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Breast Cancer

Beneficial bacteria linked to a reduced risk of breast cancer

Can probiotics really reduce the risk of breast cancer? The answer may surprise you.
Everyone seems to be talking about the benefits of probiotics these days, and with good reason. They have been linked with health effects like improved digestive and urinary function, a stronger immune system, the healing of IBS and other inflammatory bowel issues plus so much more.

Can Flax Seeds Help Prevent Breast Cancer?

I’ve previously discussed the role of dietary lignans in the reduction of breast cancer risk and improvement in breast cancer survival, based on studies that showed that women with breast cancer who ate the most lignans appeared to live longer. However lignans are found throughout the plant kingdom—in seeds, whole grains, vegetables, fruits, berries—so how do we know lignans aren’t merely a marker for the intake of unrefined plant foods?

Breast Cancer and Vitamin D, What’s the Connection?

Dr. Sherry Ross, Oct. 15, 2015
The fact is breast cancer affects 1 in 8 women. As early as the 1980’s, studies began looking at the link between Vitamin D and various types of cancer, including breast cancer.

BOGUS BREAST REMOVAL: New science reveals that double mastectomy doesn't reduce risk of dying from cancer

Julie Wilson, April 8 2016
An 8-year study involving half a million American women with breast cancer, found that surgically removing diseased and healthy breasts did not increase an individual's chance of survival.

Susan G. Komen board members promote alcohol consumption for women fighting breast cancer

Lori Alton, Marchn31, 2016
It is one of the most recognizable fundraising organizations for breast cancer research in the world. Yet, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation is promoting fundraising activities that encourage the consumption of alcohol – a known risk factor for breast cancer. (How crazy is that?!)

How to Cook Broccoli

Michael Greger, February 9th, 2016
When I used to teach medical students at Tufts, I gave a lecture about this amazing new therapeutic called “iloccor-B.” I’d talk about all the new science, all the things it could do, its excellent safety profile.