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The NRI Newsletter – Issue 3 www.NRINewsletter.com Copyright 2011


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The Natural Remedies Institute is always looking for ways to provide advice, education and services which can massively impact the wider society. This week we truly believe we are covering one of the topics where we can provide massive and immediate value. In this week’s newsletter we will be covering Breast Health and how with simple dietary changes over 30% of breast cancer could be prevented. Now this is an amazing statistic considering that 39,520 have already died from Breast Cancer in America alone this year. With simple changes and preventative action over 13,000 people need not have died this year! Take notice this week, read in detail our articles and make sure you take on the advice from our specialist team. Every single person, whether they be man or women needs to read these articles and pass on the advice contained within them to your loved ones. Also watch out in the next few weeks as we release something very special for you which will help you live a more natural, healthy and illness free life!

Breast Health 101 We all have a natural connection to breasts from birth – and an emotional one as we age. Some people are able to be matter-of-fact about it, while some have an inordinate sentimental attachment to their breasts even when their very life is threatened by cancer. Studies conducted by the American Cancer Society put breast cancer as the second most frequently diagnosed cancer-affecting women (second to skin cancer) and the second leading cause of death (after lung cancer).

The NRI Newsletter – Issue 3 www.NRINewsletter.com Copyright 2011


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The good news is that since 2000, the death rate has been steadily decreasing, possibly due to heightened awareness, early detection and the reduction in drug menopausal hormonal therapy (MHT or HRT). Though the probability for having breast cancer increased from 5% in 1940 to 13% in 2009, more patients are getting well and living productive lives. Men are not exempt – around 2,000 new cases are expected in the U.S. this year. Preventing Cancer You don’t have to be a statistic – much can be done in terms of lifestyle and nutritional changes to keep breasts in the pink of health. Your plate can be an armor against cancer if what’s on it is a proper combination of 2/3 plant based food and 1/3 animal protein as suggested by the American Institute for Cancer Research. Let your eyes be your guide since the more vivid the color, the more cancer-fighting nutrients there are. Make sure you stick to fruits and vegetables with fewer calories and overall carbohydrates. Folate is of particular concern to women of childbearing age because it is a B vitamin essential for proper egg and fetal development. Folate found in eggs, asparagus, oranges, berries, beans, green leafy vegetables, sunflower seeds, chicken and cereals help protect against breast, colon and rectal cancer. Lycopene, another immune-booster is found in tomatoes so load up on tomato juice, pizza and spaghetti – just go extremely easy on the deli toppings which are salted or smoked and definitely not good for your health. If breasts matter, substitute those delicious toppings with equally delicious but healthier salmon, tuna or chicken. Sip a cup or two of green tea everyday as green tea catechins has been found to have anti-cancer properties. If you like grapes, indulge by eating fresh red or purple grapes because research confirms that the resveratrol in grapes have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Love the juice? Stick to the unsweetened variety to cut calories. Wine is not recommended since even 1 drink for women and 2 for men increases the risk significantly.

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Carrots, beans and pineapple are good for you since laboratory studies show that these foods have phytochemicals, which slowed tumor cells and prevented spread. Turmeric (active ingredient curcumin) has also been shown to suppress the mutation, growth and spread of cancer cells. Green leafy vegetables and the cabbage family consisting of broccoli, cauliflower and others are allies in health because of the fiber and carotenoid content which combat cancer particularly of the gastrointestinal tract, lungs, skin and breast. Don’t forget to flush out any acquired toxin by drinking lots of water. Detection and Risk Factors Apart from mammograms, self-examination is the key to early detection. It is a procedure that is easily done while in taking a bath or in the privacy of your own bedroom. As you feel your breast from the armpit going centrally in concentric moves to the nipple, look for : • Skin redness or other discoloration • Swelling • Lumps • Pain or tenderness • Discharge (gently pinch your nipple and check if fluid oozes out) • Retraction

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Thickening Ulcerations Change of any nature like change in position or shape of the nipple

(Graphic from National Institutes of Health; Public Domain Image)

The known risk factors are being female, age, obesity, sedentary lifestyle, alcoholic consumption, smoking, hormone therapy, recent use of contraceptives and immediate family (mother, sister) with breast cancer. Radiation to the chest area, prolonged menstrual history, and childlessness increases the risk. Seventy-five percent of patients do not have the associated risk factors Because of heightened awareness and the advances in cancer therapy, chances for surviving breast cancer have increased from 60% in the 1960s to 90%. In fact, for cancer that has not spread to the lymph nodes, it’s a very high 98%. In breast cancer, screening plays a very important part since it markedly reduces death rate. Fibrocystic breast disease is a painful condition but is not considered a risk factor. Other common misconceptions are the use of underwire bra and coffee intake.

