Be Bra Smart – Is Your Bra Cancer Proof?

January 19, 2009

Cancer, Recipes

I would like to share with you some studies about bra and breast cancer from the article ” Bras Shown to Cause Cancer” by Sheryl Walters, citizen journalist published in

Studies show that this is a very real possibility. The reason is that regularly wearing a bra prevents lymph drainage and circulation, which can greatly increase the possibility of developing breast cancer.<!-- google_ad_section_start --/>

The lymphatic and circulatory systems are responsible for both delivering vital nutrients and clearing out toxins. When the body does not have access to nutrients or when it is under the attack of toxins, cancer may develop.

Regular bra wearing decreases the production of melatonin, which is a potent natural antioxidant and the hormone that regulates sleep, boosts the immune system and, incredibly fights aging. Balanced melatonin levels are essential for the body to fight many types of cancer, including breast cancer.

A study published in the European Journal of Cancer studied factors for breast cancer such as breast size and handedness. They discovered that premenopausal women who do not wear bras are less than half as likely to get breast cancer that those who regularly wear a bra. A study conducted by researcher David Moth revealed that even the lightest bras place pressure on the lymphatic system.

Researchers Singer and Grismaijer observed 4,500 women and their bra wearing practices. An amazing 3 out of 4 women who wore their bras 24 hours per day developed breast cancer. Women who wore their bras more than 12 hours per day had a 1 in 7 chance of getting breast cancer. 1 out 152 women who wore their bra less than 12 hours a day got breast cancer and an incredibly low 1 out of 168 women who rarely or never wear a bra developed breast cancer. Read the rest of the article.

Well, as you can see, in this US centric society, it makes sense to European articles sometimes.  I lost my sister to cancer three years ago, but long – long before that I used to remind her to take her bra off when she was at home and buy them without an underwire if possible.

Breathe, smile and be happy.

Irina Wardas, HHC

Women’s Holistic Health Coach and Nutrition Counselor

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