Day 31: Women’s Health
Breast Health and Breast Cancer, Dr. Lorraine Day, Burning Bras, “All Women Need to Read This” by Tim O’Shea, D-Mannose, Bacterial Vaginosis, What You Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause
Welcome to Day 31!
Happy Continuation! We are so pleased you are continuing with the Juice Feasting Program, whether you are on a Juice Feast or just dramatically expanding and deepening your perspectives on nutrition, Life Practices, healing, and health. First off, let me say that my colleague Kevin Gianni has put on a beautifully presented Cancer Summit that you can find at HealingCancerSummit.com that I highly recommend you check out. Kevin interviewed some of the top clinicians, doctors, and experts in the field of cancer prevention and natural treatment, and there is not a person in our culture today that would not benefit from the Summit. Now, onwards with the incredible information we have for you today!
Today we have for you some very important information regarding your health (and/or that of the women in your life) and the conventional medical mentality and approach to it, which is, by and large, not in the best interest of any woman short of those who own stock in the pharmaceutical companies and hospitals dispensing profitable–but often unnecessary–treatments and procedures. Please, for the benefit of yourself and the women in your life, carefully consider the information in this file, and follow up with purchasing the books: What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Premenopause and What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause by Dr. John R. Lee, M.D.
Your nutrition information today contains knowledge that most Americans do not have:
Our main causes of cancer are dietary factors, not genetics
Moreover, cancer rates are far lower in societies that eat a predominantly plant-based diet. We understand and have massive amounts of hard data on this now, in large part thanks to the work of T. Colin Campbell and his China Study team during their 27 year Oxford-Cornell study of diet, nutrition, and health world-wide sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and the American Cancer Society. In the files for you today, you will see that we have chosen this chapter from The China Study because Campbell lays out the problems and their causes so very well. First, let’s recall what the western diet looks like in terms of meat, dairy, and fat consumption, and then with that in mind, look at the cross-cultural data on breast, prostate, and colon cancer vs the dietary factors of meat and dairy consumption.
We eat a lot of meat in the U.S.: 57 lbs more now per capita than our previously high levels in the 1950s.As you will see in the graphs below, U.S. consumption of animal protein is higher than much of the world.
We rank as big dairy consumers, too.
TOTAL FAT CONSUMPTION
So, what does a society that eats a lot of meat, dairy, and fat get? Let’s take a look at the cross-cultural data.
BREAST AND PROSTATE CANCER
The two charts below are out of The China Study by T. Colin Campbell, PhD.
Notice that the countries with low rates of animal fat intake have low rates of breast cancer?
HORMONES AND BREAST CANCER
Also at work here is the role of too much hormone exposure over a woman’s lifetime. Again, from The China Study, we see a chart that lays out the risk factors for breast cancer:
A diet high in animal foods increases female hormone exposure. One of the big sources of hormones is dairy, which is loaded with hormones and growth factors to help baby calves grow hundreds and hundreds of pounds in their first year of life. We gain a fraction of that in 20 years! Here is a chart comparing hormone exposures of a plant vs. an animal-based diet:
Eating an animal-based diet puts you at a much greater risk for breast cancer, no doubt. Now, this is not just affecting adults. We are seeing the effects of too many hormones and growth factors from feeding cow’s milk to children, as measured by the age of menarche (the first period) of our young women:
The U.S. is there in red, and all countries listed above are big-time dairy eaters, with high rates of breast cancer. For more detailed information on breast cancer, consult the file we have put together for you.
Next year for breast cancer awareness day, wear a GREEN RIBBON instead of a pink one.
This one is unnecessary, too. You are eliminating your chances of developing colon cancer by cleaning out your colon on this Juice Feast, by not developing constipation by virtue of eating a plant-based diet, and by reducing the growth factors from meat and dairy that would otherwise promote colon cancer growth. Just to illustrate, here are two charts for you:
Good Reasons to Burn the Bra!
“A group of researchers in Japan published their studies showing that wearing a girdle and bra lowers the levels of the hormone melatonin by 60 percent!”
