This month is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. And I have 10 unique ways for you to be informed about breast cancer prevention and treatment options. This information was provided by Ellyn Hilliard, MS, Holistic Nutrition (www.cancersurvivorzone.com). Ellyn is wonderful colleague and cancer nutritionist. We met a number of years ago as I was starting my second career as a nutritionist. I did my nutrition internship with her and what a truly wonderful and educational experience that was. I learned so much from Ellyn – about nutrition in general, doing workshops, working with clients, running a business and how powerful nutrition and other natural approaches are for cancer (both for prevention and for recovery).
A few months ago I had a scare – two large red inflamed marks on one of my breasts that remained for over a month – and Ellyn was the first person I approached. The red marks looked very much like Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC) – a type of cancer that is very aggressive and one that I had not ever heard of. Knowing what I could be up against and knowing I had options that did not include surgery, radiation or chemotherapy, was extremely empowering. I suspect now that the red marks were in fact spider bites.
Do you have a plan for breast cancer? Do you know about prevention and treatment options that don’t include surgery, radiation or chemotherapy? Here is some information to get you started…
10 Unique Ways to Support You During Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
By Ellyn Hilliard, MS. (www.cancersurvivorzone.com)
1. Learn to Juice – Buy a cheap juicer on Craig’s List and juice VEGETABLES.
2. Increase Your Circulation – Run, Bike, Sauna, Take COQ10, Loofa, massage….
3. Learn how cosmetic surgery can destroy the estrogen storage that is so critical to health.
4. Have a Breast exam and learn how to do it yourself. Avoid unnecessary mammograms.
5. Find out how relationships contribute to breast cancer. Fix your primary relationship.
6. Reduce the stresses in your life. Calm the nervous system. Meditate, go on a walk…
7. Start to look at chemicals in your life. Find natural alternatives to cleaning products.
8. Vitamin Therapy is the best way to address deficiency in the diet. See a Nutritionist.
9. Wake up to the minimal benefits of chemotherapy. Read the archives of www.cancerdecisions.com and learn about more effective ways to deal with diagnosis.
10. Research. The web is a plentiful resource for finding “real” information and forums.