October 11, 2013 | Posted in Cancer, Glands / Endocrine, Inflammations / Infections, Women's Health

The breast, a modified sweat gland, produces unique physical and spiritual nourishment for the human infant.  Its own health is to some extent protected by the act of breastfeeding.

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The breast has the second highest concentration of iodine in the body, after the thyroid.

The most common diseases of the breast today are

  • fibrocystic breast disease,
  • mastitis during lactation, and
  • various types of breast cancer.

Cyclic tender swollen breasts are the hallmark of fibrocystic breast disease.

Plugged milk duct may be relieved by increasing nursing in the proper position to drain the duct. A plugged duct may progress to mastitis. Lactation consultants are a valuable resource in this situation in addition to the obstetrician or midwife.

Women who are known to be BRCA1 and 2 positive get the most radiation damage from mammography, and should seek ultrasound with elastography.

Women with dense breasts do not show abnormalities well on mammogram, and MRI of breasts should be considered. The question is always what benefit is to be derived from the risk of radiation from mammogram, or magnetic waves from MRI. Peak incidence of the more aggressive pre-menopausal breast cancer is 50 yr old, right around menopause. This age is an ideal time to be scrupulous about getting mammograms.

Once a woman has passed through menopause by a few years, the hormones are quieter and breast cancer diagnosed post-menopausally is less likely to be aggressive.

Thermograms show hot spots of circulation in the breasts and there is value in working with natural treatments to resolve the hot spots.

But thermograms are not the gold standard for diagnosing breast cancer; lack of hot spots on a thermogram does not mean there is no breast cancer.

Breast implants have grown common as reconstruction post-cancer surgery, and for cosmetic reasons. Saline implants (salt water inside silicone shell) are considered less likely to cause adverse reactions than silicone implants (silicone gel inside silicone shell). Occasionally women have autoimmune reactions to silicone.

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Treatments

  • Fibrocystic breast disease is worsened by coffee consumption, and sometimes helped with iodine supplementation (even topically).

True Botanica Agnus Castus Pentas for adults 20 drops three times per day orally.
Uriel Magnesite Mamma comp pellets for adults 10 pellets four times per day orally for some time.

 

  • Mastitis may require antibiotics. Symptomatic relief, and sometimes resolution, can be brought with cottage cheese compress — also called quark compress — (see Fingado book in Resources), and remedies under the guidance of an experienced practitioner.

Uriel Silicea comp for adults 10 pellets four times per day orally, along with
Uriel Lachesis Belladonna comp for adults 10 pellets four times per day orally, along with
prescription Weleda Erysidoron 1 and Erysidoron 2, as recommended by prescriber.

 

  • Breast cancer tendency is lessened by cruciferous vegetables, adequate vitamin D, and iodine in usable form.

Magnascent iodine 1% for adults 1-8 drops per day,
True Botanica Breast Protect Plus for adults 2 capsules daily orally
True Botanica Vitamin D Plus for adults one capsule daily orally.
See Cancer prevention.

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**Cautions**

Learn self breast exam and perform it routinely, and work with your practitioner to come to full diagnosis of any breast symptom or finding.

Do not ignore a breast lump; act especially quickly if you are pre-menopausal.

Supplemental iodine is generally not advised in any advanced cancer, stage 3 or 4.

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Resources

Compresses and other therapeutic applications, Fingado, Monika, Floris Books, 2012, pp. 90-94.

Magnascent  www.magnascent.com  +1 817 444 4204 (in USA and to obtain contact info outside USA)

True Botanica www.truebotanica.com +1 800 315 TRUE (8783) (in USA)  +1 262 912 0970 (outside USA)

Uriel Pharmacy www.urielpharmacy.com +1 866 642 2858 (in USA)  +1 262 642 2858 (outside USA)

Weleda www.weleda.com  +1 800 241  1030 (in USA and to obtain contact info outside USA)

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