Breast Cancer Awareness Month Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Plateby Kelly Hoffman, HHC

Cancer statistics from the National Institute of Health reveal that almost 90% of all cases are caused by factors other than genetics, such as environmental toxins, poor diet and stress.  Besides lung cancer, breast cancer death rates in the U.S. are higher than those for any other cancer.   Adopting a healthy diet and lifestyle is a step in the right direction to preventing cancer.  Here are some tips below:

  • Eliminate grains (wheat and corn) from your diet. Brown rice wraps are a great alternative to bread and brown rice in moderation is acceptable, as are quinoa and oats.
  • Eliminate all sugars, including honey, maple syrup and most fruits (exceptions are blueberries and cherries)
  • Switch your dairy intake to almond milk or coconut milk.  Almond milk is preferable because it is lower in sugar. Goat’s milk and cheese are good options as well.
  • Gently cleanse your body with any of the following foods and spices: cabbage, onions, cinnamon, avocado, turmeric, garlic, ginger, dandelion root (great in a tea, but do not use if you are sensitive or allergic to ragweed).
  • Avoid soy including tofu, edamame, kinnoko flour, miso soup.
  • Add to your diet lots of leafy greens (spinach, kale, watercress, bok choy, collard greens).
  • Avoid pesticides, chemicals and other treatments to plants and animals. Purchase organic produce and grass fed beef, organic free range chicken.
  • Add a quiet 5-10 minute meditation to your day to reduce stress levels which will help your body’s immune system function better.

Kelly Hoffman, HHC, is a holistic health coach specializing in weight loss, reducing pain and inflammation as well as autoimmune concerns. She can be reached at LifeHopeHealth@gmail.com, 631.356.4534 or at New Life Wellness Center Smithtown location: 631.265.1223.