BPA triggers changes in rats that may lead to breast cancer

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New research reports that the chemical BPA, used to make polycarbonate plastics, changes how genes function in the mammary glands of rats.

 

New research suggests that the chemical BPA changes how genes function in the mammary glands of rats exposed in their mother’s womb, leaving them more vulnerable to breast cancer later in life.

The study is the first to examine what impact fetal exposure to bisphenol A has on the DNA of mammary glands as they age. The researchers said their findings indicate that exposure to low amounts of the ubiquitous chemical, which mimics estrogen, might cause permanent changes in gene activity that lead to breast cancer.

The mother rats were injected with amounts that “we would expect to find in humans,” said Dr. Ana Soto, a Tufts University professor and senior author of the study published in the journal PLOS ONE.

“We saw the mammary glands start to develop in an erroneous way,” Soto said. “The glands later on had increased probability of getting cancer.”

Soto previously reported that female rats exposed to BPA while in the womb were more likely to have pre-cancerous lesions in their mammary glands. The new findings suggest that this is likely due to epigenetic changes, which are heritable changes in how genes are activated.

BPA is used to make polycarbonate plastics, as well as the liners of some canned foods and beverages, paper receipts and dental sealants. It is found in nearly all people tested.

The rat studies should be a red flag for humans, said Michael Skinner, a professor and researcher at Washington State University who specializes in epigenetics. Skinner was not involved in the study.

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About 230,000 U.S. women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year.

“Biology is extremely conserved for all mammals. From rats to mice to humans to primates, we all have almost exactly the same organ system and very similar endocrinology,” Skinner said.

Breast cancer affects about one out of every eight U.S. women. An estimated 230,000 are diagnosed with the disease each year. Women are at higher risk as they age, or if they are heavy drinkers, obese or have “inherited genetic alterations,” according to the National Cancer Institute.

The new research doesn’t mean BPA causes cancer; rather it could increase their risk, Skinner said. (more…)

Yet Another Study Says ‘BPA Is Everywhere and It’s Linked to Cancer’

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(Originally published at The Daily Sheeple)

A University of Illinois at Chicago study just published in the journal Endocrinology has determined that even a low level of exposure to the plastic component bisphenol A, or BPA, during development contributes to an increased risk of developing prostate cancer later in life. (more…)

Cancer Treatment Found in Ancient Resin

Cancer Treatment Found in Ancient Resin
We have all known someone who has had cancer or currently is battling it. It seems cancer rates are on the rise and the ‘cure’ has been deemed by the medical industry, as no where in site. Luckily, nature always finds a way. Whether or not we hear it from the ‘Cancer Society’ or not, should not really matter. Studies have been done and research is in, cancer treatment has been found in the ancient resin of frankincense – distilled as an essential oil

 

That’s right, the same oil that was supposedly gifted baby Jesus, along with gold and myrrh, has been found to have powerful healing capacity, maybe there is something to that story. Frankincense, especially oil distilled from the species found in Oman, has been shown to eliminate every type of cancer cell it has come in contact with – leaving the healthy cells alone.

Immunologist Mahmoud Suhail, working with frankincense and cancer has found “Cancer starts when the DNA code within the cell’s nucleus becomes corrupted. It seems frankincense has a re-set function. It can tell the cell what the right DNA code should be. Frankincense separates the ‘brain’ of the cancerous cell – the nucleus – from the ‘body’ – the cytoplasm, and closes down the nucleus to stop it reproducing corrupted DNA codes.

Used since ancient times, frankincense used to be as valuable as gold, and in some cases, it’s location even kept a secret by the government – it seems a similar fate has been met here – though for very different reasons.  Frankincense is mentioned in the bible over 50 times and has been used to enhance meditation as well as raise consciousness.  It is thought that frankincense can help remind a person of their ‘mission’ in life – perhaps why the little babe in the manger got some.  Frankincense gums and resins have been used in Ayurveda and Chinese medicine for thousands of years, but the power of this oil is only now becoming known to western medical doctors.

