Breast Cancer: A Modern Epidemic
Preventive Concepts & Strategies for Optimal Health
By Dr. Michael Wald, Supervisor of Longevity Services at Integrated Medicine of Mt Kisco
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Breast Cancer Prevention & Treatment – The time is now!
Welcome to part I of V of my series on breast cancer.
My 25-plus years of practicing holistic health care has taught me one important lesson – namely, that regardless of what health issue someone wants to tackle it’s always best to attack it from as many angles as possible – and breast cancer treatment and prevention is certainty no exception.
At no other time in modern history has there been more options for reaching and maintaining our health. Much is known about the potential impact of the environment, foods and nutrition, stress, exercise and other lifestyle factors for the prevention and development of effective treatments (natural and/or allopathic) for breast cancer. Below I have provided many of the most important considerations that I am aware of during my experience as a clinical nutritionist and doctor of nutrition. I need to stress that it is largely up to the individual to be educated in these areas in their efforts to be an active participate in their healthcare.
Perhaps the most important segment of this series of blogs introduces the concept of “biochemical individuality” or BI. In short, although thousands of nutritional studies for example have shown significant advantages of the use of diet and nutritional supplements for both treatment and prevention of breast cancer, it’s essential for one’s BI to taken into account when developing the most effective prevention and treatment strategies. Your BI, or individual needs, are best determined through coordinated efforts among your health care providers, your various tests results, your current state of health and health goals...just to name a few of the most important considerations that lead to personalized care. The area of nutrition including foods and nutritional supplements is largely neglected in traditional oncology care; therefore, pay careful attention to the nutritional portions of these blogs and consult my website and Youtube videos. In short, nutrition is known to contribute to the development of many cancers, including breast cancer, and nutrition may play a significant role in adjunctive treatment of breast cancer enhancing the effects of certain forms of chemotherapy, radiation and surgical outcome, reducing side effects, offsetting infection risk (as a consequence of reduced immunity) and thus improving both quality and length of life.
What’s in a name? The many forms of breast cancer
The term breast cancer might imply to some that the very same approach, whether allopathic, holistic or a combination should be the same for each individual; and nothing could be further from the truth. Each person has unique nutritional needs, different genetic predispositions to all manner of health and disease and responds differently to health care efforts, both preventive and treatments. Even though I have designed health and healing plans based upon individual needs, there are many health strategies that one should keep in mind when it comes to breast cancer…whether women, men, young, old or regardless of any other individual differences.
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None of the statements herein have been approved by the FDA (Food & Drug Administration) nor does this information substitute for sound medical or nutritional health advice.
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