Monday April 29, 2013: Science has known for a long time that if you eat and drink a lot of sugar/carbohydrates each day (think Reese’s peanut butter cups, chips, McDonald’s hamburger buns, energy drinks , Skittles, french fries, blue cheese dressing, white bread and margaritas).. that you usually become overweight.
These carbs/sugar you eat everyday make your body pump out lots of insulin to deal with all of this glucose/sugar. If you stop making insulin or if your body ignores the insulin you produce… you now have some type of diabetes. … or you have some other type of metabolic imbalance that makes it tough to lose your excess fat.
Now researchers have figure out that being in metabolic imbalance means that you also produce a protein .. CtBP (I call it the Connecticut/British Petroleum protein!!) that actually BLOCKS your body’s natural ability to fix any of your breast cells that have gone bad.
Every day, most of us have breast cells that go bad…that become mutated from toxins in the water, the air; from x-rays, from chemical progestin in birth control drugs, fertility drugs, hormone replacement drugs and from excess animal hormones in most milk and meat sold in the U.S.
But we also have fix-it genes that work hard to eliminate these mutated or bad cells.
About 10% of Ashkenazi Jewish women are born with a broken fix- it gene. This means that this group of women face an 80% chance of developing breast cancer in modern life… if they do not follow a prevention-based lifestyle.
Now we know that if you get fat and develop metabolic syndrome.. your fix-it gene can also stop working. In other words you also probably acquire an 80% risk of developing breast cancer… if you refuse to follow a prevention-based lifestyle.
If you are looking for another good reason to drop your excess weight, look no further.
Invasive breast cancer cases in American women under 45, according to recent American Cancer Society estimates, are now rising 11.8% each year. One reason is women’s use of birth control drugs. Another is being overweight and no longer having a cancer fix-it gene that works.
In 2009, about 62,520 women of childbearing age in the United States were diagnosed with invasive breast cancer. This is a whopping 41% increase from 2001, when approximately 44, 300 women of childbearing age were reportedly diagnosed with the disease, according to recent American Cancer Society statistics.
These younger American women are being hit with triple negative, HER2 positive and estrogen positive breast cancers; diseases that usually maim, sometimes kill and often bankrupt a woman’s current and future financial situation.
In recent years young media leaders and celebrities have shared their personal breast cancer diagnoses, including Fox News political reporter Jennifer Griffin (triple negative); ABC’s Good Morning America host, Robin Roberts (triple negative); National Public Radio’s Tavis Smiley Show Executive Producer, Sheryl Flowers, who died from triple negative breast cancer in 2009 at the age of 42, folksinger Melissa Ethridge (HER2 positive) and film star, Christina Applegate.
Why is this new epidemic happening to our younger women? How can younger women help stop breast cancer from happening to them ever… or never again?
For more information on why younger women in the U.S. are facing this current breast cancer epidemic, and for specific ways each woman can help lower her risk of developing breast cancer ever… or never again, sign on to The Truth About Breast Cancer blog www.thetruthaboutbreastcancer.com
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Thinking of Sara Palin and Breast Health Centers…or..”Why our hospitals don’t talk about real or natural breast cancer prevention
January 5, 2010
Manchester by the Sea, MA
Our local Breast ” Health” Centers, located in medical centers, community hospitals and free-standing clinics around the U.S., currently do next to nothing about educating women on how to keep our breasts naturally healthy.
You can put lipstick on a pig, but as Sara says, “It’s still a pig.”
Breast “Health” Centers are currently breast cancer diagnostic centers; places where women are given screening x-rays and possibly more diagnostic x-rays in the form of mammograms or MRIs with toxic dyes, along with needle aspirations, and lumpectomies.
But real breast health is something different. Now that we know so much more about how breast cancer begins or grows; now that we know so much more about how to actually limit the number of women who ever develop breast cancer; it’s time for medical centers to also set up real Breast Health Centers or real Breast Cancer Prevention Centers.
Real or natural breast cancer prevention is no longer rocket science; getting the word out to women seems to be a more difficult task.
Here is a sampling of what real Breast Health Centers could offer women today:
- A blood test to determine your vitamin D3 levels with info sessions on how much vitamin D3 and calcium supplements you should be taking every day to gradually reach the new recommended level of 60-80 ng/ml of vitamin D3 in your blood serum levels.
