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Breast cancer—what you should really be “aware” of

I was in a pharmacy buying a birthday card recently, and the cashier asked me if I would like to donate an extra dollar over my bill for breast cancer research.

She looked almost offended when I said no.

But I said no with confidence because I know where that dollar will go, and it has absolutely nothing to do with anything helpful regarding breast cancer.

As I’m sure you know, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and that means pink ribbons are everywhere to remind people to be aware of breast cancer and of course, for women over 40 to get their annual mammograms.

Plus, there will be a plethora of walks, runs and other fund-raising events conducted to help “find the cure!”

I might surprise you by saying this, but what a bunch of BS. 

Here’s why I say that:

Breast Cancer Awareness Month—how it got started

Breast Cancer Awareness Month was started in 1985 as a joint effort by the American Cancer Society and the pharmaceutical giant Astra Zeneca.

The aim of BCAM from the get-go has been to push mammograms as the most effective weapon in the fight against breast cancer.

Well, there are a few things wrong with this picture.

First of all, mammograms expose you to dangerous cancer-causing ionizing radiation!

So, the “prevention” is actually a CAUSE!  I wish I could make this stuff up.

In addition, mammograms are frequently incorrect, showing between 20-50 percent false positives.

A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine estimated that among women younger than 40 years of age, breast cancer was over-diagnosed (in other words, tumors were detected that would never have led to clinical problems) and wrongly treated in 1.3 million US women over the past 30 years!

And as if that’s not enough, BCAM co-founder Astra Zeneca is the manufacturer of the blockbuster breast cancer drug Tamoxifen, which is classified as a human carcinogen!

Susan’s dirty little secrets

The largest of the breast cancer charities, the Susan G. Komen Foundation (also currently known as just “Komen”) also has a few dirty little secrets. 

One example is Komen’s deal with KFC—for every pretty pink bucket of fried chicken sold, KFC donated 50 cents to Komen.

But fast and processed foods are a well-known cause of many diseases, including cancer!

It gets better.

In 2012, Komen partnered with the Coca Cola Company promoting FUZE tea. FUZE contained 31 grams of sugar, high fructose corn syrup (most likely genetically modified), and sucralose.

Refined carbs and sugars literally FEED cancer cells in your body!  Plus sucralose has been linked to leukemia and other blood cancers in animal studies. 

And in 2013, Yoplait held a campaign called “Save Lids to Save Lives.” They donated 10 cents per lid with a special code that consumers could use. Yet Yoplait is loaded with sugar and hormone-laced dairy, both of which are tied to cancer!

Do you see the insanity here?

What you must be aware of—PREVENTION!

Instead of getting caught up in pink ribbons and racing for mysterious cures, how about 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 will help make your body a less hospitable home for cancer to begin with, and support your body’s efforts to heal!

Reduce stress

Stress weakens your immune system function, and your immune system protects you against cancer!

Do whatever it takes to reduce the stress in your life.  Regular exercise is a great way to start, but you can also consider counseling, meditation, acupuncture, prayer, deep breathing and essential oils, to name a few.

Support strong gut health

Sugar and refined carbs (which turn to sugar when digested) feed cancer cells, harmful yeasts and parasites and depress your immune system functioning, so avoiding them is key to a healthy gut and strong 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 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!).

Curb inflammation

Inflammation is a contributing cause 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 nix the soda. 

And finally, take advantage of one of Nature’s best anti-inflammatories—turmeric—with our very own Optimal Turmeric Blend!

Turmeric’s unique chemical composition of nutrients, fiber and phytochemicals has been shown in numerous studies to help with cancer and Alzheimer’s prevention, fight disease-causing inflammation, and boost the immune system!

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. 

Rethink mammograms

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 large enough to be seen 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 that information into thermal images.

Plus, it’s touch-free—there is no need for your breasts to be squeezed into the “torture chamber vice” that most 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!

I strongly encourage you to discuss thermography with your doctor.  I use thermography and will never, ever have another mammogram.  Unfortunately, it typically is not covered by insurance, but the cost is reasonable—it ranges between $150-$200, which is comparable to many co-pays!

Focus your breast cancer “awareness” where it really matters most—PREVENTION!

To your health,

Sherry Brescia

 

The information in our articles are NOT intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and are not intended as medical advice.  


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