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nutrition and breast cancer

  1. 1. Nutritional Therapy & Breast Cancer By Lisha Vecchiarelli
  2. 2. What is Breast Cancer (NBCF, 2013)
  3. 3. Prevention of Breast Cancer “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure when it comes to a person’s health, especially for women who want to protect themselves against breast cancer,” said Dr. Steven Hotze” (Hotze, 2013).
  4. 4. Can Food Prevent Breast Cancer?
  5. 5. Nutrition for Breast Cancer Prevention • • • • • Wild Salmon Broccoli Greens Strawberries Flax Seed
  6. 6. Supplements That Fight Breast Cancer • Omega-3 Fatty Acids • Fish Oil • Flax Seed
  7. 7. Vegetables High in Folate that Fight Breast Cancer • • • • • • • • • • Broccoli Asparagus Spinach Mustard Greens Collard Greens Brussel Sprouts Avocado Beets Cauliflower Beans (These foods are high in Folate)
  8. 8. Fruits that Fight Breast Cancer • Strawberries • Blueberries
  9. 9. Multivitamins and Minerals 30% Reduction of Morbidity in patients who take multivitamins
  10. 10. Vitamins That Fight Breast Cancer Interesting Facts: There are fewer diagnoses of breast cancer in spring and summer (Vitamin D Council, 2013). The opposite is true of winter and fall where the increase in breast cancer diagnosis most often occurs (Vitamin D Council, 2013).
  11. 11. Foods to Decrease the Chances of Breast Cancer • Red meat •Grapefruit •Sugar
  12. 12. Before you Implement Change Always do your research and ensure you verify with a health professional before you make changes to your diet or add supplements.
  13. 13. How to Find Out More Information • NCCAM is an online source for more information on Breast Cancer Nutrition and Supplements (NIH, 2014). • “Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine (eCAM) is an international, peer-reviewed journal that seeks to understand the sources and to encourage rigorous research in this new, yet ancientworld of complementary and alternative medicine” (eCAM, 2013). • The Online Nutrition Source offers evidence-based diet & nutrition data and information for health professionals and the public (Harvard School of Public Health, 2014).
  14. 14. How to Find Out More Information • American Society for Nutrition offers research with the greatest prospect to impact health and wellness. • Online research at MIT aspires to develop and implement pioneering and cutting edge solutions to the worlds most disheartening challenges in research including cancer therapies which are enhanced through inspired collaboration with foremost research institutes and consortia globally (MIT, 2013). • Eat to Beat Cancer™ Initiative, an online movement seeks to improve health through cancer-fighting foods. “Based on the latest medical science, there are practical, healthy, and tasty food choices that can be made by you every day, at every meal, to incorporate cancer-fighting foods into your diet” (, 2013).
  15. 15. Eating a varied diet with plenty fruits and vegetables is going to be the single most important thing you can do for your health and wellbeing, it can even prevent cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Of course your lifestyle is important also. Drinking plenty of water, incorporating exercise, and managing stress can all be implemented to enjoy longevity and prosperity!
  16. 16. References ABC News. (2013, October 14). Some Supplement-Medication Combinations Make Dangerous Mix. Retrieved from Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. (2013, October 14). Diet and Cancer Prevention. Retrieved from American Institute for Cancer Research. (2013, October 14). Foods that Fight Cancer. Retrieved from Asp, K. (2013, October 14). What you should eat (and avoid) to beat breast cancer. Retrieved from (2013, October 14). You can Eat to Beat Cancer. Retrieved from eCAM. (2013, October 14). Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine (eCAM) . Retrieved from (2013, October 11). Vitamin use is associated with lower breast cancer death. Retrieved from
  17. 17. References Continued Harvard School of Public Health. (2014, October 14). The Nutrition Source. Retrieved from Hotze, D. S. (2013, October 14). Breast Cancer: Hotze Health & Wellness Center Takes Unconventional Approach to Prevention. Retrieved from Karen Collins, M. R. (2010, March). Flaxseed and Breast Cancer:. Retrieved from cer.pdf Medical News Today. (2013, Spetember 25). Retrieved from MIT. (2013, October 14). Research. Retrieved from
  18. 18. References Continued National Monitor. (2014, October 14). Multivitamin use could help women with invasive breast cancer, researchers say. Retrieved from NBCF. (2013, October 14). What is Breast Cancer. Retrieved from NIH. (2014, October 14). Cancer Prevention and Treatment. Retrieved from Nutrition.Org. (2013, October 14). The Best Nutrition Research. Retrieved from Thorpe, G. (2013, October 8). An Alternative Way to Heal Breast Cancer. Retrieved from Vitamin D Council. (2013, October 14). Breast Cancer. Retrieved from