Breast Amputation Avoided!

Breast amputation, medically known as mastectomy, seems a radical measure to prevent breast cancer. As an emergency room physician in my early years of doctoring I hated amputations the most, even if it was an accidental traumatic loss of a portion of a finger. Amputation seems so final. No hope of regrowth or regeneration of that body part.


So, as you well know by now I have always looked for the prevention, for the underlying causes of a disease process.


And that’s what epigenetics is all about, the factors that influence your genes for a healthy or unhealthy expression. And you are in charge of those factors!


Right now we’re specifically addressing the factors to prevent breast cancer, but remember that most of these healthy lifestyle habits will prevent other disease processes as well.


Eat Healthy

Foremost of all, eat healthy. Eat lots of colorful vegetables and healthy oils, especially omega-3 oils. Dr. Jo’s Natural Healing Cookbook makes that easy for you.


Vitamin D

Let the sun manufacture Vitamin D from the cholesterol in your skin. Vitamin D protects against many cancers and breast cancer is one of those. But be sensible. Review the articles on vitamin D for specifics of sun exposure.



Be sure you have sufficient iodine levels. Iodine may be the most deficient mineral in the general population. The Labrix laboratory web site,, says that 95% of people in the USA may be deficient in iodine. You may enjoy their synopsis of this prevalent deficiency:


And you can find out the best way to test for iodine deficiency on their site.


This quote explains the link between iodine deficiency and cancer so powerfully and succinctly:


“Normal breast architecture requires adequate iodine, and in a deficient state, the breasts and thyroid compete for available iodine. Hyperplasia may be induced in these glands. Estrogen production increases with an iodine deficiency, thus causing an increased sensitivity to estrogen by breast tissue. As early as twenty years ago The Lancet reported that iodine deficiency predisposes one to an increased risk of breast, endometrial, and ovarian cancer. Assessing iodine levels and the imbalance of hormones is the key to lowering that risk.”


For more info on iodine, review:


Vitamin A

Eat foods high in natural vitamin A like organic egg yolks, raw butter, organic beef or chicken liver, carrots, and other orange fruit and vegetables.


Avoid exposure to estrogen like substances in your food or environment:

Unfermented soy products which contain high levels of estrogens (phytoestrogens called isoflavones) that act with human estrogen to stimulate the production of breast cancer cells.

Avoid plastics and other environmental substances that contain BPA, phthalates and other xenoestrogens (chemicals that mimic estrogens).


Curcumin in Tumeric

The curcumin in Tumeric, that bright yellow spice, contains antioxidants that may deal with inflammation and help suppress cancer cell development.


Get plenty of rest.


Sleep well and adequately.


Drink adequate amounts pure water.


Don’t drink alcohol. (Or limit intake to only 1 drink per day).


Deal with unresolved emotional issues. Live in peace and rest.


Learn breast lymphatic massage.


Control carb intake and keep insulin sensitive. Again, Dr. Jo’s Natural Healing Cookbook helps keep the carb-protein-fat ratio optimal for your body.


Maintain an optimal weight.


You have most likely implemented many of these healthy lifestyle measures in your life because you’re in pursuit of brilliant healthy living.


Live well to prevent breast cancer and other degenerative diseases.



Dr. Jo

About Dr. Jo

Dr. JoDr. Jo delights in sharing the message of health. She believes disease is optional if you know how to take care of yourself. And she’s a great coach to help you reverse or prevent disease.

So she writes this blog to keep you up to date with information that may undermine your health if you are not aware of it. She also provides tips on healthy living, how to reverse degenerative diseases, delicious recipes, and ways to enjoyably change your habits to healthy ones.

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