Its that time of year again when pink ribbons and media announcements remind women to become breast cancer-aware. The message is very clear and its important for all ladies to heed the message. However, there are many different schools of thought on this issue, and I have done extensive research on this subject. Most people are unaware that biggest contributor to cancer is a highly acidic diet.Looking at the solution to this epidemic is quite important but we should not neglect the cause. Cancer is caused by a build up of oxidants created by free radicals. The best way to counteract the effects of oxidants is by consuming foods rich in anti oxidants. These include berries, kale, plums, spinach and sprouts. The quickest way to have a combination of these in the body in one go, is by making a smoothie or juice . The main way of testing, promoted by society at large is having a mammogram. Our researched opinion is that mammograms can do more harm than good, as do breast biopsies. Read more in our article. We recommend that woman become more familiar with their breasts and do a monthly self-examination of their breasts. Since most woman have never been taught how to do this, here are some guidelines
CORRECT WAY TO DO A BREAST SELF-EXAMINATION?
1) IN THE SHOWER
Using the pads of your fingers, move around your entire breast in a circular pattern moving from the outside to the centre, checking the entire breast and armpit area. Check both breasts each month feeling for any lump, thickening, or hardened knot. Notice any changes and get lumps evaluated by your healthcare provider.
2) IN FRONT OF A MIRROR
Visually inspect your breasts with your arms at your sides. Next, raise your arms high overhead. Look for any changes in the contour, any swelling, or dimpling of the skin, or changes in the nipples. Next, rest your palms on your hips and press firmly to flex your chest muscles. Left and right breasts will not exactly match—few women’s breasts do, so look for any dimpling, puckering, or changes, particularly on one side.
3) LYING DOWN
When lying down, the breast tissue spreads out evenly along the chest wall. Place a pillow under your right shoulder and your right arm behind your head. Using your left hand, move the pads of your fingers around your right breast gently in small circular motions covering the entire breast area and armpit. Use light, medium, and firm pressure. Squeeze the nipple; check for discharge and lumps. Repeat these steps for your left breast.
It’s good to get used to the way your breasts normally look and feel. A good way to do that is to try this: When you’re lying down, lightly touch your breasts with your fingertips. You might be surprised at how they feel. Breasts are a complex system of ducts and tissue so you’ll notice normal lumps and bumps. You only need to worry about your breasts if you notice these problems:
- pain in your breast that isn’t related to your period
- a new lump, bump, or other change in your breast
- a red, hot, or swollen breast
- fluid or bloody discharge from your nipple
- a lump in your armpit or near your collarbone
If you find a lump, schedule an appointment with your doctor, but don’t panic — 8 out of 10 lumps are not cancerous. The following articles are from trusted and reliable sources who do not have any financial interest in advising you about the dangers of mammograms. In contrast, there is not only money made from the mammogram procedure, but much, much more from investigating non-cancerous tumours.
Our advise is to become familiar with your breasts and , by drastically reducing your intake of highly acidic foods and substituting these with alkaline foods and a healthy active lifestyle you will considerably lower your chances of contracting breast cancer.
Best Breast Health Tips For Woman