Breast Cancer Preventive Foods

by Dr. Nalini Chilkov ,  HuffPost Healthy Living | 2012-10-12

Eat like your life depends on it. So say the authors of a recently-published book, The Whole Food Guide for Breast Cancer Survivors. Here is a must-have book for all women who have been through breast cancer and want to thrive, not just survive. This is one of those books that I wish I had written. It's that good!

The Whole Food Guide for Breast Cancer Survivors is written by Dr. Helayne Waldman and Dr. Edward Bauman, seasoned and knowledgable science- and research-based nutritionists bent on teaching us about the power of foods and nutrients to transform our health in ways that inhibit the growth and progression of breast cancer. That means the rest of us should read it too!!

Clearly, patiently and with a touch of humor, we are guided on a journey through the factors that promote breast cancer. We are then given clear, accessible, practical, simple solutions that anyone can take to move toward health and away from cancer risk. We meander through the ins and outs of how to manage some of the most important cancer promoters. Bauman and Waldman show us how increases in blood sugar, insulin, inflammation and stress are part of a pro-cancer terrain. They show us step by step how to change the environment of our cells with diet and nutrients so that we grow health instead of cancer. This is information that every woman (and man!) needs to know.

We get a look at the immune system, nutrient deficiencies, hormonal balance and the surprising ways in which the intestines and liver all contribute to creating a "hospitable" or "inhospitable" environment in which cancer may grow and progress.

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