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Breast Health Basics—A Survivor's Supplements

Breast cancer survivor Julia Chiappetta shares the herbs and supplements that she takes for optimal health.
Breast Health Basics—A Survivor's  Supplements
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Organic Wheat Grass
"Two ounces of wheat grass is equal to the nutrients you would get if you ate 5 pounds of organic green leafy vegetables. I have been doing shots for 9 years and can not live without them."     
 
Fresh Organic Juices
"Carrots, celery, kale, beets, spinach, bok choy, broccoli, spinach—all good stuff to juice and drink daily. (Organic is the key!)"
  
Probiotics
"They are the bacteria that help maintain a natural balance of organisms or micro flora in the intestines and they’re essential when it comes to good digestion."

Heartland Select Muscadine Juice
"Muscadine has one of the highest ORAC scores of any fruit produced by Mother Nature and provides a superior content of specific antioxidant compounds to fight the free radicals that enter the human body."
  
NOW Eco Green Multi Vitamin
"This is a good daily multi vitamin."

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Jarrow CoQ10
"Coenzyme Q10 is produced by the human body and is necessary for the basic functioning of cells. CoQ10 levels are reported to decrease with age and tend to be low in patients with some chronic diseases such as heart conditions, muscular dystrophies, Parkinson's disease, cancer, diabetes and HIV/AIDS."

New Chapter Whole Omega
"Fatty acids have been shown to benefit cardiovascular, immune system, brain and digestive health."
  
Source Naturals B6, B12, Folic Blend
"The immune system needs B6 and B12 to function efficiently, and folic acid is especially important during periods of rapid cell division."
  
Integrative Therapeutics Dindolymethane DIM
"This product promotes a beneficial estrogen metabolism in both women and men."
  
American BioSciences AveUltra
"This regulates the immune system and helps white blood cells, T cells, B cells, macrophages and NK cells perform each of their unique functions at precisely the right time. Cancer cells hide from the immune system by putting on something called an MHC-1 mask. When the immune system patrols the body, they hide behind this mask and look like normal, healthy cells. AveUltra inhibits this MHC-1 mask from being utilized and therefore, cancer cells are exposed for destruction by the immune system's NK cells."
  
Eclectic Institute Milk Thistle
"I take this herb to support healthy liver function. There’s some evidence to support the fact that it also reduces the growth of cancer cells in breast and cervical cancers."
  
Stash Tea Decaf Green and Herbal Tea
"I drink these daily along with clean, distilled water."
  
Solgar Vitamin D3
"I take 6000 IU’s at night before bedtime. Most women are lacking in Vitamin D3, and a deficiency has been linked to breast cancer. We get D3 through our exposure to the sun and most of us never get enough."
  
Solaray Cal-Mag Citrate
"Along with supporting bones and muscles, calcium is also important in the energy production process and supports proper immune function."

It is important to keep doing research on new products and to monitor what is going on in your body with the guidance of a professional to make changes as needed.