BREAST CANCER Recommendations

        Eat a diet based on fresh fruits and vegetables, plus grains, legumes, raw nuts and seeds, and soured products such as low-fat yogurt. Very important are the cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, and cauliflower, and yellow/orange vegetables, such as carrots, pumpkin, squash, sweet potatoes, and yams. Eat vegetables raw or lightly steamed. For grains, use unpolished brown rice, millet, oats, and wheat. Eat whole grains only. If at all possible, consume only organically grown foods. Pesticides and other chemicals have been linked to breast cancer (they may mimic the effect of estrogen on the body.)

Include in the diet fresh apples, cherries, grapes, plums, and all types of berries.

Eat onions and garlic, or take garlic in supplement form.

Drink spring or steam-distilled water only, never tap water. Also drink fresh homemade vegetable and fruit juices. Drink fruit juices in the morning, vegetable juices in the afternoon.

Do not eat meat or other animal products. Many animals are treated with hormones to hasten growth. Meat also contains saturated fat. Avoid all dairy products except for unsweetened low-fat yogurt.

Do not consume any alcohol, caffeine, junk foods, processed refined foods, saturated fats, salt, sugar, or white flour. Limit your intake of soy products, which contain enzyme inhibitors. It is not necessary to eliminate soy foods completely, however.

Take extra fiber daily. Fiber keeps toxic wastes from being absorbed into the bloodstream. Psyllium husks are a recommended source. The colon must be kept clean and the bowels must move daily for healing.

Do not take supplements containing iron. Iron may be used by tumors to promote their growth.

If you experience itching, redness, and soreness of the nipples, especially if you are not currently breastfeeding a baby, seek evaluation by a physician. These can be symptoms of paget’s disease.

If you are undergoing treatment for breast cancer and find yourself feeling depressed of frightened, try to keep in mind that when medications (especially chemotherapy drugs) are stopped, you will probably start to feel better and to look at things in a different light. Think about all the women, including many celebrities and public figures, who have had breast cancer, and have gone on to have fulfilling lives and careers. Thousands of women who have had breast cancer are living happy, normal lives.