October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As members of Cleaning For A Reason, a foundation that we work with to provide free cleanings for cancer patients, this month means a lot to us. So in honor of those affected by this devastating cancer, we wanted to share some information with you on preventative measures that can be taken to reduce the risk.

Exercise regularly and eat a balanced diet to keep your BMI below 25.

Obesity is a major contributor in many life-threatening ailments, and breast cancer is no exception.

Limit Alcohol Consumption.

Having more than one drink every day will increase your risk by 20-25%.

Load Up On Your Vitamins.

A good multivitamin taken daily will help fill the need for vitamins you may not be getting through nutrition. Make sure what you are taking contains Vitamins D & E, and Omega-6.

Limit Wearing A Bra.

In a study Explained Here, it expresses a statistical theory that women who wear a bra 24 hours a day have a 3 in 4 chance of developing breast cancer. Women who rarely or never wear bras have a 1 in 168 chance. While this theory is not considered valid by The American Cancer Society, it is also not deemed an improbable factor. So why take the chance if you don’t always have to?

Buy Organic As Much As Possible.

It’s ok if you can’t buy organic 100% of the time, but consider it as much as you can. Especially with milk. Hormones in regular milk can have many negative consequences on the body. Be sure and wash inorganic produce as thoroughly as possible to remove any pesticides.

For more tips on reducing the risk of breast cancer, click here.