Breast cancer is still on the rise

Early signs of breast cancer.

Early signs of breast cancer. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It is predicted that the number of breast cancers suffered by American women will increase by more than 50 percent by 2030, researchers from the National Cancer Institute reported in April, 2015.

One in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime, Rosenberg said.


Rosenberg said the predicted increase in breast cancers reflects three trends:

• Increasing number of older women in the population as the baby boom generation ages.

• Increased life expectancy that allows more women to develop breast cancer at some time in their lives.

• A clear rise in the number of tumors receptive to the hormone estrogen, known as ER-positive breast cancers.


The last trend is probably the result of changes in “circumstances and lifestyles,” he said. The research model looked at total numbers, not causes.

Now wait just a minute. Breast cancer is pretty much going to increase simply because there are more older women? Does that make sense to you?

The real reason that no one seems to want to talk about is the amount of female mimicking estrogen in our diet.

If you eat packaged and/or prepared foods, there is soy in every bite. If you are old enough to remember, soy was a health food darling for menopausal women because it acts like estrogen in the body. How much is too much?

Now add to that the hormones fed to the commercial livestock that we eat.

Now add to that the fact that plastics and can liners can leach yet another estrogen mimicking chemical into our foods and drinks.

We have girls going into puberty earlier and earlier. Our boys are more feminine in both appearance and actions. You don’t see too many gruff manly men like you used to.


So what can you do?

Eat real food that you have prepared yourself.

Shun soy as much as humanly possible

Eat more cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and brussels sprouts. These vegetables help to remove excess estrogen from your body.

But the best quality meats that you can afford. At a minimum look for no hormones. Best case is grass fed, free range, and so forth. Yes, it is way more expensive. The difference in taste alone is well worth it. Consider cutting your portion sizes. A real portion is only 6 ounces. Make up the difference with more vegetables.

Use the recipe section for tons of great ideas!

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