Always More Than One Way

JoyceOur society and traditional medicine insist that cancer is hereditary. Did you know fewer than 15 percent of all women who develop breast cancer have a family member diagnosed with it? Placing too much effort and thought on detecting cancer can make you a victim. Whether following guidelines to do a self-exam every day or once a month (as it is suggested), there are women who are afraid to touch their breasts because of what they may feel.

The cause of most cancers is environmental, meaning it has to do with what we eat and drink, how much we exercise, and the toxicity we are exposed to, including thoughts and stress. We always have a choice to make lifestyle changes and healthy options. There is always more than one way!

An example is excess sugar, which increases insulin and, along with high blood sugar, changes the way estrogen is metabolized in the body. Elevated estrogen levels are a risk factor for several cancers. As an alternative, some women can choose bioidentical hormonal replacement, which uses hormones that are molecularly identical to the ones their body produces, making it a safer alternative.

Breast pain that comes and goes is usually caused by excess hormonal stimulation of the breast from too much estrogen, excessive caffeine, or chronic stress. It is not a risk for breast cancer!  According to Dr. Christiane Northrup, the link between breast pain and breast cancer is very low – less than one percent.

Wise women make decisions to focus on what they want instead of happenstance. Dr. Northrup says,” All of the decisions you have made in your entire life have brought you to this place, where you are right now. We must understand that only when we accept the responsibility for our choices, can we accept the fact that tomorrow will be anything we want it to be based upon the decisions we make today.”

Almost all decisions come with options or choices of what feels good now as well as what will feel good later. We get to take time to think and thoroughly research our options and weigh the circumstances for now and later. We do not need to decide until we have all the facts and feel comfortable with our decision. Choose the option that will give you more options and choices in the future. There is always more than one way!

Seeking advice from someone who has experience may be helpful, but only if you want to experience what he or she has. Make your decision and don’t look back! You have made a wise decision for you and everyone concerned at that time.   

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