BRCA Testing-Is It Right For You?

We are in the middle of Female Hormone Awareness and Breast Cancer Month. Do you have a plan to prevent breast cancer? The medical community may encourage you to have a genetic BRCA 1 and 2 test completed to see if you may have the genetic predisposition to “get” breast cancer. What will you do if they are positive?

I have a problem with the interpretation of the BRCA test for those who also have family members, including aunts, cousins and other distant blood family members, with a history of breast cancer. There is a silent movement occurring currently promoting “pre-vivor” breast removal of essentially healthy tissue in individuals whose BRCA is positive. It appears to me that there is a total disregard of the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Environmental toxins and daily sub par habits that also impact the outcome are ignored.

If you put your hand in a fire you are going to get burnt. You could cut your hand off, play with fire, and some part of your body will still get burnt. It makes more sense to me to put out and/or do not go around the fire. I have ladies come into the office with a history of heavy menstrual flow and opt to have their uteruses cauterized or removed instead of working on reducing the estrogen burden. Estrogen saturation is the culprit for both; the primary factor and collateral damage is the same — surgical intervention and even death.

I recently read an article about post partum breast cancers escalating without a known cause. I have discovered that overweight individuals who have a history of having two children full term tend to progress to a fibroid or tumor and eventually get a diagnosis of cancer. The major component creating the problem is an overworked liver/gall bladder system. The liver processes estrogen and clears toxins, slowing and preventing the activity of cancer cells. Your goal is to minimize synthetic estrogen-based toxins and feed the body whole foods with the least amount of toxic stress.

You should consider having the Urine Estrogen Test form the 2 and 16 urine estrogen levels. Your optimal goal is elevated number 2 and lower number 16. If your results are the opposite, focus on eating estrogen lowering green veggies such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts and other cruciferous veggies. Read, “Dr. Bob’s Drugless Guide to Balancing Female Hormones” for more details to create your own personal strategy.

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