Breast Cancer is something that affects so many women and as we enter midlife, it's even more important that we give this topic our attention.
From the foods we eat to the impact of alcohol consumption, healthy gut and mineral support, to the influence of genetics and lifestyle, we'll delve into all the factors that contribute to breast health in this episode of The Hormone Balance Solution podcast.
Here's some of what I share in this episode:
Gut Health and Breast Cancer Risk:
Our gut health has a significant impact on hormone metabolism and inflammation regulation in the body, which can influence the risk of breast cancer and disease states. It's essential to prioritize a healthy gut by consuming gut-supportive foods and maintaining a balanced diet.
Lifestyle Factors and Breast Cancer:
Obesity and alcohol consumption have been linked to an increased risk of breast cancer. By focusing on maintaining a healthy weight, minimizing alcohol intake, and optimizing lifestyle choices, individuals can help reduce their susceptibility to breast cancer.
Hormones, Microbiome, and Breast Health:
Hormones play a crucial role in breast health, and the gut microbiome can impact estrogen metabolism, affecting its removal from the body. Additionally, low levels of melatonin have been associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. Prioritizing hormone balance and microbiome health can be key in promoting overall breast health.
Melatonin and Breast Health:
Low levels of melatonin can influence the development of breast cancer, and disruptions in the circadian rhythm have been linked to an increased risk of breast cancer. Melatonin, known for its potent antioxidant and anti-cancer properties, is recommended for its potential impact on breast cancer and resistance to chemotherapy. Paying attention to our gut microbiome, specific bacteria, and enzymes can offer insights into breast cancer risk and development.
Join me on a journey to understanding the crucial role of diet, melatonin levels, circadian rhythm, gut microbiome, and more in maintaining optimal breast health. Empower yourself with knowledge to make informed, precautionary choices for your well-being.
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Studies of Reference:
https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/causes-prevention/risk/alcohol/alcohol-fact-sheet#:~:text=Breast%20cancer%3A%20Epidemiologic%20studies%20have,breast%20cancer%2C%20compared%20with%20nondrinkers https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3832299/ https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36374962/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC10058520/#:~:text=The%20microbiota%20can%20increase%2Fdecrease,and%20modulating%20the%20immune%20system. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC10058520/#:~:text=The%20microbiota%20can%20increase%2Fdecrease,and%20modulating%20the%20immune%20system.
Hi, I'm Tara Thorne, FDN-P, RHN, FNC and women's health and hormone expert. After serving hundreds of women in my signature program, The Hormone Balance Solution, I bring to you, the HBS Podcast.
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