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3 Foods to Eat to Prevent Breast Cancer

Is there a relationship between nutrition and breast cancer?  Do you know the foods you can eat to build your body’s natural cancer-fighting capacity?

In this 3-minute clinic we discuss the top 3 Foods that you can eat to build a powerful immune system and reduce your risk for breast cancer.

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“Welcome to the three minute clinic where we go over strategies that empower you to be well and stay well for the rest of your life. Today’s subject is breast cancer and breast cancer awareness. Now what we have been talking about is the prevention of breast cancer, a very important subject, and again I want to emphasize that through lifestyle changes, as an individual you have the power, you have the ability to work on an immune program to build your body so that you can prevent breast cancer. Now the question today is about nutrition. The first question is does nutrition play a role in breast cancer? The answer is obviously, yes! What kind of a role? A huge role! In other words, the proper nutrition and nutritional balance is a huge tool in preventing breast cancer. Now you read a lot about nutrition, here is what I want to tell you, this is very important, when you want to beat breast cancer, when you want to overcome breast cancer, when you want to beat breast cancer, when you declare war on breast cancer, you have to be savvy, you have to have some swagger, you have to have some weapons. What are those weapons? Guess what, your nutrition is one of your weapons! Nutritional balance is one of your weapons! So let’s talk about three specific things that you can do, three things that empower you that are weapons that build your immune system so you can prevent breast cancer. So here’s the key, nutritionally let me frame this for you: whole, living, fresh foods–that’s the key. Whole, living, fresh foods are the key to preventing breast cancer–that’s what’s giving you nutritional and metabolic balance. So #1 fresh living food. Fresh living food, what are we talking about? Fresh fruits and fresh vegetables, fresh vegetable juices and fresh fruit juices. What they do is give you phytonutritents and antioxidants that have power–they are weapons that help you stay well and help you prevent breast cancer. What else is important is whole grains–#2 is whole grains, they are high in fiber, low in fat, they help empower you to prevent breast cancer. And #3 is plant based proteins, nuts and seeds and beans and legumes. These are very powerful plant proteins that are high fiber, low fat, and alkaline. So let me see if I can get this clear, the proper nutrition that gives you weapons that protect you are going to be foods that are high in fiber, low in fat, whole and living, chemical free, and highly alkaline. That’s where you come in with fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts & seeds. So let’s put it all together. I can remember years ago at the old Cortez Hotel when I first came to San Diego from Los Angeles back in 1970. I was attending a health convention and the speaker was going over the balanced diet, the balanced diet, the balanced diet. Well after hearing about 15 minutes of a balanced diet, I raised my hand and said excuse me, I’m either the most intelligent person in this room or the dumbest, what do you mean the balanced diet? Of course his answer was ah ah ah, there wasn’t an answer. Well let me answer it for you. A balanced diet is that at every meal you combine fresh living food with whole grains and complete plant protein foods by combining them–that is what a balanced diet is. And the key is when you have fresh living food, whole grains and the right plant proteins you’ll have high fiber, low fat, chemical free, alkaline nutrition that going to become weapons on your path to preventing breast cancer.”

The Future of Breast Cancer Awareness: Early Detection vs. Primary Prevention

Is there more to breast cancer awareness than just early detection?  Can breast cancer be prevented?

In this 3-minute clinic we discuss the progress made over the last 25 years along with the future and where we’re going when it comes to Breast Cancer Awareness.

“Hi I’m Dr. Barnet Meltzer, and welcome to our 3-minute clinic. Today’s subject is the future of breast cancer awareness, a subject important to all of us. And it’s very interesting, we’re at a very interesting crossroads right now in the evolution of breast cancer awareness. We’ve come a long way in 25 years, a long way, but at the same time, at the same time it’s interesting that the incidence of breast cancer is at historic highs. For example, back in the 1940’s, 1 in 20 might have gotten breast cancer, in the 1980’s, 1 in 10, and today 1 in 8 women are expected to get breast cancer. So I want to talk about what we’ve accomplished, how far we’ve come, and more importantly, where we’re going and the future of breast cancer awareness. So let’s take a look at what we’ve been able to accomplish. What’s been really good over the last 25 years is we’ve raised awareness around early detection. Here’s the point, if you can detect cancer at it’s early stages, the likelihood that you can treat it early and get a good result is much increased. For example, if you find a tumor at its early stages, you decrease the risk of it becoming a life threatening condition. So early detection is a very important process and thankfully through breast cancer awareness, we have two primary ways of early detection. The first is self-examination. Let me encourage every woman to do self-examination because 9 out of 10 breast lumps are discovered by the woman or her partner, and you want to check yourself in every quadrant of the breast once a month, perhaps the first day of your cycle. The second component of early detection is screening mammography. What happens is on a mammogram, you can pick up a tumor long before it is seen or felt. Therefore, let’s see what we’ve accomplished. We’ve raised awareness, we’re looking for early detection, and through self-examination and mammography, we’ve been able to find breast cancer at it’s early stages, and therefore have decreased the number of life-threatening breast cancers. But let’s look at where we are going. Now the future of breast cancer awareness, the future is breast cancer prevention–to prevent it to begin with. You see, think about it, the least complicated case of breast cancer isn’t the one that’s detected early, the least complicated case of breast cancer is the one that never occurs. So the future of breast cancer awareness is going to be prevention. Here’s how I look at it. We’ve studied it carefully, and have been able to identify significant lifestyle risk factors that determine your risk for breast cancer. And here’s the more interesting news, you have the power, you have the ability to influence these risk factors in a favorable way, to decrease your risk for breast cancer. For example, your nutritional lifestyle, the way you manage stress, your activity level, your fitness level–all of these are factors that come into play in either increasing or decreasing your risk for breast cancer. So stay tuned because the future is prevention, and we want to empower you with the tools to prevent breast cancer.”

