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“Reduce Your Risk” is a monthly breast cancer awareness walk. We plan to rotate to different communities in the CSRA as a monthly mobile support group. We will be sharing information monthly on how to “Reduce Your Risk.” We also share a healthy recipe each month. Let’s stomp out breast cancer before it starts. 

Here are a few essential tips to help “Reduce Your Risk” of breast cancer:

  1. If your smoke, please quit.
  2. Control your weight. 
  3. Be more active. Pick an activity that you like and will enjoy. Examples are walking, dancing, swimming, bike riding, yoga, and aerobics, to name a few.
  4. Eat healthy foods. Eat more fruits and vegetables in their natural state. Smoothies, salads, wild-caught seafood, and spices are anti-inflammatory foods. 
  5. Limit Alcohol.
  6. Get your screenings, especially your yearly mammograms. 
  7. Manage your stress, or it will manage you! If you have unforgiveness in your heart, please let it go, or the bitterness will eat you alive!
  8. Get your proper rest! Did you know that every hour of sleep before midnight counts as 2 hours of sleep? It is because your liver detoxes the body while your sleep to get rid of those nasty toxins that can make you sick.
  9. Practice checking your breast monthly for any changes. If you have not done so, download the app “Know Your Lemons.”  This app shows all of the different ways breast cancer can present itself, along with a monthly reminder to check your breasts.  

We must practice self-care. We have to take charge of our health! Knowledge is power! Did you know that Health is a new Wealth? Be proactive with your health! We only get one life, so wear it well.

Disclaimer Statement:

 The information is presented for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose or prescribe for any medical or psychological condition, nor to prevent, treat, mitigate or cure such conditions. The information contained herein is not intended to replace a one-to-one relationship with a doctor or qualified healthcare professional. Therefore, this information is not intended as medical advice, but rather a sharing of knowledge and information based on research and experience. Carolyn ‘conquered’ cancer encourages you to make your own health care decisions based on your judgment and research in partnership with a qualified healthcare professional.

Carolyn Byrd

Carolyn Byrd has been a Registered Nurse for 38 years. She is a Certified Wellness Coach, Certified Holistic Cancer Coach and a Certified Breast Care Nurse. She recently worked as a Breast Health Navigator where she helped women navigate through their breast cancer journey. Carolyn is an 11-year breast cancer survivor and changed her health and prognosis with the power of whole food nutrition. She had an advanced stage breast cancer. According to statistics, only 1 out of 5 women survive this type of Cancer in the first 5 years. Her health transformation inspired her to become a strong advocate aimed at the physical, mental and spiritual health of others. She knows that it a blessing to go beyond a survivor to a thriver with the best quality of life. She now wants to help give people hope with the gift of health! She is married and have 3 children and 2 granddaughters. She has a passion for helping people have a healthy body, mind and soul.


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