How to Get Breast Cancer
You may be a bit taken aback from the title.
By no means am I trying to sound flippant about such a serious disease.
By this title, I am simply trying to catch your attention. I decided to write this post not only because it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but because I know so many people who have been personally affected by this dreaded disease. My own boyfriend lost his beloved mother from it.
No offense is meant to anyone afflicted with breast cancer either.
Even though I’m writing this in the midst of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I don’t support this or “pink” products. I do believe in awareness, but I don’t believe in supposedly non-profit corporations benefiting financially from a disease. The whole “Pink Ribbon” and Race for a Cure is complete bull*&%$ to me.
Many cancer cures already exist but “they” suppress it because without a cure, they can continue to profit from illness and expensive and ineffective treatment.
That being said, here is how to get breast cancer (obviously, do the opposite and you will greatly reduce your risk.)
1. Get regular mammograms.
According to Natural News, a study done by the Radiological Society of North America found that “the low-dose radiation from annual mammography screening significantly increases breast cancer risk in women with a genetic or familial predisposition to breast cancer.” The radiation exposure triggers breast malignancies in women who have a family history of breast or ovarian cancers. In addition, women who routinely get mammograms tend to be misdiagnosed. Can you imagine being told you have breast cancer when you actually don’t? Safer options exist, such as thermography and MRIs.
2. Stay out of the sun.
Studies done from the University of Rochester Medical center found women with breast cancer have low vitamin D levels. We are told to be scared of the sun when this could be the breakthrough to preventing breast and many other cancers. In an article on Mercola.com, Dr. Carole Baggerly, the director of Grassrots Health, and a breast cancer survivor states:
“Dr. Cedric Garland of UC San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center had just published a paper saying that the risk of breast cancer could be cut by 50 percent if people had vitamin D serum levels – this is a blood level of how much vitamin D you’ve got – somewhere about 40 to 50 nanograms per milliliter.”
With some disbelief she did further investigations and found out Dr. Garland had been researching the cancer/Vitamin D correlation for 30 years. Dr. Mercola continues:
“…theories linking vitamin D to certain cancers have been tested and confirmed in more than 200 epidemiological studies, and understanding of its physiological basis stems from more than 2,500 laboratory studies.”
Sun exposure is the best way to get Vitamin D, but supplementation is a second option.
3. Use commercial deodorant and antiperspirant.
Most conventional deodorants contain aluminum and parabens. Research reviewed by the Journal of Applied Toxicology found parabens in 99% of the 160 tissue samples collected from 40 mastectomies. Although parabens are widely used in a variety of personal care products and cosmetics, their safety has never been widely researched. The easiest way parabens can get inside the body is through the skin. Most tumors are found in the upper, outer quadrant of the breast…close to where deodorant is applied. This is no coincidence…always use paraben and aluminum free deodorant. The one that works for me is Real Purity Holistic Deodorant.
4. Consume conventional meat and dairy.
This one is a no brainer. Conventional meat and dairy are loaded with antibiotics and hormones. Guess what happens when you eat or drink it? That’s right- it goes right into your body, wreaking havoc along the way. According to the Program on Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors, “Lifetime exposure to natural steroid hormone estrogen is also associated with an increased risk for breast cancer.” We still do not know the far reaching effects of consuming hormone laden meat and dairy, so better safe than sorry and stay away from it.
Healthier alternatives include grass fed beef and raw dairy, which has been unpasteurized and unhomogenized.
[I personally only consume grass fed meats and raw dairy- I immediately have stomach problems if I consume conventional dairy.]
5. Use oral contraception.
For years I took oral birth control and didn’t fully understand the risks. Only when I started having problems with my cycle and visited an OMD (Doctor of Oriental Medicine) did I realize why. Birth control pills puts large amounts of synthetic hormones (estrogen) into the body. Did you know that if you take “the pill” for just a little while, the hormones (and effects) stay in your system for years and years?
Suzanne Somers of Three’s Company fame (my FAVORITE childhood show!) attributes her breast cancer to birth control pills.
“I took birth control pills for 22 years,” says Suzanne. “Has anyone ever done the study to make the connection between birth control pills and breast cancer? I don’t know. I doubt it’ll ever be done, but what I do realize about birth control pills is that a woman doesn’t fully ovulate…so therefore you’re messing with nature. And any time you mess with the balance of nature I think you’re setting yourself up for jeopardy.”
While Suzanne speaks of studies never done about the connection, there have been studies done. A prominent surgeon, Dr. Angela Lanfranchi uncovered this fact well known to doctors for years,
“… use of the pill has been strongly linked to an increased risk of breast cancer.”
Apparently researchers and doctors have know this for years, yet still prescribe birth control pills to women.
How to combat this if you’ve been on bc pills for years? Stop taking them and visit a naturopathic physician to get your hormones in the proper balance.
For me, I had to take a blend of supplements designed to remove the excess estrogen from my body including Calcium D-Glucarate and indole-3-carbinol (I3C.) It took a while but my estrogen levels finally balanced out to normal.
Now I take an all in one breast health supplement with everything I need (including Vitamin D) called Breast D, made by Pure Essence Labs.
I really wanted to write this post because I am so sick of all the crap they tell us about “awareness.”
It’s time to stop being aware and start preventing things before they happen.
If you do the opposite of what I’ve written here, you can greatly cut down your risk of breast cancer. If you’ve been faced with breast cancer already, my heart does go out to you and I encourage you to explore alternative therapies and break free of conventional and ineffective treatment methods.
If you want to check out my previous posts on what I think of “Pink” please click below:
Also please find these enlightening posts from the HOW (The Health of Women):
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