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“I want to prevent cancer, not detect it.”

Mammograms, ultrasounds, MRIs focus on detection of Breast Cancer. Breast Thermography as offered at Thermography Clinic Ireland, focuses on prevention. Services provide a Thermobiological Risk Rating for each breast, a Hormonal Assessment regarding estrogen stimulation, and Self-Care and Prevention Education, to empower you to be proactive with your Breast Health.  If you prefer prevention over detection, check us out… we support both, early detection and prevention.

It is especially helpful for women who are: pre-menopausal; with dense, fibrocystic, or large breasts; undergoing HRT or fertility treatment; with implants, or surgical alteration; nursing or pregnant; not able to tolerate radiation or compression; or seek early warning signs early enough to intervene, reduce risk, and support prevention. Because thermography is 100% safe, with no radiation or compression, it cannot cause cancer or cause a tumor to rupture. As a risk assessment and early warning tool, Thermography Clinic Ireland provides thermal imaging of the Breast,Teeth and Body for men and women.

Women who want prevention choose thermography.

Mammography does not prevent cancer. It is meant to support detection, though it falls short along many attributes. There is such growing evidence about the shortcomings of mammography that the Swiss Medical Board has recommended “completely abolishing mammogram screenings.”

Call today to book an appointment or get more information. Ph: 086 1623683.

How Liver Function Affects Hormone Imbalance

How Your Liver Function Affects Your Health and Hormone Balance

When it comes to hormone balance, many factors may be involved such as stress, diet and age. However, did you know that your liver function also has an effect on your hormone levels? A healthy liver is necessary in regulating hormone levels in your blood system. (1)

Yes, your liver is responsible for that and more, which is just one of the many reasons you need to keep it functioning in a healthy and productive manner.

YOUR LIVER’S FUNCTION

First, let’s go over your liver’s main function, which is to play a central role in metabolizing the body’s energy. For instance, the liver is responsible for producing bile, which in turn is necessary in the breaking down and converting of fats to energy. There is also the regulation of blood sugar, which the liver does by either storing excess sugar energy as glycogen or releasing glycogen into the bloodstream when energy levels are low.

It is also responsible for converting dietary nutrients into materials your body can use, along with either converting toxins into usable substances or excreting them.

In short, your liver is a key component in producing your body’s energy and building materials from the foods you eat, along with safeguarding you from toxins by removing substances such as byproducts of alcohol and medications from your blood. (2)

YOUR LIVER, YOUR HEALTH

While a healthy liver does a wonderful job of keeping you strong and energetic, there are limits to what it can handle while remaining fully functional. For instance, when you consume conventional fruits and vegetables which contain pesticide residues, changes in metabolism and oxidative balance in the liver can occur.

And, since pesticide residue is hepatotoxic (damaging to liver cells), prolonged exposure to high amounts of them can cause worsening liver damage, and possibly liver cancer. (345)

There are also substances such as alcohol, which is commonly consumed in our society. However, as alcohol is broken down by the liver, a number of potentially dangerous byproducts are formed such as free radicals and acetaldehyde. Unfortunately, these factors contribute to progressive liver damage, especially for heavy drinkers, and can result in fibrosis, and ultimately cirrhosis of the liver.

Even worse is that being one of the largest organs in your body and with the capacity to regenerate itself (to a degree), liver damage may not be noticeable until it becomes extensive, which is often too late. (6)

HORMONE BALANCE AND YOUR LIVER

Your liver’s function is reliant not only on hormone balance maintained by the endocrine system, but by the liver itself. For instance, when endocrine production is intensified, the liver removes the excess hormones from the blood, deactivates them and excretes them.

However, your liver can only do so much, which means hormone levels can build in the blood once the liver reaches its maximum regulatory capacity. This overflow can then damage the liver function which further decreases its ability to eliminate excess blood hormones, which leads to still higher hormone levels in the blood. (7)

Another aspect of your liver’s ability to control hormone balance are other toxins it is responsible for filtering, such as environmental toxins (smog, water contaminants, etc.), pesticides and drug or alcohol byproducts. Simply put, when your liver is already working hard at removing these types of contaminants, it has less capacity left over to remove excess hormones, too.

And, while alcohol consumption changes hormone levels in both sexes, studies indicate that women are far more susceptible than men to alcoholic liver injury (ALI) than men. This however does not mean that men aren’t negatively affected, since studies also show that alcoholic men have an inability to maintain adequate hormone balance, and instead are prone to low testosterone levels along with elevated estrogen levels.

And, for both male and females, estrogen has shown to be a possible cofactor in ALI, which may also explain women’s greater susceptibility to it.

