Why Breast Cancer is Increasing
Breast cancer has increased about 1 % per year over the last 50 years (about 53% total) Did you know guys can also get breast cancer too?
According to the American Cancer society, about 185,000 women in America will develop breast cancer this year. Approximately 46,000 will die from it, which makes breast cancer the leading cause of death for women aged 40-55. Twenty-five percent of all cancers affecting women are of the breast, and currently one in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime.
Both women and men are under attack!
Men are not immune from the effects. Reduced testosterone levels and sperm counts are creating a world-wide decline in male fertility; the major cause of BPH (prostate enlargement) is male breasts and prostate cancer.
The primary cause of breast cancer and a major factor in the development of numerous other female health issues: breast cysts, uterine cancer, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, heavy menstrual bleeding, PMS and miscarriages.
Making changes that reduce your risk of breast cancer will also help prevent and heal other female reproductive health issues in addition to enhancing your mood, immunity and overall health. Some experts suggest that 30-50% of all cases of breast cancer could be prevented by improved diet and regular physical activity.
Have you have noticed that girls are entering puberty and developing breasts at younger and younger ages?
Early detection is not what is needed the most...prevention is. We don't recommend Mammograms (see source links below).
What is the source of these problems?
Pesticides, specifically the organochlorine pesticide DDT which was banned in the United States, but is still used in other organochlorine pesticides; and sold to countries who use it in on the foods we import.
Until these chemicals are banned in America, we can reduce our exposure by buying organically grown produce and washing it in a natural soap like Sunshine Concentrate Cleaner to remove pesticide residues.
Chemicals in the feed of dairy cattle and chickens increases milk and egg production and end up in commercial meat, eggs and dairy products so buying organic products will reduce your exposure. Also, it is recommended to avoid the fat, where toxins concentrate.
Another major problem is plastics
Soft plastics primarily, which contain chemicals that cause problems. Don’t let kids chew on soft plastic toys! Don’t buy foods in soft plastic containers. Bottled water in those soft plastic containers will become contaminated with chemicals when exposed to heat. Microwaving food in plastic or putting hot food in plastic containers also causes these chemicals to leak into the food. Glass containers are preferred, but hard plastic containers are okay.
Laundry detergents, household cleaning products, shampoos and cosmetics can contain harmful chemicals. Use natural products, available at Natural Connection to avoid the chemical exposure.
Get rid of your nonstick cookware!
The chemicals in nonstick pans are in a class known as perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) and include perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS), perfluorohexane sulfonic acid (PFHxS), and perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA). They are detectable in the blood of 95 percent of the U.S. population!
Researchers from Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine in Ohio looked at the blood levels of various PFASs in more than 1,900 study participants and compared them to bone mineral densities in the test subjects. They found that women with higher blood levels of the popular nonstick chemicals tended to have lower bone densities and thus, a higher risk of developing osteoporosis.
Nonstick chemicals in cookware contain disrupting chemicals; autopsy studies suggest that the nonstick chemicals accumulate in the human skeleton. Instead, use stainless steal and cast iron pots and pans. (Avoid using aluminum containers, that gets into you system too.)
Plants to the rescue
You can protect yourself from these harmful effects by consuming more plant compounds.
Dark green leafy vegetables, legumes, whole grains, flax seeds, and herbal remedies are beneficial.
Research suggests that ellagic acid (found in pomegranates, cherries, grapes, raspberries, strawberries and walnuts) can stop carcinogens from initiating cancer cell growth.
Follow these four basic good health practices can protect your whole body:
1. Give your body the nutrition it needs by eating good quality proteins and 5-7 servings of fresh vegetables and fruits every day. Avoid simple carbohydrates (refined sugar and white flour) and use only whole grains.
Lots of dark, green leafy vegetables, cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, kale, cauliflower, cabbage and more), legumes (beans of all kinds) and berries provide you with antioxidants and nutrients that help protect the body against cancer. Make sure these foods are non GMO and organic where possible and use Sunshine Concentrate to wash off the chemical residues.
You need good fats in your diet, but avoid animal fat from commercial meat and dairy products. Sources of good fats include nuts, avocados, deep ocean fish and coconut oil. You can also supplement with Flax Seed Oil or Super Omega-3.
2. Exercise the lymphatic system by moving. The breast is primarily composed of lymphatic tissue. In order to promote good drainage for breast health you must get plenty of exercise to help avoid the development of cysts, lumps and tumors. Breast massage is another way to improve circulation and lymphatic drainage.
Wearing properly fitted bras (avoiding the tight fitting under-wire types) will also ensure good lymph drainage.
Antiperspirant deodorant blocks the release of toxins from the sweat glands in the armpits and contributes to lymphatic stagnation. Instead, try Nature's Fresh and a little of your favorite essential oils or a natural deodorant.
3. Taking supplements like Kelp, Dulse or Black Walnut are good sources of iodine which keeps your endocrine glands working properly and balanced. Usually these are taken for the thyroid, but the breasts also need iodine to help recover from breast cysts and breast cancer.
4. Make your life more enjoyable and take care of yourself. Stress weakens our immune system and will contribute to the development of cancer and numerous other diseases. Nervous Fatigue Formula will help you with restless sleep if you're tired during the day. Reduce your stress level and boost your immune system with Adaptamax.
Protect your liver
The liver works as a natural defense with good nutrition. Foods high in sulfur (garlic, onions and cruciferous veggies) are highly recommended. Cruciferous vegetables include broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, kale, kohlrabi, mustard greens and turnips. Consume these veggies regularly.
Indole-3Carbinol, a sulfur compound, is very helpful.. This supplement can reduce the risk of breast cancer and other ailments.
All Cell Detox and Enviro-Detox are liver cleansing herbal formulas that can help the body break down chemicals. Consider doing a periodic cleanse with Tiao He Cleanse to help your body detoxify from chemicals.
Help us educate others making them aware that poor diets have contributed to the epidemic problems we’re having with cancer. Unless we make a few changes, 1 in 8 women will get breast cancer.
Be aware of the dangers of Mammograms:
Dangers of Microwave Ovens: