Four Ways You Can Support Breast Health

200,000 American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010.  Research indicates that with better lifestyle choices this figure could be radically reduced.  There are four lifestyle areas that each woman can improve to reduce risk of breast cancer: nutrition, exercise, gut health and lymphatic circulation.

Foods that boost breast health include fresh green vegetables, fresh fruit, omega oils, garlic and green tea.  Substances that increase risk factors for breast disease include smoking, sugar and refined foods, trans-fats and hydrogenated oils, food additives and excessive alcohol.

Healthy breasts depend upon good circulation and a clean fluid environment to support the breast tissue cells.  Exercise, deep breathing and lymphatic drainage massage help circulate the lymphatic fluid through the 600 lymph nodes distributed throughout your body.  Lymph nodes are garrisons of B, T, and other immune cells.  Lymph nodes act as filters or traps for foreign particles and cellular waste.

Lymphatic drainage massage helps to cleanse, circulate and drain fluids around the breast tissues.  The many lymph nodes that drain the breasts are largely found in the underarm and chest area.  When you receive your massage (which is very relaxing), Dr. Joan will teach you how to massage yourself to increase lymphatic flow.

Healing Unleashed wants to help you learn to take better care of your breasts.  We encourage you to do four things.  First, come to our seminar on breast health (and bring a friend).  Second, receive a lymphatic drainage massage with Dr. Joan Sloss.  Third, exercise daily for at least 30 minutes.  Fourth, eat high-fiber, fresh fruits and veggies, and take pro-biotics daily to improve gut health.

–Dr. Joan Sloss, Ed.D. LMT

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