Dr Laura Berman
Dr Laura Berman

Dr. Laura Berman is no stranger to the feeling of dread that enters a woman’s heart when she hears a doctor say “You have breast cancer.”

As a breast cancer survivor who underwent radiation and a double mastectomy in her battle for survival.

Dr. Berman is in the unique position of being both a breast cancer warrior and a women’s health expert.

“I spent my career helping women learn to get in touch with their bodies and discover their inner desires. My goal was to nurture and uplift women who were disconnected from their bodies and unable to achieve meaningful intimacy with their partner,” says Dr. Berman. “So when I received my breast cancer diagnosis it sparked a realization that as a Type A woman, I wasn’t necessarily practicing what I preached when it came to prioritizing my own needs and being attune with my own body.”

New York Times Bestselling Author

The relationship therapist, New York Times bestselling author and television personality Dr. Laura Berman’ is available to discuss the latest research on breast cancer and how women can better safeguard their health.

“I want to use my voice to help other women pay attention to their own health and caretake their own bodies,” says Dr. Berman. “Most women spend their entire lives nurturing everyone around them and neglecting their own health. I used my breast cancer diagnosis as a wake-up call that I need to prioritize my own needs and schedule time for self-care every day.”

New research:

  • Eating lots of onion and garlic can help reduce your breast cancer risk. “A new study from the University of Buffalo and the University of Puerto Rico found that high onion and garlic consumption can reduce your risk of breast cancer by 67 percent,” says Dr. Berman. “The allium vegetables may help to boost anticarcinogenic properties in the body.”
  • Exercising 5 hours a week. “New research reveals that getting your blood pumping at least 5 hours a week is crucial in reducing body fat, decreasing insulin resistance, and most importantly, reducing intermediate breast cancer biomarkers in your blood. In other words, getting active several times a week is going to have a positive impact on your body across the board. Researchers believe it will also slash women’s risk of developing breast cancer down the road.”
  • Time-restricted eating may help women shed pounds…and shed breast cancer risk. “New research has shown that time-restricted eating (when you consume your daily calories during a set time window each day) may help to impede the growth and spread of breast cancer. In other words, what women eat is important, but it may also be very important when women eat.”

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