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FREE breast self-examination kit offered in Breast Cancer Care fund raiser

Breast cancer is a major concern of all women and their families. Early detection by self-examination is one of the best ways you can help yourself and the recommended guideline is that every woman over 20 should make a thorough monthly self-examination.

However, in a recent survey of Natural Woman customers two thirds did not undertake a regular monthly breast self-examination despite the fact that over a quarter of respondents said they had a family history of breast cancer.

9 out of 10 respondents were also not taking any of the supplements specifically recommended to minimise the risk of breast cancer.

Thankfully, three quarters of respondents completed the survey with a better understanding of breast cancer and of the need for regular self-examination.

In support of the Breast Cancer Care In the Pink 2007 awareness campaign www.natural-woman.com is giving away 500 self-examination kits during the month of October*.

The charity fund will also receive a contribution for every order placed during the month.

The Liv breast self-exam kit, as recommended and endorsed by Olivia Newton-John, is the perfect aid for self-examination. The gel pad acts like a magnifying glass for the finger tips and accentuates even the smallest breast lump.

Supplements are also a key protector in the fight against breast cancer.

Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health have found that a diet high in folic acid and vitamin B6 can lower the risk of breast cancer. The results suggest that women who want to protect themselves against breast cancer should have a diet high in these nutrients.

Women who drink should pay particular attention to their folic acid intake, the researchers said, because folic acid appears to protect them against the increased risk of breast cancer caused by alcohol. (Journal of the National Cancer Institute (Vol. 95, No. 5: 373-380).

Folic acid and vitamin B6 are important parts of our diets. Folic acid is found mainly in dark green leafy vegetables, legumes, citrus fruits and juices, fortified breakfast cereals, and of course, vitamin supplements. Vitamin B6 is found in meat, poultry and fish, as well as in fortified cereals, potatoes, bananas and some beans.

Experts in complimentary cancer care at Penny Brohn Cancer Care (formerly Bristol Cancer Help Centre) also recommend a number of vitamins and minerals as a supplement to a healthy diet because numerous research studies show that the right levels of nutrients are protective against cancer.

A complete range of the recommended supplements is available from www.natural-woman.com – and the Liv Kit comes free!*

*terms and conditions apply. See website

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For more information visit www.natural-woman.com. Email admin@natural-woman.com or call 0117 968 0171

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