We all know or have heard the statistics. . . 1 in 9 women between the ages of 1 and 90 will get breast cancer. The leading cause of death among American woman 40-55 years of age is breast cancer. The media is loaded with messages of race for the cure, but yet no cure has been found in our western culture.
This does not have to be you. Let’s be proactive about our breast health NOW! Greatly improving your odds is easier than you think!
Hi I’m Linda Ray, I work with women who want to avoid breast cancer first, by removing the fear through education, then inspire self-awarness, which will motive them to make permanent positive changes in their lives so they can live longer, look younger, stay cancer free and healthy in the process.
So, let’s start removing the fear. Ask Linda Ray:
Q: I heard that too much estrogen in a woman’s body increases the risk of breast cancer. Is this true?
A: Not completely, the term is ” estrogen dominant” Fact, estrogen is really a general term for three separate hormones: estriol, estradiol and estrone. Estrogen is produced in three main places in a woman’s body: the ovaries, the adrenal glands and the fat cells.
Natural estrogen, that your body produces and/ or phyto-estrogens that’s found in organic plants and foods do not cause breast cancer. If naturally produce estrogen did cause breast cancer, then every woman bearing children would have breast cancer and every child she would bear after that would increase her odds of getting breast cancer.
When a woman is pregnant her estradiol level increases from 800 to 3,000 with a single pregnancy. Having twins, the level can be as high as 8,000. Remember, all of this estrogen is surging throughout your body for nine months! In fact, one of my aunts birth nineteen children and she lived well into her nineties with no breast cancer!
Q: What kind of estrogen causes cancer?
I will answer that question on my next blog post, so stay tune.
I would love to get you comment on this post. Tell me what you think. Have a question? Ask Linda Ray