Infertility & Breast cancer
I opened my internet this morning to see a story about Guiliana Rancic and her decision to undergo a double masectomy. I have followed her and her husband’s struggle with infertility over the years but I had not heard that she was fighting breast cancer. Sadly, I wasn’t surprised.
So what does breast cancer have to do with fertility?
The answer is hormone imbalance.
Hormone imbalance comes in many different forms:
- breast, uterine, ovarian cancers
- severe menopause symptoms
- early puberty
- PMDD, severe PMS
- Prostate hypertrophy & cancer in men
Unfortunately we are living in a toxic pool of hormone disrupters and while hormone imbalance is common, it is not normal.
There are some easy lifestyle tips you can implement to improve hormone balance:
- Stop all forms of HRT and hormonal birth control (esp. Yaz & Mirena)
- Eat one serving a day of cruciferous vegetables/day (broccoli, kale, brussel sprouts)
- Avoid soy & plastics
These tips may not be enough to restore balance which is where nutritional therapy can help.
*A special note to those woman who have gone through IVF or are planning to go through IVF, the drugs are powerful hormone disruptors by design. Helping the body clear them safely through nutritional therapy helps to prevent other problems down the road.