1991 Researchers at Harvard University publish a medical journal article on breast cancer risk. As a side issue of their paper, they mention that the women in their study that did not wear bras had a 60% lower rate of breast cancer than the women who wore bras. (Hsieh, C.C. and D. Trichopoulos, D. Eur. J. Cancer 27:131-5, 1991 “Breast size, handedness and breast cancer risk”)
1991 Researchers in Japan pubished a study on bras and sagging, in which they proved that a bra can actually increase breast sagging, rather than the opposite. This effect was most noticeable in larger breasted women. They compared bras to foot binding in their discussion section. (“Breast Form Changes Resulting From A Certain Brassiere” Journal of Hum. Ergol.(Tokyo) 1990 Jun; 19(1):53-62. Ashizawa K, Sugane A, Gunji T Institute of Human Living Sciences, Otsuma Women’s University, Tokyo, Japan)
1995 Sydney Singer and Soma Grismaijer of the Institute for the Study of Culturogenic Disease published their book, “Dressed to Kill: The Link Between Breast Cancer and Bras,” (Avery Press). Their study included almost 4600 women, half of whom had breast cancer and half of whom did not. They found that the more hours per day that a bra is worn, the higher the rate of breast cancer and that women who do not wear bras have a dramatically reduced rate of breast cancer. (Singer and Grismaijer have a website at: http://www.selfstudycenter.org
1995 through the present. Many women, who had concerns about breast cancer risk and/or breast pain, quit wearing bras and then found that their pain and cysts of fibrocystic breast disease was dramatically decreased or eliminated. Several of these women wrote their own personal case histories, which appear on the web at: http://www.all-natural.com/fibrocys.html
2000. A group of researchers in Japan published their studies showing that wearing a girdle and bra lowers the levels of the hormone melatonin by 60 percent. (Chronobiol Int 2000 Nov;17(6):783-93 “The effects of skin pressure by clothing on circadian rhythms of core temperature and salivary melatonin.” Lee YA, Hyun KJ, Tokura H, Department of Environmental Health, Nara Women’s University, Japan.) Melatonin is intimately involved with sleep cycles and is used to prevent jet-lag. Numerous published studies have suggested that melatonin has anti-cancer activities, that it is an antioxidant and can prevent DNA damage, and that it is intimately involved in the immune system and can bind directly to T helper cells. Researchers in Spain have published an article outlining the possible use of melatonin in breast cancer prevention and treatment (Histol Histopathol 2000 Apr;15(2):637-47). Recent research (J. Hansen, “Light at Night, Shiftwork, and Breast Cancer Risk” J Natl Cancer Inst 2001; 93: 1513-1515) has shown that nighttime exposure to light is associated with increased rates of breast cancer. This build upon previous research that showed that light at night suppresses melatonin production.
Bra Burning… Consider it…
Keeping Abreast, The Good News On Breast Cancer by Michael Cambray
Did you know the exciting thing about breast cancer is that your chances of getting it are only one in twelve women? And that’s directly from the Breast Cancer Institute. The other good news is that it is preventable and 90% of women diagnosed in the early stages go on to lead normal, healthy lives.
Breastfeeding reduces breast cancer risk for older moms by David Gutierrez
Women can reduce their risk of breast cancer by breast-feeding, even if they have their first child later in life, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research in Los Angeles.Researchers analyzed data on women who had participated in the Women’s Contraceptive and Reproductive Experiences (CARE) Study, the results of which were published in 2003. In the current study, researchers looked at the data for women over the age of 54, 995 of whom had breast cancer and 1,498 of whom did not. They compared the women’s risk of acquiring breast cancer with their history of breastfeeding and their age at first birth.
Komen for the Cure caught in mammography propaganda fraud; scientists blast agenda of deception by Mike Adams
It is time for the truth to be told about Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The organization is, flatly stated, engaged in fraud. Funded by drug companies and mammogram manufacturers, the organization preys upon women in order to grow its own financial power while feeding female victims into the conventional cancer industry grinder.
Big Tobacco joins breast cancer industry to launch new pink ribbon cigarettes (parody) by Mike Adams
Big Tobacco has joined forces with the breast cancer industry in the launch of its newest product aimed at raising money for breast cancer research: “Pink ribbon” SlimSmokes cigarettes for women. For every pack of cigarettes sold, the manufacturer pledges to donate two cents to breast cancer research. “We aim to raise money to help find a cure for breast cancer,” said Yin Hailing, spokesperson for Phillip Porous, the maker of pink ribbon SlimSmokes cigarettes. “Because the longer our best customers live, the more they can smoke!”
October is Breast Cancer Propaganda Month: Pinkwashing, Breast Cancer Action and Vitamin D by Mike Adams
You’ve already seen the headlines touting October as breast cancer awareness month. A zillion products are available in “pink” editions now, and gullible consumers snatch them up at retail outlets without knowing a single thing about where that money goes or even what percentage of their product sale…
Yoga shown to reduce pain, fatigue in women with breast cancer by David Gutierrez
Specifically tailored yoga programs may help women with late-stage breast cancer by reducing pain and fatigue and raising their spirits, according to a pilot study published in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. “The benefits could include less pain and fatigue, and…
In an ongoing effort to scientifically validate the age-old belief that mind-body interventions have a beneficial impact on the health of cancer patients, researchers at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center have shown that breast cancer patients who participate in a yoga program during treatment have improved quality of life, compared to patients who do not.
