Causes of Breast Cancer
Many articles will tell you that the causes of breast cancer are unknown. Some doctors will tell you that breast cancer is hereditary. However, there are some chemicals and some factors which are known to contribute towards people succumbing to breast cancer.
X Ray radiation of the chest area in childhood, or during youth, can cause breast cancer to develop later in a woman’s life.
The women who were exposed to the Hiroshima bomb succumbed more easily to breast cancer, and other cancers, than women of the same generation who were not irradiated.
Your health can suffer, and your immune system beomome damaged, because of living, or working, too close to electricity transformers, meter boxes, cell phone towers, overhead power lines, sleeping next to power sources, and over use of cell phones.
Toxic Chemicals Contaminate Environment
For most people, the main risk factors in getting breast cancer lie in the fact that so many toxic chemicals are widely used in our environments and our homes.
Petro-chemicals can cause breast cancer, and other cancers, to develop.
Organo-chlorides which are found in many herbicides, and pesticides, are known to have a carcinogen effect, especially in the forming of breast, ovarian and uterine cancers.
Herbicides, widely used by councils in spraying whole areas at a time, which they will call a spraying ‘programme’, are a real threat to adults, and even more to children who often walk these sprayed areas to get to and from school, or to the school bus. Even if we are not actively walking in these areas, the spray drift is affecting all those who live in the area.
Herbicide use in public areas should definitely be banned, for the sake of all. The risk is just too great. Our children may be in fairly good health now, but these poisons will affect the health of many children in later life, and predispose them to cancer and other disease related to immune disfunction.
Toxins such as Propylene Glycol, Dioxin, which is found in 245T, or Agent Orange, DDT, 24D, Roundup, and many other herbicides and insecticides are all thought to increase cancer risk. Some of these chemicals are now banned, such as DDT. However, DDT still remains in the soils where it was used, and these residues still find their way into our food chain.
245T, which is now banned, was known to affect the genetic structure of humans. This has resulted in deformities of children, who may be at risk of having deformed children themselves, since 245T affects the genes.
We who protested against the use of 245T, or ‘agent orange’ in the 1970’s were told by government authorities in New Zealand that it was not proven that this chemical caused cancer, or deformities, or anything else, and so its use would be continued here.
Actually, the effects of 2,4,5,T and 2,4,D, WERE known – the effects of using ‘Agent Orange’ , a combination of the two chemicals, in Viet Nam proved how harmful it was. It was banned in all other western countries long before New Zealand banned it, because Dow chemicals (Ivan Watkins Dow) were making the stuff here, at New Plymouth, New Zealand.
After aerial spraying over our house and stream which was our water source, I became very ill. I was around six months pregnant at the time. Friends advised to go and see the local doctor in the Hokianga, so that my case should be recorded as being caused by 2,4,5,T. Hopefully, we thought, a register of all ill-health related to 2,4,5,T was being kept.
But, instead of recording my ill-health as the after-math of aerial 2,4,5,T spraying, the doctor told me I was imagining I was ill. I was a hypochondriac, he said, because there was no proof that 2,4,5,T caused any harm to human beings. He failed to record my case of 2,4,5,T related symptoms – breathing difficulties, asthma-like symptoms, feeling nauseous all the time, bone pains, and having literally no energy to do the simplest task.
Six months later, my baby had died. And around four or five years later, I had a breast lump which my doctor advised to have biopsied.
Instead of trusting any more medical people, or scientists, I decided to cure the thing myself. This was when I discovered, first, Walter Last, the Whangarei healer, and then the Dr Gerson therapy for cancer. Both these healers, in their own way, helped me recover.
Common sense must prevail. Don’t wait for chemicals to be banned after they have wreaked havoc in the environment, and killed people. Avoid them NOW, and protect your children’s health, as well as your own.
Harmful Chemicals in Personal Care Products
Many harmful chemicals are used in cosmetics and personal care products, and even baby products. Dioxin is one chemical which is still to be found in some under-arm deodorants, among other cosmetic products.
The chemical list of carcenogens is extensive and lengthy. The simple message is that you should avoid ALL the chemicals that you can. Learn how to live without them. Learn how to manage weeds and insects by natural means. If you can’t, then learn how to live with the weeds instead, as they will most likely benefit your health, whereas toxic herbicides won’t.