The Breath of Life: The Antidote to Mental & Emotional Stress

Looking for a simple, powerful, and cost-effective way to clear you mind, lighten your mood, and alleviate mental and emotional stress?

In this 3-minute clinic we discuss the importance of breathing, and the breath of life, in reducing your stress levels and maintaining your long-term health and happiness.

“Welcome to our three-minute clinic where we go over strategies on Wellness Planning to empower you to stay well, and hopefully be well for the rest of your life. The subject for today is that of stress and stress reduction. Why is that important? We talked about it before–stress has unfortunately become a way of life, it’s kind of a state of the union. So those of you who have effective stress reduction systems– meaning techniques and ways to manage stress–are going to do much better and stay healthier than those folks out there that don’t have a system or a way, or a method, or a technique to reduce stress. So let’s look at the big picture: happiness, wellness, lightness, keeping it light, having fun, being creative, being balanced–all that leads to good health and empowers your immune system. On the other hand, when it’s heavy, when there’s overload, when there’s physical tension, when there’s mental strain, when there’s heartache, emotional stress, and a person’s burdened and aggravated–that weakens the immune system, depletes your energy, and works against your health and happiness. So obviously the key is how to keep it light, because that’s how you work through stress. Now I’m going to share with you one of the most cost-efficient ways to keep it light. Now here’s what you need to know and how to do it: first of all, reducing stress requires you to be at the moment, in the moment and to watch your pace of life. You know people’s pace is sometimes way too fast. Basically what stress is when you’re out of synch with yourself. You see, you’re going too fast. Remember the old days, they had record players–there was a forty-five rpm and a seventy-eight rpm–and if you happened to switch the button to have a seventy-eight rpm record and it went on forty-five hour rpm and it sounded like Mickey Mouse or Donald Duck? Well that’s how most folks are, we really need to be going at about a forty-five rpm, and yet most folks are going at a seventy-eight rpm. So what’s the key, how do you slow down, how do you stay in the moment, how do you get synchronized and synergized within yourself? Well, one of the most effective ways–and it’s so cost-efficient–is working with your breathing! The breath, the breath of life, life itself is a way to slow you down. So when you have stress or you have tension, make it a habit to start taking some deep, slow breaths. So if you feel upset, if you feel angry, if you feel like you’re losing it, or losing control; call time-out, take a few steps away from where you are, and then do some deep, cleansing breaths. Just go ahead and inhale deeply, with all your might, hold, exhale, and then hold. So it’s inhale, hold, exhale, hold. Or inhale, pause, exhale, pause. So there’s four parts to the breath: you inhale, you pause, you exhale and you pause– now when you do that five or six times slowly, it’s incredible how it relaxes you, how it calms you, how it centers you, and how it brings you back to life, and it anchors you. I mean we all want to have roots and wings, breathing is a way to keep us rooted. So the story for today is work with your breathing to reduce your stress.”

Keep it Light: Laughter is Your Best Medicine

One of the keys to reducing stress in your life is finding ways to combat and alleviate any heaviness in the mind, heaviness in the body, and heaviness in the heart—all of which can lead to mental strain and emotional tension that can invite stress related aging and disease.

In this 3-minute clinic we discuss the importance of laughter as a fun, cost-effective stress reduction technique that will keep you light in mind & body and counteract the heaviness of emotional stress!

