Breast Cancer and Mushrooms

The medicinal mushrooms - maitake, shitake, reishi (Ganoderma), coriolus and oyster have anti-tumour and immune strengthening effects. Maitake D-fraction caused regression or significant symptom improvement in 58.3 percent of liver cancer ... more

Breast Cancer and Green Tea

Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), the main constituent of green tea, was found to stabilize p27Kip1 (a gene that regulates cell division, arresting cells in the G1 phase) levels in breast cancer. Thus, ... more

Breast Cancer and Garlic

In a laboratory setting diallyl disulphide, a component in garlic, inhibits the proliferation of MCF-7 breast cancer cells and causes cell death (apoptosis) of MCF-7 cells. Garlic may help to ... more

Breast Cancer and Flax Seed

Dietary flaxseed, when used with soy isolates in animal studies, stops the growth-promoting effects of soy isolate on breast cells. It reduces tumor growth in patients with breast cancer. In studies ... more

Breast Cancer and Dairy

In studies on rats, the consumption of both whole milk and non-fat milk promoted the development of chemically-induced breast cancers, causing an increase in numbers of tumors and in the ... more

Antioxidant Content of Foods

A 2008 study tested beverages to evaluate which provided the highest antioxidant activity. Four tests evaluated antioxidant potency, one test evaluated antioxidant functionality, while another looked at total polyphenol content. ... more

Breast Cancer Diagnostic Tests

Blood tests can be used to determine which individuals have breast cancer versus those who don't with 90% accuracy, and can help to detect cancer at an early stage. Serum ... more

Breast Cancer and Homeopathy

A 2010 study done by the respected MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, has found that ultra diluted homeopathic remedies can cause cell death in certain breast cancer cell ... more

Candida and Breast Cancer

Standard cancer treatments suppress the immune system and often cause psychological distress and depression, which also decreases immune function and may cause hormonal disturbances, including dysregulation of the adrenal hormone, cortisol. ... more

Cancer and Mycoplasma

Recent epidemiologic, genetic, and molecular studies suggest that infection and inflammation initiate certain cancers. Mycoplasma, a genus of bacteria that lack a cell wall, are among the few prokaryotes that ... more

Breast Cancer and Viruses

There are several viruses that are implicated in breast cancer. Mouse mammary tumor virus (MMTV; the Bittner virus) is a proven cause of breast cancer in mice, and has been identified ... more

Breast Cancer and Teeth

Often root canals in teeth cause chronic bacterial infection around the root of the tooth and surrounding gum, called apical periodontitis. Chronic infection results in chronic inflammation, which can make ... more

Breast Cancer and Angiogenesis

Genistein from soy in combination with capsaicin from cayenne pepper, and curcumin from turmeric, decrease inflammation and reduce growth in breast cancer cells. EGCG, an ingredient in green tea (highest ... more

Cancer and pH

The external pH of solid tumors is acidic because of increased metabolism of glucose. Acid pH stimulates tumor cell invasion and metastasis. Oral NaHCO(3) (sodium bicarbonate) increases the pH of ... more

Cancer and Hypoxia

Yogic breathing exercises, such as "breath of fire" used in Kundalini Yoga, may increase tissue oxygenation, inhibiting breast cancer growth and spread. Women can be encouraged to practice 31 minutes ... more

Pesticides, Food and Breast Cancer

Almost 10 years ago I instigated a group called The Rachel Carson League in Owen Sound whose mandate was to raise awareness about the harmful health effects of pesticides and ... more

Antioxidants for Breakfast

As I prepare my morning breakfast of 1/2 cup organic pomegranate juice, 2 tbsp fermented organic soy protein powder, 3 tbsp frozen wheatgrass juice, 1 tbsp powdered greens, 1 banana, ... more

Artemesinin and Breast Cancer Supression

Artemisinin is a compound isolated from a species of wormwood, Artemisia annua. It is also known as "Sweet Annie".  It reacts with iron to form toxic free radicals which accumulate ... more

Mercury and Breast Cancer

Mercury can exert an estrogenic effect on breast cancer cells by binding to estrogen receptors and causing increased cell growth. Other toxic metals that act in a similar way on ... more

Self-Breast Massage 101

Breast massage is a therapeutic combination of Swedish massage and lymphatic drainage aimed to promote the circulation and drainage of your breast tissue. It can be applied either by yourself ... more

Understanding Lymphedema

What is Lymphedema? Lymphedema is a chronic condition of local fluid retention caused by damage to the lymphatic system, commonly seen after breast cancer surgery or radiation. As part of surgery ... more

Daily Tips to Improve Lymphatic Circulation

The following practices can improve your lymphatic circulation, whether you have lymphedema or not. They will also help to prevent it. Think about how you can incorporate these into your ... more

Cancer Has a Sweet Tooth

Everyone loves a little sugar.  Whether it’s a sweet treat at the mall, dessert after dinner, or ice cream on a hot day.  Well, as it turns out, our taste ... more

How to Go Organic On a Shoestring

  When talking about food - there is food and then there are pesticide-laden foods. Pesticides are hormone disruptors that can cause breast cancer. Many pesticides contain organochlorines - combinations of ... more