January 5, 2010
Manchester by the Sea, MA
Our local Breast ” Health” Centers, located in medical centers, community hospitals and free-standing clinics around the U.S., currently do next to nothing about educating women on how to keep our breasts naturally healthy.
You can put lipstick on a pig, but as Sara says, “It’s still a pig.”
Breast “Health” Centers are currently breast cancer diagnostic centers; places where women are given screening x-rays and possibly more diagnostic x-rays in the form of mammograms or MRIs with toxic dyes, along with needle aspirations, and lumpectomies.
But real breast health is something different. Now that we know so much more about how breast cancer begins or grows; now that we know so much more about how to actually limit the number of women who ever develop breast cancer; it’s time for medical centers to also set up real Breast Health Centers or real Breast Cancer Prevention Centers.
Real or natural breast cancer prevention is no longer rocket science; getting the word out to women seems to be a more difficult task.
Here is a sampling of what real Breast Health Centers could offer women today:
- A blood test to determine your vitamin D3 levels with info sessions on how much vitamin D3 and calcium supplements you should be taking every day to gradually reach the new recommended level of 60-80 ng/ml of vitamin D3 in your blood serum levels.
For more info on how 60-89 ng/ml of vitamin D3 can amazingly block the first stage of breast cancer development, go to Easy Way #1 at www.knowbreastcancer.net
- Individualized birth control counseling for women over 40, to help you switch off of birth control pills, patches, rings and estrogen-based IUDs. Women in their 40’s, who still use these drugs, significantly raise their risk of developing aggressive estrogen negative breast cancers.
To see some of the research showing that contraceptive drugs are considered unsafe for women over 40 years of age, go to Easy Way #3 at www.knowbreastcancer.net
- Cooking classes for women who want to include dairy-free recipes and other breast cancer-protecting foods, such as Japanese miso and fermented black beans in their families’ daily meals. The Japanese and Chinese, with their dairy-free diets and numerous fermented soy dishes, have one third the breast cancer rates of North American and Northern European women!
For more info on how organic fermented soy foods can be more effective and safer than taking Tamoxifen or Arimidex, see Easy Way #6 at www.knowbreastcancer.net
- Education groups for women who want to put less alcohol, less nicotine and less sugar into their bodies each day. This is obviously not an easy task, but offering such support under the label of breast cancer prevention, will take some of the stigma out of treating these dangerous lifestyles. Using one or more of these toxins every day can triple a woman’s risk level if trying to avoid a second breast cancer diagnosis. Carrying twenty extra pounds of fat can double any older woman’s risk of developing invasive breast cancer. Also heavy drinking and/or any level of smoking appear to cancel out any protection offered from Vitamin D3 supplementation.
For the latest research on alcohol, smoking, excess body fat and increased breast cancer risk levels, go to Easy Way #7 at www.knowbreastcancer.net
This is all pretty sobering, exciting and hopeful info, but sadly don’t expect our local medical centers to open up any real Breast Health Centers any day soon.
A real or natural Breast Health Center is a low-tech, low-profit service, geared to decreasing the number of community women who will ever develop breast cancer. For these two reasons alone, medical centers do not believe it is in their financial self interest to create such centers.
Remember… most non-profit and for-profit medical centers and clinics operate as for-profit corporations. Executives are often paid a six or seven figure income when they are able to snuff out competing medical centers, recruit more cancer patients, and continue to offer highly profitable medical services to these individuals until they die.
Until we have a health care system that is detached from any profit motives (such as your local fire department is) where people’s health (your burning home) comes before corporate profits, medical centers will never be interested in sponsoring real breast health centers.
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