“Welcome to our three-minute clinic on Wellness Planning, where we go over strategies that will empower you to be well and stay well, hopefully for the rest of your life. The subject for today is that of stress reduction–a very important topic since everybody’s dealing with stress, and reducing stress is good for your health while building stress isn’t. Now let’s review here what we’re talking about. Keeping it light in mind and body leads to health and happiness. The opposite of being light in mind, light in body is being heavy. You see, stress is heavy, it’s thick, it’s a burden, it’s an overload. When you’re stressed it’s heavy in mind, heavy in body–not light in mind and light in body. So what happens when you’re heavy in mind and heavy in body is that is starts to wear on you. So that’s of course aging, disease and stress, and pain and suffering. Our focus of course is to keep it light, and stay away from being too heavy. Now, the key is how you manage your lifestyle. So the question for you is this: how do you keep it light? Do you have enough fun everyday, do you do things everyday that you enjoy, do you have enough diversions? Let me talk about one of the best ways to go, laughter. Laughter is one of the best medicines. I’ll go back a couple of years, those of you that have been following the movement know that the Norman Cousins back in the seventies wrote a book called The Anatomy of an Illness. He was diagnosed with an incurable disease, so what did is he watched I love Lucy reruns, he watched The Marks Brothers, The Three Stooges, and he laughed his way back to being well. So what’s the point? Are you having fun every day? Are you enjoying your life? Remember, life is a privilege! You’re here for whatever period of time while you’re renting space on this earth–enjoy yourself, have fun. It’s a privilege to be here, and everyday you have fun and you’re laughing and you’re having a great time and enjoying your life, let me tell you what’s happening–it’s good for your health because happy people are much healthier and have much better immune systems! People that are unhappy and are depressed and stressed out have worse immune systems and get unhealthy. So the tip for today is this: keep it light, and make time everyday to recreate, to have fun, to do the things in your life that you really enjoy. But have fun with friends, have fun with loved ones, reach out to those people in your circle of friends–that you have camaraderie with, that you have companionship with, that you have bonding with–because at the end of the day, you want to be sure that there’s time for having fun, keeping it light, and having enough time to laugh and play. So, keep it light at home, keep it light at work, keep it light at play, and make sure you share a good belly laugh, a joke, something humorous with loved ones and friends, and stay well and keep it light. That’s how you’ll neutralize the heaviness of stress.”

The Rolls Royce of Stress Reduction

Interested in learning a quick, yet powerful way to calm your mind, soothe your mood, and uplift your spirits?

In this 3 minute clinic we discuss the Rolls Royce of stress reduction techniques, and how you can incorporate it into your daily routine to alleviate nervousness, combat anxiety, overcome restlessness, and reduce your stress levels.

“Welcome to our three minute clinic on Wellness Planning, where we go over strategies that will empower you to stay well and be well for the rest of your life. Today’s subject is about stress management and how to reduce stress. Now let me tell you why that’s important. Here is what’s so key about it. Wellness planning is about wellness, happiness, fulfillment, vitality, and having a soulful purposeful life. The question is, what can get in the way of this, what can get in the way of your dreams, what can get in the way of your visions, what can get in the way of you being fulfilled? Let me tell you what can, because it happens to most folks: stress, tension, emotional tension, the heaviness in the heart, the heaviness in the mind, the heaviness in the body–that gets in the way of living your dreams. So stress reduction is an important tool, an important vehicle for anybody on the path to wellness. So today we’re going to talk about one specific aspect of stress reduction, which is meditation. Now meditation is the Rolls Royce of stress reduction. Why do I say that? Because meditation, by definition, is a maneuver, a technique, an instrument for you to think positively and learn how to be calm and relaxed–which is kind of against the grain, let’s face it! Most people if you ask them, I do this all the time–if I ask a hundred folks what their stress levels are like: high, medium, or low, I’m going to get eighty tell me “high,” I’ll get ten that tell me “medium,” and only a few tell me “low.” So stress is a way of life, and stress can get in the way of you living your dreams. So we have to have a technique, we have to have an approach, we have to have an instrument that we can work, a tool that we can work, to help us deal with stress, and unwind, and get calm. That’s what mediation is. The definition of meditation is the concentration on the divine, concentration on your soul, concentration on a higher power, concentration on God, concentration on spirit–the word is concentration because it takes focus. Now it’s interesting, for me, I started learning how to mediate some four decades ago, and it came to me when I was first starting yoga–they talked about this mind-body discipline. To me, yoga was postures, and movement, and tension reduction, and flexibility– but what I came to realize was, there was a huge mental component to meditation in integrating mind and body. So the key in meditation, and the key in mind-body disciplining is basically to help you reduce stress–to empty your mind and calm your mind. Now what meditation does is this, it calms your mind, it calms your body, it calms your heart and it calms your soul. But the key is this. Anxiety, restlessness, nervousness, they get in the way of what? They get in the way of inner peace, they get in the way of inner calmness, they get in the way of the inner sanctuary that we want to create– the temple of silence. And that’s really what meditation is about; creating a temple of quiescence, a temple of silence, which allows you to get in touch with yourself, get calm, get in touch with your higher powers, and learn how to live life to the fullest. So the tip for today is make meditation a part of your life to reduce stress. Let me give you a simple meditation. Sit with your eyes closed, calmly, with your back straight, close your eyes, try to gaze at the point between your eyebrows–the third eye–and just say to yourself, over and over again “I need to be well, I must be well, I will be well.” I need to be well, I must be well, I will be well, or say to yourself “I believe in myself,” and just repeat that to yourself. You’ll see how simple it is to reduce stress, to get you calm, and work you towards a stress reduction program that will keep your wellness planning on track.”