April 9, 2009
Isn't it in February that it's "breast cancer awareness month"? That is where all products turn pink and people wear pink (Isn't that sexist?).
There is evidence to suggest that bras cause breast cancer. Now, the cancer industry and garment industry don't want you to know this. After all, cancer is a money maker. And just look at how much money Victoria's Secret must make. Personally, I stopped wearing one a few years back. We know what corsets did years ago by moving internal organs around and shortened women's lives. We know what pointed toed shoes do to our feet. It only makes sense that anything the restricts our bodies in such a fashion is just not good. Bras are no different.
In countries that women don't wear bras, the breast cancer for women is the same as for men.
I say free the boobies 🙂
That Harvard study fascinated me and I searched the medical literature for possible explanations. In January 1996, I discovered the book by Singer and Grismaijer and their explanation of impaired lymphatic flow intrigued me. I have since read everything that I can find on lymphatic flow. What I have found has amazed me, but that is another story. I can supply you with lots of info if you like. In essence, what Singer and Grismaijer found was that the odds of getting breast cancer dramatically increased with bra-wearing over 12 hours per day.
- Women who wore their bras 24 hours per day had a 3 out of 4 chance of developing breast cancer (in their study, n=2056 for the cancer group and n=2674 for the standard group).
- Women who wore bras more than 12 hour per day but not to bed had a 1 out of 7 risk.
- Women who wore their bras less than 12 hours per day had a 1 out of 152 risk.
- Women who wore bras rarely or never had a 1 out of 168 chance of getting breast cancer. The overall difference between 24 hour wearing and not at all was a 125-fold difference.
Such a society would be dominated by an elite, unrestrained by traditional values. Soon it will be possible to assert almost continuous surveillance over every citizen... - Zbigniew Brezhinsky
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