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At Integrated Nutrition of Mount Kisco, PLLC and Blood Logic, Inc. we work in close partnership with you towards developing your natural healing plan. What you do not need is a generalized “one size fits all approach.”  Our approach for clarifying your health issues, finding hidden causes of your health problem(s) and developing natural solutions has been woven into our carefully designed longevity approach that we call The Blood Detective’s Longevity Plan. We believe that developing a Metabolic Map of your entire body by performing specialized health tests (e.g., biomarkers) is a truly holistic way of viewing, appreciating and managing your health concerns. As a concierge practice, we make ourselves truly available to you.  As a paperless office we are concerned about the world environment as it affects our “internal environment”…namely, your health.

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Weight loss, poor memory, intestinal issues, hormone problems, pain, fatigue, muscle aches and pains…whatever your health concerns(s), Dr. Michael Wald, The BloodDDetective has the answers…naturally. The Blooddetective blog is filled with dozens of radio shows on just about every health topic that you can think of. “Ask The Blooddetective is Dr. Wald’s weekly radio show covering nutrition and naturopatic, dietary and exercise, disease and health topics.

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#Environmental #Chemicals, Your #Immune System & Autoimmunitty

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Every single day we are exposed to a large number of environmental chemicals, known as xenobiotics, that slowing chip away at our immunity - that may shorten our lives and ruin our quality of life.

As a result, our immune systems become dysfunctional increasing our susceptibility to a large number of autoimmune diseases. Strangle, it is not the mere exposure to your body that causes the xenobiotics to adversely affect your health and immunity - there are other factors that will determine ultimately how your health is impacted including genetics and the strength of the environmental toxic insult(s). Triggers are substances, compounds or agents that cause a reaction in your body, and in this case, we are talking about triggering a destructive and strong immune reaction. Various chemicals, microbes such as fungi, bacteria, viral, parasites and others trigger what is known as autoreactivity and ultimately autoimmunity. Exposure to triggers begins an inflammatory reaction through the body releasing self-antigens which causes more and more destruction to various body tissues. Join Dr. Michael Wald as he explores the ins and outs of how autoimmunity happens from exposure to various environmental triggers - and how medicine often does not appreciate environmental triggers as causative agents in virtually all autoimmune diseases. As the aging process is also an autoimmune disease, Dr. Wald will discuss how abnormal aging and high risk of disease is preventable if not at least delayable. Dr. Wald is in private practice in Katonah New York located in Westchester county - an hr north of New York City. Dr. Wald can be reached to schedule a new patient appointment either in person or by phone: 914-552-1442. Email Dr. Wald at: info@blooDDetective.com. His website is: intmedny.com.

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#Live or #Die - Doing it right...it's your #choice! By The #BlooDDetective, #Dr. Michael Wald

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Should you take vitamin supplements? What’s the best way to eat - the best diet? Is testing really necessary when trying to figure out an elusive health problem? Is feeling healthy synonymous with being healthy? Join Dr. Michael Wald, The BlooDDetective, as he explores the questions and answers about your health that you want to hear. “I receive tons of letters and emails asking the most fascinating and practical questions. I took the what I thought were the most important questions and explored them during this show.” Dr. Wald’s office is located in Westchester County 1-hr north of New York City. Dr. Wald can be reached by calling 914-552-1442. His email is: info@BlooDDetective.com. His website is load with free content including videos, audios and text that can be searched on the home page. Take a look!

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A 3-Minute #Test That #Predicts #Life & #Death...#PHASE ANGLE

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Wouldn’t you want to know if your health efforts are working? Feeling great is not enough as people with even advanced disease can feel good – at least years before they do not feel well. Did you know that your “cellular energy” can be measured and that this measure predicts quality of life and risk of early death? Finally, would you be interested in a simple 3 minute, non-invasive test that measure your bodies overall cellular energy, and that this measurement can tell you and your doctor if what you are doing health wise is really working? Good! Read on because this test is here and it’s called phase angle.

