Because bras prop up the breast, the chest muscles and the breast ligaments begin to weaken and break down over time. Wearing a bra can cause perpetual inflammation and heighten breast cancer risk. In order to reduce the risk of getting breast cysts and clogged milk ducts, it is advisable to avoid underwires.
In America, roughly 12.3 percent of women are now diagnosed with breast cancer and are instructed to remove their body parts to improve their odds of survival. If you’re a woman who has pondered getting a mastectomy just to avoid the future threat of breast cancer, now’s the time to take sensible preventative measures that do not require the total destruction of your female form and function.
Mammograms are sometimes faulty and can give off false positives for breast cancer. Before you get hooked into the system and expose yourself to ionizing radiation, there are things you can do to ensure your peace of mind. The first is to let go of the bra.
In a Japanese study, bras and girdles were associated with a 60% drop off in melatonin production. Melatonin exhibits anti-cancer properties, so the melatonin drop-off should worry women who regularly wear bras.
In the book Dressed to Kill by Sydney Ross Singer and Soma Grismaijer, 4,000 women were interviewed over a two-year period. Half of the women had been diagnosed with breast cancer at that time. A 75 percent majority of the women who slept in their bras developed breast cancer. The women who didn’t wear a bra had significantly lower breast cancer rates. Only one in 168 women who did not wear a bra was diagnosed with breast cancer. Even more compelling, when women ditched their bras for a month, their cysts, breast pain, and tenderness symptoms all went away.
In acupuncture, applying repeated pressure to specific points can cause over-stimulation of crucial lymphatic reflex points. When the metal in underwire bras continuously causes inflammation to these acupuncture points, the liver, gallbladder, and stomach may be implicated.
A study on Japanese and Fiji women found that breast cancer risk went up as soon as they began to wear bras. The research concluded that these breast cancers are the body’s way of adapting to the inflammation and restricted lymph flow. Similar results were found in a 1991 article published in the European Journal of Cancer. Pre-menopausal women who did not wear bras were 50 percent less likely to get breast cancer compared to women who regularly wore bras.
Women who are self-conscious should consider using camisoles or nipple pads. The only time a bra is has any necessity is during exercising. French Professor Jean-Denis Rouillon says that breasts do not benefit from bras. Bras are a “false need medically, physiologically, and anatomically,” he says.
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