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You may often check your blood sugar and blood glucose levels but how often do you think about the health of your breasts? We are not referring to mammogram (though you should get it done if you are over 30), but there are certain everyday things you can do to protect the health of your breasts.
Massage your breasts everyday starting from your armpits to your nipples. This will help with the lymphatic flow and assist in bringing fresh blood to the tissues of the beast. According to researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, this action can help prevent the growth of cancer cells in breasts. However, do not massage your breasts if you are pregnant.
Close your eyes and meditate for 15 minutes daily. According to a study published in the journal, Psychoneuroendocrinology, meditation can help suppress the genes that lead to inflammation that can be a predecessor of many conditions, including cancer.
A study published in the journal, Nutrition, claims that exercising daily will help maintain a healthy weight that will cut down the risk of breast cancer. Also sweating will help flush out unwanted toxins, helping the immune system operate optimally.
Water is an excellent way to get rid of toxins from the body, but many sources of water like tap water contain chemicals like fluoride and chlorine. According to a study published in the Environmental Health Perspectives, chlorine in water has been linked to breast cancer. Therefore, make sure to drink only clean, filtered water.
Our breasts are exposed to a lot of chemicals including cosmetics, and cleaning products. A research published in the Polish Archives of Internal Medicine suggests that many personal care products contain carcinogens that are related to an increased risk of breast cancer. Instead, switch to chemical-free, non-toxic products for your daily use.
According to another study published in the Environmental Health Perspectives, there are also many chemicals in conventionally grown foods that have been related to the increased risk of breast cancer. Therefore opt for organic produce whenever possible.