Some who have found curative benefits from frankincense for aggressive cancer have taken as little as 2 drops of the essential oil in some sort of juice or capsule every day for several months.  Researchers have found results from injecting the oil directly into cancer cells.   The Cancer Research Institute of the University of Nevada treated cervical cancer with frankincense, in which “there was 72% inhibition and growth of non-cancerous cells.” Frankincense has been found effective in treating bladder cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, brain tumors, leukemia, skin cancer, the list goes on and on.

What are we messing around for?  Why is this information not splattered all over the news?   We are doing our best.  What you can do – is pass it on!  Cancer treatment has been found in the ancient resin of frankincense – and is available now, today – to anyone and everyone who needs it!  The most beneficial frankincense is Boswellia sacra which grows in Oman, Yemen and Somalia.  There are several sources where the general public can purchase what is known as ‘sacred frankincense’ – as you want a pure source and one that it edible.  Two I know of are Young Living essential oils and doTerra essential oils, though I am sure there are others.
Read more at http://guardianlv.com/2013/07/cancer-treatment-found-in-ancient-resin/#yDBmGvPCQjGWU0qK.99

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Iodine Prevents and Heals Breast Cancer

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There is a lot of mystery and confusion surrounding iodine’s importance and safety as a supplement, which is unfortunate since there’s so little of it in our foods. And Iodized salt is not a good way to get iodine into your system. So dispelling the misinformation and disinformation is necessary.

Iodine’s RDA (Recommended Dietary Allowance) is 150 mcg (micrograms) per day. Dr. Guy Abraham, who initially mentored Dr. David Brownstien, author of The Iodine Crisis and Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can’t Live Without It, insists we should be taking in 12.5 mg (milligrams) daily. This is 100 times greater than our RDA. But it is also the estimated amout per individual intake from seaweed and seafood among Japan’s population. Japan has the lowest rates of thyroid, prostate, and breast cancer. Some might argue that the Japanese get their iodine from food, but that supplements are unsafe. (more…)

Fibrocystic Disease, Breast Cancer & Brassieres

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There is scientific support for the plausibility of connecting the use of bras with breast disease. Two published studies have shown that women who wear bras have much higher breast cancer rates than women who don’t wear a bra. Singer and Grismaijer, a husband and wife research team, published a study of almost 5000 women in the book Dressed to Kill: The Link Between Breast Cancer and Bras[1]. They found that the more hours per day that woman wear bras, the higher their rates of breast cancer. Their theory is that bras can bind and constrict the lymphatic circulation. This prevents the natural flushing out of accumulated cancer-causing wastes and toxins from the breast. Fluid pooling could then result in fibrocystic changes (benign lumps, cysts, and pain). This gives a breeding ground for various problems, including cancer.

The odds of getting breast cancer dramatically increased with bra-wearing over 12 hours per day

The study showed that:

  • Women who wore their bras 24 hours per day had a 3 out of 4 chance of developing breast cancer (in their study, n=2056 for the cancer group and n=2674 for the standard group).
  • Women who wore bras more than 12 hour per day but not to bed had a 1 out of 7 risk.
  • Women who wore their bras less than 12 hours per day had a 1 out of 152 risk.
  • Women who wore bras rarely or never had a 1 out of 168 chance of getting breast cancer.

The overall difference between 24 hour wearing and not at all was a 125-fold difference.

Another possible mechanism at play here is that bras prevent the natural movement of the breasts and thereby also hamper circulation. People experience something similar when their feet swell and their legs “go to sleep” on long airplane flights (lack of movement, and pressure on the legs). By the way, contrary to a common myth, going bra-less (many women prefer the more positive term “bra-free”) will not make you sag more. In fact, some women actually find that they sag less, presumably because their chest ligaments and muscles improve their tone and strength when they must do the work of supporting the breasts (one doctor said it is a matter of “Use it or lose it.”) Medical research gives plausibility to this theory, since research shows that ligaments depend on weight-bearing and movement for maintaining proper structure and function.

Over 90% of women with fibrocystic changes find
improvement when they stop wearing their brassieres.

