Let’s Talk About Breast Health and “Save The Girls”

Don’t you think positive words are better for wellness? I do. Our thoughts and even the vibration of spoken words all create energy. So let’s talk positively about breast health.
What can we do for breast health?
1) Avoid Underwire Bras – Inhibiting lymphatic drainage, bras can trap toxins in the breast tissue, which may lead to cancer.
2) NEVER carry a cell phone in your braIs there a link between cell phone placement and breast cancer?

Cellphones are two-way microwave radios and should not be kept directly on the body.

The soft fatty tissue of the breast readily absorbs this radiation. Case Reports are accumulating of young women with no family history developing breast cancer. The tumors were unusually located directly underneath the skin where they placed their cell phones in their bra.

Doctors voice this precautionary advice: Women should not store their cell phones in their bra.

3) Keep active with walking, gentle yoga or meditation. Try some gentle movement once a week. Buddy up and grab a friend to join you.
4) Incorporate more unrefined nut and seed foods like hemp, buckwheat, quinoa, walnuts, almonds, pecans, pumpkin and sunflower seeds into your lifestyle. Add fruits with seeds like blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, kiwi, tomatoes and cucumbers. Even these herbal seeds can be used to spice up your food – cumin, coriander, caraway, anise, and dill seeds.
5) Hold the gluten! Replace all refined carbohydrates including white rice and white/unbleached flour products such as pasta, bread, cookies, crackers, pretzels, bagels, donuts, and cakes – with gluten free options. 
6) Eat less vegetable oil. What is vegetable oil anyway? The FDA’s definition of vegetable oil includes canola and corn. Gee, last time I checked corn is a grain and not a vegetable.
“Diets high in corn oil leave animals especially vulnerable to chemically induced cancers” say researchers. (Science News, 6/24/89; 10/2/99)

Frightening as this statement is, it is true not only of corn oil, but of all vegetable (or seed) oils including those made from soy, sesame, sunflower, cottonseed, flax, and hemp.

Incorporate olive oil into your cooking, but be sure it is first cold pressed and extra virgin (check here for a list of clean olive oil brands). Unrefined coconut oil and avocado oil are also a good substitute.
7) Avoid the soy! Eat less tofu and soy beverage, eat more miso and tamari.

Eating unfermented soy (tofu, soy milk, and the like) after puberty, your risk of breast cancer increases. (Science News, 4/24/1999)

The active ingredient in soy – isoflavone – when given to breast cancer cells in petri dishes causes them to grow rapidly. Miso and tamari – fermented soy foods – are the exceptions. Both are strong cancer preventatives, no matter when you start eating them. Animal studies have found both miso and tamari are highly effective in preventing cancer, even in mice genetically programmed to get breast cancer.

8) Incorporate Antioxidant Rich Foods, Herbs & Tea
Try Goji berries, wild blueberries, dark chocolate, pecans, artichoke, elderberries, Kidney beans, cranberries, blackberries, cilantro, clove, cinnamon, oregano, turmeric, cumin, parsley, basil, ginger, thyme, garlic, and cayenne pepper.
Red clover is a potent anti-cancer herb. Sip on some red clover blossom tea a couple of times per day.
To prepare the infusion:
~ Place one ounce, by weight (about a cup by volume), of dried red clover in a quart canning jar.
~ Fill the jar to the top with boiling water and lid tightly.
~ Let steep for four hours or overnight.
~ Strain and drink.
~ Refrigerate excess and drink within 24-36 hours.
9) Avoid Synthetic Vitamins & Supplements – They Can Do A Body Harm

Supplements of vitamin C (synthetic ascorbic acid) are poorly used by body tissues, but cancer cells seem to thrive on it. (Cancer Research, 9/15/1999)

One new “chemotherapy” links a lethal form of zinc to an ascorbic acid molecule; when the cancer eats the ascorbic acid, the zinc is set free to kill the cancer cell.
10) Sleep In The Dark.
This means turning your cell phone off. The electromagnetic radiation emitted from your cell phone is actually a form of light. This light is invisible to the eye, but is seen by the brain. The brain thinks it is daylight all the time and does not release the cancer preventative hormone, serotonin.
Exposure to light at night increases the risk of breast cancer. The Journal of the National Cancer Institute (8/17/2001) reports that chronic suppression of melatonin – an anti-cancer hormone made only in the dark – increases breast cancer risk by at least 36%.
For breast health, be certain there is no light (except from the moon) in the room where you sleep. Not even the light from a clock, a night-light, and not the little lights on your electronics.
11) Sea Vegetables.
If the long-lived and cancer-free Japanese have a secret it’s seaweed, not soy. A sprinkling of kelp as a seasoning is nice, and so are nori rolls – but neither does much to prevent cancer. For that we must eat seaweed as a vegetable – at least a half-cup serving per week. Wakame, kombu, kelp, and alaria are especially effective, but sea palm fronds like hijiki, nori, and dulse may be used on occasion.
12) Supplements For Breast Health
Glutathion, Quercetin, Lutein, Resveratrol, Selenium, Lavender Essential Oil, and Chlorophyll are all helpful cancer preventatives.
At Act Natural Health & Wellness we carry herbs, essential oils, supplements, and even healthy smoothies, lavender lemonade, and herbal teas to support your breast and overall healthy lifestyle. We can help you go gluten free with oat flour bread, millet bagels, muffins, and cookies too. If you’re looking for a high quality olive oil, we carry Lucini Olive oil.
Book your Nutrition Consultation in October and receive 50% off! Just mention you saw it on Facebook or on our WordPress Blog. Restrictions apply, so contact Pam at 860-482-8477 for more information.

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