What You Should Know
The Breast Cancer Diet, also known as Fight Now: Eat and Live Proactively Against Breast Cancer is a program designed to help people eat to lower your risk of getting breast cancer. Dr. Aaron Tabor, who graduated from the John Hopkins Medical Center, developed the program after years of research. Dr. Tabor says that if women do not make an effort to actively fight against breast cancer, their risk increases greatly.
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The Breast Cancer Diet basically outlines all the nutritional risks that contribute to causing breast cancer, then provides scientific research to support the claim, and tells you how you can change your diet to counteract the risk. For example, research shows that a deficiency in Vitamin D3 can increase the risk of breast cancer by up to 70%. Taking a supplement or looking for foods high in vitamin D3 can ensure you’re getting enough, and cut out that risk. You can find out if you are deficient by a simple test in the lab.
The diet involves eating foods that are high in antioxidants, to protect the body from damage as a result of free radicals. Antioxidants will not only protect the body from cancer, but many other diseases, as well. It stresses the importance of a high fiber diet, with a low glycemic index. Make sure you are also eating plenty of omega-3 fatty acids, as well.
There is a low calorie plan for women who want to eat a diet to fight against breast cancer while also losing weight, but there is not a plan to help women who want to maintain or gain weight.
The plan encourages regular exercise to keep the body strong, lean, and toned. Even if you don’t have any weight to lose, it is a good idea to continue exercising to help maintain your weight and your health.
- Exercise is recommended on the plan.
- This plan will cut the risk for heart disease and breast cancer.
- Uses low-glycemic principles.
- This plan encourages the intake of processed foods, which are not good for overall health.
- This book does not feature recipes.
- The plan does not provide enough nutrition from fruits and vegetables that science indicates is necessary to fight cancer.
The Breast Cancer Diet gives you a list of changes you need to make to fight against cancer, but there is not any practical advice to help people to learn how to make and stick to the changes. For instance, the readers learn that they should consume at least 30 grams of soluble fiber, but they are not given any suggestions for how to do so. The diet doesn’t provide enough fruits and vegetables to sync with the amount suggested to fight the risk of cancer.