Single nucleotide variations (SNVs – formerly single nucleotide polymorphisms, SNPs) are the most common genetic variations in individuals. Research shows that some SNVs can help predict an individual’s risk of developing certain diseases, such as breast cancer. Although future studies are necessary to further characterize the involvement of SNVs in the etiology of breast cancer, this blog will…

Tags: Breast Cancer, Estrogen, Estrogen Metabolism

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Genetic Sequence Variations and Breast Cancer Risk

You might ask what Brussels sprouts and estrogens are doing in the same sentence, but I am here to tell you that there is a connection. Brussels sprouts are the cruciferous connection to healthy hormone metabolism. These age-old options –including cabbage, broccoli, bok choy and cauliflower – have gained new acclaim today as dietary super foods. These plants, cultivated for centuries and originally…

Tags: Hormone Balance, Estrogen Metabolism, Estrogen, Xenoestrogens

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Brussels Sprouts & Healthy Estrogen Metabolism

Getting an early jump on a disease process like cancer makes treatment exponentially easier and outcomes generally better. Under the current guidelines, that early jump on prostate cancer starts at age 55 for men at low to moderate risk and 40-45 for men at high risk. It takes years for cancer to grow to a detectable point after the tumor's initial induction from a normal cell to a cancerous one.…

Tags: Estrogen Metabolism, BPA, Cancer, Arsenic, Andropause

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3 Keys to Preventing Prostate Cancer

The recent news about a study regarding women who get mastectomies to prevent breast cancer is stunning.  This study finds most women who get double mastectomies don’t need it. They react out of fear. And this has many doctors puzzled. Can we prevent breast cancer occurrence through primary care means? The short answer is yes, we can. We can identify breast cancer risks.…

Tags: Breast Cancer, Hormone Balance, Estrogen Dominance, Estrogen, Estrogen Metabolism

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Breast Cancer: Fear & Preventative Double Mastectomies An Unnecessary Mix

Practical Takeaway: The liver's ability to properly metabolize estrogens has been found to affect the risk of breast cancer. Depending on which of the metabolic pathways predominate, too much of certain harmful estrogen metabolites (e.g., 4-hydroxy estrogens) can build up - and these have been found to correlate with breast and other hormone-dependent cancers.…

Tags: Dried Urine Testing, Breast Cancer, Estrogen, Estrogen Metabolism, Metabolites

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