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Thermograms - A Safe, Accurate and Reliable Alternative to Mammogram

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Thermograms - a safe, accurate and reliable alternative to mammograms
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There is considerable criticism and concern about the benefit of mammograms as a diagnostic tool for breast cancer. An alternative diagnostic method is to use a thermogram. Thermograms are safe, nontoxic, highly accurate and inexpensive. There is no pain, no physical compression of the breasts, and no rays or radiation enter the body. Unlike mammograms, which become less accurate with denser breast tissue, thermography's accuracy is not affected by tissue density.

Thermography is based on infrared heat emission by the body's tissues. As bodily cells go about their usual metabolic processes, they give out heat. Cancerous tumors tend to emit more infrared heat than their healthy counterparts, i.e. they are hotter.

As compared to normal tissue, cancer growths are also regulated to a much lower extent by the autonomic nervous system. For example, when cool air is blown over the breasts, the autonomic nervous system lowers the amount of blood flow to normal breast tissue as a means of temperature regulation. The blood and blood vessels at the tumor site, however, are not under autonomic control and do not become cooler - thermography would thus show the abnormal tissues up as "hot spots".

While thermography sounds rather new and unconventional, progressive physicians in Europe and the United States have actually already been using this technology since 1962. Once more women demand other screening protocols, the availability of techniques such as thermography should slowly increase.

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Breast Cancer Prevention Naturally

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Optimizing your vitamin D levels has been shown to cut breast cancer incidence by 77 percent in four years.
Graham Player Ph.D.'s insight:

In this article the message from Dr. Christine Horner (past spokesperson of American Cancer Society on breast cancer issues) is that you do have considerable power in lowering your risk for breast cancer by doing some simple things. As a doctor she was trained to communicate to her patients that the medical system doesn’t know what causes breast cancer and doesn’t have any known cure, and that the best things women can do are mammograms and breast exams in the hope of catching it early to save lives.

Unfortunately that approach didn’t work for Dr. Horner’s mother. So she began studying the research to try to find if there was anything that women could do to reduce the risk of developing breast cancer. She found thousands of studies that show why there is an apparent cancer epidemic and what could be done to reduce the risks. Most of these researched remedies were centered on lifestyle and diet rather than medication. She mentions that in her eleven years of medical training she learned nothing about nutrition and nothing about health. Instead she learned how to suppress symptoms with pharmaceutical medications or surgery.

In terms of mammograms she claims that they detect cancer and do not prevent cancer. In addition they can cause and spread cancer. She believes instead that using thermography, for women of all ages, is much more effective for risk assessment, early detection, all breast types. Thermography measures the infrared heat emitted by your body and translates this information into thermal images. It is harmless, does not require mechanical compression or ionizing radiation, and can detect signs of physiological changes due to inflammation and/or increased tumor related blood flow approximately 8-10 years before mammography or a physical exam can detect a mass.

If the thermogram shows areas of high inflammation, it doesn’t mean you have cancer. Rather it lets you know you need to address that inflammation to avoid deterioration, and in some cases that the area needs further evaluation.

Dr. Horner’s discovery that diet, lifestyle and emotions were the real secrets to health led to her decision to be trained in natural health and medicine, and preventative therapies. She found that most of the lifestyle strategies that have been scientifically tested have the ability to cut your risk of cancer by about 50% and sometimes more. And yet virtually no one in conventional medicine talks about and shares such findings with their patients.

Dr. Horner realized that there are a number of healthy habits we've stopped doing in our modern culture that are highly protective against cancer. We've dramatically altered our diets—shunning our native, whole-foods cuisine for highly processed fare—and engage in very little physical activity, for example. We’ve also been told to fear the sun and slather our children in toxic sunscreens instead of reaping the tremendously protective benefits of vitamin D production that appropriate sun exposure brings. Fortunately, these factors are entirely within your personal control.

If this subject is of interest to you I encourage looking at the further details at this website (http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/10/20/breast-cancer-prevention.aspx ) and learning more by listening to an informative interview with Dr. Horner.

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