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#Emotional #Eating...End it now! By #Dr. Michael Wald, The #BlooDDetective

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Emotional Eating, or stress eating can ruin quality of emotional and physical health. Do you emotionally eat? How do you know when you are emotionally or stress eating? And if you know that you emotionally eat - what should you do about it? Do you take medication? Do you take vitamin supplements, do you see a mental health specialist?  Join Dr. Michael Wald, Host of Ask the BlooDDetective, as he provides practical steps for the identification and eradication of emotional eating so that you can be happier and healthier. Dr. Wald can be reached for either in-person or distance consultations by calling 914-552-1442. His website is: IntMedNY.com and his email is: info@BlooDDetective.com. 
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Emotional eating, otherwise known as stress eating, is an all too common problem affecting both men and women of virtually all ages. What is even more sad about this problem is that it is in adequately recognized, and therefore treated, and psychiatric and nutritional circles. My intention during this short article is to outline the major considerations for emotional eating and what you can do to modify emotional eating if you are affected by it. Furthermore, by recognizing emotional eating in yourself you will start to recognize it and others.

Perhaps the first concepts regarding effective management of emotional eating is to address its root cause or causes. Emotional and physical stressors and depression are a few examples of the underlying causes which may manifest in one’s life as emotional eating. If one attempts to manage emotional eating without first identifying its causes than any attempts to manage it nutritionally and or through other modalities such as acupuncture, fancy dietary changes and I like I doomed to fail. 


Once you have identified and begin to properly manage the root causes of emotional eating you are well on your way towards building a solid foundation for a healthy or emotional and physical life. Once you learn, to work with a therapist and a psychiatrist or health coach proper strategies for managing underlying causes of stress eating it is a sensual to practice the coping skills that you have learned throughout your life - and especially during the most stressful times of your life. This last point is not want to be taken lightly meaning that if you can effectively manage your emotional stressors that are at the root cause of your emotional eating you will build even stronger coping strategies. To put it simply, effectively coping with stress eating during the most stressful times of your life will make it easy for you to manage stress eating during the less stressful times of your life.

When you find yourself staring at those foods that you probably should not have ask yourself, “am I really hungry“. If you are not hungry simply walk away. This is what I call awareness development for emotional or stress eating. If an individual, such as yourself, is on automatic and emotionally eating without the recognition of the fact that emotional eating is occurring in that moment then there is no chance that you can break the pattern. So develop you are, “awareness development“ by asking yourself at all points when you eat, “and I really hungry“ and if not walk away.

For a practical perspective, it is important for you to eliminate all of the worst foods and snacks in your house. Sugary foods, refined and processed carbohydrates, salty and fatty foods for example promote adverse brain chemistry and function. To say it another way, eating poorly causes poor chemistry and poor brain health. Some foods, such as sugar, can actually increase the production of stress hormones in your body which can promote not only emotional eating but can lessen your overall ability to deal with stress. Unhealthy foods, such as those I have mentioned above, have been shown to promote inflammation in the brain. Inflammation in the brain is now believed to be an underlying factor that causes or promotes all manner of emotional and psychiatric problems ranging from schizophrenia, depression, anxiety and even bipolar.

Changing your nutritional chemistry involves that you have in your home, in place of unhealthy foods, foods that are lower down on the food chain. For example, plant foods such as fruit and grains and vegetables are generally far healthier than most other foods in the diet. This does not mean that you cannot eat higher up on the food chain which would consist of animal products but you might want to limit their consumption particularly if you find yourself emotionally eating. On the other hand, it is important not to indulge in fad diet‘s that may be overkill for your purposes of dealing with emotional eating. For example, illuminating gluten if you do not have a gluten problem is not wise as it removes needed protein from the diet which is required as a precursor for amino acid production and therefore neurotransmitter production in the brain and has removed a major food from the diet which may result in feelings of frustration in terms of food choices.

There is some evidence that the consumption of green tea,and white tea may help offset the low serotonin and/or dopamine levels that are sometimes associated with emotional eating. These teas contain varying amounts of an important “happy” amino acid known as L-theanene.  One should not expect that the consumption of cream cheese will cure their emotional eating but often a combination of small things like replacing unhealthy foods in your diet with healthier ones, getting good sleep, the consumption of these teas, and the appropriate psychological care often goes along way towards managing stress eating. Finally, keeping a food/emotional journal is essential for identifying when you are emotional eating so that you can "ride out the storm" breaking emotional-neurological habits and start to break the pattern of harmful emotional eating behaviors.


