Top Tips for Better Breast Health

So, it’s that time of year again when we start seeing pink nearly everywhere we turn. Little pink ribbons, and various companies jumping on the ‘pink ribbon’ campaign to focus on breast cancer and its impact on those affected by the disease.

Whilst I love the concept of this, as being a woman with breasts, I can’t imagine the impact it would have on me if I were diagnosed. It is, however, something that touches me deeply every day, as my husband’s mum was diagnosed with breast cancer when he was a teenager, and died three years later, after extensive conventional medical treatment that led to the most tragic and heart wrenching downfall in her health, with significant and unnecessary pain and suffering that was ever-present throughout those 3 years of so-called ‘treatment’ (translation: torture and experimentation).

Not a day goes by whereby my beautiful husband doesn’t wish he could turn back the clock so as to provide his mum with “what we know now” about breast health. Had she been given the ‘correct’ information, and not been used and abused by the medical and pharmaceutical industry, she would perhaps be still with us today.

The current reality is that some of the companies that manufacture products for women and promote themselves as being supportive of Breast Cancer Awareness by bearing the little pink ribbon as a marketing ploy to sell more of their products, are the very same companies that contribute to breast cancer (and other dis-ease) in women due to the ingredients they choose to put in to those products.

If I could have one wish, I would wish for us all to wake up, for we are far more intelligent and aware than we give ourselves credit for.

There is a LOT that you can do to help promote better breast health. Buying a beauty product containing known endocrine disruptors is not one of them.

TIPS FOR BETTER BREAST HEALTH

  • Gently massage your breasts regularly so that you can stimulate the lymphatic system to help promote the flow and excretion of toxins within lymph fluid.
  • Walk, exercise and move your body regularly to help stimulate the lymph system, and detoxify metabolic waste.
  • Wear breast-friendly bras that are not tight and restrictive, and do not contain underwire. Tight bras straps block the drainage flow of the lymphatic system.
  • Enjoy regular sensible sunshine to top up on your vitamin D levels. The link between vitamin D levels and breast health is very well documented.
  • Enjoy good nutrition that supports a healthy and optimally functioning body. Citrus fruits (organic) are extremely beneficial for breast health.
  • Choose personal care products that are genuinely natural and organic, and free-from the synthetic chemicals that are known endocrine disruptors.
  • Ask questions, such as “What am I dying to get out of?” Energy follows thought so if we are desperately dying to get out of something we just might sometimes get what we wish for. It’s a tough pill to swallow, but once you do realize that you are the creator of everything in your life, you can create the life of your dreams.

Please do yourself and your loved ones a favour and have a listen to Don Tolman’s brief message about breast health.

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Post by Sam Sargent, founder of Be genki 

2 responses to “Top Tips for Better Breast Health

  1. Wow, what a powerful post! Thank you for sharing! As a lead on to this are you able to provide more info or a referral to places that sell these types of bra’s?

    • Hi Donna. Thank you for getting in touch 🙂
      You can find soft cup bras (i.e. without underwire) in nearly all lingerie shops and department stores. Just ask the sales assistant for bras that don’t have underwire. And then when you choose a bra make sure you aren’t wearing a size too small as the tight straps are not ideal, and restrict circulation. In terms of brands, gosh, it’s really personal preference… everyone from La Perla, Stella McCarntney, Eres, Mimi Holliday, Hanky Panky, to Calvin Klein, Bonds and Burlei do soft-cup, wire-free bras. (And so many other brands that I can’t quite remember the names of.) There really is something for everyone depending whether you prefer cotton or bamboo comfies, or silk, satin and lace.
      As a starter, if you log on to http://www.net-a-porter.com and search the category SOFT CUP BRAS under LINGERIE, they have a huge range. Alternatively, http://www.bonds.com.au have a range of Lacie Racer Crop bras that come in neutrals as well as bright colours. And then there are the organic cotton and bamboo wire-free bras as well. Once you start looking, you’ll discover that they is a section wherever you usually buy your underwear that caters for wire-free.
      There are times when a dress that I’m wearing just screams out for an underwire push up bra. So I have a range of underwire bras that aren’t tight and restrictive for those times. Yes, they gives great lift and cleavage but it doesn’t restrict the circulation. And it’s not an everyday thing. Actually very rare.
      Please yell out if you’d like more details.
      x Sam

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