Fish oil is at the top of the list of alternative and complimentary therapies for breast cancer. Find out why this food is so important for breast cancer treatment and prevention in women...
Article by Troy Sawyer (Certified Holistic Nutritionist, Health & Wellness Coach, Sports Nutritionist)
Updated April 18, 2023 -- This post contains affiliate links
The best way to beat breast cancer is of course to prevent it from occurring in the first place. And one of the simplest and easiest ways to do this is to consume fish oil daily. But even if you have the disease, fish oil can still help immensely....
Researchers from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre in Seattle, Washington, discovered that by females simply taking fish oil every day, they can reduce their risk of developing breast cancer by an impressive 32%.
Senior researcher, Dr Emily White, said after the study…
"It is biologically plausible that fish oil could affect breast cancer development. Fish oil is known to have anti-inflammatory effects, and chronic inflammation in the body is thought to play a role in the growth and spread of cancer cells." 1
Fish oil contains the omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which have been well documented for their powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer benefits.
The best type of oils to take are a combination of fish oil and cod liver oil. This way, you get your essential fatty acids along with receiving extra vitamin D. In addition, you can also eat tuna, salmon or sardines (if you like them) every day for extra omega 3's.
For extra validation, here's a couple of quotes from two highly respected natural health authors on the reasons why omega-3 fish oils are one of the best preventatives and natural treatments for breast cancer…
"Omega-3 fatty acids from salmon, sardines, mackerel, menhaden, and tuna fight breast cancer by reducing inflammation (blocking eico-sanoid biosynthesis), blocking the growth enhancing effects of sex hormones, inhibiting metastasis, blocking blood vessel growth in cancer cells, and helping premalignant cells revert to the normal state. Omega-3 helps sensitize cancer cells to radiotherapy and chemotherapeutic drugs."
- Permanent Remissions by Robert Hass, M.S. (available from Amazon.com)
"Omega-3 fatty acids appear to reduce PGE2-induced inflammation, inhibit tumor cell proliferation, and enhance immune system function, as demonstrated in a study in which omega-3 fatty acids slowed or delayed the development of metastases in breast cancer patients. Specifically, women who had high fatty tissue content of alpha-linolenic acid (the main omega-3 EFA) were five times less likely to develop metastases than women with a low content."
- Alternative Medicine the Definitive Guide, Second Edition by Larry Trivieri, Jr. (available from Amazon.com)
Both quotes are sourced and available from this link omega-3 fatty acids and inflammation
So be sure to supplement with fish oil and cod liver oil every day. But remember this, you will need to take at least eight 1000 mg capsules (8,000 mg's in total) of fish oil per day and 3-4 cod liver oil capsules a day in divided amounts if you want to treat breast cancer.
Anything less will simply not work well enough!
For breast cancer prevention (or any cancer), 4000 mg's of fish oil and 3000 mg's of cod liver oil daily will suffice.
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