How to Get Breast Cancer

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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.

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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:

Breast Cancer Awareness 2011: The Stink of Pink

Pinkwashing: A Pink Problem

Also please find these enlightening posts from the HOW (The Health of Women):

Breast Cancer 2012…Treats, Tricks, Lies, Deceit

Why I Hate Pink!

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  • http://www.presenta.dk Erika Jensen

    I saw a documentary – I think it was Food Matters but I’m not really sure – where they featured a marathon runner who had cancer and got cured because of a lifestyle and diet change. I really do believe that proper nutrition prevents and beats cancer like avoiding commercial meats, increasing plant-based food intake, and avoiding parabens, sulfates, and other toxic ingredients from products we use.
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  • http://www.biteablebeauty.com Rebecca Goodyear

    Cancer cannot survive in alkaline conditions! You can alkalise yourself daily with you diet (raw greens, grasses, veggies etc) and even something as cheap as bicarbonate of soda can do the trick. Half a teaspoon a day in water (just don’t overdo it else you’ll get a tummy ache!)

    Strongly advise anyone interested in the subject to watch Burzynski the Movie – http://www.burzynskimovie.com/
    Rebecca Goodyear´s last blog post ..Terranova Living Multinutrient Complex

  • http://www.toxicbeautyblog.com/about?rel=author Natural Organics

    Thanks for adding these really important tips, Rebecca! I was just listening to the Underground Wellness call with Eric Morolla, the director of Burzynski the Movie this week! Such amazing stuff that most people don’t even know about.

  • http://watchyourtrainerblog.com Darren aka- Phat-Man

    Toxins and nutritional deficiencies are the start of all disease. Once people get these simple principles into their head they can change their health. All it takes is eliminating toxins and eating real food. Pretty simple ain’t it?

  • http://www.sparklysexycool.com Clare (SparklySexyCool)

    Really interesting stuff Robin, Especially about the mammograms, I had no idea. x
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  • http://radiant-brown-beauty.com Michelle @Radiant Brown Beauty

    Great list Robin. It’s really hard to eat the best food. They make the best food so expensive so that most people can’t afford it.
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  • http://www.thesmarterbrain.net/ Sara Jilo

    Hi in addition to using Calcium D-Glucarate and indole-3-carbinol (I3C) to reduce levels of estrogen in the body , anecdotal evidence suggests L-Theanine or L-Methionine can also help . Both can be found in most health food stores .Hope this helps
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  • http://www.toxicbeautyblog.com/about?rel=author Natural Organics

    Hi Sara,

    I’ve heard about the use of L-Theanine (and use it myself) as an anti-stess supplement, but never as a means to reduce excess estrogen. Very interesting. I will definitely have to look into that further.

    Thanks for the comment!

    -Robin

  • http://www.purelementnaturals.com Andriana

    I love what everyone is saying here. I know what I’m about to say isn’t exactly about breast cancer, but it’s cancer in general. My dog was actually diagnosed with the most aggressive form of canine cancer and was given 3-6 months to live. That was August, 2011. He is still here. He is my little Benjamin Button-this dog has never looked better. I already had him on a species appropriate diet, which is raw, and added pure essential oils (frankincense, lemon, and orange) and other vitamins and supplements into the mix. He’s probably on 30 total supplements spread out during the week. He’s also getting acupuncture. People are losing their dogs left and right from HSA cancer and if they would only get their dog off crappy food and get them on nutritional supplements that contain cancer fighting ingredients like hoxsey, essiac, mushrooms, cat’s claw, etc., they have a fighting chance. So if people ate correctly, strengthened their immune systems, and led a healthy lifestyle, cancer can’t thrive in that kind of environment.

  • http://www.toxicbeautyblog.com/about?rel=author Natural Organics

    Hi Andriana,

    My dear doggie also developed cancer as a result of years of eating conventional dog food full of preservatives and diseased animal parts. After surgery, I took him off of that sort of “food” and put him on a grain-free diet…I was able to keep him around for 2 more years. Back then, I didn’t know about the benefits of a raw food diet for dogs. When I finally got another dog, I put her on a 90% raw food diet. Her cloudy eyes became clear after a few weeks of raw food. I totally believe in what you’re saying and hope more people begin to open their eyes as to why cancer is so prevalent in people and our animals. Thank you so much for your comments.

    -Robin

  • http://www.biteablebeauty.com Rebecca Goodyear

    My little Mimi eats mostly raw, fatty meat (that’s where all the goodness is!) and normally I mix in some Diatomaceous Earth and some Din Dins Wickedly Raw Superfoods for dogs. http://www.dindins.co.uk/

    She just looks so healthy and is so full of life!

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    Hey there! I’ve been following your blog for a long time now and finally got the courage to go ahead and give you a shout out from New Mexico. Just wanted to tell you keep up the great job!

  • http://enseignant.le-smed.info Méthode Allison

    A very informative article. I find it very alarming to read that use of deodorants are a risk factor in causing breast cancer. I use a lot of them. I think I have to cut down on that. Also I had my doubts about oral contraceptive, but however now they are completely cleared.

  • http://technique.plombier-aix-en-provence.net Megan 31000

    I have been on pill for the past 3 years and stopped it recently. But after stopping it also I have not been getting my periods regularly. Now after reading this post, I am a bit worried. I should get myself tested.

  • http://www.toxicbeautyblog.com/about?rel=author Natural Organics

    Hey Megan,

    Any number of things could be related to irregular periods…it might have something to do with thyroid dysfunction. I wish I knew more about this, but the best bet would be to go to a naturopath or holistic doctor and get checked out.

    -Robin

  • http://author.abolitionistcrusade.org Jones Blake

    Now a days I believe more women are prone to breast cancer. This is a very good post. Good that you have pointed out the risk factors so that we can keep a check on these things. Is age also a risk factor?

  • http://blog.lechauffageelec.org Olivia Régulation

    When I read the name of this article, I first though I had read it wrong. How to get breast cancer, really? But after I read the post, I found it to be useful. I think most of us do most of the things mentioned here, without knowing the repercussions.

  • http://wordpress.akitanodog.info Ashley Sanchez

    When I read the name of this article. It is very informative article. I reed this post it is very useful. Good that you have pointed out the risk factors so that we can keep a check on these things. I Just wanted to tell you keep up the great job. Thank you so much for the great information.

  • http://english.thesis-archives.info Jenna Carter

    Breast lumps aren’t the only possible sign of breast cancer, and most breast lumps aren’t cancer. Breast cancer treatments are powerful medicine and can have side effects. Good that you have pointed out the risk factors so that we can keep a check on these things. Keep going.