We can’t give up the fight to find a cure to breast cancer! October is breast cancer awareness month and we must stand together to find the cure. According to the Center of Disease Control (CDC) at least 200,000 new cases are reported nationwide. Early detection is key for both men and women.
Breast cancer is linked to age, family history and ethnicity. So optimal breast and overall health for that matter should be based on the foundation of preventative measures that balances nutrition, exercise, relaxation and regular breast exams! Here are some ways to boost breast health:
Think about the foods you put into your body
Avoid foods that support the build-up of toxins in the body such as processed foods, frozen foods, caffeine rich foods and absorb foods that your body will love. Choose foods rich in nutrients and vitamins that work best toward optimal breast health. Include, immune boosting, anti-cancer, power foods to your diet like whole grains, dark leafy greens and fruits like papaya, pineapple, apples. Did you know that the pectin in apples is believed to help draw out harmful chemicals from the body?
Did you know that the breasts do not have the same amount of blood flow circulating to it as other parts of the body? This is because our breasts are mainly made of fatty tissue. Without proper circulation it can be a haven for toxins. Tropic Isle Living Jamaican Black Castor Oil can be warmed and gently applied to and massaged into the breast daily. It will help in detoxifying the entire area and help support healthy breasts.
Another way to help circulation in the chest area is by dry brushing. It improves blood circulation and stimulates the lymphatic system. Gently dry brush the breast and armpit area before your shower and brushing stokes should always move toward the heart.
Last but not least, keep moving through regular exercise with a focus on building upper strength to keep increased blood flow to the breasts and listen to your body it really does speak to us.
Til’ Next Time, Walk Good!