When Male Breast Cancer is mentioned in a predominantly male audience, I can see the men squirm in their seats. For one thing, men don’t usually think about their “chest and pecs” as breast tissue. Well, sorry guys…it is very similar but simply not as developed. Secondly, the possibility of developing Breast Cancer is usually the farthest thing from a man’s mind.
According to the American Cancer Society, the incidence of Male Breast Cancer is increasing. Although it is considered “rare” for men to develop Breast Cancer, over 400 men die each year because of it. Think of those 400 families and communities that have been affected by this loss. It may be considered “rare” from a statistical point of view, but the reality is that it is a growing concern for men. The impression that male breast cancer has a worse prognosis stems from the tendency toward being diagnosed at later stages, often times because of lack of awareness. Read more →
Transdermal treatments for your breasts can be very nurturing and healing. Since the skin over your breast tissue is very thin, transdermal applications can be easily absorbed directly into the breast tissue.
Breast Cancer is certainly a “physical” issue, but a woman’s breasts are more than appendages that can be surgically removed or strategically radiated. The very nature of the breast represents nurturing, tenderness, vulnerability and womanhood. Taking the time to touch and massage the breasts has such a therapeutic value, especially when specific transdermal applications are used.
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We live in a world that promotes “eternal youth”. Whether it is face lifts, specific cosmetics or toxic hair dyes to cover the gray, these tools of the age-defying industry come with a heavy price.
I will be the first to admit, that I have colored my hair since I was in my early 20’s. But after some serious soul searching and research, I have made the decision to never color my hair again. YIKES! That means that I will soon be revealing a whole head of naturally gray hair. Admittedly, it is a little scary and I certainly will feel pretty vulnerable at first. But I choose to see this as a very positive move towards vibrant health and longevity. If I am truly going to promote and live my message of the 7 Essentials, Reducing MY Toxic Exposure is a must! Read more →
The Cancer Industry is a multi-Billion Dollar per year industry that profits from people developing cancer. For example, The American Cancer Society fails to tell women that a simple supplement like Vitamin D and sunlight can cut your Breast Cancer risk by 77%!! Cancer is Big Business fueled by developing more and more toxic drugs that only have a 2.1% success rate. Fortunately, more and more women are thinking outside the box while they work with their body in healing the symptom of cancer. Read more →
Let’s face it; most people don’t really like to talk about toxic colons and bowel movements. But the reality is that an unhealthy colon, or large intestine, may be increasing your risk for Breast Cancer. What is the connection?
The large intestine is the last segment of the digestive system that is responsible for water absorption and excreting waste material from the body. If the waste matter sits in the intestine as a result of constipation, then the toxins in the waste matter are absorbed and circulated throughout the body. The toxic build up causes cellular stress and eventually organ stress. The increased acidity creates a perfect environment for cancer cells, since cancer thrives in an acidic environment. Read more →
With Breast Cancer on the rise over the past several decades, it has become clear that many of the environmental chemicals as well as the chemicals in personal care products mimic estrogen and act as hormone disruptors.
For decades, there has been serious concern about the environmental implications of these hormone disrupting chemicals called “xeno-estrogens” or false estrogens. Literally translated, Xeno-estrogens are “foreign estrogens” that imitate estrogen and its effect on the body. These chemical estrogens are potent and powerful and have been found in extremely high levels in Breast Cancer tumors.
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You are what you eat…..either through your mouth or your skin. The average person is exposed to over 126 toxic chemicals per day through their body care products alone. There are over 10,000 chemicals used in the personal care products and only 13% of these have been tested for safety.
The skin is the largest “organ” of the body. It serves several functions:
- It cushions and protects the deeper tissues
- It is a sensory organ to detect pain, pressure and temperature
- It helps regulate our internal core temperature
- It is the largest organ of elimination
Because of the vast supply of capillaries in the skin, any substance that is applied to the skin inevitably ends up in the bloodstream. If you apply it to your skin, you are then “eating” through your skin. Many skin care products are also ingested through the lips and through inhalation of powders and perfumes. Read more →
Have you ever thought about your cookware increasing your risk for Breast Cancer? Modern cookware is designed to support our fast pace lifestyle: “no-mess and easy to clean”. However, that “no-stick and easy-clean-up” comes with a high price.
Nonstick cookware is manufactured with a chemical called PFOA or C8. The EPA is now investigating PFOA because:
- It is very persistent in the environment
- It is found in 98% of the blood of the general US population
- It causes developmental and other adverse reactions in laboratory animals
Studies conducted for the EPA in North Carolina in 2007 that PFOA affected the immune system, caused liver cancer, altered thyroid hormones and induced testicular and pancreatic cancer. PFOA is also known as an endocrine disruptor since it has a potential “estrogenic” effect. Read more →
A conversation about enemas can stimulate everything from laughter to horror. There are many old wives tales about enemas and how they can “cure” everything from the common cold to cancer. So let’s took a look at the facts and science behind the use of enemas.
Ancient civilizations included enemas in their cleansing rituals. The pharaohs of Egypt had their ‘guardians of the anus”, a doctor who specialized in administering the enemas and keeping their bowels clean. In the 1700’s, enemas were a common practice in France and were considered indispensable for vibrant health. Read more →
Admittedly this is not a scrumptious, mouth-watering recipe. However, in the interest of healthy living, it is also important to take an occasional reprieve from all the eating we do. I like to fast 1 day per week and aspire to do a 4-7 day cleanse every few months. This eye opening shot will help detox the liver and stimulate the gall bladder. Since the liver is the major detoxifying organ of the body, debris often accumulates in the gall bladder. A daily shot like this one, may help keep that gall bladder running more smoothly. Bon Appétit????? Read more →