Exercise and Breast Cancer

As I talked about in Part 1: Healthy Breast Tip: Exercise!- 30 minutes of aerobic exercise 3-5x/week may lower your risk of breast cancer as much as 50%.

Here’s Part 2 of the 8 major ways exercise can lower your chances of breast cancer

5) Aerobic exercise keeps your body fat down.  Research shows that obesity causes about 30% of all post-menopausal breast cancers.  After menopause your fat cells are the primary site for estrogen production in your body.  The more fat cells you have the more estrogen your body will produce.

6) Exercise lowers depression.  According to research at the University of Pennsylvania, women who are depressed have a 400% higher incidence of breast cancer.

7) It relieves stress.  Stress has been linked to 90% of all illnesses according to the Institute of Health.  Women who have more stress have a higher chance of developing breast cancer

8) Regular exercise has been found to lower IGF-1.  This is an insulin-like growth factor and is the most powerful stimulator of breast cancer known.  This growth factor is often found injected into cows.  Be careful what dairy products you consume.  Make sure they are organic and hormone free products like those at Beyond Organic (you can investigate and order here luvorganicfoods.com )


Make yourself a priority and set aside time to exercise at least 5 days a week.  Exercising helps in every aspect of your life!

You’re in control.  Love your body & treat it well.

Be Well,

Tammy Kohlschmidt RDH, CCT, CBP


Dr. Christine Horner- Top foods to eliminate from your Diet

I’ve been talking about the wonderful Dr. Christine Horner.  Dr. Horner (like me!) believes that we are all in control of our bodies and that women need to be taught and educated about Breast Cancer prevention.

Check out this interview Dr. Mercola (from Dr. Mercola.com) and Dr. Horner

How to Starve Cancer Out of Your Body

According to Dr. Horner ‘ The most important thing is what you do or do not put in your mouth.’  This is great because we are in control of what we put in our mouth.

She teaches us that we can eat all the ‘good/preventive’ things in the world but this won’t matter if we are still cluttering our body with things promoting cancer growth.  In order to be effective we must STOP eating certain food items first and foremost…

Here’s a list of her foods to AVOID:

Sugar  (Dr. Horner states, “To me, sugar has no redeeming value at all, because they found that the more we consume it, the more we’re fuelling every single chronic disease.  In fact, there was a study done about a year ago and the conclusion was that sugar is a universal mechanism for chronic disease. It kicks up inflammation. It kicks up oxygen free radicals. Those are the two main processes we see that underlie any single chronic disorder, including cancers. It fuels the growth of breast cancers, because glucose is cancer’s favorite food. The more you consume, the faster it grows.”)

Processed Foods

Soft Drinks

Red Meat:  Dr. Horner, believes red meat from animals reared in confined animal feeding operations (CAFO’s) is also a MAJOR contributor to cancer. These animals are given antibiotics, growth hormones and other veterinary drugs that get stored in their tissues. Additionally, cooking the meat over high heat creates heterocyclic amines, which further add to its carcinogenic effect.

If you are eating red meat make sure you are buying from companies that care about how their animals are fed and raised.  Red Meat that is taken care of properly can be beneficial for our bodies.  Check out my post ‘Beyond Organic’ to learn more about this

You can also purchase healthy 100% Grass Fed, hormone-free, and antibiotic-free meat here:

Bad Fats: 

  • Animal fats from CAFO-raised animals
  • Trans fats
  • Partially hydrogenated or hydrogenated fats

Every cell membrane is made out of fat (even your brain). According to Dr. Horner, bad-fats in the diet are a major contributor to bad health and cancer.

By eliminating these 5 (even 2 or 3 of them) things from your diet will dramatically decrease your chance of Breast Cancer.

Stay tuned to learn about which foods and vitamins you can ADD to your diets.

And dont’ forget to check out the interview above.

Be Well,

Tammy Kohlschmidt RDH, CCT, CBP