I’m sure that you all know by now that October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (Women are definitely aware!) It’s a given that all of us know someone that has had breast cancer. But do you know the “rest of the story” about causes of breast cancer?
I read a statistic yesterday that is a good news/bad news scenario. The good news is that perhaps genetics are far less important than other factors in calculating the risk factor for breast cancer. This is good news to me, because genetic probabilities leave me feeling out of control. The bad news is that toxins probably play a bigger role than we may have realized.
Dr. Bob DeMaria commented in his newsletter that he had just read that “Only 10% of female breast cancer issues are genetically passed on. The focus now and in the future for proactive providers will be on environmental toxins.” He also has a lot of information about the excess of estrogen in the body and where it comes from. He advises “I would not use Recyclable No. 7 containers. Young moms – be aware that sippy cups are notorious for having No. 7 as a part of the constituents. Cans have a lining in them sourced from BPA which has estrogen in the make up. Do not burn scented candles in your house. I am bringing all this up because of the magnitude of new patients that I have who are suffering with body signals that can be directly related to toxic exposure.”
Dr. Mercola also expresses concern about this issue.
A holisitic nutritionist from Nebraska notes the following:
Xenohormones are causing enormous reproductive problems for men and women alike. Estrogen dominance causes progesterone deficiency. Some of the problems linked to estrogen deficiency are:
1-Breast and uterine cancers more frequently and at earlier ages
2-Early miscarriage and infertility
3-Breast fibrocysts are more common
5-Osteoporosis is more common and more severe
6-Fat and water retention
Knowledge is empowerment. We have a choice about what products we buy, ingest and use in our homes and on our bodies. Be aware. Be proactive in your health management.
My prayer for you is that “as your days, so shall your strength be.”