With breast cancer darkening the doorsteps of 1 in 8 U.S. women, it’s likely that you or a loved one has been or will be affected by this disease during your lifetime. But it doesn’t have to be that way, and chemo, radiation and surgery are not the only answers.
Here are 16 alternative therapies or things you can avoid:
1. Let Food Be Thy Medicine
It’s well documented that vegans and vegetarians have lower instances of cancer, and many have found solace in a raw, alkaline diet rich in green smoothies including Kris Carr, star of Crazy Sexy Cancer. According to Dr. Robert O. Young, author of The pH Miracle, you can create a disease-resistant body by alkalizing your body, because sickness and disease cannot thrive unless it has an acidic environment to live and grow in.
Nourish your body by eating more alkaline fruits and vegetables, testing out our alkaline recipes, buying at least certain foods organic, and soaking your produce in ionized alkaline water to revive them to their natural state.
2. Drink Up!
Dr. Keiichi Morishita M.D., author of The Hidden Truth of Cancer says, “Drinking water that has a high alkaline pH, because of its de-acidifying effect, will help in preventing cancer. In Asia, alkaline water is regularly served to patients, and is considered a regular part of treatment.”
Chanson ionized alkaline water has antioxidant-like effects and is full of bioavailable minerals. It super hydrates and detoxifies, boosting your immune system. We recommend drinking a minimum of half your body weight in ounces daily.
3. Say Goodbye to Your Sweet Tooth
Sugar has been found to feed cancer cells and is highly acidic and more addictive than cocaine. With the average can of soda containing more teaspoons of sugar than the American Heart Association recommends women get in an entire day (among other health risks) soda has got to go from your diet. Artificial sweeteners are an even worse alternative with carcinogenic properties, so try all-natural stevia or xylitol instead.
4. Switch to Natural Beauty Products
Do you know which toxic chemicals are lurking in your beauty products? Here’s how to alkalize your beauty routine in order to reduce your exposure to cancer-causing toxins.
5. Ditch the Drain-O
Just like with commercial beauty products, traditional cleaning solutions and air fresheners are brimming with unhealthy chemicals. Fortunately there are natural alternatives.
6. Filter It!
Prevention Magazine cited filtering your tap water as the #1 way you can prevent cancer. Even if you have a Chanson Water ionizer, a drinking water pre-filter is essential to protecting you from all of the pollutants found in tap water. Additionally, a whole-house filter and shower filter can protect you and your family from inhaling, ingesting and absorbing harmful chlorine and chlorine byproducts.
7. Stress Less
Stress and other negative emotions have an extremely powerful acidic effect on our internal environments, even more so that diet! There have actually been people who healed their cancer through the power of positive thinking and watching funny movies to keep their spirits up. Try controlling negative emotions through meditation, positive thinking, letting go of the things which are beyond your control, and laughing whenever possible.
8. Say No to Mammograms
According to Russell L. Blaylock, MD, annual radiological breast exams are estimated to increase the risk of breast cancer by 20% over a 10 year period (most tumors actually take 10 years to detect). In addition to harmful radiation, mammography may also help spread existing cancer cells. Mammography results are sketchy at best: 70-80% of all positive mammograms do not, upon biopsy, show any presence of cancer, while false negatives clock in at 40% among women ages 40-49. Also, the NCI released evidence that mammography could cause 75 cases of breast cancer for every 15 it identifies in women under age 35. Therefore, a monthly self-check for lumps is a safer alternative to mammography.
9. Flush it Out
A routine detox program can benefit anyone looking to flush their body of toxins and get a fresh start. The world-famous Gerson cancer institute reportedly also uses coffee enemas as part of their holistic approach to cancer.
10. Go Bra-less
Studies show that the more hours a day a woman wears a bra, the higher her risk for breast cancer. So whenever possible, hang loose.
11. Give BPA the Boot!
BPA has been linked to increased occurrences of breast cancer. Limit your exposure by purchasing BPA-free plastic containers and water bottles, and reducing the amount of canned foods you consume.
12. Re-evaluate Your Work Habits
Studies show that women who work the night shift as well as women who work from home increase their risk of developing breast cancer. Presumably this is due to the fact that daytime sleep is not as effective as nighttime slumber, and because the average household is actually more toxic than a polluted city street! If you work the night shift try adjusting your work schedule if possible and making every Z count by darkening your bedroom. Those who work from home can try opening windows and investing in an air purifier in addition to suggestions #4 and #5 above.
13. Skip the Flu Shot
All immunizations are acidifying to the body and contain toxic and in many cases carcinogenic chemicals like formaldehyde. Boost your immune system naturally by following steps #1-#3 above instead of flooding your bloodstream with nasty cancer-causing toxins.
14. Work it Out
As you know, exercise essential to health. But strenuous exercise like running or spinning can actually negatively impact your health by flooding your body with acidic chemicals. Try engaging in regular alkaline exercise like walking, jogging, yoga, jumping on a mini-trampoline, and weight-bearing exercises.
15. Sleep it Off
Don’t negate the power of sleep to recharge your batteries. It’s impossible to properly function without enough sleep, and getting in bed before 11 pm has been proven to provide the best results. Aim to get 7-8 hours of sleep each night.
16. Breast is Best
If you have the option to breastfeed or bottle feed a child, studies show that breastfeeding can actually reduce your risk for breast cancer.
The majority of the above tips can be applied to all types of cancer, not just breast. For more information on natural cancer remedies and the truth behind the cancer industry, we highly recommend the eye-opening films Healing Cancer from Inside Out and Cancer is Curable NOW.