…Now, here’s another really important statistic that I like to hammer home to people. Eighty percent of breast cancer patients have absolutely no family history…..
….Let’s talk a little bit about breast cancer statistics in general. Because sometimes I feel as though it’s easy to lose track of reality when it comes to talking about breast cancer, especially in October. It is an important disease and it’s really scary. But let’s get realistic about what’s actually going on. Only 15% of breast cancers are diagnosed in anyone under the age of 45…..
Research has shown that estrogen can promote the growth of breast cancer cells, but not all estrogen is bad for you. Healthy forms of estrogen can help strengthen our bones and help us feel energized, young and vital. Multiple genes control how our bodies process estrogen. Changes can occur in these genes called single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) that make it harder for us to get rid of excess estrogen and lead to a build up of toxic forms of the hormone that can increase breast cancer risk.
The good news is certain foods and lifestyle choices have been shown to help our bodies metabolize estrogen and get rid of any bad forms of it, even if we have these gene SNPs.
The following 3 Superfoods help clear out bad estrogen: Continue reading