consider the life you might be saving is YOURS!  Click HERE to see how to do it properly.

10. Have breast imaging on a regular basis – thermal imaging is the method I prefer. It doesn’t hurt and it actually can detect a developing tumor sooner than mammography which can only detect a tumor that has already developed.  Research has shown us that the key to healing from breast cancer is finding it early enough and thermal imaging can help with that.

Need more on Breast Health?  You might like to check out my page on Diet and Cancer.

6 Comments

  1. Cathy

    Hi Marnie
    I’m so happy to have found you
    Had LC in rt breast 1x and DC in left breast, bilateral mastectomy, chemo in 2001 and 2002 followed by tamoxifen and arimadex.
    Recurrence in left lymph nodes in 2008 and now again 2014. Chemo,herceptin, radiation, HER2+. I need this to stop!! What oils and meditations do you recommend. I’ve really cleaned up my diet, etc. thank you so much. I do not want it to feel welcome in my body any longer. Also is it safe to use oils while on chemo? The chemo I’m on now is Kadcyla.
    Warmest regards
    Cathy

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    • Marnie

      Hi Cathy,
      Thanks for your message. I’m happy you found me too! I have just sent you a private email answering your message. I see you have also signed up for my free e-books and newsletters, so be sure to pay close attention to them when they arrive, they are full of my best tips on healing from breast cancer and preventing recurrences. Welcome aboard.
      Warmest regards,
      Marnie

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  2. Michelle

    Thank you for your informative website! About to start chemo and looking for ways to boost my immune system & overall health going into it.

    Reply
    • Marnie

      Hi Michelle,
      Thanks for your message. Working on your immunity prior to starting chemo is a really good idea. Here is my page listing my favorite immunity herbs & supps: https://marnieclark.com/powerful-natural-boosters-for-the-immune-system/ Also, Michelle, you might like to sign up for my free newsletters and e-books. They are full of my best information on healing from breast cancer and avoiding recurrences and I have just updated them with the latest info and research. You can sign up from any page on my site, if you haven’t already done so. Here is my page explaining more: https://marnieclark.com/8-reasons-to-subscribe-to-my-newsletters/
      I look forward to hearing from you.
      Warmest regards,
      Marnie Clark

      Reply
  3. stacey coyne

    I’m currently having chemo for Triple Neg. I am to have a mastectomy in March. My genetic test was negative and they did not find it anywhere else. Prior to my diagnosis I had lost 30 lbs. and attended a boot camp style gym 6-7 days a week. I had even run a 5K a year ago, something I never, ever thought I’d do. Now, thanks to the chemo and steroids, I’ve gained back all the weight I’ve lost, I have no hair or eye lashes and the brows are very thin. Wigs look OK but they are so uncomfortable to wear. I was so strong and the most fit I had ever been a year ago. Now I look in the mirror and cry at what I’ve become.

    Reply
    • Marnie

      Dear Stacey,

      I can so relate to how you are feeling. I went through a similar situation myself in 2004. I know how hard it is, but I’m here to tell you that this is all just temporary. You can definitely come back from this. I would be glad to teach you how to do that. Stacey, have you signed up for my free newsletters and e-books? They are full of my best information on healing from breast cancer and avoiding recurrences and I have just updated them with the latest info and research. You can sign up from any page on my site, over on the far right-hand side of each page. Here is my page explaining more: https://marnieclark.com/8-reasons-to-subscribe-to-my-newsletters/

      I look forward to hearing from you.

      Warmest regards,
      Marnie Clark

      Reply

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