This has been on my mind for awhile and I really wanted to write a post about this topic because it affects all women. Whether you have breast issues or know someone who does - it's time to really take this moment in your life to really care about your girls health and learn important steps you can take to have better breast health.
The first thing on the list that can help you with your breast health is your diet.
Diet is very important. I don't mean a diet in the sense of working on loosing weight - that's not the focus. I'm talking about a diet of considering what kinds of foods that a person habitually eats.
I've always thought that no matter how much a person may exercise, if you aren't eating right then it may be all for naught. Eating a whole-foods diet will help. Following a whole food diet means:
Something to also take into consideration is the deodorant and body washes you use. There are tons of chemicals in deodorants nowadays.
"Aluminum is added to deodorants to PREVENT sweating. The metal has been shown to trigger cancer in animals but it is not known whether or not this could cause the same problems in humans."
Many commercial deodorants also contain parabens (as well as many hair products) but you can make your own (both hair and deodorants) I'll show you how to make your own deodorant in the next post!
If you can't wait for me then you can go to Wellness Mama or Pinterest to get tons of ideas for how to make your own.
To wear a bra or to not wear a bra?
Some people don't believe this but I'll leave the info for you guys to decide.
"Over 85 percent of the lymph fluid flowing from the breast drains to the armpit lymph nodes. Most of the rest drains to the nodes along the breast bone. Bras and other external tight clothing can impede flow.
The nature of the bra, the tightness, and the length of time worn, will all influence the degree of blockage of lymphatic drainage. Thus, wearing a bra might contribute to the development of breast cancer as a result of cutting off lymphatic drainage, so that toxic chemicals are trapped in the breast."
One thing I like to do is bounce on a trampoline because it promotes lymph-stimulating activity.
Pilates, stretching and weight training can help improve hormone responses and lower cortisol and blood sugar!
I'm going to be implementing a lot of these things starting today and I would love for you guys to join me in doing things to better the health of our breast. What are some things you have read and what are some steps that you are personally taking to better your health?
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