Breast Cancer: Who’s Really At Risk?
A recent headline in the New York Times read, “Breast Cancer Drugs Urged for Healthy High-Risk Women.” It immediately caught my attention and made me think, “wait a minute – healthy women are not high risk!” Unfortunately, the conventional medical establishment often becomes so focused on curing one specific disease that they forget that a true state of health comes about by treating the whole body and mind.
The article goes on to explain that a medical panel recently recommended that doctors prescribe two potent anti-cancer drugs to women who’s family history puts them at high risk for breast cancer. What’s the problem? To begin with, the drugs (called Tamoxifen and Raloxifene) have serious side effects that include blood clots and stroke. They are potent toxins that severely undermine a person’s health in numerous areas.
Prescribing toxic pharmaceuticals to a healthy patient violates the first principal of naturopathic medicine which is “first, do no harm.” The first goal of naturopathic medicine is the release of stored toxins from the body and prevent the introduction of new toxins through adjustments to a persons diet and lifestyle.
While family history and genetic makeup can increase a person’s susceptibility to developing cancer, these risk factors can be intercepted through diet and lifestyle. Staying active, adopting a plant-based diet and supplementing with natural, hormone-balancing remedies as needed, along with detailed and specific organ balancing and detoxification are all sustainable & health-promoting strategies which will not only lower a person’s risk of developing cancer, but will also actively promote a state of total health and prevent the development of a wide range of conditions and diseases. Everyone is different and may be coming from different situations, which makes it very important to find a naturopathic practitioner than can properly guide and assist your needs on your health journey. Lets find out what will work best for YOU!
– Dr. Diana Joy Ostroff
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