breast cancer

Parsley & Breast Health

You’ve probably heard that parsley is a great breath freshener (if not, now you know!), but recent research at the University of Missouri has shown that apigenin, a compound found in parsley, could prevent and slow the growth of breast tumors. Apigenin is most prevalent in parsley and celery, but it’s also found apples and oranges. So now there’s another good reason not to leave that green garnish lying lonely on your plate!

Some Natural Prevention – Breast Cancer

Here are several relatively easy ways to maintain and improve breast health:

  1. Exercise!
  2. Maintain a healthy weight – obesity and breast cancer often go hand and hand
  3. Eat more fruits & veggies
  4. Limit alcohol consumption
  5. Avoid exposure to radiation
  6. Have babies and nurse them – pregnancy and breastfeeding lower the levels of estrogen in the bloodstream and therefore decrease your risk of breast cancer
  7. Minimize your use of antibiotics
  8. Drink more green tea
  9. Avoid or discontinue long-term Hormone Replacement Therapy
  10. **Avoid toxic cleaning and beauty products
  11. Go organic more often, especially when it comes to these fruits & veggies

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Peaches & Plums Look Promising for Breast Cancer

ScienceDaily (June 2, 2010) — Breast cancer cells — even the most aggressive type — died after treatments with peach and plum extracts in lab tests at Texas AgriLife Research recently, and scientists say the results are deliciously promising. Not only did the cancerous cells keel over, but the normal cells were not harmed in the process. {full article}