In fact, excess estrogens are also implicated in other types of liver problems, such as:

  • In acute fatty liver during pregnancy, mitochondrial injury can occur
  • Decreased oxidation of fatty acids
  • Altered function of proteins and enzymes in mitochondrial uptake
  • Ultrastructural changes such as mitochondrial enlargement

Altogether, this puts men and especially women at risk for ALI, cirrhosis, cancer and other complications related to liver damage and excessive blood hormones. (8)

TAKING CARE OF YOUR LIVER

While there are means of improving your liver’s function you should adapt a liver-friendly eating program, it is strongly advised that liver-damaging substances, including endocrine disrupters, be avoided in the first place.

These can include:

  • Organic industrial solvents, such as dimethylformamide, tetrachloroethylene and chloroform
  • Drugs and alcohol, including prescription and over-the-counter medications
  • Synthetic fragrances, plastics and some packaged foods
  • Phytoestrogens, such as from soy products (910)

Keep in mind that urban, industrial and farming regions may contain concentrations of air and waterborne contaminants. Due to this, using a breathing mask along with filtering water, or avoiding these types of areas altogether, is advised.

So far as a liver-friendly eating program, you need to:

  • Avoid alcohol and drugs, including prescription and over-the-counter medications
  • Avoid all trans fats and hydrogenated oils
  • Stick to fats which contain balanced 3-6-9 fatty acids
  • Avoid processed and added sugars
  • Avoid conventionally grown fruits, vegetables and meats in favor of organically grown
  • Avoid processed “white foods,” such as flour, rice and sugar
  • Avoid grains

However, do include:

  • Healthy oils, such as extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil or ghee (clarified butter)
  • Fresh, wild-caught, cold water fish from low on the food chain
  • Grass-fed/grass-finished meats (many “grass-fed” meats are fattened on grain after a life of grazing, which nullifies the healthy fat content)
  • Plenty of fresh organic fruits and vegetables (11)

In other words, what is good for the rest of you is good for your liver!

YOUR LIVER, YOUR HEALTH

When it comes to your liver, it is the only one you have which makes taking care of this highly important digestive organ in your critical best interest. Yes, your liver does regenerate itself, though only to a degree, and long-term toxicity can tax it beyond its abilities to do so.

And, not only can this result in hormone imbalance, but hormone imbalance itself can lead to irreversible liver damage, making it a double-edged sword!

So, by avoiding alcohol, drugs, environmental toxins and endocrine disruptors, you can better care for the second largest organ in your body (your skin is the largest, by the way).

However, it isn’t easy to avoid pollutants in our modern world, especially when you consider that something so innocuous as a cash register receipt contains endocrine-disrupting bisphenol A (BPA). This means sticking to a liver-friendly eating program and cleansing your liver at regular intervals using such all-natural antioxidants as milk thistle, dandelion root and herbal enzymes.

By doing this, you can avoid the risk of complications from liver damage, including fibrosis, cirrhosis, poor management of blood hormone levels and cancer.

Again, you only have one liver, so take care of it!

It’s time to feel your best and live life to the fullest!

References

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/334126
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK279393/
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4499388/
  4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5336347/
  5. https://www.pesticidereform.org/pesticides-human-health/
  6. https://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/arh21-1/05.pdf
  7. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/334126
  8. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2842530/
  9. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3374978/
  10. https://www.niehs.nih.gov/health/topics/agents/endocrine/index.cfm
  11. https://www.fattyliverfoundation.org/diet_nash
  12. https://observer.com/2018/01/signs-you-need-to-detox-your-liver-asap-and-how-to-do-it/
  13. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4684116/

Thermography & Breast Cancer Prevention

Thermography can detect irregular patterns in the breast, conditions that occur often before a noticeable lump is formed.  In some cases, such as inflammatory cancer, lumps are undetected by self-exam or mammogram.  This is why adding thermography to your annual routine can help with early detection.

Thermal Imaging is : 

  • Painless
  • No Compression
  • Non-Invasive
  • Emits absolutely NO radiation

Mammograms look at anatomical changes in the breast as the detect masses or lumps in the breast tissue.  Thermography looks at the vascular changes in the breast, as the detect blood flow patterns, inflammation and asymmetries.  The two detection methods complement each other and provide holistic approach to early detection.

Thermograms can benefit all women.  They may be particularly useful for young women who want to monitor their breast health before the recommended age of 40.  Breast cancer prevention should start as early as possible.

One in eight women will get breast cancer at some point in their life.  Proper breast self-exams, physician exams, thermography, and mammograms, together provide the earliest detection system available.

“With a multi-modal approach, a women’s chances for early breast cancer detection are 95%”

The Untold Dangers of Root Canals – Does this impact our breast?

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DID YOU KNOW THAT ROOT CANALS CAN HAVE UNTOLD, NEGATIVE EFFECTS ON YOUR HEALTH?

