As with any form of cancer early detection is crucial for long term recovery.

A new study published in the British Medical Journal (December 2011) confirmed that breast cancer screening may cause women more harm than good.

Especially during the early years after commencing screening. The study highlights losses in quality of life from false positive results and unnecessary treatment.

The toxic effects of mammogram radiation are finally being acknowledged as a significant factor in the development of breast cancer.

There are safer and more effective alternatives to the diagnosing of breast cancer.

The latest research is showing that Thermography is proving to be safer and a far more effective method of diagnosis.

Why Thermography is Better than Mammogram detection!

It concerns me that each year there is always a Breast Cancer Awareness campaign and yet it is never mentioned safer, less invasive and more effective methods for the detection of breast cancer.

I like to focus on breast health and how to prevent breast cancer at a cellular level. So how can the poking, prodding, cutting and eradicating of this disease be part of a healthy breast program.

Studies show that a thermogram identifies precancerous or cancerous cells earlier, produces undeniable results as to the overall health of the breasts. This in turn minimizes additional testing, the chance for less invasive and a higher success rate of overcoming breast cancer. As well as not hurting any other part of your body. — which cuts down on additional testing — and doesn’t hurt the body.

As a medical thermographer since 1982 Dr. Getson explains how thermography works:

It is widely acknowledged that cancers, even in their earliest stages, need nutrients to maintain or accelerate their growth. In order to facilitate this process, blood vessels are caused to remain open, inactive blood vessels are activated, and new ones are formed through a process known as neoangiogenesis. This vascular process causes an increase in surface temperature in the affected regions, which can be viewed with infrared imaging cameras. Additionally, the newly formed or activated blood vessels have a distinct appearance, which thermography can detect.

Due to the fact that heat is an indication of the existence of inflammation within your body and more often than not, inflammation is present in precancerous and cancerous cells. Inflammation is also present in torn muscles and ligaments as well as arthritic joints, which thermography can also detect!

Ultra Sound also a Safe and Effective Method for Diagnosing Breast Cancer

There is another alternative that isn't mentioned and that is ultrasound>>


So is it any wonder that as women you are being programmed to sacrifice your breasts in order to relieve the anxiety and stress associated with breast cancer.

Many woman such as Angelina Jolie have become so afraid that they have undergone double mastectomies in order to prevent the anxiety of developing breast cancer. Notice that I have said to relieve the anxiety, because in actual fact it may well not prevent breast cancer.

So as a caring health practitioner I am going to ask, even beg of you to do far more research into this, than to just be coerced into believing the widespread phenomena related to breast health and disease.

I know for me personally when just prior to turning 50, (I am now 62) I received the generic letter from the Government basically telling me that I now had to have regular mammograms. Even with the knowledge I had, it still took me a few minutes to tear up the letter, knowing that I didn't have to do this. I do self examination as well as implementing a healthy lifestyle and diet to support not only the health of my breasts but for my whole body.

How Do I Do a Breast Self-Exam?

In the mirror:
1.Stand undressed from the waist up in front of a large mirror in a well-lit room. Look at your breasts. If they aren’t equal in size or shape, that’s OK! Most women's breasts aren't. With your arms relaxed by your sides, look for any changes in size, shape, or position, or any breast skin changes. Look for any puckering, dimpling, sores, or discoloration.
2.Check your nipples and look for any sores, peeling, or change in their direction.
3.Place your hands on your hips and press down firmly to tighten the chest muscles beneath your breasts. Turn from side to side so you can look at the outer part of your breasts.
4.Then bend forward toward the mirror. Roll your shoulders and elbows forward to tighten your chest muscles. Your breasts will fall forward. Look for any changes in their shape or contour.
5.Now, clasp your hands behind your head and press your hands forward. Again, turn from side to side to inspect your breasts' outer portions. Remember to look at the border underneath them. You may need to lift your breasts with your hand to see it.
6.Check your nipples for discharge fluid. Place your thumb and forefinger on the tissue surrounding the nipple and pull outward toward the end of the nipple. Look for any discharge. Repeat on your other breast.

Key to Optimal Health is Knowledge, Commitment and Action

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Empowering You to Optimal Health Julie Doherty N.D

Author's Bio: 

Julie Doherty is acknowledged as Worldwide Leader in Healthcare by The Leading Physicians of the world. She is an exceptionally experienced naturopathic health practitioner with a vast expertise in traditional medicine, herbal medicine, and homeopathic medicine. Julie has over twenty-six years in practice and currently maintains a position at Julie's Naturopathic Health Care Services, her private practice in Hackham, South Australia, Australia, where she provides an extensive array of safe, effective, individual, and non-invasive therapies to assist with overcoming health issues that affect the body and the mind.

Julie graduated with distinctions from S.A. College of Botanical Medicine and Natural Therapies and is an accredited member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society. Her professional qualifications include Naturopathic Doctor, Herbal & Homoeopathic Practitioner in Diet and Nutritional Medicine, Remedial & Therapeutic Massage Therapy, Body Mind Balancing Cognitive Counselling, and Healthy/Lifestyle coaching and Natural Beauty. This solid education has enabled Julie to provide an extensive range of multidisciplinary modalities that are safe, effective, individual and non-invasive to empower each person to optimal health. Julie credits her success to determination and dedicates to her family and traveling in her spare time.