For more info on how 60-89 ng/ml of vitamin D3 can amazingly block the first stage of breast cancer development, go to Easy Way #1 at www.knowbreastcancer.net
- Individualized birth control counseling for women over 40, to help you switch off of birth control pills, patches, rings and estrogen-based IUDs. Women in their 40′s, who still use these drugs, significantly raise their risk of developing aggressive estrogen negative breast cancers.
To see some of the research showing that contraceptive drugs are considered unsafe for women over 40 years of age, go to Easy Way #3 at www.knowbreastcancer.net
- Cooking classes for women who want to include dairy-free recipes and other breast cancer-protecting foods, such as Japanese miso and fermented black beans in their families’ daily meals. The Japanese and Chinese, with their dairy-free diets and numerous fermented soy dishes, have one third the breast cancer rates of North American and Northern European women!
For more info on how organic fermented soy foods can be more effective and safer than taking Tamoxifen or Arimidex, see Easy Way #6 at www.knowbreastcancer.net
- Education groups for women who want to put less alcohol, less nicotine and less sugar into their bodies each day. This is obviously not an easy task, but offering such support under the label of breast cancer prevention, will take some of the stigma out of treating these dangerous lifestyles. Using one or more of these toxins every day can triple a woman’s risk level if trying to avoid a second breast cancer diagnosis. Carrying twenty extra pounds of fat can double any older woman’s risk of developing invasive breast cancer. Also heavy drinking and/or any level of smoking appear to cancel out any protection offered from Vitamin D3 supplementation.
For the latest research on alcohol, smoking, excess body fat and increased breast cancer risk levels, go to Easy Way #7 at www.knowbreastcancer.net
This is all pretty sobering, exciting and hopeful info, but sadly don’t expect our local medical centers to open up any real Breast Health Centers any day soon.
A real or natural Breast Health Center is a low-tech, low-profit service, geared to decreasing the number of community women who will ever develop breast cancer. For these two reasons alone, medical centers do not believe it is in their financial self interest to create such centers.
Remember… most non-profit and for-profit medical centers and clinics operate as for-profit corporations. Executives are often paid a six or seven figure income when they are able to snuff out competing medical centers, recruit more cancer patients, and continue to offer highly profitable medical services to these individuals until they die.
Until we have a health care system that is detached from any profit motives (such as your local fire department is) where people’s health (your burning home) comes before corporate profits, medical centers will never be interested in sponsoring real breast health centers.
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Dec 23, 2009
The number of women in the United States newly diagnosed with invasive breast cancer is rising by 1% each year. It is with sadness therefore, that I learned today that Teresa Heinz Kerry is now a part of that statistic.
Mrs. Heinz has been a long-standing advocate for research that better understands environmental and lifestyle causes of breast cancer. Teresa Heinz, as an action-oriented philanthropist and policy maker, is clearly a dear friend to all breast cancer prevention proponents.
But mammograms do not prevent breast cancer; so I reluctantly must disagree with Mrs. Heinz when she limits her remarks to say that all women, no matter what their risk levels, should have an annual mammogram at age 40 and older.
This one and only one- size- fits- all recommendation seems inappropriate, given recent research and experience on how high vitamin D levels can stop breast cancer from happening, as well as other known breast cancer risk factors, not to mention the well documented limits and sometimes dangers of annual screening mammograms.
To truly protect ourselves from developing breast cancer, all women, young and old, need to follow a real prevention lifestyle.. not just go running to get a mammogram!
- If you are past 40 have you found alternatives to contraceptive drugs or hormone replacement drugs ?
- Have you had a vitamin D3 blood test yet? Are you taking enough vitamin D3 supplements every day to keep your blood serum levels at 60 ng/ml?
- Are you filtering the water that you drink and shower with every day?
- Are you able to limit your alcohol intake to three glasses of wine or beer a week?
Research shows that no one habit or drug is going to cause breast cancer; instead breast cancer seems to happen when a mixture of such individualized risk factors comes together into a personalized toxic cocktail.
Each of us needs to understand this range of factors as we work to keep our own breast cancer risk level low.
Focusing only on getting an annual mammogram, instead of also encouraging women to seriously follow a real prevention lifestyle, will never lower the number of women who develop breast cancer.
To understand how you can put together your own real prevention lifestyle, see Know Breast Cancer’s 7 Easy Ways at www.knowbreastcancer.net
Wishing you peace and good health in your home, your community and across our world this holiday season,