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May 18, 2011 Did you know that inflammation in the breast has been linked to the development and progression of breast cancer?
In the December 15, 2010 issue of Cancer Research,scientists say they can now definitively show that an inflammatory process within the breast itself can promote the growth of stem cells responsible for tumor development.
So, how can we prevent and/ or reduce this inflammation which can lead to breast cancer?
1. Eat a plant based diet (lots of fruits & vegetables) Eat no-hormone meats, and seafood such as wild salmon as side dishes only. Add lots of whole grains and limit sugar; limit your non-fermented dairy (milk, butter, ice cream)… watch yourself lose that excess body fat!
2. Add EFA’s (essential fatty acids) to your diet. These include Omega 3, which is not as easily found in our diets. (try a fish oil or flaxseed oil supplement). A nice listing of many EFA’s foods can be found on the WomentoWomen website here…..oh….and lose excess body fat.
3. Avoid certain foods known to cause inflammation such as hydrogenated oils, sugar, caffeine, gluten and processed foods, just to name a few……..and lose your excess body fat.
4. Exercise Regularly…and get rid of your excess body fat.
5. Get plenty of sleep. (Aww, don’t we all wish to have a good night’s sleep – the almighty elixir?)………and that will help you lose your excess body fat.
To learn more about 7 easy ways to help stop breast cancer before it can get a toehold on your body, go to KnowBreastCancer.
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Want to know if you currently have inflammation in your breasts or in other parts of your body?
We recommend you have a thermogram! Check out our next post for…..what our current day “breast health” centers don’t offer us… safe radiation-free thermography!!!!
In 2009, about 62,520 women of childbearing age in the United States were diagnosed with invasive breast cancer. This is a whopping 41% increase from 2001, when approximately 44, 300 women of childbearing age were reportedly diagnosed with the disease, according to recent American Cancer Society statistics.
These younger American women are being hit with triple negative, HER2 positive and estrogen positive breast cancers; diseases that usually maim, sometimes kill and often bankrupt a woman’s current and future financial situation.
In recent years young media leaders and celebrities have shared their personal breast cancer diagnoses, including Fox News political reporter Jennifer Griffin (triple negative); ABC’s Good Morning America host, Robin Roberts (triple negative); National Public Radio’s Tavis Smiley Show Executive Producer, Sheryl Flowers, who died from triple negative breast cancer in 2009 at the age of 42, folksinger Melissa Ethridge (HER2 positive) and film star, Christina Applegate.
Why is this new epidemic happening to our younger women? How can younger women help stop breast cancer from happening to them ever… or never again?
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I recently had a full body European thermogram instead of a screening mammogram. Happily, I learned that I have no tumors in my breasts, nor do I have any inflammation there, which can be an early warning sign for future atypical cells (DCIS) or various types of actual breast cancer.
The thermogram took place in the practitioner’s office, where she had me wear a long sleeved button-down- the- front shirt with no bra and had me strip to my underpants.
She then touched her electromagnetic wand to various points on my body… from head to pelvis, while the computer compiled the temperature of each point.
The worse part was having to stand fairly naked for ten minutes while my body cooled down! The practitioner again passed the wand over those same body points, as the computer took a second reading of my now cooled- off body. BRRR!!!!
Five minutes later, the computer printed off a diagram, along with an analysis of my body’s cool and hot spots!
I recently learned that there are two types of thermography, both types being safer and more accurate than screening mammograms.
The full- body European type, that I experienced, uses electromagnetic pulses, while the more common type of thermogram uses thermal imaging.
The European type offers a functional assessment of the nervous system and is more readily accepted by medical insurance companies. But both types of thermograms are usually done on the entire body, as the breasts are integrally linked to the rest of your body! duh!!
For example, if your left breast shows inflammation, but not your right breast, your full body thermogram might show a core of inflammation in your left shoulder that radiates over to your left breast; Hence as in everything in life.. it is always important to get the full picture, so you can locate the actual source of a problem.
Two clinics that offer European Thermography (also called computer regulated thermography ) in New England are : Jackie Bell Natural Health in Cambridge, MA www.naturalbell.com and Sojourns Community Health Clinic in Westminster, VT www.sojourns.org
As more and more women use some type of thermography, instead of choosing to have an annual or biannual mammogram, I predict that breast health clinics and medical centers will complain or shout that “mammograms are safer” … until these same clinics decided to switch over to thermography as well!
But right now, many breast health clinics and medical centers need to pay off the cost of their new digital mammography machines , so there will probably continue to be huge marketing pressure put on women of various ages to have an annual screening mammogram rather than a thermogram.
For those of us who like to think for ourselves, and limit the amount of radiation that touches any part of our bodies, it is nice that some of us now have the thermography option.
Dr Mercola, America’s #1 on-line natural health MD, agrees that thermograms are safer and better than mammograms. Check out this link to his video on thermography and vitamin D3 for breast cancer prevention)
Choosing thermography over a screening mammogram is one of Know B rest Cancer’s 7 Easy Ways to help stop breast cancer from happening to you. To learn about all 7 Easy Ways, please visit www.knowbreastcancer.net