Breast cancer is a traumatic experience for any woman to experience. Psychologically, it affects the self-esteem, which leads to depression and other negative thoughts and behaviours, worst of all being that the patient no longer feels like a complete woman. This post was inspired by someone who had to undergo a double mastectomy, and recently confessed to me that she often anguished over the fact she could never breastfeed her children. In her mind, that made her feel like less of a woman and mother, despite the fact that her kids are two lovely and bubbly children with the cutest pinchable cheeks
Today, there are many groups focused and dedicated to raising awareness and support for breast cancer. But the most important element in this fight against cancer is for each and every individual to share information so that it is accessible to those who need it and for them to make the right lifestyle choices to promote prevention as much as possible. The fact that more and more women of younger ages are affected means more effort is needed at the earliest possible stage.
There are many things we can do, many lifestyle changes we can make, but how far does it go before it feels restrictive and unpleasant? Our greatest weapon against any disease including cancer is our body. A body that is strong and properly nourished can fight off disease, and we have options that do not require great sacrifice to incorporate into our daily life. These three options provide the body with antioxidants and nutrition for a healthy disease resistant system.
1. Raw foods comprising of fruits and vegetables. Look for organic sources of fruits and vegetables to incorporate into your diet. One good example is to make healthy salads using low fat organic cottage cheese instead of a salad dressing and you have a healthy salad that fills you up and supplements your protein and calcium intake.
2. Fresh juice made at home with a slow juicer combining fruit and vegetables, consumed as soon as it is made for maximum nutrition. My personal choice of juice comprises organic kale, celery, carrot, wheatgrass, pineapple and pomegranate. Occasionally, I incorporate purple cabbage, spinach and apples for a change.
3. Consuming a high quality genuine natural supplement like Super Lutein which gives you the equivalent nutrient content of 4 servings of fruit and 5 servings of vegetables in 6 different colours of carotenoids. Wow.
So what is best?
A number of people have asked what I recommend, and my answer has always been that it is an individual choice based on your own preferences and needs. I personally consume Izumio and Super Lutein daily and juice for at least 4 days of the week with good quality organic sourced salads when I am able to obtain them, usually 1-2 times a week. This suits my lifestyle, work schedule, available time and overcomes my limited access to suitable raw foods, without limiting my ability to obtain the nutrition I need. The factors one should consider prior to deciding on particular preventive measures are:
1. Do I have access to the right produce for juicing and raw food consumption?
2. Do I have sufficient time to spend to maximise the benefits from raw food or juicing?
3. How sure can I be that I am getting the right nutrition and produce type all year round?
4. How do I measure the level of nutrition I am actually consuming given that produce nutrient content varies from batch to batch?
Think, analyse and choose the solution that works best for you. What I found was that consuming Izumio and Super Lutein gave me enough nutrients and the juicing and raw salads were a bonus. My choice to go with Izumio and Super Lutein were made after reading the abundant research papers published on the numerous health benefits of the two. From the papers published regarding carotenoids and lutein to the papers regarding molecular hydrogen, the benefits and healing ability of these two products are astounding. And most importantly, they are natural, which gives me peace of mind.
Taken from the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, is a paper that is a pooled analysis of eight cohort studies comprising more than 80% of the world’s published prospective data on plasma or serum carotenoids and breast cancer, including 3055 case subjects and 3956 matched control subjects. The paper can be accessed at:
What do you want to do in preventing breast cancer? That is entirely a personal choice as you can choose just one or a combination of the two or even all three. But do choose at least one, and let your personal fight against cancer begin today. Did you know that in Malaysia, one out of every 31 women eventually get breast cancer? Those are some pretty scary statistics.
I will post about Molecular Hydrogen and the wide range of benefits that this natural element provides the human body soon so keep an eye out for that!
If you would like to know more about Izumio and Super Lutein, do contact me on WhatsApp +6012-2333840.**************************************************************************
Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.
Despite being ill, she has grown a network marketing business from very little knowledge and experience in the otherwise infamously known MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry, racing from an income of ZERO to RM 100,000 monthly in merely 2 years. She is a firm believer of the MLM business model but realises the pitfalls too and understands how and why the majority of people would shy away (or zoom far away) from any MLM business.
She is now pondering the title of her new book, From Zero to 100,000 RM monthly in 2 years and has a sequel in the pipeline with the aim of helping real professionals succeed in the World of MLM. Always the giver, Mamapumpkin has supported orphans for over 30 years and has now extended her care to the sick, single mothers, and even struggling families. She believes that with the MLM business model, we can all have a life of our own desires to enable real contribution into the world.
A beautiful life without limits.
Mamapumpkin currently manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. She also runs Working Women Malaysia (not THAT kind of Working Women!), Mamapumpkin - Creating A Life of Abundance, and Funky Moms on Facebook to offer REAL support to all women who want career and life success. She is a living testimony that women really can have a lot. Being financially free has enabled her to travel the world anytime anywhere doing anything, and she spends most of her day to day with her children, reading and supporting other women.
For enquiries, please contact her at mamapumpkin at gmail dot com or WhatsApp her at +6012-2333840