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#Every #Organ of Your #Body - How it all works together - #TheBloodDetective

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Join Dr. Michael Wald, the Blood Detective, as he discusses how the brain works with the thyroid, the adrenals and how the adrenals work with the liver and the pancreas and the lymphatic system. Learn the role of the vascular system and its relationship to the all tissues and much more! Finally understand the fundamental role of absorption, Nutrition, PH, inflammation, oxidation, toxins and how we all age differently. Schedule an appoint with Dr. Wald either in person or by phone by calling him at 914-552-1442. Email him your show concepts to:info@blooddetective.com. Website: IntMedNY.com

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#Hypothyroid Cure - Nutritional Secrets: By The BloodDetective

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Hypothyroidism is the most common hormonal disease in both men and women. It may manifest as chronic fatigue, osteoporosis, muscle aches, brain fog, slow healing, constipation, lightheadedness and in many other ways - often going unrecognized. Join Dr. Michael Wald as he distinguishes the different types of hypothyroidism. The role of the immune system, nutrition and toxins are also reviewed. Dr. Wald is the director of Integrated nutrition of Mount Kisco located one hour north of New York City. Email him at info@blooddetective.com. Call him for an in person or distance consultation at 914-552-1442. His website is www.integratednutritionny.com

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Deadly #Flu #Epidemic - You NEED to know these things! By Dr. #Michael #Wald,#BloodDetective

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Deadly Flu Epidemic explores how to protect yourself from the worsening flu problem. A review of the flu shots, dangers, signs/symptoms of flu versus cold and natural approaches will be discussed. Join Dr. Michael Wald, host of Ask The BloodDetective and get and stay healthy! Reach Dr. Wald by calling 914-552-1442. Post your comments and send him your show ideas to: info@BloodDetective.com. Visit his website and watch his videos and listen to more of his cutting-edge nutrition and natural health shows under the Blog section of his website. Order BloodDetective supplements at: www.BloodDetective.com

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#Save Your #Brain - The #Secrets of #Neuro-plasticity, by Dr. #Michael Wald, #BloodDetective

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Your brain is dying! Well, we are all dying so our brain dies with us - BUT THERE IS MUCH THAT YOU CAN DO TO SAVE YOUR BRAIN! Dementia, Alzheimer's Disease, every-day memory loss, attention deficit disorder (and other special needs conditions), depression, anxiety, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Minimal Brain Dysfunction, Epilepsy, Seizures, Stroke - these are just some of the conditions of the brain that either end our lives early or steal our quality of life. Toxins, nutritional deficiencies, chronic inflammation, infections, genetics, alcohol and sleep issues/deprivation are just some of the causes and/or triggers of brain decay. Join Dr. Michael Wald as he explores how your brain can repair and reorganize (neuroplasticity).  Dr. Wald is supervisor of nutritional services at Integrated Nutrition of Mount Kisco located one hour North of New York City. Call Dr. Wald at 914-552-1442 or email him at: info@bloodDetective.com. Visit his website at: IntegratedNutritionNY.com

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#Healthy #Diet DANGERS - Hidden dangers of #healthy #food plans #BloodDetective, #Dr. Michael Wald

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From A-Z Dr. Michael Wald, host of Ask The Blood Detective, practically reviews what works and what does not work about the most popular diets. From the Paleo to Ketogenic, Gluten Free, Plant Based, Vegan, Food Combining, Mediterranean Diet, Ph-Balancing Diet and others Dr. Wald uncovers the truths and lies about these diets. Dr. Wald also reveals what lab tests can tell you the positives and negatives of these diets. Most importantly, Dr. Wald tells you how to figure out how you should eat. Dr. Wald is director of nutrition at Integrated Nutrition of Mount Kisco located an hour North of New York City. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Wald by calling: 914-552-1442 and speak with him directly. Email Dr. Wald at: info@BloodDetective.com. Send your show ideas!

