As October is (was ) Breast Cancer Awareness Month lets take a moment to become more aware of our bodies and our environment not only for ourselves, but also for our loved ones.

Breast Cancer Causes to Avoid
By Dr. Oksana Sawiak, DDS, IMD, MAGD, AIAOMT

The statistics for breast cancer in Ontario is one (1) in eight (8) women are being diagnosed daily. For men, the lifetime risk of getting breast cancer is about 1 in 1,000. Good news, the number of breast cancer cases in men relative to the population has been fairly stable over the last 30 years. Risk factors We Can Control What risk factors for breast cancer can you avoid?  There are factors we have more control over and can alter to protect ourselves and our daughters. These include lifestyle, the environment we live in, our level of physical activity, what we wear, how much alcohol we drink, what medical and dental procedures we are exposed to, what infections and inflammations we suffer from, our use of Birth Control Pills and hormone replacement therapy, and our exposure to Toxins that change cell  DNA. Isn’t it good to know YOU can take steps to reduce your breast cancer risk by learning more about what you can control? But what about the other 90% of causes?  So, what is at the root of this epidemic? INFLAMMATION.  Where is the inflammation coming from? Here are just a few of the major causes:

  • Nutritional deficiencies (poor food choices)
  • Lack of regular exercise
  • Stress
  • Underwires in bra’s can block lymphatic drainage
  • Antiperspirants, Toothpastes, Mouthwashes
  • Smoking
  • Drinking alcohol excessively
  • Infection in our body (any part of the body)

Start checking the factors off your list of causes that may put you in harms way, and take back control of your health! Your Health Tip for October! Want to look at ways you can help yourself to have a healthy lymph flow? Here are four steps you can take:

  • Walk on a re bounder 10 min a day
  • Get regular lymphatic massages or do self massage
  • Practice Skin Brushing once a day
  • Wear a “safe” bra

"Safe" Bra

We have had a number of women ask us:

– What is a “safe” bra?
– Where can I get fitted for one?

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