There is a growing recognition among integrative dentists and physicians that dental health has a tremendous impact on the overall health of the body. People are slowly discovering the hidden dangers of root canals as more medical professionals speak out about their dangers.

“The toxicity of root canals was disclosed by Mayo Clinic and Dr. Weston Price jointly back in about 1910. Close to a century ago. Price’s textbook on root canals, published in 1922, upset the dental associations at that time, and still does today. The American Dental Association (ADA), denies his findings and claims that they have proven root canals to be safe; however, no published data from the ADA is available to confirm this statement. Statements, but no actual research.”
Dr. Hal Huggins D.D.S.

The late Dr. Weston Price, D.D.S, M.S., F.A.C.D. former director of Research for the American Dental Association, discovered that root canals had within them bacteria capable of producing many diseases. They had no place in the body.

He made the claim that teeth that have had root canals are removed from people suffering heart or kidney disease, these diseases will resolve.

He found that implanting these teeth, even after rigorous sterilization, when put under the skin of an animal, resulted in the animal developing the same disease as the person and resulted in the animal dying of that disease within weeks.

There is also a relationship between specific teeth and illness. In the 1950’s, Reinhold Voll, M.D. of Germany discovered that each tooth in the mouth correlates to a specific acupuncture meridian.

Using his electroacupuncture biofeedback technique, he found that if a tooth became infected or diseased, the organ on the same meridian becomes infected or diseased. The opposite held true, as well, that a dysfunction in an organ could lead to a dysfunction in the corresponding tooth.

Is there a link to breast cancer and root canals? Dr. Weston Price seems to think so.

Leakage from Gum Disease to the Breast

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A documentary released on Netflix in the fall 2018, Root Cause, questions the safety of root canals.

Netflix soon met opposition from the American Dental Association (ADA), American Association of Endodontists (AAE) and American Association of Dental Research (AADR).

In a letter dated 29 January 2019, the ADA, AAE and AADR wrote that continuing to host the film on their platform could harm the viewing public by spreading misinformation about safe medical treatments like root canals.

Root Cause was removed from Netfix but can be viewed on Apple, Amazon and Vimeo for purchase or streaming.

Among the most jarring claims in Root Cause is a connection between root canals and breast cancer.

From a thermographic perspective, it is becoming more common to see oral inflammation that drains from the oral cavity, down the anterior neck and into the lymphatic system, in some cases creating lymphatic pathways into breast tissue.

Thermography offers a non-invasive way to measure areas of inflammation in the dental, cranial and thyroid regions.

It can also be used to help detect any indications of physiological changes around sites of dental work such as the presence of infection, concerns with a crowned tooth or a failing root canal, and/or jaw cavitation’s due to extracted teeth

Dr. Price discovered that root canals had within them bacteria capable of producing many diseases. He claimed they had no place in the body.

WHICH IS MORE IMPORTANT?

The life of the tooth or the life of the patient?

This argument still faces us today. The body burden is under daily assault from toxins in our food, water, plastics, air pollution, beauty care products and add that to any number of focal infections in the mouth as well as mercury amalgams.

Currently more than 15 million root canals are performed yearly and more than 41,000 performed daily. Is there any wonder why cancer and auto-immune illnesses are on the rise?

The good news is 25% of the population can survive the toxins from root canals because of a healthy immune system.

Start working with a biological dentist. Biological dentistry stresses the use on nontoxic restoration materials for dental work, and focuses on the unrecognized impact that dental toxins and hidden dental infections can have on overall health.

Biological dentistry treats the teeth, jaw and related structures with specific regards to how the treatment will affect the entire body.

According to Hal Huggins D.D.S, a pioneer in this field, “ Dental problems such as cavities, infections, toxic or allergy producing filling materials, root canals and misalignment with the teeth or jaw can have far reaching effects throughout the body.”

Is there a difference between holistic dentist and biological dentist?

The names came out of the various organizations that dentists started as alternatives to the American Dental Association and other mainstream, conventional, dental organizations.

The Holistic Dental Association was founded in 1979 and the International Academy of Biological Dentistry & Medicine (IABDM) was founded six years later, in 1985.

The Holistic Dental Association tends to be more open to spiritual healing and energy healing than the IABDM, and the IABDM is a larger organization. Many Holistic/Biological dentists belong to both organizations, and use the term holistic and biological interchangeably.

Neither holistic nor biological dentists need a specialized education in order to call themselves holistic or biological, unlike specialties like periodontist or orthodontist, which do require additional study in dental school.

Root canals and dental toxicities are a lengthy topic, so here is what you need to know.
2019 Root Canal Dangers – The Weston A. Price Foundation

https://youtube.com/watch?v=lyW-GHVndGs%3Ffeature%3Doembed

“I don’t feel comfortable using a substance designated by the Environmental Protection Agency to be a waste disposal hazard. I can’t throw it in the trash, bury it in the ground, or put it in a landfill, but they say it is okay to put in people’s mouths? That doesn’t make sense.” Richard Fischer D.D.S.

