(NaturalNews) Protecting your health requires more than a good diet and regular exercise. It also involves having the courage to look beyond the received wisdom of the day. This is especially true in avoiding diseases which have reached epidemic proportions in our culture such as breast cancer.
Just as the medical experts of other eras had blind spots that make modern experts shake their heads, present day mainstream medicine relies almost exclusively on three tools: surgery; invasive and/or painful and/or toxic diagnostic procedures; and pharmaceuticals with severe side-effects. Most physicians do not learn in medical school that other models of healing, many of them proven by centuries of success are equally as valid as scalpels, drugs and radiation. This means consumers have to educate themselves in order to actively prevent diseases like cancer. Below is our review of some of the breast cancer prevention routes your physician might fail to mention.
One recent French study shows that Vitamin D actually kills cancer cells, in much the same way Tamoxifen has been shown to do, but without that drug's side-effects. The study indicates that the best results in cancer prevention derive from a combination of Vitamin D supplements as well as natural Vitamin D absorbed from sunshine on the skin. You can get more details on Vitamin D for cancer prevention here: http://www.naturalnews.com/034286_cancer_pre...
A study reported in the January 2009 edition of Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention, found that consuming three or more cups a day of green tea results in a 37% reduction in breast cancer risk for women under the age of 50. Researchers compared data from 5,082 women with breast cancer between the ages of 20 and 74 alongside 4,501 age-matched controls. An earlier Japanese study demonstrated that green tea can halt the progress of breast cancer among premenopausal women. The Japanese researchers, working with a population sample of 472 women with stage I, II and III breast cancer, found that increased green tea drinking was correlated with lower incidences of recurring cancer. Health experts believe the polyphenols in green tea inhibit the growth of breast cancer cells.
Reduce External and Internal Toxins
Getting more Vitamin D and drinking green tea are holistic healing measures, meaning they work best as part of an overall lifestyle which promotes health and seeks to eliminate poisons. While some environmental toxins are so omnipresent in our culture that it is difficult to avoid them, each individual can reduce her toxic load through careful choices. Avoid using personal care products and foods which are little more than cocktails of industrial poisons. Educate yourself, via articles on NaturalNews, as well as other publications and websites, about the dangers of pesticides, GMO's and fake-food ingredients. Maintain a proactive stance in regard to eliminating as many toxins as possible from your home and your diet. But also realize that long periods of worry and anger can be internal toxins, draining your health. Take some time to experience joy, laughter, love and peacefulness through relaxing with friends, family and companion animals, spending time in nature, walking, dancing, yoga, tai chi or other forms of movement, watching funny movies, meditating, drawing, painting or using your creativity in other ways.
A new diagnostic tool makes the potentially harmful breast compression and radiation involved in mammograms unnecessary. Pre-cancerous and cancerous masses require an abundant supply of nutrients to maintain their growth. They gain these nutrients by sending out chemicals to keep existing blood vessels open, recruit dormant vessels, and create new ones (neoangiogenesis). This process results in increased regional surface temperatures of the breast which can be detected and analyzed via thermal or infrared imaging. The medical establishment favors mammograms because hospitals and clinics are already heavily invested in this expensive equipment and prefer not to update to thermography. However, women's health expert Dr. Christiane Northrup writes "Thermography's accuracy and reliability is remarkable."
It's important to remember that you may not always get the whole story from your physician. Looking to other treatments and preventative measures can not only save you money, it can possibly save your life.