As a result of questioning by Bob Lederer of radio WBAI (NYC) Health Action, Ann Fonfa has written the following summary of healthy things to do instead of taking Tamoxifen for prevention.

First of all there is No Single Magic Bullet. Forget this idea. It is one that has been planted in us by the pharmaceutical industry. Natural prevention requires a multitude of behaviors.

1) Eat (organic) foods of many colors-this includes green, red, pink, yellow, orange, purple, yellow-green, etc shade of fruits and vegetables.

Each color represents different phytochemicals (natural healthy substances that our bodies use to stay healthy and fight disease).

We suggest organic because studies have shown that there are more minerals and vitamins in organic produce. Also, obviously, less pesticides and chemical residue.

2)Eat whole grain-that means whole wheat, not white flour, it means eating some other types of grains (they are actually easy to cook) amaranth, quinoa, spelt and others.

3) Eating flax seeds (if using whole seeds, refrigerate and grind daily), or use flax oil (two tablespooons daily). I add it to my oatmeal or salad. Or you can take capsules (refrigerate).

4)Antioxidants(See our section on Vitamins and Dietary Supplements on the Relevant Studies page)

-the basic antioxidants are Vitamin E (400 IU), Vitamin C (500 mgs minimum), selenium (100-200 mcgs), Vitamin A (10,000 IU), various caroteins.

There are other dietary supplements that may be useful and certainly may help your body - quercetin, Co-Q10 (I take 400 mgs daily -see the information on page cited above), green tea, garlic, fish oil, niacin... There are many dietary supplements/vitamins that have already been shown to be extremely helpful to the body.

We believe in the synergistic combining of healthy food, dietary supplements, an exercise program (at whatever level you can), detoxification (see our section under Treatment), and mind/body (for many of us, that means staying on an even keel and finding activities we ENJOY).

If you are very concerned about cancer (or breast cancer in particular), contact the American Institute for Cancer Research at (800)843-8114.

What prevents cancer from occuring originally may also prevent cancer from recurring.

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