In my August 7th post, I mention the book "Dressed to Kill - The Link Between Breast Cancer and Bras" by Medical Anthropologists, Sydney Ross Singer and Soma Ross Grismeijer. (The book is available below.)
Singer and Grismeijer have several excellent, well researched articles on breast health and breast cancer on their "Killer Culture" website. You can view them here. They also offer an opportunity to participate in no-cost, no-risk self studies, including one on breast health.
Did you know that in cultures where there are no bras there is virtually no breast cancer? When you think about how bras constrict the breasts and interfere with circulation and lymphatic drainage, that makes a lot of sense.
If you suffer from breast pain, cysts, or lumps, and fear developing breast cancer, you can enroll in the international Breast Cancer Prevention Project through Killer Culture and the "Institute for the Study of Culturogenic Disease" (ISCD).
As Singer points out, the easiest way for a woman to determine if her own bra is damaging her breasts is to go without one for a while and feel the difference; and that is what the Breast Cancer Prevention Project is about. You simply commit to being bra-free for one month and let your body tell you the results.
"For the thousands of women who have tried this, the results are spectacular. Having bound their breasts since puberty, the feeling of breast freedom sometimes may seem strange at first. But within days, the breasts have their chance to drain of congestion and excess fluid. Tenderness ends. Menstrual breast pain may disappear altogether. Cysts vanish. It’s like a miracle."
Self Study topics include: Migraines, Sleep Apnea and Glaucoma; Breast Pain, Cysts & Cancer; Bladder Infections, Enlarged Prostate & Kidney Stones; Diverticulitis, Menstruation and Menopause; PMS & Cramps; and Thyroid Issues. Click here for further information.