Angelina Jolie underwent a double mastectomy to prevent breast cancer. As a high profile figure, it’s a good bet that other women will follow her example.
Pulling all your teeth to prevent tooth decay, or removing your colon to prevent colon cancer seems as radical as Jolie’s decision to remove her breasts before she has cancer.
There are other, more natural ways for women to prevent the development of breast cancer, than having to remove both breasts.
Natural Breast Cancer Prevention Methods
- Do not smoke. Medline Plus, an online source for medical news, published a February 2013 article, “More evidence that smoking raises breast cancer risk.“
- Maintain a healthy weight. According to the National Cancer Institute, breast cancer risk is higher among overweight and obese women. An article in the August 2012 issue of Medical News Today, reports, “Breast cancer recurrance is higher among overweight women.”
- Exercise regularly. Couch potato syndrome is worldwide. Too much sitting, and not enough exercise is a risk factor for heart disease, type 2 diabetes, breast and colon cancer. A July 2012 article in Time Health & Family reports, “Lack of Exercise as Deadly as Smoking, Study Finds.” , and a May 2013 Medical News Today article, “Physical Activity Reduces Breast Cancer Risk.“
- Avoid hormone replacement therapy. Breast and ovarian cancer are associated with hormone replacement. WebMD, presents the evidence in an article, “Hormone Replacement Therapy and Breast Cancer Risk.” According to a a May 15, 2013 article in Reuters Health, “Ovarian Cancer Fall Sped Up, As HormoneUse Dropped.”
In the May 15, 2013 issue of Natural News.com, Mike Adams writes, “Angelie Jolie inspires women to maim themselves by celebrating medically perverted double mastectomies.”
Gary Null, alternative medicine author, and radio talk show host, interviews Christiane Northrup, MD, “How wise was Angelina Jolie’s decision to have a radical mastectomy?”
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