Vitamin D3 and Breast Cancer

by Vicki on October 6, 2014

This is a Guest Post, excerpt from “Breast Choices for the Best Chances: Your Breasts, Your Life, and How YOU Can Win The Battle!” by Dr. Shawn Messonnier

Research shows that most people are severely deficient in Vitamin D, even those who receive sunlight exposure. It is recommended that vitamin D3 should be a supplement most people take for its numerous health benefits, including cancer prevention. Vitamin D kills cancer by promoting cell differentiation and supporting apoptosis (normal programmed cell death), as well as helping to prevent metastases and angiogenesis (new blood vessel formation needed for cancer to grow and spread.)

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In our August/September newsletter, I posed the question, “What’s 1 tip you’d like to tell your fellow breast cancer survivor?” I rec’d many responses so I’m highlighting some of them here.

“The one tip I would like to share with people going thought cancer treatments is to allow yourself  time to heal. Rest when you are tired. If you have people visiting just let them know you Re tired and must rest. As women we think we got to care for everyone else. But that is not true. Your body goes through a lot and it needs time to heal. Time to test. Take naps. Let someone else make you dinner. Eat when you feel like it. Treatment can be really hard on some people. So take it easy. Take time off from work including house work. Let your friends help you. You will feel better and your friends will too.” Sherry L., Pink-Link member

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