Avoid hormone-active drugs like the birth control pill, the hormone coil or hormone replacement drugs for reducing menopausal complaints.
If you have to use hormone preparations, ONLY use bioidentical hormones.
Wear fitting bras made of pure organic cotton without metal wires. Metal wires work like an antenna for microwave radiation (for example from mobile or cordless phones or a microwave oven), creating an electromagnetic field directly on the breast, which leads to cell damage.
Strive for a normal weight, because fat cells produce oestrogens.
Only use natural cosmetic products without hormone-containing substances such as parabenes. You can find information on cosmetic substances here: www.safecosmetics.org
Use less plastic. Hardening or softening agents contained in plastic like bisphenol A (BPA), phthalates and other so-called endocrine disruptors (synthetic hormone-active substances) get into your food or drinks or you breathe in the fine particles originating from abrasion. Endocrine disruptors disrupt the sensitive hormone balance by increasing the body’s oestrogen level. This is one of the main risk factors for breast cancer.
Use environmentally friendly laundry detergents without optical brighteners because optical brighteners often are endocrine disruptors and hence increase the oestrogen level in the body.
Reduce stress in your daily life.
Eat organic foods and products.
Eat cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, wild cabbage, cauliflower, Pak Choi and savoy every day, because they have a very high content of cancer-repressive glucosinolates. Frequent consumption of these vegetables is proven to significantly lower the risk for breast cancer.
Minimize intake of white/refined sugar and white flour products.
Take glyconutrients and other natural supplements, for example, curcuma (tumeric) preparations and natural vitamin C.
Take care to be emotionally balanced and get rid of guilty feelings, resentfulness, fear, self-doubt etc. Bach flower remedies may be very helpful for this. If necessary, get help from an experienced therapist.
Get enough sleep and take some time for yourself.
Treat your body with love, gratitude, appreciation and respect – it is your best friend!