Today I am sharing Four Steps Mothers and Daughters Can Take to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk. This is a sponsored post in partnership with Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program.
Today I am stepping away from food and home to share something that is near and dear to my heart. While I don’t normally talk about health topics on the blog, when the Breast Cancer and Environment Research program reached out to me and asked if I would be willing to share information regarding breast cancer prevention, I knew I couldn’t say no. Breast cancer affects so many women and my family has felt the burden of this disease too many times. In fact, gynecological cancers has affected over half of the women in my family, and with that fact in mind, I cannot escape the fact that I am at risk as well. I recently shared that I am trying to clean up my exposure to toxic chemicals in this post about the best toxin free skin care products, and today I am happy to be sharing even more we can do to help the women in our lives prevent breast cancer.
I have two little girls, and I know that the are at risk as well. We are growing up in a scary world, full of violence and environmental changes. Every day on the news, we are finding out that something else we use or eat on a regular basis may have cancer causing ingredients. I am trying to help my girls grow up healthy, but the with so many unknowns, it is hard to prevent their exposure to these scary ingredients. The environment around a young girl may change the way her body develops. It is too soon to say for sure that avoiding certain chemicals or foods lowers the risk of breast cancer. Still, to help protect daughters from developing breast cancer later in life, it is never too early to begin taking steps. BCERP has a number of resources for parents and families on how to reduce risk.
Scientists, physicians, and community partners in the Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program (BCERP), which is supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), study the effects of environmental exposures on breast cancer risk later in life. They created a mother-daughter toolkit (http://bit.ly/BCERPtoolkit) mothers can use to talk to daughters about steps to take together to reduce risk.
Looking to help make some positive changes for your family? Check out my favorite non-toxic beauty products or my Homemade Laundry Detergent! Want to eliminate toxic cleaners? I clean most of my house with a spray bottle filled with 1/2 cup white vinegar and the rest water. I also love Method Products, and most of them are clean and safe to use in your home. There are so many easy and quick changes we can make.
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Anything we can do now to help ourselves and our children become healthier is so important. While there are still so many unknowns about cancer, any step we take to make ourselves healthier gives us an advantage against this deadly disease. I will be following the Four Steps Mothers and Daughters Can Take to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk from the image above and I hope you will be too.
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