Toxic Chemicals are in Our Clothing Fabrics
These days, much of our clothing, including our underwear, is made cheaply in China, and this means that very often, the fabrics are synthetic, petroleum-based products. These synthetic fabrics contain many chemicals which adversely affect the health. Often, cheap dyes are used in clothing made in China: Many of the dyes used to dye fabric and leather contain excessive amounts of formaldehyde, which is a carcenogen. These chemicals are readily absorbed through the pores of your skin, and into your body, where they can be stored. These stored chemicals are a potential risk in getting cancer.
The Bra Restricts Blood and Lymph
The Wearing of the bra in order to keep a perfect shape might contribute towards some women developing breast cancer. It is thought that the wearing of a tight bra around the whole of the chest and breast area could contribute to cancerous conditions setting in, because the bra restricts the blood and energy flow. The bra stops the lymph from travelling freely about the body, locking it in around the breast area. This means that drainage of waste products from the chest area will be blocked, because the lymph cannot carry them away efficiently.
The Contraceptive Pill or Injection
Contraceptives interfere with your body’s hormone production and regulation, which is why the contraceptive is a risk factor in getting cancer. It also robs the body of certain nutrients, which is another negative factor. There are many other medications which can contribute towards cancer and other degenerative disease, but the contraceptive pill or injection probably poses the biggest threat, as it is taken long term, and this means that your hormonal system is continually being interfered with, long term.
Innoculations Lower Your Immunity:
Innoculations for diseases like influenza, whooping cough, tetanus, diphtheria and the like, actually reduce your immunity. They might protect you against one outbreak of flu, or some other disease, but at the risk of getting more severe diseases in later life. Children who have had the range of injections for various diseases in childhood will have an immune system which is severly weakened, which will predispose them to immune function diseases like cancer, including breast cancer, arthritis, and multiple sclerosis, in later years.
Personally, after my eldest child was affected adversely by a series of injections in childhood, I refused to take part in this innoculation charade. There are other options, like homeopathy, vitamin therapy, acupuncture, and herbal medecine which prevent diseases and work cures. However, there is a place for everything: get advice from your doctor or homeopath before you decide NOT to go for that innoculation which everybody is racing to get.
Alcohol, Marijuana, and Cigarettes
Women who drink more than two glasses of alcohol per day are twice as likely to get breast cancer, or some other form of cancer, than women who rarely drink. Marijuana smokers, and cigarette smokers, also double their chances of getting breast cancer, and other cancers, including lung cancer.
Nutritional Deficiencies Can Cause Cancer
Give yourself and your family a diet which is high in all the necessary nutrients. Ensure that you eat plenty of foods which are rich in Iodine and Calcium. These are both essential to good health and to preventing cancer. Make sure that every meal contains plenty of Roughage . Roughage is the other essential factor in preventing cancer.
Remember the three cancer preventers – Roughage – Iodine – Calcium.
Avoid Processed Foods which have Chemical Additives
Processed foods contain many chemicals which are hazardous to the health, especially if you eat a lot of this food. These chemicals build up in the body, until one day – boomph – some disease ‘hits’ you, like breast cancer. Detoxifying diets, or the castor oil treatment taken once a week, are ways in which you can reduce the toxins in your body, to help prevent cancer.
Other Things to Do to Prevent Breast Cancer
Give up smoking. Limit, or give up alcohol. Give up all drugs unless it is a medication which your life depends on.
You can remove your bra when you get home from work. You can make sure that it is made of cotton, rather than a synthetic material, and that it is not too tight.
Well wash that new bra before beginning to wear it.
Try to wear cotton fabrics rather than anything synthetic. This is especially important for fabrics which touch the skin. Again, well wash any new item of clothing before you begin to wear it.
You can take measures to detoxify the body, so that any toxic residues which have built up in your body get eliminated over time. Days on the apple diet, or the castor oil cleanse used once a week, will help your body to detoxify. You can help your children’s health by giving them mainly apples to eat on certain days of the week, as this will help them to detoxify as well.
You can throw out all the chemicals – all the herbicides and insecticides which you have about your house. You can check your make-up. Throw out all dubious products. Give up hair dye and nail polish – these contribute to cancer.
Read merrilyn’s article on ‘household chemical reactions’ for more information on chemicals which cause cancer and other disease.