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How #Calcium Can #Kill You! - The Calcium-Inflammation Connection, #Dr. Michael Wald, #Blood Detective

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Calcium is a killer!  All forms of inflammation have the potential of causing calcium to harden your arteries, promote breast cancer, arthritis and muscle spasms/pain/stiffness, cause kidney stones, and even autoimmune disease. Joint Dr. Michael Wald, The Blood Detective, as he discusses how calcium imbalance causes disease and how to tackle this pervasive problem. Learn how pH, inflammation, digestive issues and injury can cause your body to "mis-use" calcium. It's not the calcium in your diet and supplements that is the problem!!! It's how your body is not using calcium. Dr. Wald is supervisor of nutrition at Integrated Nutrition of Mount Kisco (1 hr North of NYC). He can be reached for a phone or in-person consultation by calling: 914-552-1442. Post your comments and questions on his Facebook page found at his website at: www.IntegratedNutritionNY.com

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#Vitamin Lies - What #Nutritional #Supplements REALLY work?

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Vitamin Lies is a REAL accounting of how and if vitamins and nutritional supplements work. Dr. Michael Wald, nicknamed The Blood Detective, cuts through the controversy and tells you the straight-dope so that you can make smarter health care choices. Are vitamins dangerous? How many people annual die of vitamin supplementations? Is what is written on the vitamin bottle true? These and more questions are answered right here! 

#Weight #Loss Breakthroughs - from #Dr. Wald, The #BloodDetective

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Join Dr. Michael Wald, nicknamed the Blood Detective, during his practical and informative exploration of what he has found effective, over the course of his 26+ years in clinical practice, of how you can effectively lose weight permanently!  Dr. WALD can be reached at his clinic integrative nutrition of Mount Kisco by calling 914-242-8844 or emailing him at info@integratednutritionny.com or info@blooddetective.com.

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#Breast #Cancer - What You Need to Know for Treatment & #Prevention - by #Dr. Michael Wald, Host of, "Ask The #BloodDetective on PRNFM.com

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Breast cancer is a pervasive disease affecting woman (and also men) at virtually any adult age. Controversy and confusion surround the use of diet, nutritional supplements and lifestyle in terms of what works for treatment and prevention. Dr. Wald, The Blood Detective, explores the role of antioxidants by themselves and combined with radiation and chemotherapy. Should you take nutritional supplements like vitamins and herbs during your cancer therapies? How do you know what to take if you do want to approach breast cancer or prevention with nutritional supplements and diet? This and much more is explored by Dr. Michael Wald.

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Are you a #Gluten-A-Holic? Oh, YES you are! Part 1 of 3 shows.

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Are you a Gluten-A-Holic? Dr. Michael Wald, author of his upcoming FREE online book, Gluten-A-Holic - The Dangers of Gluten & How to Avoid them (available June 2015 at: www.intmedny.com), says, "YES"!  

Dr. Wald says, "Most of the planet consumes foods that contain gluten. Gluten is overwhelmingly unhealthy for most of us because of the fact that farming of wheat products (the major source of harmful gluten) is a recent occurrence in the evolution of human beings - this means that our bodies digestive, immune and other organ systems have not evolved to handle this food. A wide variety of symptoms can result from gluten consumption including, weight gain, diabetes, heart disease, neurological problems, gastrointestinal issues, headaches, skin problems, cancers and mental illnesses. Avoid it at all costs"!  LISTEN TO THE FIRST OF HIS 3 PART SERIES BELOW.

Schedule your FREE 15-minute consultation with Dr. Michael Wald, nicknamed the Blood Detective, to discuss your health issues by calling: 9124-242-8844.

#Autism/#Autism Spectrum Disorders Epidemic: Part V

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The Autism/ASD Epidemic is a profound, eye-opening series of short, informative and practical talks presented by the Dr. Michael Wald - nicknamed the Blood Detective. Dr. Wald explores the criteria for autism and autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), talks about potential causes from all angles and critically evaluates both medical and nutritional and natural treatments - and discusses the Blood Detective approach to special needs natural treatments. Do you have a child or children with ASDs? If not, chances are that you know more than one family dealing, the best that they can, with the inherent difficulties of raising an ASD child. Tell others about Dr. Wald's eye-opening and hopeful exploration of what happens when the Blood Detective tackles autism/ASDs head-on! Forward this blog!  TUNE IN ON NPR OR CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN TO THE AUDIO.

