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4 things to do RIGHT NOW to prevent breast cancer


It's October and that means breast cancer awareness month, pink ribbons out the wazoo and runs, walks, and bake sales every other day.

I'm over this awareness thing because at the end of the day- even when you are blessed with early detection, you still have cancer to deal with.

In the video below, I have outlined four incredibly easy things you can do right now to start working to prevent breast cancer- and it's not what you think. I'm not telling you to switch your whole diet to organic and soy-free-vegan or telling you to start pumping yourself full of green juice (though both in moderation, with a smile on your face would help).

The four tips I have outlined are crazy easy and require minimal, if any change to the way you're already living.

There are of course no guarantees, but I feel comfort in knowing that I did everything I could to make sure the cards are stacked in my favour of maintaining my health.

Early prevention is worth every itty bitty effort.

Check out my four tips  and when you're done watching, share below what other little itty bitty things you do to stay on the health train.

The biggest impact often comes from the smallest decisions. 

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30 Responses to “4 things to do RIGHT NOW to prevent breast cancer”

  1. June Li said…
    LOVE this Meghan- thank you so much for saying what needed to be said. During this month of "awareness", I get so frustrated with all the pinkwashing that goes on. These preventative steps are simple to implement...and as you say, you are doing your best to give yourself a fighting shot. Thank you and please don't stop doing what you're doing!
  2. Lindsey said…
    Thank you for this!! I have 2 questions: 1. I never feel like I am cleaning my vegetables well enough. Do you just use lots of water, do you does one clean veggies really well? 2. Could you point us in the direction of the study or studies about the link between bras & breast cancer? Thank you for all your work-I love it!
    • Meghan Telpner said…
      I like to clean veggies by soaking/scrubbing with a luffah them and perhaps adding a little white vinegar to the cleaning water. Will follow up with a reference on the breast cancer /bra study. I have a book reference but looking to see if a direct link is available to the study online.
      • Lindsey said…
        Thank you so much for this information!
  3. Jen said…
    What a perfect short and sweet post to share with the women in our lives! Thanks Meghan!
    • Meghan Telpner said…
      Most welcome!
  4. Judy said…
    Fabulous reminders, Meghan! I'm wondering about a couple things........what would you say to large busted women who cannot go around braless to work etc. Also, regarding plastic, after reading this I went to get some ice and realized my ice-cube trays are plastic. Would silicone or stainless steel be better? Thanks!!
    • Meghan Telpner said…
      In my research- _ was amazed by the number of women who sleep in their bras. The point is to take it off when you can and to also make sure your bras are all natural fobres as opposed to the usual synthetics.
  5. Aunt Ruby said…
    Thank you so much for this video! Its amazing what can be done with just a small amount of prevention and education. We love your website and look forward to more videos! My soul mate is a cancer survivor and he thanks you so very much for spreading the word! Its people like you that make a true difference. Thanks for taking the time!
    • Meghan Telpner said…
      Awesome! Thanks for the kind words and big love to you and your partner for making it to the bright side together!!!
  6. Meghan Telpner said…
    Here is more reference information: I first read about this in this book: As well there is another related study in the following: Singer, Sydney Ross (2007). "Bras Still Cause Breast Cancer: Are Your Patients Dressed To Kill?". The Herbal Retrieved 2008-06-23. Here's what they concluded: 3 out of 4 women who wore their bras 24 hours per day developed breast cancer. 1 out of 7 women who wore bras more than 12 hour per day but not to bed developed breast cancer. 1 out of 152 women who wore their bras less than 12 hours per day got breast cancer. 1 out of 168 women who wore bras rarely or never acquired breast cancer.
    • sarah said…
      I'm wondering if this could have something to do with breast size as well....smaller breasted women are more likely to go bra-less more while larger breasted women are more likely to wear a bra more often. So maybe the correlation is the larger the breast, the more likely the breast cancer?
  7. tamera jane said…
    This is so awesome, thank you! I'm so taking my bra off the minute I get home from now on! Yeeeeks! & I have a skin brush but get lazy, thanks for the reminder!
  8. Miranda said…
    I'm a breast cancer survivor, so thank you so much! If you do have to wear a bra during the day, would something like the molded cups sewn into camisoles be preferable to a normal bra?
  9. Candace said…
    Just curious about what exactly the skin brush is able to do that a good wash rag scrub can't do?? Thanks a bunch!
  10. Ayala Zonnenschein said…
    I'm curious why you recommend washing vegetables rather than recommending that folks eat only organic, pesticide free produce. Seems like a no-brainer to me.
    • Meghan Telpner said…
      I wish everyone could eat only organic all the time but unfortunately for many- they are not always available or can be afforded/ For many switching to all organic is a huge leap and I try to work with where people are.

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