Each of us has the opportunity to overcome a positive family history by taking good care of ourselves, making healthy choices and keeping cancer at bay...
New York, NY (PRWEB) September 27, 2010
Patients Medical, a leading integrative medical center in New York City, empowers patients to be mindful of their food and lifestyle habits as a way to reduce their risk of cancer, in observance of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October).
“Some women feel powerless if they have a family history of breast cancer. They perceive it as a death sentence and are fearful that cancer is inevitable for them. Nothing could be further from the truth,” says Dr. Rashmi Gulati, Medical Director at Patients Medical.
Cancer is on the rise in the US. According to the National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance Epidemiology and end Results (SEER) database, over 11 million Americans have had or currently have a cancer diagnosis. Of these, 2.6 million have breast cancer. It occurs most frequently in women over 60, but also can be found in men and younger women.
The risk of breast cancer is highest for people who are overweight or obese, regularly drink alcohol and have a sedentary lifestyle. “These are all risk factors that are completely avoidable. Each of us has the opportunity to overcome a positive family history by taking good care of ourselves, making healthy choices and keeping cancer at bay,” explains Dr. Gulati.
Dr. Gulati’s anti-cancer recommendations include easy-to-implement things such as eating nutrient-dense, all-natural or organic foods and avoiding fast food, junk foods, and pre-packaged foods full of preservatives, chemicals, dyes and other additives. Dr. Gulati encourages choosing an active lifestyle with access to fresh air, daily exercise, incorporating stress management and relaxation techniques into each day and avoiding environmental toxins.
Patients Medical’s team of physicians provides their patients and the general public with leading-edge information and research about health and wellness. The next complimentary webinar, “5 Ways to Minimize Your Risk of Cancer” will be held on Thursday, October 14th at 6:30pm Eastern. Dr. Gulati will discuss scientifically-proven methods of staving off cancer. Dr. Gulati will also be answering questions from participants.
With over a decade of experience, Dr. Rashmi Gulati is a leader in internal and integrative medicine, having appeared as a medical expert on Good Morning America, CNN, and WCBS in addition to a variety of national publications, speaking about thyroid disease, hormonal health, cancer and holistic medicine.
About Patients Medical
Patients Medical (http://www.patientsmedical.com) is a unique integrative medicine center in Manhattan that combines the best of traditional and holistic medicine with modern technology to provide comprehensive care. Established in 1974, the center employs a multi-disciplinary staff including board certified internists, licensed practitioners and nutritionists. The practice specializes in diagnosing the root cause of an ailment, then healing the whole person with personalized protocols that draw upon ancient healing techniques alongside Western Medial perspectives. Patients Medical offers free seminars each month on bioidentical hormones, weight loss, thyroid, chronic fatigue, nutrition and more.
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