                                                              Dr. Gregory Heigh

Lymphatic Circulation

Lymphatic circulation in many tissues (especially the primary lymphatics) are highly dependent on movement. When you sit for a long time on an airplane flight, your feet and ankles can swell, because lymphatic circulation goes to near zero. Wearing a bra, especially a constricting one with under wires and if worn to bed, prevents normal lymphatic flow and would likely lead to anoxia (lower than normal oxygen content), which has been related to fibrosis, which has been linked to increased cancer risk. Women who exercise have lower risk, which could relate to better lymphatic circulation. Ralph L. Reed, Ph.D. states “Every subtle bounce of the breast while moving, walking, running, etc. gently massages the breast and increases lymphatic flow and thus cleans the breast of toxins and wastes that arise from cellular metabolism.”

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The lymph system is a network of organs, lymph nodes, lymph ducts, and lymph vessels that make and move lymph from tissues to the bloodstream. The lymph system is a major part of the body’s immune system.

Lymph is a clear-to-white fluid made of:

  • White blood cells, especially lymphocytes, the cells that attack bacteria in the blood
  • Fluid from the intestines called chyle, which contains proteins and fats

Lymph nodes are soft, small, round- or bean-shaped structures. They usually cannot be seen or easily felt. They are located in clusters in various parts of the body, such as the neck, armpit, groin, and inside the center of the chest and abdomen. Lymph nodes make immune cells that help the body fight infection. They also filter the lymph fluid and remove foreign material such as bacteria and cancer cells.

Brasierre’s History

Ken L. Smith, Breast Health Facilitator for ACS explains on his website that before brassieres were made commercially available, some women wore corsets that literally bound the body very tightly, compressing the internal organs and forcing them into new positions. Corsets created an unnaturally small waist, suggesting the term “hourglass figure”. Serious medical consequences accompanied one’s wearing corsets and other garments that bound, contorted and restricted the body. Fainting commonly occurred because of the impact those garments made on the body.

Garments and various devices that led to the development of what is now referred to as a brassiere, date back into history. In 1893, Marie Tucek made a “breast supporter” that looked a lot like a modern brassiere. It had pockets for the breasts and straps and closures like we use today. During the early part of the twentieth century, Mary Phelps Jacobs asked a seamstress to put together two handkerchiefs and a pink ribbon to make something she could wear under her dress instead of her bulky and restrictive corset. Ms. Jacobs designed that garment to provide some control over the movement of her breasts, by flattening them against her chest.

It is not known whether this breast movement was a common concern of women in those days, or if only Mary herself was concerned about it. There must have been SOME demand for the result of her efforts, because Mary patented her idea in 1914, calling it a “brassiere”, and later sold the patent to a company named Warner Brothers Corset Company in Bridgport, Connecticut for $1,500. Ida and William Rosenthal started the Maidenform Company to sell dresses and other garments, and designed a garment that helped women’s busts to better fit the dresses that Maidenform sold. William was the first to group women into “cup sizes” and “stages of life”, and Ida invented the clip for adjusting the shoulder strap.

Doctor Niels H. Lauersen, M.D., Ph.D., and Eileen Stukane describe in their book, The Complete Book of Breast Care, a question that many people have asked: “IS A BRA GOOD OR BAD FOR YOUR BREASTS? – – Neither! There is no medical reason to wear a bra, so the decision is yours, based on your own personal comfort and aesthetics. Whether you have always worn a bra or always gone braless, age and breastfeeding will naturally cause your breasts to sag.”

[1] Dressed to Kill: The Link Between Breast Cancer and Bras (ISBN # 0-89529-664-0, Avery Publishing Group, 1995)

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Dr. Mark Sircus, Ac., OMD, DM (P)

Director International Medical Veritas Association

Doctor of Oriental and Pastoral Medicine

http://drsircus.com/medicine/fibrocystic-disease-breast-cancer-brassieres

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Breast Cancer Reversed Naturally

 

“The mass in my breast is gone!” She decided against radiation therapy. Also, she decided against surgery. Her body healed itself.

‘Cancer recovery. She had no chemotherapy, no radiation therapy and no surgery. We removed most of the causes of her cancer. In addition, she followed specific steps which helped improve her immune systems performance. Her immune system is outsmarting her cancer. Pre mammogram, 06/2013 revealed a 15mm cancerous mass in her breast. Follow up mammogram, 12/26/13, revealed no cancerous mass in her breast.’