Breast Cancer Options - The Borneo Post - NH/14/10

There have been innumerable studies linking breast health with the consumption of plentiful vegetables and fruits. These studies have been so impressive that the evidence is impossible to refute. For example, a study has found out that 48 percent less breast cancer among enthusiastic fruit and vegetable eaters. There are, of course, other factors involved. People who eat lots of fresh food are less likely to pig out on junk food, and that will substantially lessen their likelihood of getting breast cancer, or any other cancers. Progesterone is also protective against breast cancer. The Journal of the American Medical Association reported a study proving the link between overweight and breast cancer risk. It was conclusive, so eat those veggies and fruits, and shun the junk fattening foods in order to prevent breast cancer.

There is a great deal of persuasive evidence that all milk products are breast cancer risks. The purveyors of soymilk point to the low breast cancer risk in China, which is one in 10,000 women, compared to one in 12 women in Australia and England, and one in nine in the U.S. But this huge difference is not due to soy consumption, which is much lower in China than the multinational propagandists would have us believe. In Asian countries, the women who have been seduced by Western food, due to their financial and social status, are the one who has higher percentage contracting breast cancer. Milk products, and the other Western foods and drugs they ingest, are to blame.

Dairy herds in industrialized countries are kept in deplorable conditions, and the milk they produce, in abnormally large amounts due to drugs, is subjected to various chemical processes, which are in themselves hazardous to health. The poor cows are pumped up with dangerous chemicals and dosed regularly with antibiotics. They are subjected to growth hormones to increase production, and these hormones create havoc in women's breast. This is all done in the name of profit. Tremendous profit. Needless to say, the drugs the cows are given go into the milk. This is self-evident. Don't doctors warn lactating women to avoid certain foods, and drugs because they should also warn women to avoid certain foods, and drugs because they will affect their breast milk? They should also warn women to avoid the drugs in the bottled milk!

According to the World Health Organization, 80 percent of cancers today are caused by poor, polluted diet and exposure to cancer-causing chemicals. Doctors believe that estrogen is a promoter of breast cell changes and that progesterone is the hormone most likely to help keep cancer cells under control. A Harvard University research team concurs, reporting that estrogen feeds cancer while progesterone inhibits it. So, if doctor doesn't want you to go off HRT, point him/her in the direction of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

Dr F. Batmanghelidj, in his excellent book, Your Body's Many Cries for Water, says that chronic dehydration contributes to the development of breast cancer. He explains that the breast is a water-secreting organ. If a woman already has breast cancer, drinking plenty of water will assist with any therapy by flushing out toxins. And if you want to prevent metastasis from occurring, it is urgent that you drink enough water. If you don't, your breast may suffer horribly because of its unique role in supplying fluids.

Stress is another enemy of breast health. It is much easier said than done, in this fast-moving world, do everything you can to lessen your stress. There have been innumerable studies linking stress and breast cancer. One well-designed study concluded that there is a 15-fold disparity between women with

stressful life events and those without. A ratio this high is rarely seen - risk ratios of 2.0 to 4.0 are considered extremely significant. So, refuse to take on more than you can comfortably handle, find time for relaxation, and learn to meditate. These measures take time, but think of all the time women lose when they have breast cancer!

There is evidence that anti-perspirants can lead to breast cancer. The prevent perspiration, which is one of the means the body uses to purge poisons, a safeguard for our breasts. If these poisons remain in the body, they do not go elsewhere to be eliminated; they become deposited in the lymph nodes. The lymph nodes are located in the upper outside quadrant of the breast area, which is the location of most breast cancers. It is postulated that ordinary deodorants are safe, provided they do not contain aluminium, because they merely control odor and do not suppress perspiration. So far, there haven't been any studies on this.

The drug Tamoxifen has shown a slight decrease in breast cancer risk in the women who have taken the drug. The very serious risks, however, associated with Tamoxifen preclude its use: a 700 percent increase in fatal blood clots, serious risk of liver and uterine cancer and hepatitis, corneal opacities, and damage to the retina. All this for possible prevention, when shunning HRT, avoiding toxins, taking natural progesterone and eating a healthy diet protect against breast cancer with only positive side effects!

Fifty years ago, a top-rated specialist shocked most women. He said that persist in wearing boned brassieres, women will substantially increase their likelihood of breast cancer. Subsequently, we learned that he didn't go far enough, and he should have warned women against wearing all bras.

Have you ever noticed how red the areas around your breast are after removing your bra? This is a sign that the bra has slowed the lymph flow, which is crucial for filtering out the toxins, which naturally collect in the breast. Without this lymphatic drainage, your breasts cannot keep themselves healthy. There have been some exceedingly persuasive stud ies, which concluded that the more hours each day we wear a bra, the likelier we are to suffer from breast cancer. Some women actually sleep in their bras, and their risk is the highest.

As you know, boned bras were replaced by wired bras years ago, and they are even more dangerous because of the way the wires dig in and compress the flesh. The advice is to go bra-less as much as possible. When you must wear a bra, remove it as soon as you get home, and only wear soft ones.

In the Townsend letter for Doctors, naturopath Tori Hudson wrote a most informative article on fibrocystic breasts. She makes the important point that this is not a disease, but a benign breast condition, which is present in almost all of us to some degree. The sometimes painful lumpy breasts connected with this condition can be frightening to women, but do not lead to cancer.

As always, good diet, with special emphasis on regular elimination, will go a long way toward clearing up the symptoms. According to Hudson, women who have fewer than three bowel movements per week have a four to five times greater risk of fibrocystic breasts. The reason for this is that if food moves slowly through the colon, excess waste passes into the bloodstream. This creates a toxic environment, and is bad for all aspects of health. There is a correlation between caffeine consumption and these breast lumps. Doctors have found that natural progesterone solves this problem.