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Nutritional Testing for Breast Cancer

There are several very significant risk factors for breast cancer that are newly discovered and typically not factored into the typical oncologist’s or internist’s approach. The breast cancer patient has been found to have certain underlying weaknesses or nutritional imbalances that make them more prone to this ailment, as well as other forms of reproductive cancers and reproductive health problems. Three key imbalances that typically occur in the breast cancer patient are not usually taken into account by mainstream oncologists.


In an important study reported by Johns Hopkins University in the American Journal of Epidemiology, women with low progesterone group had approximately five and a half times the risk of breast cancer as a normal progesterone group. A saliva test can reveal imbalances of the free form of our reproductive hormones.


Elevated levels of boron, copper and calcium, and lower levels of zinc, have been found in women with breast cancer. Boron and copper seem to make the body more sensitive to the effects of estrogen and less responsive to progesterone; excess calcium in the tissues decreases thyroid hormone activity in our cells; and zinc helps the body produce and utilize progesterone.


D-glucarate is a naturally occurring chemical that lowers serum estrogen levels, thus reducing the risk of estrogen-related cancers. It inhibits the enzyme beta-glucuronidase, which is typically elevated where there is constipation or a deficiency of normal intestinal flora. This is also a common imbalance in people that suffer from chronic yeast infections or intestinal yeast overgrowth. A urinary indican test, which measures toxicity in the bowel, can also gauge the risk of intestinal flora disturbance. Bowel toxicity predisposes \the body to a D-glucarate deficiency.


Antioxidant vitamins have been documented to protect against all forms of cancers and to protect the breast tissues in particular. The OxiData urine test measures the body’s antioxidant vitamin levels, and can be administered monthly while dietary and antioxidant supplements are introduced and adjusted—a quick and easy way to determine the levels of these protective nutrients.



Michael Biamonte owns the Biamonte Center for Clinical Nutrition. For more information or a consultation, visit