PREVENTION OF BREAST CANCER
The best way to
protect yourself from environmental factors which may cause or
encourage the disease is to start. The younger you are when you
make changes aimed at prevention, the more likely they are to be
effective. (Remember that breast cancer may develop for as long
as twenty years before detectable by mammogram).
screening with thermography as soon as possible and continue
annual screening. Thermography can detect the cell changes and
new blood vessel formation that precede breast cancer. If these
changes are detected, all treatment options are on the table to
reverse the process and effectively prevent the disease.
fat. High rates of breast cancer are apparently related to diets
high in fat (meat and dairy products). Substitute foods high in
fiber (fresh, organic fruit, vegetables and whole grains). Aim
for three to five servings of fruit and vegetables daily with 2
being fruit and three being vegetables.
The breast is
highly vulnerable to cell damage from x-rays, especially during
puberty and pregnancy. Lead aprons should be used during dental
X-rays. Pre-menopausal women should avoid radiation from
screening mammogram. Single as well as cumulative exposure even
to low dose radiation has been shown to increase breast cancer
incidence. (See message below regarding mammographic radiation).
Don’t smoke, and
avoid smoke filled rooms. Inhalation of cigarette smoke has been
associated with many cancers including breast, lung, and
eliminate alcohol. Recent studies indicate that women tolerate
alcohol intake poorer than men. More than 4 servings of alcohol
per week have been associated with increased incidence of breast
weight. Many studies point to high levels of estrogen as a
precipitating factor in breast cancer. There is evidence that
fat tissue manufactures its own estrogen, which may be dangerous
to a woman who is very large or who already has elevated
replacement therapy at menopause and any other medication with
estrogen such as DES (a morning after pill).
Engage in regular
exercise. It aids in the elimination of bodily toxins which
accumulate in the colon, liver, lymph system and increase all
cancer risk.. Exercise also helps to develop assertiveness,
release anger and encourage forgiveness.
consumption. Sugar and simple carbohydrates which rapidly
metabolize into sugar increase the acidity of the blood. Excess
blood acidity has been indicated in the incidence of all
Love your liver.
Your detox organ rids the body of toxic waste, balances
hormones, regulates blood sugar levels, and has many other
functions. Alcohol, cigarettes, pesticides, preservatives, food
dyes, constipation and other hazards overload and/or damage
anti-oxidants. Foods containing vitamins A, B, C, beta carotene,
E, Coenzyme Q10 and others prevent and/or destroy tumors.
filtered or clean spring water and include flaxseed, sea
vegetables, garlic, onions, olive oil, turmeric, brown rice, and
rosemary in your diet.
nitrites, smoked and pickled foods such as bacon.
from health care practitioners knowledgeable in nutrition,
herbology, homeopathy, lymph drainage, castor oil packs, dry
skin brushing, breast self massage, and/or acupuncture
Excess stress reduces immunity. Prayer, meditation, affirmation,
imagery and visualization used regularly activate one’s capacity
to heal by increasing melatonin levels and enhance immunity.
Maintain optimal Vitamin D levels
Get adequate sleep
Create a life
filled with joy, meaning, purpose, and gratitude and the time to
Mammography Claim: Low-dose radiation
are a health hazard.
The results of a 2004 study
revealed that the risk of low-dose radiation DNA damage from
the mammogram machine is considerably higher (up to 5X) than
currently suspected. (see studies).
How does that translate into real life? The pre-menopausal
breast is highly sensitive to radiation. Under
each mammogram exposure increases cancer risk by 1%. Risk is
even higher for baseline screening at younger ages. This
amount of risk is considered so acceptable that it's not
even mentioned to the patient. Multiply that
. Now we know that if a woman has had 10
mammograms she is at 50% higher risk. How acceptable is
this? Add other risk factors like smoking or family history
and it becomes it evident why the cancer rate is increasing.
DISEASE AND STROKE PREVENTION
In order to prevent heart disease and stroke we must
understand what causes them.
Both happen when tissues die as a result of oxygen and
nutrient depravation caused by narrowed or blocked arteries.
When the blockage is in the coronary arteries that service
the heart, heart attack results. When the blockage is in the
arteries leading to the brain,
stroke is the result.
The narrowing is a progressive process called atherosclerosis,
and stems from blood vessel damage. The vessels are damaged
by toxins in the blood (free radicals) derived from poor
diet, pesticides, smoking, alcohol, viruses, infections,
allergies, stress and the normal results of metabolism.
The damaged blood vessels form scars and then cholesterol is
sent as a repair agent. The combination of the scarring and
fibrous fatty tissue lesions and the cholesterol deposits
sent for repair harden, thicken, and narrow the vessels.
Know the status of your blood vessels by having a
thermographic scan of your head and neck. A thermographic image
shows the areas of diminished energy and blood flow and thus
provides an early indicator of heart disease, via
atherosclerosis, before it produces a devastating heart attack
Maintain a proper diet. A diet high in low-density
lipoprotein (LDL) is associated with coronary heart disease
risk, whereas HDLs protect against heart disease. Saturated fat
is the chief source of LDL. Avoid fried and processed foods as
well as those with high sugar and salt content. Avoid free
radicals by including foods high in anti-oxidants (vitamins
A,C,E,CoQ10, etc.) Include garlic, foods high in calcium, and
substitute olive oil for other cooking oils, butter, and
Preventing or treating high blood pressure will reduce
the risk of both heart attack and stroke.
Regular exercise reduces the risk of heart attack,
lowers blood pressure and, in some cases, raises beneficial HDL
cholesterol levels. Women who are sedentary have three times the
risk of developing heart disease than those who exercise even
moderately three times a week.
Excess weight reduction in combination with exercise
can be an important strategy for reducing the risk of
cardiovascular and circulatory disease. The excess weight
increases blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels,
which increases the risk of heart disease and stroke.
Reduce stress. All stress is implicated in
cardiovascular disease. The multiple role demands on women may
increase the incidence of heart disease. Changing one’s life
circumstances may not always be possible, but the effects can be
moderated by using stress reduction techniques.
Consider the wisdom of taking hormonal contraceptives
over the age of forty. The risk of heart disease is five times
that of women under forty and seven times the risk of stroke as
younger women. The addition of other risk factors, such as
family history significantly raise the hazard.
Get regular medical examinations. Knowing the status
of your blood pressure, sugar and cholesterol levels is
imperative in the prevention of heart attack and stroke.
SYMPTOMS OF HEART ATTACK SYMPTOMS OF STROKE
1. Chest pain and shortness of breath 1.
Numbness, tingling, weakness or loss
2. Irregular pulse more than 2 minutes of
strength in an arm, leg, or side of
3. Sweating, dizziness or faintness the
face or difficulty walking
4. Severe pain in the jaw, neck, shoulder 2.
Blindness in one or both eyes
5. Severe feelings of indigestion that do 3. Speech
not go away with an antacid or burping 4. Intense,
mounting headache lasting