At one time or another, we have all owned a car. Whether we purchased it brand new, bought it from a friend, or from a dealer used. It was our first, and we were proud of it. No one had a car just like the one we owned. Oh, sure, theirs may have been the same model or color, but there was something just a little different, something special about ours. It was ours and we were going to take care of it, we were going to make it last for as long as possible
This of course meant performing the required maintenance – changing the oil, rotating the tires, and keeping it clean. We also made sure to give our car the kind of gas it needed. Four cylinders took regular, six an octane higher, and if we had a V8 or sports car, premium of course. We took great pleasure in making sure that our car looked nice on outside, but, we also knew that what was happening under the hood was equally as important.
We called this ‘preventative maintenance’ and we understood its importance in terms of warding off any unforeseen problems down the road. Our body is much like our car. There are things we can do on a daily basis to keep it going and other things we can do every six to twelve months for preventative measures.
Like our car, some of us take great care of our body. We spare no expense when it comes to getting our hair or nails done or making sure our clothing is neat and clean. We do the yearly tune-up every time we get our physicals and blood work.
However, when it comes to prevention, the single most important thing we can do for ourselves is to ensure we are getting the proper nutrients our body needs in order to perform at its highest level so we can stave off illness and disease down the road. I learned the importance of this after my own diagnosis with breast cancer.
Opting to do a combination of conventional and alternative therapies, I discovered just how beneficial and rejuvenating natural whole foods could be. Like the perfect key opening a complex lock, the right kinds of foods can replenish our bodies on a cellular level.
While researchers are busy probing for the latest compound they can convert into a chemically-potent drug, Mother Nature has provided us with natural plant-based disease fighters we can start using right now in the form of fats, carbohydrates, and proteins. The quality of the foods we eat consume today can directly determine the kind of physical car we are driving and ultimately the amount of servicing we will need down the road.
About The Top Ten Superfoods for Preventing Breast Cancer:
- Estrogen’s role in the development of breast cancer
- Environmental contributors to breast cancer
- The role nutrition plays in the prevention of breast cancer
- How inflammation contributes to breast cancer
- The research-backed top ten foods for preventing breast cancer
- Her H.E.A.L.T.H.Y.™ eating food model for cancer prevention
About Patricia Dean-Escoto:
Patricia Dean-Escoto is a certified nutrition consultant and breast cancer survivor. Born in Montclair, New Jersey, she earned her master’s degree in Education from Capella University. She has more than 20 years of experience working in both the field of education and healthcare.
In 2006, after being diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer, Patricia returned to school to study nutrition. She is a graduate of Bauman College, where she earned her certification as a Nutrition Consultant. Recently, she hosted a year-long radio show called Pathways to Healing on the Voice America network where she interviewed experts in the field of health and wellness.
She is a Raw Foods chef and author of 'The Top Ten Superfoods for Preventing Breast Cancer'. Patricia is also a Certified Cancer Physical Trainer. Her company, Pathways2healing, works exclusively with cancer patients in the area of nutrition and exercise. She lectures both locally and nationally on the topic of nutrition and cancer prevention. She and her husband currently reside in Delaware.
Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.