Love your Ta Ta’s aka…breasts
I was reading the book, How Not to Die by Micheal Greger, M.D. and with Valentine’s Day approaching (I know it’s about the heart and love…but your breasts are very close to your heart!!) I thought I’d share some neat tidbits….
Specifically Michael Greger is discussing how to avoid getting breast cancer. Unfortunately each year about 230,000 American women are diagnosed and 40,000 die from it. But, there are things you can do NOW. Cancer doesn’t grow over night, it takes years, sometimes decades, to form.
“People who are doing the right thing by improving their lifestyles in hopes of preventing cancer may in fact be successfully treating it as well. Don’t wait until you are diagnosed to change your lifestyle, start NOW, it is NEVER too late.”
Darwin said, it’s the survival of the fittest and when it comes to exercise…get fit. Sometimes we get caught up on how much we weigh but it’s deeper than that. Movement offers you a preventative measure against breast cancer (and more) because it tends to lower you circulating estrogen levels. Five hours a week of vigorous exercise can lower estrogen and progesterone exposure by about 20%.
Get Your Greens:
By adding cruciferous (broccoli, cauliflower, Brussel Sprouts, kale, etc.) veggies into your daily diet you can significantly reduce your risk of breast cancer. For example, broccoli boosts the activity of detoxifying enzymes in your liver, therefore if you are eating a steak off the BBQ, having a side of broccoli will reduce your carcinogenic load.
These are powerful little seeds that are one of the richest sources of omega 3 fatty acids, but even more exciting is their lignan content. Lignans are phytoestrogens that can dampen the effects of the body’s own estrogen. Tossing a tablespoon into your morning smoothie will help to reduce your risk of having breast cancer.
Massage Your Breasts:
In addition to those tips, I have been using the Breast Health Massage Oil from Living Libations for two years. I absolutely love that I am taking a simple step to keep my breasts healthy.
By simply applying a few drops to my palms and then massaging around and on my breasts I am stimulating the circulation & lymph drainage thereby regenerating the movement of fluids in and to my breasts.
ü Cells in our breasts can regenerate.
ü The skin on the chest is thin and breast tissue contains a great deal of fat, which readily absorbs the protective blessings of lipophilic essential oils and infused-herbal oils. Working synergistically, these botanicals may
- prevent and reverse cysts,
- rejuvenate cells, and
- increase immune cell activity.
- Several essential oils show promise in preventing or reversing imbalances that accumulate in adipose and lymph tissue.
ü Breasts contain an abundance of lymph vessels that support the circulatory system in maintaining proper fluid balance.
ü The health of our lymphatic systems is intimately connected to our breast health.
- Lymphatic flow can be obstructed by tight bras, poor posture, lack of exercise, shallow breathing, and tight neck, shoulder, chest and back muscles.
The Breast Health Oil contains cypress, yarrow and laurel oils which generate the movement of the fluid that removes toxins and supplies fresh nutrition to the cells. Dr. Kurt Schnaubelt, the author of Advanced Aromatherapy, stated that simply “rubbing a few drops of bay laurel on swollen lymph nodes may have an immediate, noticeable effect.”
Massage encourages the body to:
- release excess stored estrogen
- move debris-fluid away from the spaces between cells
- and return the fluid to the bloodstream to be eliminated.
- Over time, massaging the breasts may also enhance the elasticity of the ligaments in the chest providing improved breast support.
How to apply Breast Health Oil and Massage your Breasts
- Our breast tissue extends from the breastbone in the center of the chest to the underarms and from below the collarbone down to the sixth or seventh rib.
- Put 1-2 drops of Breast Health Oil on each hand and place your hands under the breasts.
- Massage inward and upward in a circular motion, slowly covering the entire chest.
- Use this time to become familiar with how your breasts feel.
Breast Health Oil Ingredients: Broccoli Seed Oil, Cumin Seed Oil, Calendula Oil, Saint John’s Wort Blossom Oil infused in Organic Olive Oil, Frankincense, Grapefruit, Rose Otto, Laurel, Cypress, Yarrow, Ylang Ylang, and Chamomile essential oils
- dry brushing with Lymph Tonic
- ensuring sufficient intake of dietary iodine and magnesium
- creating healthy intestinal flora with fermented foods and probiotics
- avoiding aluminum
- eating organic, real food, and only caring for your body with authentic, organic botanicals
For more information on Dry Brushing, please read Tanya’s 5 Beauty Secrets for skin and hair
To order your breast health oil, dry brushes & Lymph Tonic, click here
FYI: Dry Brushing with Lymph+Tonic: Living Libations’ Lymph+Tonic is an undiluted blend of circulating essential oils for generating Lymphatic flow. Used in combination with dry brushing, Lymph+Tonic helps the rivers of the lymphatic system to flow and function optimally. Pour 1-2 drops on the palm of your hand, then, glide a dry brush across your palm, and dry-brush from up from toes to head, always towards the heart. This invigorating tonic may also be used in massages, body oils and baths. Pure Organic and/or Wildcrafted Ingredients: undiluted and circulating oils of cypress, rosemary, laurel, eucalyptus and yarrow.
Thanks again to Nadine from Living Libations for her poetic descriptions & keeping us pure, clean and healthy!!
Tanya Morrison has been in the Health/Wellness and Fitness Field for over two decades. She has coached and trained many clients over the decades. She is a certified Personal Trainer, Precision Nutrition Level 1 Nutrition Coach, Pilates/Aerobics/Yoga Instructor and more. She is the creator of the Busy Mama Detox which is a 12 week program that runs in January, April and September of each year. To find out more about this life changing program check out the testimonials and information at www.busymamadetox.com. Tanya also teaches many different classes at Move Your Body Studio in Bobcaygeon, www.moveyourbody.ca and has written Healthy Snacks for Kids, Get the Skinny on Skinny Jeans & Living Vibrantly with Raw Goodness – Your Guide to Juicing & Blending.