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#Autism-#Autism Spectrum Epidemic - Part 1

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The Autism/ASD Epidemic is a profound, eye-opening series of short, informative and practical talks presented by the Dr. Michael Wald - nicknamed the Blood Detective. Dr. Wald explores the criteria for autism and autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), talks about potential causes from all angles and critically evaluates both medical and nutritional and natural treatments. Do you have a child or children with ASDs? If not, chances are that you know more than one family dealing, the best that they can, with the inherent difficulties of raising an ASD child. Tell others about Dr. Wald's eye-opening and hopeful exploration of what happens when the Blood Detective takes ASDs head-on!

Ask the Blood Detective Internet-National Radio Show!

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National Internet Radio Show - Heard Around The World EVERY WEDNESDAY!

Featuring Dr. Michael Wald, DC, MD, CDN, CNS - aka, The Blood Detective. Listen here:  http://prn.fm/ 

This show will feature cutting-edge and original health and nutritional topics. Calls in will be accepted on some shows. 

Breast Cancer - Natural Prevention and Treatments PART I

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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

495 E. Main Street, Mount Kisco, NY 10549 914-242-8844 /

www.intmedny.com  / www.blooddetective.com

 

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.

NEXT BLOG: Breast Cancer - 13 Facts You Need to Know

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.

Contact us for a free 15-minute consultation by calling: 914-242-8844.

Breast Cancer - 11 Ways that INCREASE Your Risk: Part III

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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

495 E. Main Street, Mount Kisco, NY 10549 914-242-8844 /

www.intmedny.com  / www.blooddetective.com

Lifestyle Choices

Here is part III of my blog series of V on breast cancer prevention and treatment. Read all five blogs to maximize your ability to reduce your risk and improve your quality and survivability if you should develop breast cancer. 

1.     Multiparity, or being pregnant many times, reduces one's overall risk of developing breast cancer. Not having children at all or having children later in life carries a higher risk of developing breast cancer.  Women, who have had their first child after the age of 30, especially have a higher risk of developing breast cancer.

2.     Birth control: Birth control pills or certain forms of injectable hormones such as depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA or Depo-Provera), carry an increased risk of developing breast cancer, especially compared to those who never use these forms of synthetic hormones.  Once a woman stops taking these synthetic forms of hormones, the risk of breast cancer is thought to decline. In my patient population, those that choose birth control or other forms of synthetic hormones are placed on various nutritional supplements, and emphasize various foods, that help the body better manage hormones in the liver and other tissues. Some of these supplements might include L-5-methyltetrahydrofolic acid (active folic acid), methylated B12 (active vitamin B12, activated vitamin B6 (pyridoxyl-5-phosphate, vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopherol succinate), calcium-D-glucarate, I3C (indole-3-carbinol), DIM (diindolymethane), vegetable concentrates and others based upon one’s personal health situation and goals and various laboratory tests.  There are dozens of other tests and nutrients that, when measured, can help your health care provider develop treatment and health strategies. 

3.     Breast density: High mammographic breast density (H-MBD) has been associated with increased breast cancer (BC) risk, even after adjustment for established breast cancer risk factors.  A large longitudinal study, the first carried out in Mediterranean women, suggests that specific dietary components may play a key role in determining MBD in this population, thus possibly modulating breast cancer risk. MRI does not involve radiation along with breast sonography and breast thermography offer additional preventative strategies for both detection and assessment of breast cancer presence and response to therapies.

4.     Receiving hormone therapy after menopause: Receiving progesterone and/or estrogen after menopause increases one's risk of developing breast cancer, particularly, it is thought, if these hormones are combined.  Once these hormones are stopped one's risk seems to decline.  Circulating oestrogens and androgens are positively associated with the risk for breast cancer in premenopausal women.  Several nutrients and foods have been studied scientifically to help the body properly manage hormone levels. The elimination of soy products and the use of nutrients such as DIM, vitamin D3, various phytonutrients, vitamin C and others should be considered in a comprehensive approach for treatment and prevention and based upon proper health intake and testing. 

