October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and if I had my way, I would change that to Breast Cancer Prevention Month.
Because billions of research dollars have been raised over the last several decades to “find the cure,” yet we are still faced with the fact that cancer is our number 2 killer.
So, what have all these billions of dollars bought us? Lots of pink ribbons?
And unfortunately, it appears very little of the money raised for breast cancer “research” is aimed at prevention, and that’s a bloody disservice.
Because the best way to fight a disease is to not get it in the first place!
And that’s where I come in.
But before I get into the best ways to prevent breast cancer, let me first enlighten you on the scam called “Breast Cancer Awareness Month.”
The scam called BCAM
Breast Cancer Awareness Month (known as BCAM) was started in 1985 as a joint effort between the American Cancer Society and the pharmaceutical giant Astra Zeneca.
The primary goal of BCAM from the get-go has been to push mammograms as the best weapon in the fight against breast cancer.
Well, there are a few things wrong with that.
First of all, mammograms expose you to dangerous cancer-causing ionizing radiation! Research is showing that the "low energy" x-rays used in breast screenings are up to 500 percent more carcinogenic than previously thought.
In addition, mammograms are frequently incorrect, showing between 20-50 percent false positives.
Plus, mammograms only detect cancer once it has occurred! They do nothing to prevent it.
The real ticket to fighting breast cancer—prevention!
Instead of relying on billions of useless research dollars to save you, how about directing your efforts toward PREVENTING breast cancer to begin with?
This is where you can make a tremendous difference in whether or not you will be among the one out of eight women who will face the disease!
And even if you are facing breast cancer, these strategies can help make your body a less hospitable home for cancer to thrive and support your body’s efforts to heal!
Stress weakens your immune system function, and you don’t want that to happen because your immune system PROTECTS you against cancer!
So do whatever it takes to reduce the stress in your life. Regular exercise is a great way to start, plus exercise and maintaining a healthy bodyweight have been shown to lower your breast cancer risk.
Also, you can try counseling, meditation, acupuncture, prayer, deep breathing, taking up a hobby, journaling and even adopting a pet!
I can personally vouch for the calming power of pets. Even after my toughest days, nothing makes me feel better like snuggling with my three cats.
Support strong gut health
Sugar and refined carbs (which turn to sugar upon digestion) feed cancer cells, harmful yeasts and parasites and depress your immune system functioning, so avoiding them is key to a healthy gut and optimal immune function.
Also, concentrate on fiber-rich fresh vegetables (especially cruciferous vegetables like cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts), as well as fermented foods like sauerkraut, miso, pickles, kimchi and kombucha.
Lastly, supplementation with a full-spectrum probiotic formula like Super Shield multi-strain probiotic formula is a must!
Super Shield’s effective blend of 13 well-studied, robust probiotic strains helps support a healthy gut microbiome, which in turn encourages strong immune function (and cancer prevention!).
Two of Super Shield’s powerhouse strains—Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium bifidum—have been shown to help support your body’s efforts to eliminate excess estrogen, which is a breast cancer risk factor if allowed to accumulate.
Inflammation is a major contributing factor to our 2 biggest killers—heart disease and cancer. So it’s crucial to keep inflammation under control.
Refined carbs are very inflammatory to your body, so this is yet another reason to avoid them as much as possible.
Also, drink at least eight 8 oz. glasses of filtered water each day, keep the coffee and alcohol under control, and ditch the soda.
And last but not least, take advantage of Nature’s awesome anti-inflammatory—Omega-3 essential fatty acids! Omega-3 EFAs have been shown to help stop cancerous growth and metastasis by actually halting the nourishing blood supply to the tumor!
In addition to incorporating more wild-caught oily fish into your diet, a pure, molecularly distilled, pharmaceutical grade fish oil formula like VitalMega-3 can help ensure your body has healthful levels of these crucial nutrients.
VitalMega-3 provides 1,200 mg of soothing Omega-3 fats in every 2-capsule dose, including the superstars EPA and DHA!
Support healthy Vitamin D levels
Studies have shown that that women with higher blood concentrations of vitamin D had a significantly lower risk of breast cancer—to the tune of one-fifth the risk of those who had lower vitamin D levels!
Since vitamin D is a very common deficiency (especially this time of year) and food sources are limited, one of the best ways to get what your body needs is to take with a medical grade supplement like Optimum DK Formula with FruiteX-B!
Optimum DK Formula provides a therapeutic 5,000 IUs of vitamin D3, plus its immune-enhancing partners Vitamins K1 and K2, and the mineral boron.
Consider alternatives to mammograms
As I mentioned above, mammograms only detect cancer once it has occurred--they do NOTHING to prevent it.
And even if you have a negative mammogram, you don’t necessarily have a clean bill of health—you still might have breast cancer, but the tumor just isn’t big enough to be detected yet.
A much safer, thorough and proactive approach is thermography.
Thermography doesn’t expose you to dangerous radiation of ANY kind. Instead it measures the infrared heat emitted by your body and translates it into thermal images.
Plus, it’s touch-free—there is no need for your breasts to be squeezed into the “torture chamber vice” that many mammogram machines are!
Thermography can detect signs of physiological changes due to inflammation and/or tumor-related blood flow up to 8-10 years before a mammogram or a physical exam can detect a mass!
With thermography, you start with your initial “baseline” images, then each year the current images are carefully compared to prior years to see if any subtle inflammatory changes have taken place.
Now that’s proactive!
I strongly encourage you to discuss thermography with your doctor. I get thermography tests and will never, ever have another mammogram. (As a matter of fact, I am getting my annual thermography breast screening this afternoon!)
Unfortunately, it is typically not covered by insurance, but the cost is relatively reasonable—it ranges between $150-$200, which is comparable to many co-pays!
Now you can focus your efforts where they really matter most— breast cancer PREVENTION!
To your health,
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