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October marks breast cancer awareness month, a time to be mindful of what we can do to be proactive in fighting this disease. Part of a proactive approach is being screened, knowing the early signs and symptoms and taking steps to avoid the known risk factors. While great advances have been made in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer and survival rates are better today, there are still many mysteries especially when it comes to understanding the underlying causes and risk factors. Here is what we do know. There are risk factors that...read more
In celebration of Breast Health month we welcome this guest post from Alana Somerville, a schoolteacher, mom, and author of the book ChemoSabe which chronicles her journey to self-advocacy. Her story inspires us to overcome whatever life throws in our paths. I am a planner by nature. This may stem from my childhood, where my Mom had a “calendar desk”; it was on this calendar that every single thing we did was written. It was a sort of schedule bible. In September of 2011, on the heels of my 33rd birthday, my plan for the next year was to soak...read more
Maybe it was the first time a boy twanged your (new) bra strap in math class . . . maybe your mother bought you a bra too early or too late, and gym class was mortifying . . . maybe you have always thought your breasts were too small or too big . . . no matter what the reason, over 70% of women do not love their breasts according to the International Journal of Sexual Health. And that’s a shame. Here are six ways you can start loving your breasts to lead to a healthier, more holistic, more confident you. Get a bra fitting If you want to...read more
In a previous article I talked to you a little bit about estrogen dominance, and how that creates excess estrogen as well as imbalances in both of our estrogen and the balance between progesterone and estrogen. That can really contribute to a lot of breast issues, including: tenderness pain swelling discomfort and mood swings Stress can interfere with all of that as well. So I wanted to give you some really concrete tips today about some other things that you can do to help reduce that excess estrogen and to also move through the body and in...read more
Vitamin D and breast cancer have several compelling connections: RN Camille Lawson tells you what you need to know about protecting yourself from the risks. Breast health is something that is always on our minds. Many women have heard the statistics and they’re afraid of getting breast cancer. The statistics are pretty alarming, frankly. Vitamin D has now been linked with the spread of breast cancer and its incidence. Women who are diagnosed with breast cancer who also have a Vitamin D deficiency (below 40 ng/ml in their blood) have been...read more