5.     Breast-feeding: Several studies have shown that breast-feeding may lower one's risk of developing breast cancer in the first place, particularly if the breast-feeding lasts between 1-2 years.  Breast feeding also reducing the babies future chances of developing allergies, eczema and other health problems by helping optimal development of the immune system. 

6.     Breast Implants: Maybe linked to developing a form of lymphoma.  If this is true, then it may also be eventually proved that other forms of cancer and autoimmune diseases may also result from placing foreign substances in the body.  it simply makes sense that any foreign substance in the body may provoke an autoimmune reaction that may increase one's risk of many health problems. 

7.     Alcohol intake: Alcohol is clearly linked with an increased risk of developing breast cancer.  Even small amounts of alcohol, such as a single drink per day, increase one's risk of developing breast cancer. No one knows exactly why this is, but some of my theories include toxins in alcohol.  It should be kept in mind that there is NO SAFE LEVEL OF ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION THAT DOES NOT INCREASE ONE'S RISK OF DEVELOPING BREAST CANCER.  Also the toxin’s produced by the body in its attempt to metabolize alcohol can have adverse effects upon the liver and intestines detoxification enzymes.  Many nutrients and foods help support proper detoxification including, but certainly not limited to, milk thistle, N-acetyl-cysteine, ubiquinone, reduced glutathione, glycinate, methionine, alpha-lipoic acid, concentrates of dozens of fruits and vegetables and others.

8.     Overweight or obesity: Obese or overweight, particularly after menopause, is linked to a higher risk of developing breast cancer.  Basically, fat is an estrogen factory!!  More accurately, an increase in fat mass and a loss of lean body tissue is associated, not only with a greater risk of overall morbidity (quality of life) and mortality (death rate), but also a poor outcome from virtually all causes of ill-health and disease.  A test called a bio-impediance evaluation helps to insure that a person’s health efforts reduce body fat and cause no loss, and preferably an increase, in lean body mass.  The reduction of obesity would have been an effective strategy for cancer prevention, but the reality is that worldwide obesity has kept increasing for decades, remaining a major avoidable cancer risk secondary only to smoke. The present studies suggest that vitamin D may be an effective agent to reduce obesity-associated cancer risks in women.  With a balanced and realistic plan, I have found that most of my patients successfully lose a huge percentage of body fat. Weight gain and obesity are among the most important risk factors for post-menopausal estrogen-dependent breast cancer (EDBC). Weight gain is associated with oxidative stress, which in turn promotes breast cancer progression. Modulation through anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory and antioxidants drugs combined with endocrine therapy may constitute a targeted approach in post-menopausal EDBC.  Fat is essentially an estrogen factory!

9.     Smoking: Tobacco smoke increases the risk of developing breast and other forms of cancer particularly when someone starts smoking at a young age.  Smoking can increase the body’s need for various nutrients and thus disease risk.  Nutritionally oriented blood work can help reveal many of these nutritional imbalances so that corrective measures can be taken.

10. Sleep: Day-shift workers: Meta-analysis demonstrates that circadian (sleep) disruption is associated with an increased BrCA risk in women. Working at night seems to offset circadian rhythms, and perhaps adversely affecting normal melatonin levels, increasing one’s risk of breast cancer development.  Melatonin, tryptophan, phenibut, magnesium and some other natural compounds may reduce one’s risk; in the case of melatonin, it should only be taken by day-shift workers if they plan on working on this schedule for the long term. Melatonin should only be taken at night before bed in those who are NOT day-shift workers. Those who are day-shift workers take melatonin in the day, but once again, only if it is expected that they will maintain this working schedule for the long-term. Melatonin taken incorrectly can adversely affect not only sleep, but can offset sleep patterns and other hormones. What is very important to know about melatonin is that it is proven to improve breast cancer outcome when taken by women with breast cancer.

11. Antiperspirants:  Aluminum Chlorohydrate is a common ingredient found in many under-arm antiperspirants, lipsticks, and sunscreens.  This ingredient can absorb through the skin and form malignant cells as a result of an accumulation within the tissue.

NEXT BLOG: Breast Cancer - Diet, Exercise..risk, prevention & Treatment

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.

Contact us for a free 15-minute consultation by calling: 914-242-8844.