Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and 1 in 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer during her lifetime (isn’t that crazy?), I thought it was a good time to pull together some tips and tools to help you help yourself to keep your breasts healthy. Our health is critical to our quality of life. This is why I feature health related content on a “homesteading” site, and why my first e-book is titled “Common Sense Health: Diet, Detox and Physical Activities“. This post will focus on the diet and detoxification aspects of breast health.…
natural breast health
I’ve never paid much attention to natural breast health, until recently. When I was a teenager, my grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer and given a total (simple) mastectomy. After the mastectomy, grandma’s health and mental well-being took a dramatic turn for the worse. It shook her up terribly, and I remember her crying and saying how she could still feel the breast and how much it hurt.
At the time, I thought the operation was necessary. Recently, talking to my sister, I found out that the lump had actually been benign, and at most a lumpectomy should have been done, or perhaps it should have simply been left alone due to her advanced age.
My mother never dealt with cancer, but she did have surgery to remove lymph nodes near her breast that were identified as inflamed and potentially pre-cancerous.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and these two women who meant so much to me have been very much on my mind. I wonder, “How can I help myself and my loved ones avoid breast cancer?” As I have been researching natural health alternatives, I’ve found a few things that might surprise you. Here are some tips for natural breast health….