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Outsmarting Breast Cancer: An Integrative MD’s Guide to Prevention

Outsmarting Breast Cancer: An Integrative MD’s Guide to Prevention

With: Dr. Jenn Simmons

About the Episode

The link between breast cancer and everyday toxins in our environment is clear. In this episode, Dr. Jenn Simmons unveils the impact of xenoestrogens on breast health. From plastics to antibiotics, the hidden culprits are closer than you think. But it’s not all doom and gloom—learn how you can take control of your health and wellbeing. Uncover the holistic strategies for cancer prevention and wellness in this eye-opening episode.

Dr. Simmons, a former fellowship-trained breast surgeon turned functional medicine advocate, sheds light on the impact of dairy consumption on adult health and emphasizes the benefits of intermittent fasting for the body’s healing processes. The conversation also delves into the importance of dietary timing, individual nutritional needs at different life stages, and a holistic approach to healthcare.

Listen now to start improving your breast health!

What We Discuss

Dr. Simmons’ insights on the interconnectedness of diet and health make this episode a must-listen if you are seeking effective strategies for cancer prevention and overall well-being. With a focus on empowering you to take control of their health and make informed choices, you’ll find valuable insights into proactive health practices, challenging the conventional medical system, and promoting a holistic approach to wellness.

Xenoestrogens and Breast Cancer Risk

Xenoestrogens, synthetic compounds mimicking estrogen, are pervasive in our environment, impacting hormone balance. They are found in everyday products like plastics and fragrances, increasing the risk of breast cancer. Eliminating these toxins is crucial for reducing breast cancer risk and promoting overall health.

Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting allows the body time for repair and healing processes, supporting overall health. Dr. Jenn Simmons recommends varying fasting durations to align with individual needs and biological rhythms. This practice can optimize the body’s functions and contribute to cancer prevention strategies.

Toxin-Free Environment for Wellness

Creating a toxin-free environment is essential for reducing your cancer risk. Raising awareness about harmful chemicals in products and purchasing healthier products can drive market change and promote better, non-toxic options. By making informed choices and prioritizing toxin elimination, you can significantly impact the market, as well as your health and well-being.

Guest Bio

Dr. Jenn Simmons started her professional career as Philadelphia’s first Fellowship trained breast surgeon. After spending 17 years as Philadelphia’s top breast surgeon, her own illness led her to discover functional medicine. So enamored with the concept of creating health rather than killing disease, she left traditional medicine and her esteemed surgical position in 2019 and founded Real Health MD with the mission to help women anywhere along the breast cancer
journey to truly heal.

Dr. Jenn believes that health is much more than the absence of disease. Health is optimal function. In order to function optimally we must nourish ourselves in a way that is meaningful and avoid the things that interfere with health. Each of us is unique – we all have our own bio-individuality. Each of us is different in how we process food, what nourishes us, how we detoxify our bodies, and how our environment affects us. Most importantly, however, Dr. Jenn knows that health happens at home. Not in a doctors office, not in a hospital-health happens at home.

Dr. Jenn is on a mission to change the impact of breast cancer by empowering millions of women to take control of their health and create the life they want. She crafted her signature course, My Answer to Breast Cancer, to give women the tools to ditch their diagnosis and design their destiny.

Dr. Jenn is a motivational speaker, maintains her private practice, runs group programs, is a frequent podcast guest, a summit host, an author, has extensive TV and live speaking experience, is a wife, mother, grandmother, dog-lover, athlete, and friend.

Links

https://www.realhealthmd.com
Free download: RHMD’s Guide to Thriving: https://realhealthmd.kartra.com/page/thriving

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