Breast Cancer Deception: New tell-all report from Mike Adams reveals profit motive behind the pink ribbons
Outspoken natural health author Mike Adams (aka The Health Ranger) has launched a 17-page special report that sharply criticizes the breast cancer industry. The report claims that pharmaceutical companies and cancer non-profit groups put profits before prevention and actually receive a financial…
The American College of Physicians has recommended women in their 40s consult with their doctors before undergoing routine annual mammography screening. An expert panel from the American College of Physicians (ACP), which represents 120,000 internists, made this recommendation in the April 3rd issue…
Mammograms offer no health benefits whatsoever, doctors conclude by David Gutierrez
An increasing number of doctors are contesting the claim that annual mammograms decrease women’s risk of dying from breast cancer. Danish researcher Dr. Peter Gotzsche first made this claim in a study published in “The Lancet” in October 2006. Gotzsche had re-analyzed the studies originally done on the benefits of mammograms and found them unconvincing.
Eating red meat nearly doubles risk of breast cancer by Jessica Fraser
Women who eat more than 1.5 servings of red meat per day are nearly twice as likely to develop hormone-related breast cancer compared to women who eat fewer than three servings per week, according to a new Harvard study. Researchers from Harvard Medical School examined records from The Nurses’ Health Study — which includes data on more than 90,000 women who were questioned on their dietary habits in 1991, 1995 and 1999 — and found that red meat consumption is linked with a higher risk of breast cancer.
Birth control pill linked to breast cancer risk by Jessica Fraser
Young women who take oral contraceptive pills before they become pregnant with their first child run a significantly higher risk of developing pre-menopausal breast cancer, according to new international research. Researchers from Altoona Hospital in Pennsylvania examined the results of 34 studies from around the world of young women who took oral contraceptives prior to becoming pregnant with their first child.
The researchers, led by Dr. Chris Kahlenborn, found that those young women experienced a 44 percent increased risk of developing pre-menopausal breast cancer, while women who took the pill for four years or longer prior to their first pregnancy ran an increased risk of 52 percent.
Breast cancer screening harms ten women for every one it helps by Jessica Fraser
A new study by researchers from the Nordic Cochrane Centre in Denmark found that mammograms may harm ten times as many women as they help. The researchers examined the benefits and negative effects of seven breast cancer screening programs on 500,000 women in the United States, Canada, Scotland and Sweden. The study’s authors found that for every 2,000 women who received mammograms over a 10-year period, only one would have her life prolonged, but 10 would endure unnecessary and potentially harmful treatments.
Adolescent girls who work or live on farms may run a higher risk of developing breast cancer later in life, according to a new Canadian study published in the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. Researchers from the University of Sterling in Scotland conducted a study in Canada of 1,100 women, half of whom had already been diagnosed with breast cancer. The researchers found that women with the disease were nearly three times more likely to have been farm workers, most during adolescence.
Connection Between Artificial Lighting and Breast Cancer (press release) by NewsTarget.com
The results of a new University of Haifa study found a connection between artificial lighting and breast cancer. Intensified exposure to artificial light at night might be another cause of breast cancer in women, according to the researcher Itai Kloog of the University’s Dept. of Natural Resources and Environmental Management. “We found that the stronger the lighting, the higher the incidence of cancer,” he said. “The more lit up a settlement was at night, the higher were the rates of breast cancer.”
Mike Adams spoke with Suzanne by phone for a 30-minute recorded interview. It’s a can’t-miss conversation where Somers reveals the startling truth about cancer, mammograms and chemotherapy. Read the article and listen to the MP3 audio here: http://www.naturalnews.com/027526_Suzanne_Somers_curing_cancer.html
Media, Films, & Documentaries
DR. LORRAINE DAY – Diseases Don’t Just Happen!
In this 2 hour long video Dr. Day reveals the true causes for our diseases and gives the astonishing answers on how to get well living a healthy lifestlye and eating natural food thus improving our immune system. In addition, she exposes the disastrous side effects of the drugs used to treat these disorders. Discover the cause of your disease and find out how to get well. Dr. Lorraine Day herself developed severe advanced cancer and almost died – which became her supreme motivating factor for finding out how to get well. She recovered by natural methods, without chemotherapy, radiation or mutilating surgery. In the process of her research, she discovered that there are known causes for virtually every disease, even though this is never taught to doctors in medical school. Some of the diseases discussed in video: High blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease Cancer: all types including leukemia and AIDS Arthritis, lupus and sciatica Allergies, asthma and bronchitis Multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s Stomach ulcers and diseases of the colon Special problems of women including menopause and osteoporosis Flu, colds, headaches, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia and many other diseases. For more specific information on the application of nutrition re: breast and prostate cancers, see The No Dairy Breast Cancer Prevention Program by Dr. Jane Plant and a book sold by Dr. Mercola called Prostate Health in 90 Days.