Breast Health Awareness
Sep 29, 2017 04:18PM
● By June Carver Drennon
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, but instead of thinking about cancer, why not think about how you can have healthy breasts? Many women think that the most they can do is cross their fingers and say a little prayer to keep from developing cancer. Actually, there is much more we can do. The World Health Organization says that 70 percent of cancers can be avoided but many scientists believe that it is more like 90 percent, with only 5 to 10 percent resulting from genetics.
All of us have bacteria, viruses and cancer cells in our bodies. Why do they grow and develop in some people and not others? It is almost never just one thing but an accumulation of factors. An important factor is the terrain of the body. All disease grows in an acidic, congested environment.
If we are living a stressful life without enough sleep, eating junk food that is full of pesticides, hormones, antibodies and sugar, we are creating the perfect place for these diseases to grow. If you add on the dangers of eating foods that have been genetically modified (GMO) and radiated until there is no nutritional value, you are continuing to contribute to an unhealthy situation.
When we eat acidic foods our pH goes out of balance. Add to that stress, which also acidifies the body and can contribute to shallow breathing and low oxygen. We also have to think about exposure to EMFs and environmental toxins, to mention a few. Wow! All that sounds like we don’t have a chance, but once again it’s the accumulation of factors.
We can make small, positive changes every day that add up, including eating organic, avoiding GMOs, getting a good night’s sleep and detoxifying our bodies regularly, to name a few. Additionally, it’s good to know our risk factors. If your body was heading in the direction of developing breast cancer, wouldn’t you want to know that before the tumor formed or would you rather find out after the fact? Conventional thought is to find it early, but how about not getting it in the first place?
Women are encouraged to get a mammogram so they can find their breast cancer as early as possible. But there is another screening tool that can see the risk factors so that plans can be put into action to improve the health of the breast and reverse developing pathology. This is prevention—not just early detection.
Thermography can tell you how healthy the breasts are instead of just screening for breast cancer. It also has the potential to truly detect breast cell anomalies long before mammography can detect cancer. This allows one to implement lifestyle changes that can improve the health of the breasts proactively instead of waiting for a cancer diagnosis later.
There are many things that we can do to avoid breast cancer, but knowing your risk factors should be at the top of the list. With proper risk assessment which includes different testing modalities, a woman is able to determine her risk factors, develop an action plan on how to improve the breast tissue or reverse the existing development or, hopefully, see that she is at low risk with one less thing to worry about. Knowledge is power!
June Carver Drennon is certified from the American College of Clinical Thermography as a clinical thermographer and is the owner of Stillpoint Health Thermal Imaging. For more information, call 727-729-2711, email [email protected] or visit StillpointImaging.com. See ad page 23.