Breast Health

Did you know that?........

– 15% of all breast cancer cases occur in women under the age of 45. These cancer cases are more aggressive and have the lowest survival rate.

– The recommended age for annual mammograms is 50 years old.

The US Preventative Task Force revised its recommendations on mammograms in October 2009,xiii stating that women in their 40's should no longer get routine mammograms for early detection of breast cancer. Instead, the panel recommended waiting until the age of 50, and only doing one mammogram every other year rather than annually. The Canadian task force followed suit in November last year.
So how can a woman between the ages of 20 and 50 monitor her breast health?...

Try Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging/Thermography

DITI is an innovative preventive measure available to women of all ages. It is a pain free, non-invasive procedure licensed by the FDA that converts infrared radiation emitted from the skin surface into electrical impulses that are visualized in color. The spectrum of colors indicate an increase or decrease in the amount of infrared radiation being emitted from the body surface. Medical Thermography can graphically display and record the subjective feeling of pain by objectively displaying the changes in skin surface temperature that are produced by pain states. Medical Thermography's major clinical value is in its high sensitivity to pathology in the vascular, muscular, neural, and skeletal systems.

Some useful tips for preventing the occurrence of cancer:

1. Eat healthy fats such as avocado, coconut oil, olive oil, and grape seed oil

2. Eat 6-10 serving of fresh or frozen veggies of a wide variety of colors daily

3. Make sure you are getting enough fiber to keep your colon clean

4. Reduce alcohol consumption-for every drink you have per day, your breast cancer risk goes up by 10%

5. Exercise more than 4 hours per week to cut your breast cancer risk by half

6. Avoid environmental toxins including the chemicals in body care products

7. Avoid synthetic hormones including the birth control pill

8. Maintain a healthy weight

9. Maintain proper vitamin D blood levels: 25 (OH) D

To take the first step in your breast health awareness: DITI is available at Carolina Holistic Health LLC in Greenville, SC. Call (864) 516 - 6868

xiii U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, Screening for Breast Cancer 2009