Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Top Breast Cancer Prevention Tips

Breast CheckingWomen have a one in eight chance of developing breast cancer during their lifetime. In fact, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women -- except for skin cancers -- and the second leading cause of cancer death in women, exceeded only by lung cancer.

The American Cancer Society estimates that over 192,000 new cases of the disease will be diagnosed in women in 2009, and over 40,000 will die from it.

While screening tools can help you to detect breast cancer, they obviously do nothing to help prevent the disease, and this latter strategy is the best one for avoiding cancer.
Researchers estimate that about 40 percent of U.S. breast cancer cases, or about 70,000 cases every year could be prevented by making lifestyle changes.

A healthy diet, physical exercise, optimized vitamin D levels and an effective way to manage your emotional health are the cornerstones of just about any cancer prevention program.
It’s also important to make sure you’re getting sufficient amounts of animal-based omega-3 fats such as krill oil.

Two studies from 2002 offer explanations for how omega-3 fats can protect against breast cancer. BRCA1 (breast cancer gene 1) and BRCA2 (breast cancer gene 2) are two tumor suppressor genes that, when functioning normally, help repair DNA damage (a process that also prevents tumor development).

Earlier research had discovered that women who carry mutated versions of these two genes are at higher risk of developing both breast and ovarian cancer than women who do not have these genetic mutations. Currently, women with BRCA1 mutations account for about 5 percent of all breast cancer cases. Omega-3 and omega-6 fats have been found to influence these two genes.
Omega-3 fats tend to reduce cancer cell growth while highly processed and toxic omega-6 fats have been found to cause cancer growth.

Three additional steps that can lower your breast cancer risk as well include:
  • Not drinking alcohol, or limiting your drinks to one a day for women
  • Breastfeeding exclusively for up to six months
  • Watching out for excessive iron levels. This is actually very common once women stop menstruating. The extra iron actually works as a powerful oxidant, increasing free radicals and raising your risk of cancer.
All you need to do is measure your ferritin level and if it is above 80, donate blood, which will reduce the amount of iron that you have and thereby lower your cancer risk.

My Comment:

Breast cancer is really one of the afraid diseases of women. Recently, based on the “Cancer Facts and Figures 2009 - PDF” most cases of women who had this type of cancer are on the middle aged or older where 77% of them are 55 years old or older. Breast cancer is not for women only, men are also possible to have this type of cancer, although not unlike to women it has a very low percentage cases. Anyway, it can be prevent by having a healthy diet, regular exercise, and optimized vitamin D levels are the effective way for just any cancer diseases. If you find any unusual or changes from your breast, I would suggest to make an appointment with your doctor – discipline is a key for a good help.

What are the signs and symptoms?
  1. A breast lump or thickening that feels different from the surrounding tissue
  2. Bloody discharge from the nipple
  3. Change in the size or shape of a breast
  4. Changes to the skin over the breast, such as dimpling
  5. Inverted nipple
  6. Peeling or flaking of the nipple skin
  7. Redness or pitting of the skin over your breast, like the skin of an orange
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Saturday, July 25, 2009

The Life Saving Healthy Foods

Do you know the health benefits of your favorite vegetables and fruits? Well take a look and have time to watch this short video I found at Youtube which is really well health informative. The video will tells the numerous health benefits like having all natural health vitamins coming from this foods. The video also indicated some of the prevention benefits it gives not to have a different health problems like cancer. Enjoy your watching...

Monday, January 19, 2009

Healthy Skin Tips for Men

George CloneyDo you think you have a nice healthy skin? Having a healthy skin is the most important element of being called, great looking man or pretty boy. Although it is not easy to achieve instead it’s a critical thing you can do with yourself. Furthermore to my study on how to maintain great looking face – I’d like to share these basic tips and guidelines to maintain and retain your healthy skin in a simple ways…

Cleanliness is the best policy. - Based on the study of some expert, men have larger pores in the skin and have approximately15% oilier than women. Anyway, no matter what type of skin you have it is really important to keep your skin clean. Make your pores clear from dirt by using some certified organic skin care that has no added chemicals that would irritate your skin and clog your pores.

Organic Citrus Cleanser is essential for healthy clean skin. It’s a pure and mild rejuvenating cleanser that protects and nourishes your skin as it removes dead cells and makes the surface of your skin smooth.

Make toned of your face. - Men are usually outside more compared to women; therefore they are much prone to environmental debris and pollutions which may harm their healthy skin. Using organic charmomile toner helps to keep your skin clear and firm with the help of subtle aromatherapy oils.

Determine the type of your skin. – Knowing the type of your skin is really important on how you will enhance and to know the treatments that needed on your skin. All types of skin need to be exfoliated as essential part of the skin treatment. I would recommend the USDA Certified Organic Sugar Exfoliator by Dr. Mercola – it softly removes the outer layer of dry or flaking skin, leaving your face smooth and radiant.

Lastly, don't forget about your lips and using balm that has an SPF of at least 15 in it. Peppermint oil has a nice feel and keeps the lips looking luscious.

Always take care of your skin. – Skin is the mirror of your overall body healthy. These are the recommended prevention techniques that can promote the best skin possible and keep you looking good. Read these 4 techniques for having a healthy skin…
  • Avoid over exposure to the sun. – So much exposure in UVA rays are major cause of skin problem disease. Using some natural product lines that has SPF 15 is recommended for your skin.
  • Keep in shape. – Regularly exercise promotes capillary functioning which can decrease premature aging. It also increases oxygen to the tissues which keeps skin looking young.
  • Eat well - Include in your regimen that rich in such vitamins C and E.
  • Have self discipline. – Anything too much is not good for you. Keep away from too much drinking of alcohol, avoid cigarette smoking, stress and fatigue because these are the cause of having premature aging.