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 only 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 ‘treatment’ (or torture and experimentation as he saw it).
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.
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 we 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. Our sister site has a brilliant (and effective) Breast Massage Oil.
- Start your day with dry body brushing to help stimulate the lymphatic system.
- Walk, exercise and move your body regularly to help stimulate the lymphatic system, and detoxify metabolic waste.
- Wear breast-friendly bras that are not tight and restrictive, and do not contain underwire. Or even better, ditch your bra altogether. 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. Start your day with a freshly blended organic grapefruit juice and remember to blend the white pulp too as it contains a bounty of health promoting nutrients.
- 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 I realised that I was the creator of everything in my life, I started to create the life of my dreams.
Please do yourself and your loved ones a favour and have a listen to Don Tolman’s brief message about breast health.
love & hugs
Sam Sargent, founder of Be genki