Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Simple Steps to Help Prevent Breast Cancer

Simple Steps to Help Prevent Breast Cancer

The total number of women in the United States diagnosed with invasive breast cancer rose by 5.5 percent in 2009. How can you best prevent breast cancer from affecting you and the ones you love?

Start with some simple lifestyle changes.

- Find alternatives to contraceptive drugs and to hormone replacement drugs if you are past 40.

- Have a vitamin D3 blood test; then take 2,000 to 5,000 IUs of vitamin D3 supplements every day until you have raised your blood serum levels to 60-80 ng/ml.

- Filter your home’s drinking and shower water. Make sure it is free of chlorine, chloramines and the other carcinogenic materials that exist in most municipal water supplies.

- Stop using heavy estrogen or placenta-based hair straightening, processing and, or conditioning products — especially if you are trying to get pregnant, or are already pregnant.

- Limit your alcohol intake to three glasses of wine or beer a week and stop smoking. If you are trying to avoid a recurrence, limit your alcohol further and absolutely stop smoking, whatever it takes.

- Lose those 20 extra pounds of body fat you’re carrying around.

- Exercise – even a little everyday goes a long way. Small steps now prevent bigger problems down the line. One of the simplest and easiest ways to help prevent health problems is to have a house water filter installed. Need help choosing the best one for you? Visit us at PuriTeam and we can help. Or call 888-491-4100.