At Enhanced Wellness Living Functional Medicine Clinic in Ridgeland, Mississippi we understand that healthcare is not a “one size fits all” practice and we offer a variety of healthcare treatments to ensure that our patients are building strength, immunity, hormone balance, sexual health, and a lifestyle of energy, vitality, and longevity! Throughout October, November, and December and we are focusing on building a lifestyle of health, energy, and longevity through your nutritional health and preventing Breast Cancer! Our nutrition impacts every aspect of our health, yet most of us do not truly understand how much our nutritional choices impact our overall health and supports in the prevention of cancer. Nurse Practitioners Kelly Engelmann and Leigh Gault, along with the EWL team, are here to support you on your Wellness Journey to Live Life Well!
Breast cancer is the most common cancer found in American women and can, more rarely, occur in men. Have Hope! Breast Cancer Disease is preventable and treatable!
-Can occur in women at any age, women aged 50+ are at a higher risk
-African-American women are more likely to die from breast cancer than other women
-Breast cancer is the 2nd leading cause of death among non-white women and 3rd leading cause of death among white women in the US
-Mississippi is an obesity capital in the US and being overweight increases your risk of breast cancer, particularly after menopause
-Breast cancer is the 2nd most common cancer found in women in America, second only to skin cancers
What you can do to prevent Breast Cancer:
-Eat a healthy, well-balanced diet. Foods that support breast cancer prevention include salmon, shrimp, avocados, carrots, calamari, asparagus, spinach, figs, chard, mushrooms, beets, broccoli, almonds, tuna, and more!
-Limit sugar intake! Sugar weakens your immune system and allows colds, flu, viruses, and cancers to flourish
-Understand your biomarkers through appropriate testing-available through our Enhanced Wellness Living clinic!
-Avoid tobacco, quit smoking
-Reduce alcohol intake
-Take care of your overall health, maintain healthy body composition, avoid obesity
-Complete monthly breast self-exams
-Know your risk factors: family history, hormonal imbalances, obesity, starting period before 12 or menopause after 55, having childer after age 35
-Engage in positive social activity! Try yoga, join a book club, start a walking group, volunteer, go to church, plan Zoom nights with friends and family!
Our October-December Lab Special is an in-depth look at your overall health and to screen for signs of breast cancer! Vitamin D + Magnesium RBC ($86.50, regular $173), add on Iodine ($45)
Vitamin D- must be in balance and is foundational to overall health and to disease prevention! It is important to monitor Vitamin D levels throughout the year, especially as we head into fall and winter in Mississippi and have less exposure to sunlight. Every cell in our bodies has a Vitamin D receptor so it is important to optimize Vitamin D levels to achieve optimal health! Vitamin D is crucial to immune health, mental health, bone and joint health, and protecting against cancer and diseases.
Foods: salmon, tuna, oranges, mushrooms, kiwis, mackerel, eggs
Magnesium RBC- healthy levels help to prevent cancer. Magnesium plays an important role in supporting immune health and works with Vitamin D to support overall wellness and prevent disease.
Foods: spinach, pumpkin seeds, avocados, almonds, edamame, bananas, figs
Iodine-imperative to overall health and cancer prevention, however, most of us face significant deficiencies. Your thyroid gland uses Iodine to create thyroid hormones, which regulate overall health. Imbalanced levels of Iodine have been shown to impact breast health tissue and immune response.
Foods: seaweed, cod, shrimp, tuna, prunes, carrots, mushrooms, salmon, spinach, peas, asparagus
Early detection and prevention are possible! Knowing your Vitamin D, Magnesium, and Iodine, incorporating our Supplements of the Month, and taking control of your health empower you to counteract and prevent disease!
Enhanced Wellness Living is proud to have served our Mississippi community since 2004! Supporting Ridgeland, Jackson, Madison, Rankin, Olive Branch, Byram, Hernando, Starkville, Flowood, Bolton, Hinds, Brandon, Oxford, Canton, Clinton, Vicksburg, and more! Not in Mississippi? We have patients who travel from Texas, Alabama, Louisiana, Tennessee, Georgia, Arkansas, and more for these lifechanging procedures!
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. This list of supplements is for enhanced general immune function and disease resistance. This is not meant as a preventive or treatment of Coronavirus. Therapies for the prevention or treatment of Coronavirus should only be recommended by qualified healthcare professionals and public health authorities.