Last week I wrote about the importance of getting into a “healing mindset” on your Healthy Breast journey. The second vital step for preventing and healing Breast Cancer naturally is to really focus on what you put into your body and what to eat for healing. One of the most important things to remember about food is this: what you consume will either feed the healthy cells in your body or it will feed the cancer cells.
It All Starts With What You Eat
Did you know that even the World Health Organization has concluded that factors such as diet, exposure to toxins, and lifestyle choices can have a vast influence on cancer development and outcomes? In fact, a 2019 study conducted by Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Publish Health analyzed the eating habits of over 180,000 women aged 27 to 59. They found that, without a doubt, the women who consumed high amounts of fruits and green vegetables daily had significantly lower risk of Breast Cancer.
“…our findings support that higher intake of fruits and vegetables, and specifically cruciferous and yellow/orange vegetables, may reduce the risk of breast cancer, especially those that are more likely to be aggressive tumors,” the researchers wrote in the report published in the International Journal of Cancer.
This makes good sense since most organic, non-GMO fruits and vegetables promote an alkaline environment that is ideal for promoting health and discouraging the growth of cancer cells. We all know that cancer loves acidic food, especially sugar. A healthy salivary pH level should stay consistently between 7.0 and 7.4.
Some daily basics that you should consider are 5 teaspoons of freshly ground Flax Seeds, fresh broccoli sprouts, and micro greens. Be sure to have plenty of trace minerals like Magnesium, Zinc, and Selenium. Nuts, seeds, organic dairy, grass-fed meats, and fish contain plenty of these minerals. Although I have a very clean and rich diet, I believe it is important to supplement with these minerals since they all play such a vital role in creating vibrant health and healing the body.
Key Supplements for the Healthy Breast Journey
In addition to eating for healing by consuming an organic, non-GMO diet rich in low-sugar fruits, green vegetables, and a moderate amount of animal proteins (if you eat meat), it is important to drink a good amount of fresh filtered water as well as include movement, stress management and lots of fun in your life!
And…to support the creation of vibrant health, it is important to use key supplements as well. The choice as to which particular natural substances to supplement with can be confusing, to be sure. There are SO MANY different natural herbs, spices, vitamins, minerals, and blends out there; some are great and some need to be avoided.
My advice is to focus first on the key natural substances that research has shown can actually help inhibit cancer cell growth, target cancer stem cells for destruction, boost the immune system, and detoxify the body. I also recommend purchasing only the absolute best in terms of quality. That means getting only those supplements that contain 100% organic ingredients (including the capsules) and as few fillers as possible.
I have supported thousands of women who have decided to go the natural route in some way on their Healthy Breast journey. Over the years, I have learned what best supports a healing journey.
Melatonin is vital for regulating sleep cycles and is a powerful and important antioxidant. This cytotoxic hormone also helps to create serotonin and maintain a healthy immune system. The aging process, certain medications, an unhealthy gut, stress, not getting enough sunlight, lack of sleep, and a poor diet can all contribute to a lack of melatonin in the body.
Vitamin D3 & K2
Sadly, vitamin D deficiency is evident in almost all women who have come to me with a Breast Cancer diagnosis. The reason why this substance is so important for the reproductive system is because D is actually not really a vitamin, it is a steroid hormone that plays a role in hundreds of mechanisms. Vitamin D is essential for heart health, for building bone, for gut health, and for your immune system. Most importantly, vitamin D is essential for breast health. The 7 Essentials System® D3/K2 formula also contains vitamin K2 (MK-7 form), an essential “helper” substance for D3. When you increase your D levels, you naturally need to increase your K2 levels in order to keep calcium from depositing into the soft tissues like your arteries.
Brocco Power contains the cancer-healing power of sulforaphane in the form of BroccoRaphanin™. This is an extract from a “specially cultivated form of broccoli seed, which is standardized to contain 10% Sulforaphane glucosinolate, the direct precursor to sulforaphane.” Sulforaphane turns on over 200 positive genetic switches, including increasing the production of glutathione. Over a thousand peer-reviewed studies have been done on the healing effects of sulforaphane against cancer, including against Breast Cancer stem cells.
Finally, there is the 7 Essentials System® Immune Complete formula. This is an herbal blend that contains organic, non-GMO sources of echinacea, EGCG-rich green tea extract, astragalus, Beta Glucans, and a variety of medicinal mushrooms. Note: This product is not recommended for lactating or pregnant women.
If you are healing from Breast Cancer now, be sure to connect with one of our coaches for a consultation or get in touch with your naturopathic doctor or other natural health professional for their guidance before starting any natural healing protocol.
Remember, you don’t have to give in to a “SAD” state of affairs when it comes to what you eat. Instead, you can eat for healing by keeping your food green, organic, and non-GMO and by utilizing the natural healing superpowers of key herbs and other substances.
Dr. Veronique Desaulniers, better known as Dr. V, is the founder of The 7 Essentials System®, a step-by-step guide that teaches you exactly how to prevent and heal Breast Cancer Naturally.