Are vitamin supplements worth the cost? There is a lot of research being done on the relationship between vitamin supplementation and cancer risk. Most experts agree that vitamin supplementation does not hurt, and it may even help cut your cancer risk.
An article published two years ago in Breast Cancer Research and Treatments reported that specific supplementation after the traditional cancer treatment for breast cancer may help to improve cancer survival rates. The use of vitamin supplements in this study was associated with other health factors, including exercise, fruit and vegetable consumption, and socio-economic status. There was a reduced risk of all-cause death (not just from cancer) in people who took a multivitamin and ate at least 5.5 servings of fruits and vegetables per day, as well as people who did 16 hours of non-sedentary activity every week.
Taking vitamins before and after a cancer diagnosis may reduce the rate of cancer recurrence. Supplementing with 10,000 IU of vitamin D3 daily for two weeks can help boost vitamin D levels. After those two weeks, reduce vitamin D3 intake to 5,000 IU daily. Have your doctor check your blood levels: Your vitamin D levels should be above 50 ng/ml for optimal health.
This study has some positive significant impact on the benefits of supplementation with some basic nutrients. The science behind evidence-based natural medicine is proof that nature has provided us with everything we need to heal our body. Why does traditional medicine refuse to keep up with the research and implement less toxic therapies? Because it cannot patent a plant or an herb, and therefore Big Pharma has no interest in what is best for the patient. It would rather feed greedily on the demise of millions of cancer patients who have put their trust in mainstream medicine.
here are so many other nutrients that can be incorporated into your diet that can not only help you heal from Breast Cancer, but can actually turn on protective genes. Here are a few more examples of the power of healing substances supplied by Mother Nature:
EGCG found in green tea inhibits glucose uptake and metabolism of breast cancer cells. We know that sugar feeds cancer, so this component of green tea helps to protect against sugar uptake by cancer cells, even with ER negative breast tumors. EGCG has even been shown to induce cell death to breast cancer cells.
In view of this research, enjoy 2-3 cups of organic green tea every day.
Cruciferous vegetables, more specifically broccoli and broccoli sprouts, cause breast Cancer cells to die. The main component that is responsible for this reaction is Sulforaphane. It actually inhibits human breast cancer cell growth and decreases the expression of certain proteins that cause breast cancer growth.
Resveratrol, found in grapes, has a weakening effect on breast cancer cell growth.
Increased olive oil consumption exhibited a protective effect on breast cancer among women living on the Canary Islands, even though the incidences of breast cancer are higher than those in the rest of Spain.
Melatonin, mostly known as the “sleep hormone,” is classified as a cytotoxic hormone. It is a very powerful hormone that inhibits breast cancer cell growth and causes breast cancer cells to die. Women who work night shifts tend to have higher incidences of breast cancer, more than likely because of the lowered melatonin production.
One of my favorite Tumor Terminators is curcumin, a compound found in turmeric roots. It has anti-tumoral effects against some aggressive and recurrent Breast Cancers and causes apoptosis (cell death) to breast cancer cells.
If you are on a Breast Cancer Healing Journey or simply want to be Proactive with Prevention, make sure you add fresh fruits and vegetables, walking, and vitamins and minerals to your plan. Check the ingredients in your supplements: Buy only those supplements that are free of additives (besides the active ingredients, there should only be 2 or 3 ingredients in the product). Check to see if the supplement contains folic acid or folate. Folic acid is a synthetic form of folate, and it is poorly absorbed by many people and can even harm some people. Do not buy anything that has folic acid in it. Folate, on the other hand, is natural and good for you.
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