There is so much you can do for yourself to reduce the risk of breast cancer returning that you won’t hear from your oncologist, but it’s NOT their fault.
Medical professionals are bound by strict codes of conduct. If they make recommendations outside of the norm they could end up in hot water with their peer review board or in court with you because you decided in the end that you didn’t like those recommendations.
So what can YOU do for yourself to reduce the risk of breast cancer returning?
The biggest impact you will ever make on reducing your risk factors is what you eat.
Feeding your body the ‘right’ fuel is the number one priority.
Surprisingly (or not), the right fuel is no different from the food that is going to protect you from nearly EVERY other chronic disease.
first you have to stop putting in the dirty fuel.
✗ Sugary, high-fat, processed foods
The clean fuel
are foods that help to reduce the risk of breast cancer returning.
These are optimal foods that give you cancer-fighting nutrients like antioxidants and phytochemicals?
✓ All fruits & vegetables
✓ Plant-based protein (legumes – beans & lentils)
✓Whole grains (brown rice, quinoa, oats, buckwheat, millet etc)
Animal proteins and dairy are
low grade fuel. They have no antioxidants, phytochemicals or fibre. All the nutrients you THINK you need from them like calcium or iron, can easily be found from the clean optimal foods.
Since losing my left breast 5 years ago, I’ve been on a journey of leaving behind the dirty fuel and embracing more and more clean, optimal foods.
What could a typical day look like eating optimal cancer-fighting foods?
- Oats soaked overnight or cooked in almond milk + fruit + sunflower/pumpkin seeds
- Gluten-free granola + fruit and almond milk
- Buckwheat soaked overnight and rinsed + kale & apple mishmash
- Cooked portobello mushroom topped with light stir-fried tomatoes, capsicum, baby spinach
- Mexican beans & brown rice on a bed of salad greens
- Big bowl of your
favourite– leftover dinner!
- Baked sweet potato & quinoa topped with steamed greens
- Thai vegetable curry with chickpeas
- Stir-fried veggies & brown rice
I will be talking a lot more in the future about legumes. Beans and lentils are one of the most nutritious plant based proteins on the planet. The happiest, healthiest people who live the longest eat ONE cup of legumes a DAY.
If you’d like to learn more, download a copy of my e-book 3 Simple Lifestyle Shifts to Optimise Your Health After Cancer.