Statistics tell us that 200,000 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed each year in the United States. 40,000 people will lose their lives.
50 years ago, only 1 in 20 women were diagnosed with breast cancer. Now it is 1 in 7.
It’s really quite mind blowing, but science still hasn’t nailed down what actually causes breast cancer and how to effectively treat it. Most conventional treatments do more harm than good
–a fact the medical industry has tried to sweep under the rug for some time now.
However, there is a silver lining. The latest research promises initial stirrings of change. You may or may not be surprised to hear that the American Institute of Cancer research believes that about 40% of US breast cancer cases are due to unhealthy lifestyle choices. Paleoanthropological research reveals that cancers were virtually nonexistent before pollution and unhealthy diets appeared. It could be that cancer really is a “man-made” disease.The most probable cause of breast cancer.
Though a precise and specific cause for breast cancer has yet to be determined, experts know that breast inflammation is key to developing breast cancer. Though inflammation isn’t the cause, it is the process that sets the stage. Inflammation fuels many aggravating factors from chemicals to genetics to lifestyle patterns.Thermography
Mammography has come under the gun recently and with good reason. It isn’t as effective at detecting cancer as the medical industry would have you believe, plus it exposes you to unhealthy levels of radiation over time.
On the other hand, thermography
can detect signs of breast cancer as much as 10 years earlier than mammography and you don’t get any ionizing radiation. It measures the radiation of infrared heat in the body and has no damaging side effects. Best of all, this type of breast screening can predict the likelihood of breast cancer before any tumors have formed because it gives an early snapshot of what’s going on in the cells. This is preventative medicine at its finest. Negative cellular changes can be detected before the disease develops–and there’s still time to turn things around.Curcumin
One of the best supplements for breast cancer is curcumin. Curcumin is found in the spice turmeric. In India where turmeric is often used, the prevalence of colon, prostate, breast, and lung cancer is 10 times slower than in the US. Curcumin has been found to inhibit the transformation of normal cells to tumor cells and help the body destroy mutated cancer cells. It also decreases inflammation, increases liver function, and prevents the development of additional blood supply that cancer cells need to have to grow.
Unfortunately, right now there isn’t very good commercial formulations of curcumin available to fight cancer. So much of it is needed and curcumin isn’t absorbed very well. Other cancer preventative measures.
Other ways to slash your risk of death from breast cancer include avoiding alcohol, breast-feed exclusively for a six months, optimize your vitamin D levels
, get plenty of vitamin A, avoid unfermented soy, and avoid charring cooked meats.
Given the recent research, experts believe most breast cancer is preventable. But if you do receive the diagnosis, don’t despair! There’s so much you can do to harness your body’s own healing abilities and get yourself on the road to recovery.