Dressed to Kill: The Link Between Breast Cancer and Bras Paperback – 1 Jun 1995
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Fibrocystic Breast Disease is "Tight Bra Syndrome"
When Soma and I did our research for Dressed To Kill we were not aware of how easily women can recover from fibrocystic breast disease by foregoing the bra. Bras, by their very design, alter the shape of the breasts for fashion. To alter breast shape you have to apply constant pressure on the breast tissue. That is why bras are elastic garments. This pressure from the bra impedes the circulation in the breast tissue, specifically, the circulation of the lymphatic system. This system is composed of microscopic vessels that originate in the breast tissue and drain the tissue of fluid, which is directed through these vessels to the lymph nodes. The lymphatic vessels are extremely thin and small, and have no pump, such as the heart, to propel its contents forward. As a result, lymphatic vessels are easily constricted by external pressure, such as that applied to the breast tissue constantly by the brassiere. It is compression of these lymph vessels that prevents the proper draining of the breast tissue, leading to fluid accumulation in the breast. Medically, this is called lymphedema of the breast, secondary to constriction from the bra. This fluid accumulation leads to breast tenderness and pain, and ultimately the fluid develops into cysts. The cysts over time become hard, and we have a picture of the creation of fibrocystic breast disease. Within days or weeks of ending breast constriction by bras, the breast tissue is allowed to flush out this excess fluid, cysts disappear, and breast pain and tenderness are minimal if at all present. From our research with hundreds of women, getting rid of the bra has resulted in remarkable recovery of breast health in over 95% of the cases. Since foregoing the bra for a month is cost-free and risk-free, and may prove beneficial, we encourage all women who wear bras to partake in a self-study to see for themselves, on themselves, whether their bras have been damaging their breasts. Keep in mind that breast disease is only a problem in bra wearing cultures. Women who are bra-free have the same breast cancer incidence as men. And don't wait for the cancer detection and treatment industry to endorse this information before you try it. Billions of dollars are made each year treating breast cancer. Nobody will make money by women loosening up to prevent this disease. The prevention of breast disease is up to each individual woman. Just stop binding the breasts with bras in the name of fashion, and begin to love yourself and respect your body.
Top customer reviews
Our culture has women convinced that their breasts must be shaped like some form of rocket pointing straight from their chests, with the natural shape and movement of the breast being condemned as being 'imperfect' and 'drooping'.
This book gives the facts about women's breasts and details the harm being done to women's breast health across the world as a result of the bra and the odd belief that breasts are meant to be hoisted up high upon the chest wall and their movement restricted by ill fitted bras.
There is more in this book than that of course, but essentially it challenges the claims of the fashion and so-called beauty industries and the notion that not wearing a bra is harmful and ages a woman's breasts.
Whilst one can pick holes in the fact that a double-blind research programme has not been undertaken into the possible link into the wearing of bras and breast cancer, the real issue here is that women should not take the risk, but limit the wearing of a bra as much as possible. There is enough evidence to support that principle in my view.
This book is not anti-bra wearing, but does present evidence that all women should read and take heed of.
The evidence is there for all to read in this book, that the link between wearing bras and breast cancer cannot be ignored and is a fact!
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