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Complementary Medicine in Cancer More and more users are turning to some form of complementary alternative medicine (CAM) to deal with health issues. In fact as many as 6 out of 10 Americans use an alternative form, be it as mega dose vitamins or aromatherapy. Cancer patients use acupuncture, yoga, qigong, aromatherapy, Reiki and tai chi to lessen the side effects of radiation and chemical treatment. Doing something pro-active makes patients feel good about themselves; that they are active participants in treatment rather than a human pincushion for drugs, which can make them, feel even worse. A better quality of life – more vital, relaxed and with less pain is to be gained when alternative, natural options are considered.

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Breastfeeding If you are a new Mom or counting the days to becoming one, read on. Your body is changing, your hormones are on a rollercoaster and though the baby is a dear, the diva in you lurks and muses whether you are ever going to have that body back! To be honest, some women are genetically blessed to have skinny constitutions practically unchanged by pregnancy. But more than the beauty issue, breast health should be of top concern especially when you are opting to breastfeed. Breastfeeding is an act of nourishment, nurturing and loving: a gift shared that must be made as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Nutrition When breastfeeding your child, you’re not exactly eating for two. You’re just eating 500 calories more of nutrient-rich food like green leafy vegetables and calcium-rich food. You will also need more fluids than usual so drink up on unsweetened juice, soup and milk. Make sure you have a glass of water or a cup of weak tea while nursing since this builds up thirst. Remember that anything you eat or drink can make its way to your breast milk. So be choosy about which vitamin-mineral supplements to take. Junk food doesn’t exist for you during this period. Rather than empty calories, go for a balanced diet and make sure that you have good fat – not transfat that will clog your newborn’s arteries. Ensure you have good quality protein since baby will need this for growth. When baby is constipated, has diarrhea, has rashes or other allergic reactions, examine your diet. Natural is best while nursing. Food with additives, preservatives, and dyes can cause diarrhea, gas, vomiting and rashes.

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If baby seems colicky, refrain from including cow’s milk in your diet. When baby gets a bit older, you can try re-introducing milk in your own diet. If baby can’t tolerate and gets colicky when nursing, you need to consider calcium supplementation. Surprisingly, even harmless food like cabbage, chocolate, and spices can cause your baby to be “gassy” and fussy. If confused, eliminate one food type at a time and observe how the baby reacts. If you persist with breastfeeding despite a few snags, pat yourself on the back because your baby will enjoy better health and will not be as susceptible to respiratory infections and g astro-intestinal disturbances. The Triad to Nix Stress, alcohol and nicotine don’t mix with pregnancy because the affect letdown of milk resulting to a baby that is undernourished. Alcohol and tobacco may also get into the milk and raise baby’s blood pressure and constrict his blood vessels. Smoking also increases the risk of having respiratory symptoms in the baby and decreases absorption of Vitamin C, which can affect his immunity. Caffeine also passes on to milk so limit intake while nursing. Benefits of Breast-feeding Breastfeeding is now recognized as the best nutrition for human babies: so simple yet for years women all over the world have used the bottle without even giving nature a chance. The choice is clearly yours but fact is, when you breastfeed the first time, your colostrums, the creamy part of your milk contains the most important immunoglobulins that no vaccine can hold a candle to. Apart from the nutritional and immunologic benefits, the most welcome news is that you will lose high energy pregnancy fat first while breastfeeding. In fact, the first time the baby sucks, you will feel a “rush” which is caused by the oxytocin release – the very same substance that will contract your uterus to its pre-pregnancy state. Breastfeeding is a cheaper, fuss-free way to nourish and bond with your baby - and your own health insurance against breast and ovarian cancer.

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Best of all, you know that you are giving baby the complete food which does not have to be heated or mixed yet is perfectly balanced with the right amount of carbohydrates, protein and fat as well as hormones, enzymes and antibodies.

Don’t Miss Out! Next week we have a whole edition dedicated to Healthy & Fit. So many of our conditions could be completely reversed by adding fitness back into your life and don’t stress. We don’t mean getting yelled at by a muscle bound gym junkie. Often it is the simple things we can implement into our daily lives that make all the difference. We will also have some great nutrition tips that don’t take hours to prepare.. Simple tips that make good nutrition easy.

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