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Last edited by cillakat; 09-06-2010 at 04:05 PM.
Fixed the google doc to allow access.
Well then feel free to pass that opinion on to the researchers. Just restating what I have heard. Plus I imagine many indigenous women do a lot of breastfeeding.
*Now I remember why I stopped posting in this forum months ago.
Shannon -- I also have breast cancer in my family and so read whatever I can find that may help me do what I can to avoid it -- do what seems right, anyway...since there's so much conflicting info out there.
In my non-medical opinion, staying away from sugar makes a lot of good sense. Second, clean cruciferous veggies and organic berries are reported to be very beneficial. I like to make a big salad of finely chopped, broccoli, cabbage, zucchini, carrots, greens, blueberries, and walnuts, and then dress it with a homemade dressing that includes curry made with turmeric. In his book Anti-Cancer, A New Way of Life, Dr. David Servan-Schrieber has a lot to say about the benefits of turmeric. It's sold in capsules as curcumin, but apparently is more effective and well-absorbed when taken mixed with pepper in a curry mix. Also, I drink as much green tea as I can stomach even though I hate the stuff.
For cosmetics including shampoo and conditioner, a great resource is the skin-deep cosmetic ingredients database here: http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/. If you choose to continue to use cosmetics and personal care products like body creams, shampoos, toothpaste, ect., this is an outstanding, well-researched resource to help you choose the ones that are least toxic and dangerous.
There's also a support group for young women with or at risk of breast cancer here: http://www.youngsurvival.org/community/. They have a very active community support forum, and one of the topics is nutrition. You might be interested in reading in there a bit, but stay away from the scarier stuff...you don't need the needless worry that might cause especially since you have so much on your plate as a mom and a student as it is!
Great job being proactive and learning everything you can to help minimize your risk!! All the best to you!