Thermography Clinic Ireland Are Offering Breast, Dental, Upper 7 Lower Body and Full Body Thermography

Contact 086 1623683 to book your thermography appointment today

Thermography and Identifying Estrogen Dominance

Estrogen is known as the female hormone. It helps kickstart sexual development and, along with progesterone, affects a woman’s reproductive system. According to Healthline, when your body has the proper hormone balance, your body functions the way it is meant to. However, if you have a hormone imbalance, it can cause a lot of wacky things to happen. One example of this is estrogen dominance.

What Is Estrogen Dominance?

While estrogen is a normal part of all bodies, when your body has more estrogen than progesterone, it is referred to as estrogen dominance. Some symptoms of estrogen dominance in women are:

  • bloating
  • swelling and tenderness in your breasts
  • fibrocystic lumps in your breasts
  • decreased sex drive
  • irregular menstrual periods
  • increased symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • mood swings
  • headaches
  • anxiety and panic attacks
  • weight gain
  • hair loss
  • cold hands or feet
  • insomnia
  • sleepiness or fatigue
  • issues with memory

In men, estrogen dominance can manifest as infertility, Gynecomastia, and erectile dysfunction.

Risk of Breast Cancer

Having estrogen dominance makes you more at risk of breast cancer. Essentially, breast cells can attach themselves to estrogen. The estrogen then fuels the growth of these cells. If they become cancerous, it can spread quickly. This is why it is essential to be checked for estrogen dominance. It can give you an early idea that breast cancer could be possible.

Thermography and Identifying Estrogen Dominance

Thermography is helpful in identifying estrogen dominance. It is able to detect physiological changes linked to cancer while it is still at a cellular level. It detects it even before a mammogram can. Another benefit of thermography is the ability to detect lymphatic congestion, which is also a precursor to disease, with this information you can address these underline issues that can lead to a disease state if not corrected. Work with a suitabley trained professional for best results and to allow you achieve optimal health.

At Thermography Clinic Ireland, we want to help you with your Thermography & Health needs. Contact us on 086 1623683 or email info@thermographyireland.ie for more information.

Taurine: 5 Benefits for Women’s Health

Taurine for women's health

Taurine is one of my favorite supplements for perimenopause, menopause, sleep, mood, insulin resistance, and migraine prevention.

Taurine is a sulfur-containing amino acid that is not used to build proteins but instead acts as a free amino acid to support the healthy functioning of the immune and nervous systems. Taurine is so important that it makes up 0.1% of total body weight.

Traditionally, taurine has been classified as “non-essential” because it can be synthesized from methionine and cysteine. Unfortunately, the rate of taurine synthesis is very low in humans so must be ingested from animal foods such as meat, dairy, and fish. The daily intake from an average omnivore diet is 400 mg and there’s no taurine in plant foods.

Obtaining adequate taurine is more important for women than men because taurine biosynthesis is impeded by estrogen.

Benefits of taurine for women’s health

Calms the brain and soothes anxiety

Taurine is a claming neurotramsmitter similar in structure to glycine and GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) — the brain’s other two calming neurotransmitters.

Similar structure of the neurotransmitters GABA, glycine, and taurine.
GABA, glycine, and taurine are similar in molecular structure.

By interacting with GABA receptors, taurine helps to support beneficial “GABAergic” tone or activity, which improves sleep, prevenets migraines, and can relieve premenstural and perimenopausal mood symptoms.

Helps to reverse insulin resistance and prevent obesity

Taurine improves healthy insulin sensitivity by supporting mitochondria and preventing the harmful over production of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Together with magnesium, taurine can also reduce inflammation, suppress appetite, and prevent ovesity.

👉🏽Tip: Taurine’s benefits for both GABA and insulin make it particularly helpful for the hot flashes of perimenopause and menopause. 

Supports healthy estrogen metabolism or detoxification

By supporting the healthy formation of bile acids, taurine can prevent gallstones and help to promote the healthy detoxification of estrogen thtough the liver and bowel.

Hastens recovery from iron-deficient anemia

Thanks to taurine’s antioxidant and cell-membrane stabilizing effects, it can boost hemoglobin production.

Builds muscle and bone

Finally, by supporting healthy muscle, taurine can help to prevent osteoporosis. (Because the biology of bone and muscle are connected.)

How to supplement taurine

The recommended dose is between 500 to 3000 mg and works best when taken with magnesium, another important nutrient for mood, mitochondria, and insulin sensitivity. I recommend Cytoplan L Taurine product code 2420. See the link below.

https://www.cytoplan.co.uk/?AFKey=CG0014

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