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How To Avoid Getting Breast Cancer

Updated on April 26, 2017

Until scientists invent a magic pill you can take, here are some useful tips to reduce your chances of getting breast cancer. Read thoroughly and practice these important steps to maintain breast health. And always remember to self-check on the weekly basis for any unusual lumps or tenderness in each breast.

1. Resist The Urge to Wire and Strap Them

Using bras with underwire restricts the flow of lymph and blood circulation. This means that any toxins will have a difficult time travelling to the “waste processors”—the skin, the kidneys, the liver. Hence, toxins become trapped in the breasts.

Here’s What to Do

Spend some time shopping and trying on some good wire-free bras. There are many bras that will lift the breasts and make them look great, without using wire. Also, you may be able to find less expensive wire-free bras in the discount stores.

Find a bra that fits well and is not too tight and constrictive. Go for a roomy back size that allows free circulation.

Aim to let the breasts go bra-free for 8-12 hours per night. Sleep is a major period in which the body cleanses itself and renews, so you’ll want to make sure you're not wearing any restrictive clothing.

2. Toss the Deodorant

Live your life sans deodorant. Your deodorant’s goal is to trap and keep all bacteria within the body so that the smelly bacteria cannot escape. Do you really want a bacteria trap next door to each breast? Add in the fact that most deodorants' active ingredient is aluminum--a heavy metal--and you've got a double whammy.

Here’s what to do:

Get rid of your deodorant and opt for a squeeze of fresh lemon under the arms instead. Lemon kills bacteria and keeps the underarms smelling nice. Note: You may notice when you first stop using deodorant that you have worse body odor. This will go away after most of your bad toxins have been released. The extra harsh smell is due to the bacteria being trapped for years. However, it will retreat once it is regularly expelled through your skin.

How To Brush Around the Breast Area

3. Use a Dry Skin Brush

Using a dry skin brush will expedite lymph through your system and get the blood flowing. Think of the area as if it were a fresh, clear stream as opposed to a stagnant lake. You want your blood to circulate and never to pool in the same spot.

Here’s what to do:

Brush from the side of your breast upward, and from your armpit to the center of your heart, in a upside-down J pattern. Perform on each breast, then shower after brushing. This is the way lymph is supposed to flow and you are doing your part by helping it along.

4. Clean Up Your Diet

Clean up your diet and keep it alkaline. Cancer cannot survive in an alkaline body. Eat a diet rich in fruits and veggies. Bonus tip: Eat raw veggies to get maximum antioxidants, since cooking destroys some of the nutrients in food.

Here’s what to do:

Drink hot lemon or lime tea with raw, organic honey each morning upon rising. Lemon and lime help the body alkalize whatever we put into it. Get into the habit of eating cut veggies and a raw dip like guacamole or pesto to give your body the antioxidants it needs to ward off cancer.

5. Enjoy the Good Oils

Salmon & Fish Oil
Canola Oil
Avocado & Avocado Oil
Vegetable Oil
Flax Oil
Corn Oil
Coconut Oil
Cold pressed Sesame Oil
Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Animal Fat
Increase Cold Pressed and Omega 3’s while decreasing Omega 6’s.

6. Avoid Sugar and Its Best Buddy, Alcohol

Sugar is a major culprit for all disease. Get out of the habit of needing it. Once your body learns to manage without it, your cravings will stop and you will be much less prone to sweet-tooths. If you get a sweet-tooth during your abstinence from sugar, calm the craving by eating an orange. Oranges contain a substantial amount of natural sugar. That’s why people who normally do not eat fruits and veggies will happily chug down a glass of OJ any time of the day. And many people don’t realize that alcohol is just highly processed sugar—and a ton of it, with some other added flavorings.

Here's What to Do:

Cut back or stop drinking altogether. If you must have a glass of wine, have one. Indeed wine contains good resveratrol, but it is also a processed drink made from sugary grapes, so don’t down the whole bottle. Avoid anything with processed sugar and all its cousins, like high fructose corn syrup. Try baking your own sweets with stevia instead.

7. De-Stress

Have you ever noticed that an ache feels worse when you stress or get angry? Stress creates a inflamed toxin-factory within your body.

Here’s what to do:

Tone it down. Yoga, meditation, walking and sitting in a park are good ways to slow down. Drink lots of water and inhale several deep breaths on stress-filled days to help flush toxins.

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    • Sonja Larsen profile image

      Sonja Larsen 4 years ago from Orange County, California

      Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it!

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      Amie Butchko 4 years ago from Warwick, NY

      Useful and important hub. Thumbs up and thanks!