Cancer Screening

Posted on March 12, 2009. Filed under: cancer | Tags: , , |

I just came acros  an interesting article at http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29642490/ that discusses wheterh cancer screening is really that beneficial.

There is not doubt that for some people it is. I feel that the problem is that we are all walking around scared to death that this horrible thing will happen to us, especially women and breast cancer. Therefore we line up and get or sreening tests done like good little “sheep”.

Knowlege is power, and if you understand what causes cancer (predominately diet and lifestyle) then you already know how to prevent it and protect yourself. So if and when you decide to have a screening, is based on your decision, not the media telling you what they want you to do.

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Foods That Protect Against Breast Cancer

Posted on May 14, 2008. Filed under: Food and Cancer | Tags: , |

This information come from an article from the 2008 Collectors Edition of LifeExtension Magazine (lef.org).

This article states that women who eat red meat suffer high breast cancer rates. It also states that men who eat red meat suffer high prostate cancer rates. It also cites (excess) estrogen as being a factor in breast cancer deelopment.

Cruciferous vegetables protect against breat cancer
Broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, cabbage, kale etc contain a compund known as indole-3-carbinol or I3C. It neutralizes the excess estrogen that may be circulating in the body which can promote cancer growth.

Soy protects against breast cancer
Soy contains isoflavones which are classified as selective estrogen receptor modulators. They can confer then beneficial effects of estrogen as well as block the estrogen receptors to harmful estrogen.

Fruits protect against breast cancer
D-Glucarate is a compund found in fruits, especially grapefruit, oranges and apples. It helps to prevent estrogen from being re-absorded into the body.

Lignans protect against breast cancer
Lignans, such as flax seed can alter estrogen metabolism and induce cancer cells to self-destruct.

 

 

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