May 28

With the recent announcement by Angelina Jolie to have her breasts removed due to having a defective BRCA1 gene, it seems as though the topic of breast cancer is on every one’s mind these days.  When you consider that her decision is front and center on every news station and magazines like People, it’s hard not to think about it.  The reality is that only about TWO PERCENT of breast cancer occurrences, so the chances of being faced with her decision are minimal. But what about the other 98% of women?  Unfortunately, my wife Debbie was stricken with this terrible disease last year, and it seems as though you can’t find many women these days who don’t have a family member or close friend who hasn’t had to face this diagnosis.  Why is this on the rise?  Unfortunately, there are a number of factors for this, but rather than talk about the causes, I’d like to focus on what can PROACTIVELY be done by women to SIGNIFICANTLY LOWER their chances of becoming one of the growing statistics. While our medical community prefers to focus on higher cure rates through better treatment, wouldn’t it make more sense to focus on the things that one can do to avoid it altogether?  My family has learned so much about how to do that since hearing the dreaded statement, “you have cancer” last October.  In the last six months, Deb has bravely battled through 16 rounds of chemotherapy with surgery and radiation still to come.  I often think, “If I had only known then what I know now, could we have avoided this?”.  While I can’t change our journey, my hope is that we can help as many women we know to avoid it as possible.  With that said, let’s dive into some proactive ways that you can do just that! Avoid sugar, especially fructose. All forms of sugar are detrimental to health in general and promote cancer.Fructose, however, is clearly one of the most harmful and should be avoided as much as possible. Optimize your vitamin D. Vitamin D influences virtually every cell in your body and is one of nature’s most potent cancer fighters. Vitamin D is actually able to enter cancer cells...

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