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New Study on Soy, Breast Cancer & Improved Survival

Its always good to see new studies and data on the controversial topics. Back in 2003 when I was diagnosed with breast cancer the conventional doctors and nutritionists told me not to eat any soy. In 2014 when I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer I got the same story. In 2016 when I found an integrative oncologist I was encouraged to eat soy.


The American Institute of Integrative Oncology reported on a study conducted at Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and published in January of 2024 - "Soy Intake Linked to Improved Survival in Breast Cancer"


"Researchers concluded that soy isoflavones were associated with a 26% reduced risk of breast cancer recurrence among post-menopausal women breast cancer survivors. The most significant results were realized at 60 milligrams per day."



You may also be interested to note that Dr. Keith Block, MD, at the Block Center for Integrative Cancer Treatment, has been sharing news on the safety of soy since 2010 (or before). You can visit www.blockmd.com and search his blog for "soy" to find several articles and some recipes.



Now you know you can safely enjoy tofu, tempeh, miso, soymilk, edamame, etc. Just be sure to purchase soy products that are organic, or at least non-GMO, for the healthiest option. Its also a good idea to avoid the processed soy products you can purchase at most grocery markets now (soy nuggets anyone?). Instead, do a google search for "vegan soy recipes" and you will find lots of great recipes online. I find tofu to be easy to cook with and it takes on the flavors you add with spices, seasonings and sauces.


Try my favorite tofu scramble recipe from NoraCooks.com. Another favorite is Minimalistbaker.com - they have a boatload of vegan and tofu recipes!


In peace, love and health,


Karla


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