Tips for Breast Health and Breast Cancer Prevention

Last week we talked about household chemicals and their link to breast cancer. Besides using more natural cleaning alternatives, here are 7 other things that you can do to prevent breast cancer.


  • Physical activity is associated with lower risk.
  • Get 150 minutes a week of moderate exercise (walking or swimming), or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise (running).
  • Strength train twice a week.

2.Maintain a healthy weight.

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Treat Mastitis Naturally

Breastfeeding is wonderful and natural, providing nourishment for babies and cuddle time for moms. It even helps moms lose those baby pounds faster. But sometimes it can also bring engorgement, which leads to pain and sometimes mastitis. Mastitis is an infection of the breast tissue that involves enlargement, swelling, lumpiness, and pain in the affected breast. It can lead to flu-like symptoms and localized redness and tenderness, and even worse, to an abscess that will have to be removed or drained.

The conventional treatment for mastitis has been antibiotics and many women have discontinued nursing because of this. However, there are many natural and easy options for treating mastitis that still allow you to nurse. Here are some tips to prevent and treat this very common condition in breastfeeding moms:

1. Empty your breasts: Let your baby feed completely from one side of the breast before switching over. After your little one is done nursing, pump the breast to completely empty it. The more often you nurse, the less chance there will be of mastitis occurring. This is also a great way to increase your milk supply. Continue reading “Treat Mastitis Naturally”

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