National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

During the month of October, Solanova will donate 5% of every order over $100 to fight breast cancer. Donations will be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure®.

Breast Cancer Facts:

  • Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the U.S., aside from skin cancer.1
  • Breast cancer is among the top 10 causes of death for women in the United States.2
  • An estimated 192,370 women and 1,910 men will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in the U.S. in 2009.3
  • Over 40,000 are expected to die from the disease in 2009 alone.4
  • There are over 2.5mm breast cancer survivors living in the U.S.5
  • Breast cancer is the #1 cause of cancer death in Hispanic women and the second most common cause of cancer death in white, black, Asian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaska Native women (after lung cancer).6
  • New research shows that as many as one-third of all cancer deaths are linked to diet and physical activity.7

What can I do?

Stay Informed

Learn as much as you can about risk factors such as genetics/family history, age, gender, weight, and more. Valuable resources include:

Get Involved

  • Donate - There are many cancer foundations that could use your financial support. They make it easy to get involved by planning your own event, organizing workplace giving or just donating directly online. Be sure the organization is reputable and recognized.

  • Volunteer - Time is the most valuable gift you can give. There are many opportunities to volunteer your time to the worthy cause. Start by reading more at one of the sites above.

Take Good Care of Yourself

As with prevention of any disease, it is always good to start by taking care of your body. Good nutrition, regular checkups/screenings and a consistent exercise routine are smart building blocks to a stronger immune system. And, of course, to greatly reduce your chance of getting cancer, do not smoke.

Start by Eating Well - As we mentioned above, “New research shows that as many as one-third of all cancer deaths are linked to diet and physical activity.”7 At Solanova we believe the path to good health is a proactive one. It takes time and dedication to educate yourself about what foods are good for you and to find recipes you like. It is a process, but one that you deserve. Love your body, love yourself!

  • Eat fruits and vegetables, always look for organic. Try to introduce a variety of bright colors into your diet – it’s a great strategy to get a full range of vitamins and minerals.

  • Reduce your fat intake, particularly animal fat. A high-fat diet increases the risk of breast cancer because fat triggers estrogen production that can fuel tumor growth.8 Instead, look for healthy protein in delicious and healthy nuts, beans and whole grains.

  • Limit your alcohol consumption. Alcohol intake has been linked to increased risk of mouth, esophagus, pharynx, larynx, liver and breast cancers. It has been suggested that men should drink no more than two drinks a day, women no more than one. The greater the levels consumed, the higher the risk.

  • Take your supplements and vitamins. Track what you eat and compare your levels of vitamin intake to what you should be getting on a daily basis. Supplement where you are deficient. Take the time to learn more about the real benefits to taking supplements. We try to offer a wealth of information to start on our site here.

Where do I start with a supplement regimen?

  1. A good place to start is with a daily multivitamin such as our MultiSential Plus. Why take ours? Make sure your daily vitamin is absorbable so you get the full benefit. Ours is high absorption and easy-to-swallow due to its softgel form. Read more about good daily health
  2. Omega 3's are recognized as an integral part to a healthy diet. These unsaturated fatty acids have been linked to all sorts of good news including fighting depression, preventing heart disease, promoting "good" HDL cholesterol levels and enhancing the immune system. Try our Omega-Gel today. Here is a great WSJ article with more information on Omega-3s.
  3. Consider antioxidants. An antioxidant is a molecule capable of slowing or preventing the oxidation of other molecules. Low levels of antioxidants cause oxidative stress and may damage or kill cells. Oxidative stress may be an important part of human disease. Do you get enough Vitamin E in your diet? Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that can promote heart health, slow the aging process and fortify the immune system. Our Tocosential E contains a full-spectrum blend of all eight essential Vitamin E compounds. Also, CoQ10 is an essential enzyme vital for proper cellular function with numerous antioxidant properties.Learn more about our Q-Gel® CoQ10 and new Ubiquinol Super QNol® CoQ10 products.

For more information about our donation recipient foundation please contact our Customer Care department at 1-800-200-0456.

1 National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Disease Information, http://nbcam.org/disease_breast_cancer.cfm
2 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Breast Cancer Statistics, http://www.cdc.gov/Cancer/Breast/statistics/
3 Prevent Cancer Foundation, Breast Cancer 2009 Fact Sheet, http://www.preventcancer.org/education3c.aspx?id=114
4 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Breast Cancer Statistics, http://www.cdc.gov/Cancer/Breast/statistics/
5 National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Disease Information, http://nbcam.org/disease_breast_cancer.cfm
6 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Breast Cancer Statistics, http://www.cdc.gov/Cancer/Breast/statistics/
7 Prevent Cancer Foundation, Reducing Your Risk for Cancer, http://preventcancer.org/education3c.aspx?id=1832
8 National Breast Cancer Foundation Inc, FAQs, http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/About-Breast-Cancer/FAQs.aspx

Questions? Call 1(800)200-0456
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