Posts Tagged ‘breast cancer’

New Theories on Breast Cancer from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

January 23rd, 2014

A recent study from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington has shown that women who have been taking statin drugs for more than 10 years may face increased invasive breast cancer rates at more than 200 percent. Many physicians will continue to prescribe a daily statin dose to women who have cholesterol levels over 200. According to researchers there are not enough conclusive studies to show that statins actually protect women from fatal heart attacks.

According to the study, in the United States today, 25 percent of American women over 45, who have been taking Cresto, Mevacor, Pravachol or Vytorin, Zocor for more than 10 years had a 204 percent increased chance of developing invasive ductal breast cancer. What’s worse, they have a 243 percent increased chance of developing invasive lobular breast cancer.

To stay in control of our own health, it is best to be proactive by knowing what direction to take and the desired results. Today many individuals are reviewing with experts their lifestyle changes such as diet, exercise, and skin detoxification.

Recent developments in breast health issues are proving to be a game changer. Herbalix formulated Sentinel Breast Creme, designed to help keep breasts clean and healthy. The creme was used by women in a clinical trial showing changes/patterns in the breasts. These changes were tracked and observed thru thermal imaging.

The Sentinel Breast Creme is part of the Herbalix 80 Night Lymph Detox Program.

The 80 Night Lymph Detox Program for Women includes the following:

•Detox Deodorant – 2.5 oz
•Geranium Deodorant – 2.5 oz
•Coriander Kelp Scrub Bar from Whole Nubian Goat’s Milk – 4 oz
•Belly Fat Freedom – 4 oz
•Sentinel Breast Crème – .47 oz

For more information on the effects of aluminum on the body, visit www.Herbalix.com

Source: The Hutchinson Study: Long-term statin use and risk of ductal and lobular breast cancer among women 55-74 years of age. http://bustingbreastcancer.org/national-breast-cancer-prevention-project/breast-cancer-rates-soar-for-women-taking-statin-drugs/#sthash.JyyvYr3Q.dpuf

Preventing Breast Cancer

January 28th, 2012

A new report is out based on a two-year-long study designed to determine if there is a defiite link between breast cancer and our environmental factors. Based on a panel of 15 cancer-research experts and nine members Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies of Science, the members to a look at hormone therapies, plastic, hair dye, heavy metals, flame retardants, chemicals, pesticides and industrial chemicals, radiation, drinking tendencies and smoking and evencanned food. Sadly, about 230,000 women have been diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in the year 2011.

As of yet the report produced inconclusive evidence that chemicals were party to causing breast cancer. It also excited a lack of reliable scientific literature — however, for the first time, the Institute of Medicine is now alerting doctors to pay more  attention to chemicals.  There are even some studies showing biological activity which could be a link to breast cancer.

Researchers did not yet come up with a definitive answer but that does bot mean the chemicals in question are safe. Plus the data on suspect chemicals like parabens or BPA was not as complete as it could have been, partly due relaxed chemical regulations that have allowed 40,000-plus chemicals to be released onto the marketplace without any testing whatsoever for long-term health.

There have been numerous conflicting reports over the years. Some scientists proposed that certain ingredients in underarm antiperspirants or deodorants may be related to breast cancer because they are applied to skin next located next to the breast, and lymph glands. Human exposure to aluminum results in its accumulation over time. This has caused many consumers to start to choose non-aluminum deodorants.

One  chemical widely used as a preservative in  pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and food products has recently been found in tissue samples from 40 women who have breast cancer. There were numerous studies since 1998 which have raised concerns about the potential role of these parabens, which had they have oestrogenic properties. in breast cancer –  The research team studied these samples from 40 women who were having mastectcctomies, finding 99 per cent of the tissue samples contained at least one paraben.

Parabens are a chemical compound found in many toiletry products and that includes underarm deodorants. The most common parabens used in cosmetic products are propylparaben, butylparaben and methylparaben, and also  sobutylparaben and benzylparaben.   millions of people globally still use traditional products that are made with alum salts or aluminum and parabens, although many people have migrated towards non-aluminum deodorant in recent years.

What is interesting is that the team found even women who didn’t use underarm deodorants still had parabens in their tissue, which suggests that they are entering the breast tissue via other sources, ultimately confirming there is, “no simple cause and effect relationship between parabens in underarm products and breast cancer.”

There are companies like Herbalix Restoratives that make detox cleansing deodorants that rid the body of excess aluminums, and it is recommended that women use non-aluminum deodorant and anti-perspirants.

Even though the treatment for breast cancer has come a long way, and the death rate has fallen by more than 30 percent since the year 1990, actual breast cancer prevention has not come very far as of yet. Even though there has been evidence that links chemicals and other environmental contaminants to the disease, there are some other science-based ways that could protect women.

It is essential to be active and cut any excess body fat to avoid risks for breast cancer risk dramatically. Obesity, along with genetics, contributes to about 30 percent of the breast cancer diagnoses, so watch what you eat — go organic to avoid chemicals, and avoid canned foods. Try a non-aluminum deodorant, avoid excess radiation, research your hormone therapies carefully, watch the amount of alcohol you drink, and quit smoking.

The study’s researchers have also placed a big emphasis on the possible role of benzene in causing breast cancer. You can get a whiff of benzene as it vapors off when you pump gas for your car, or inhale air pollution. Always avoid running your car inside a garage, and be careful around gas-powered equipment such as leaf blowers or mowers. Don’t store these items in your home’s basement. Benzene also often emits from scented candles, creating indoor air pollution. Get beeswax candles instead. And overall start using green products to reduce chemicals in your home.