Signs you may be at high risk for Breast Cancer
In order to determine what the most appropriate intervention strategy for you to employ, we often recommend testing. Early detection and correction of risk factors can be one of your biggest allies in reducing your risk. If any of the following apply to you, you may be at high risk:
How to test: Have the recommended Blood Tests coupled with a HTMA
Common in women after they stop menstruating, elevated iron levels can be indicative of a heightened cancer risk. Excess iron in the body works as a powerful oxidant, increasing free radicals thereby raising your risk. If you are a post-menopausal woman or have been diagnosed with breast cancer you will certainly benefit from having the recommended tests above. With these test we can establish if your iron recycle system is working properly. If the iron recycle system is not working, increased oxidative stress will occur in the body, increasing your risk of Breast Cancer, inflammation and indeed any other disease.
Researchers have found that the body metabolizes estrogen into several different metabolites that can impact cancer development. One metabolite, 2-hydroxy-estrone, tends to inhibit cancer, whereas another 16-a-hydroxy-estrone can actually stimulate tumor development.A woman’s “bio-mechanical individuality” and liver metabolism determines which of these metabolites predominates. As iron accumulates in the body, this is a sign of low FOX enzyme function , (this is the master antioxidant enzyme). and estrogen is increasing as a direct result. The liver detoxifies estrogen in two different phase 1 phase 1 & phase 2. The results of the Tests above will provide information regarding the liver function. We will be specifically looking at the minerals that run the liver, deficiencies or mineral imbalances will be addressed..
Elevated Breast Inflammation
How to test: Get a Breast Thermography
A Breast Thermography is an assessment tool that looks at the function of the breast tissue. Remember change in function happens 8 to 10 years before a cancer will be detected on a structural test such as a mammogram or ultra sound.. By identifying areas of high inflammation, you can address the underlying cause of the inflammation before cancer has a chance to develop.
What else can you do to REDUCE your risk?
The steps we recommend taking to reduce your risk of Breast Cancer are also those of reducing your risk for many other diseases. In an effort to help you live a healthier life, we invite you to take note of which areas of your life need a little extra attention. Even small changes can lead to healthy habits, and can dramatically impact your future health.
Eat a wholefood diet
It is important to address your diet, This will nourish your body, aid in detoxification, and support the following breast cancer prevention strategies. Specific mineral and enzyme deficiencies will be identified through the above tests and addressed to restore balance and healing to your body.
Maintain a healthy balance of Estrogen
Estrogen is produced in fat tissue, which is the primary non-ovarian site for production. Consequently, women with excess weight have higher levels of estrogen which are associated with a greater risk for breast cancer. It is imperative that you maintain a healthy body weight if your goal is reducing your risk.We recommend and believe in reducing your weight and balancing your hormones, by adopting a nutritious diet and engaging in regular, physical activity to help prevent breast cancer.
Apply this advice today by structuring your week, so you log 30 minutes of exercise on most days of the week. If you have a hard time getting a solid 30 minutes, try breaking up your workouts to two shorter 15 minute bouts. When it comes to weight loss and exercise, weight training can have the greatest impact on your metabolic rate. In other words, when you build muscle, you’ll burn more fat calories throughout the day (even when you aren’t exercising). Over time, building muscle can have a big impact not only on losing weight but maintaining it.
Many studies have shown long term stress has a very negative impact on the body. Chronic stress has a profound impact on the liver biochemistry and enzyme function. It is important as part of your Healing Journey you identify, and find ways to reduce your stress. Consider such thigs as yoga, gentle exercise, meditation, EFT etc….
Get Proper Sleep
Proper sleep relies on getting enough sleep and sleeping between certain hours. According to Ayurvedic medicine, the ideal hours for sleep are between 10 pm and 6 am. Modern research has confirmed the value of this recommendation, as certain hormone fluctuations occur throughout the day and night. If you engage in the appropriate activities during those times, you’re ‘riding the wave’ so to speak, and are able to get the optimal levels. Working against your biology by staying awake when you should be ideally sleeping or vice versa, interferes with these hormonal fluctuations. You are at an increased risk of developing Breast Cancer ?
Our approach when treating a person is to establish the Root Cause of illness or disease. The body is a Self Healing Machine We need to identify and remove the obstacles in it’s way, by balancing, nourishing and supporting the body.