There are 100,000 chemicals that have an estrogen effect on the body (xenoestrogens). 85% of all Breast Cancer is caused by factors other than heredity.  The big factors are environmental toxins, bad eating habits and stress.

Chemicals in sunscreen and personal care products can be estrogenic. Other examples include chlorine, auto exhaust, pesticides, herbicides, parabens, and petroleum-based products such as mineral oil. GMOs, radiated food, pesticides, hormones, antibiotics, sugar and simple carbohydrates all contribute to an unhealthy body, providing a place for disease to grow.

Clutter and Noise are culprits of a peaceful life and considered toxic in our environment. The more stuff that takes up space in our mind, the more anxiety, agitation, and anxiousness it creates. Noise is everywhere. Music in the car, while shopping for groceries and filling up at gas stations and turning the TV on for background noise in the home. The World Health Organization (WHO) called noise a “modern plague” and reported that environmental noise has adverse effects on our health.

Noise pollution has been found to lead to high blood pressure and heart attacks, as well as impairing hearing and overall health. Loud noises raise stress levels by activating the brain’s amygdala and causing the release of the stress hormone cortisol. Studies have shown silence relieves stress and tension. A study published in the journal; Heart found that two minutes of silence is more relaxing than listening to relaxing music.

Silence can regenerate brain cells. A study published in the journal, Brain, Structure, and Function found that two hours of silence a day led to the development of new cells in the hippocampus, a key brain region associated with learning, memory, and emotion. These findings suggest that silence could be therapeutic for conditions like depression and Alzheimer’s.

Silence replenishes our mental resources. Walking in the quiet stillness of nature can help clear the brain to get more meaning from each experience, be more creative, and reflect on mental and emotional states. TV news and commercials are told from angles designed to prey on emotions.

Electromagnetic frequencies are a type of nonionizing radiation that emit low-frequency radiation and are caused by electromagnetic fields. EMFs come from cell phones, Wi-Fi, and cell phone towers to name a few. The cumulative effect of radiation from exposure to cell phones, microwaves, body scanners, and mammogram tests are a concern. Other devices women use every day are blow-dryers, electric toothbrushes, microwaves, laptops, tablets, smart TVs, and smart meters.

Millions of people are wearing fitness tracking devices and smart watches that emit EMF radiation. Manufactures deny harm coming from them, saying that the amount or EMFs is insignificant. But when the body is bombarded by so many sources, it is concerning. Studies have shown that cell phone towers with the new 5G and the higher levels of EMFs and the use of cell phones are emitting the highest amounts of EMFs.

These toxins and carcinogens add up in the body’s system over time and it is difficult to excrete them and    heal the damage they cause. Make small changes every day, choose healthier options and allow the body time to detoxify. Finally, make sure to spend time outside in nature.

Excerpt from “Breast Health Is in Your Hands” Chapter on Environmental Factors