BREASTS, BRAS & BABIES
by Walter Last
Most women do not seem to be aware that the greatest risk factor for developing breast cancer is the habitual wearing of a bra. Singer and Grismaijer investigated the bra-wearing behavior of about 5000 women. Women who used to wear a bra 24 hours a day had a 3 out of 4 chance of developing breast cancer compared to a 1 in 168 chance for women who never or rarely wore bras. The latter is about the same breast cancer risk as for men. Women who wore a bra more than 12 hours daily had a 1 in 7 risk, with less than 12 hours the risk dropped to 1 out of 152.
However, even more common is fibrocystic breast disease, which is often a forerunner of breast cancer. This painful condition can be cured simply by not wearing a bra. Singer and Grismaijer published their findings in the book 'Dressed to Kill' (Avery Press 1995). For more details on the Internet see www.all-natural.com/bras.html.
The main reason for this harmful effect of bras is the constriction of the lymphatic circulation of the breasts. Similar to rubbish accumulating in a stagnating part of a river, so pesticides and other fat-soluble chemicals accumulate in the breasts. However, it is not necessary to leave heavy breasts completely unsupported. The main rule is to use a lose support that does not constrict the lymph flow. In order for lymph to flow it needs muscle movement, alternating contraction and relaxation of muscles. This can be provided in the breasts by keeping the support loose enough so that they can gently bounce while walking. Most women will not need a support when at home. In addition frequently do some exercises to improve lymph flow in the breast area such as with circling your arms.
If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer, be aware that there is no honest evidence that any of the conventional medical therapies prolongs your life (see Scientific Cancer Treatment?). A recommended technique for all breast problems, but especially breast cancer, is to press strongly into the hollow on each side of the breastbone where it meets the collarbone. Press for a long time (or have someone else do it for you). Also sometimes change the direction of the pressure and frequently repeat this until these points are no longer tender or the problem has disappeared. In addition also press downwards along both sides of the breastbone into the hollows between the ribs.
If you are concerned that without a bra your breasts may start sagging too much, you may try a predominantly raw-food diet as recommended in Healing Foods. This can be expected to keep your skin and your breasts much more elastic than a conventional diet. Other nutrients that have been shown to be important for keeping healthy breasts are selenium as seleno-methionine, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D (cod liver oil or sunshine) and generally minimizing exposure to pesticides and other non-biological chemicals and drugs.
To reduce your risk of
developing breast cancer still further you may consider avoiding milk products
except butter. I understand that the rate of death from breast cancer in
All animal milk is high in insulin growth factor, IGF-1, which stimulates breast tissue to grow during puberty and pregnancy. IGF-1 is also present in the meat of dairy cows and apparently also stimulates other hormone-related cancers, including prostate cancer.
If you are interested increasing the size of your breasts, you may try the following herbs. They have been advertised to increase bust by 1 to 3 sizes within 30 to 60 days, see http://22.214.171.124:100. Use internally as well as topically.
How to Deliver a Healthy Baby
Unfortunately, modern obstetrics has become
very dangerous for the health of babies. The main problem is early cord-cutting
as practiced especially in the
The correct way is to wait until the cord has stopped pulsating and hold the baby low until then. Also look at other ways of a more natural childbirth. Try to obtain the help of a midwife rather than relying on an obstetrician or try to find an obstetrician who uses natural methods. A caesarean section should be considered only as a last resort. Normally the baby is inoculated with the bacteria for the normal intestinal flora when going through the birth canal and also later with the breast milk. If the mother is known to have Candida or after a caesarean birth and especially with following bottle-feeding, the baby needs to be given a range of the normal lactobacteria through supplements.
Recent medical research indicates that all babies who died of cot/crib death had toxins from coli bacteria in their blood. This was regarded as the main cause for their untimely death. There is now research underway to find the cause and a preventive drug. In the meantime you can give your baby some high-potency acidophilus capsules and this should eliminate the problem.
Other helpful measures are frequently talking to the baby during pregnancy, trying to establish psychic communication during meditation, often listening to uplifting music and be exposed to beauty in nature and art. Before and during labor press the foot reflexes for the uterus (see Reflexology), trace the conception meridian with a finger or the mind (see Meridian Therapy) and use guided imagery.
Preeclampsia may be avoided or controlled with intestinal sanitation, raw food, magnesium and omega-3 fatty acids, especially cod liver oil. Supply folic acid through supplements or plenty of green foods throughout the pregnancy to avoid birth defects. Preferably do this already before conception. Fish oils and vitamin B6 (in addition to a multivitamin-mineral tablet) also tend to prevent or cure post-natal depression.
It you have difficulty conceiving, try PABA, a B-vitamin-like nutrient. In a published trial, 16 women who had been infertile for over five years took 100 mg of PABA four times daily for three to seven months. Twelve of these became pregnant.
Try to resist the medical
pressure for vaccinations, especially for babies under 1 year of age. In
Autism has become an epidemic in recent
years, presumably due to the high content of mercury in many vaccines. Only now
is it being admitted that polio vaccines are related to half of all the cases
of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in the