Are you interested in learning the ways to boost breast health by incorporat proactive and preventative measures that keep your whole body and breasts healthy?
Of course you want to feel and look great inside and out.
Join millions of other women who are being proactive with these simple 7 Steps to Boosting Breast Health and benefiting your entire body.
With 212,000 women in the United States being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006, an answer is being searched for the cause of this devastating disease .
Over 114,000 Breast Cancer Diagnosis in FLORIDA Every Year
Associations such as the American Cancer Society have a large influence on how millions of women perceive breast health but what this organization lacks is the focus on preventative, non-invasive measures to improve a women’s breast health. Every woman deserves to know about how they can strengthen the health of their breasts and the preventative measures to do so.
Research studies done by many different medical groups are becoming outspoken on the subject of breast health and the available preventative measures that are non-invasive, easy to do, and applicable to every woman or man. Some examples of measures that are available to women are Thermography, Bio-identical hormone replacement, and simply by listening to your body.
Thermography Versus Mammograms
While the American Cancer Society suggests that women over 40 should get an annual mammogram, research suggests this could be actually damage breast tissue and exposure to harmful radiation (which is 1000x more radiation than a chest x-ray). If this is done annually, significant levels of radiation start to accumulate in your body. The extreme compression initiated by the mammogram machine can actually break cancerous tumors, causing them to spread throughout the breast and body. The results of this method can also reveal a false positive, usually occurring 50 percent of the time. This could bring about stress and unnecessary surgeries or invasive treatments. Thermography is one of the best preventative health measures, examining inflammation in the various parts of the body by detecting body temperature. This non-invasive technique, which does not expose the subject to radiation or any type of negative health concern, is said to be able to detect potential breast problems long before a mammogram. While an MRI, mammogram, or ultrasound detect the presence of a tumor, Thermography can expose warning signals of a tumor formation up to 10 years before the occurrence of the actual tumor growth  and has a low percentage of 10% of false positive/false negative results.
Secrets of Optimal Breast Health
Learn to Love Exercise
Exercising and staying active is one of the best ways to stay healthy. Cancer thrives in body tissues that are imperfectly oxygenated. By oxygenating the body by incorporating just an hour a day of exercise or five hours a week, you can reduce your risk of dying by any cause by nearly 25 percent . Exercise such as jogging or jumping also stimulates the lymphatic system, allowing free radicals to leave the body more efficiently.
Limit Bra Use – Your Breast Will Thank You
When your cells cannot breathe, they cannot function properly. When tight bras are worn, the cells of the tissues are being starved of oxygen, as well as the temperature of the breasts, which is being raised. Heavy material bras can cause serious problems such as severe back pain, restricted blood flow, and a 3 out of 4 chance of developing breast cancer if worn for 24 hours per day .
Take Supplements to Boost Breast Health
There are a wide variety of supplements out there that advertise themselves as the “miracle drug against cancer”. While supplementation can help, remember that these substances are to be seen as a supplement to a healthy lifestyle, not the answer. There are many supplements to choose from that contain nutrients you may not be getting from your diet but the ones that are the most recommended for breast health are: a good quality multi-vitamin, folic acid, resveratrol, Omega-3 fatty acids, Selenium, etc.
Like I stated earlier, decreased oxygen flow causes cancer cells to grow. Most people are so busy during their day they forget to take a second and focus on their breath. By practicing yogi breathing techniques and mindful meditation, you are able to raise your pH in the body, producing a healthier alkaline environment in which cancer cells cannot survive.
Avoid Prescription Medications
Continual use of medications such as antibiotics can nearly double your chance of getting breast cancer. When we take these drugs continually, we do not allow our immune system to strengthen and fight off viruses such as colds or flu, causing our bodies to become accustomed to the antibiotics. Antibiotics are only to be used in serious situations.
Keep stress low
Stress can be a key factor in almost any disease in the body. The centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that 85% of all illness is caused by stress . While it is impossible to exist in today’s world without stress, finding a way to manage it is key.
What you put into your body has a great impact on how much energy you have, how well you feel, and the efficiency your body is performing at. Foods that are high in sugar such as simple carbohydrates and sugar substitutes like high fructose corn syrup can actually feed cancer cells. By avoiding sugar, cancer cells become starved and are unable to live in our bodies. Instead of consuming mainly simple carbohydrates, we should introduce the consumption of healthy fats such as Omega-3 fatty acids, which protect our bodies from cardiovascular disease, brain, and most importantly, cancer . Supplying the body with alkaline foods as well can put our body into the perfect pH balance, enabling our antibodies to fight off infections/viruses and cancer.
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Author: Daniel L. Rash, Intern at Natural Medicine Center of Lakeland