Evidence of a relationship between bras and breast cancer may rethink the societal convention of wearing bras.
I’m aware there maybe a feeling of comfortability, unprofessional, or unnecessarily provocative. Societal convention has most of us trussing up before going out.
If you are reading this at home, do me a favor and unhook.
Then keep reading.
Sydney Ross Singer and Soma Grismaijer authored a book called Dressed to Kill. They interviewed 4000+ women in five major U.S. cities over two years. Half of the women had been diagnosed with breast cancer.
75% of women who slept in their bras developed breast cancer. One in seven who wore their bras 12+ hours per day developed breast cancer. One in one hundred and sixty-eight who did not wear a bra developed breast cancer.
Within one month of ditching their bras, women with cysts, breast pain, or tenderness found their symptoms disappeared.
Japanese, Fijians, and women from other cultures were found to have a significantly higher likelihood of developing breast cancer when they began wearing bras.
Japanese researchers found bras lower melatonin by 60%. This hormone has anti-cancer properties.
Am I suggesting this scanty fact base offers definitive proof of a causal relationship?
It actually gets easier.
When these muscles and ligaments are forced to bear the weight of our breasts, muscle tone returns.
The more you wear a bra, the more you need to wear a bra.
Chest muscles and breast ligaments atrophy, which then makes it feel uncomfortable to go braless.
Remove your bra when you get home.
Don’t wear a bra to bed.
If you’re self-conscious when going out, try wearing camisoles, thicker material, or nipple pads.
It does make sense to wear a support bra while exercising.
Bras restricts lymph drainage promoting congestion and stagnation of toxic waste materials that are supposed to be flowing out for excretion, the closing of lymphatic vessels reduces the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the cells.
Repeated inflammation from constricting bras are implicated in painful breast cysts and lumps, scar tissue develops, and milk ducts become plugged, all of which is associated with a higher risk of breast cancer.
The metal in underwire bras can create an “Antenna Effect”, as a Wifi receiver and pressing of metal over an acupuncture point can cause longer-term stimulation of neuro-lymphatic reflex points corresponding to the liver, gallbladder, and stomach.
Plastic underwires have the same negative impact as metal underwires.
There’s no need to toss your expensive underwire bras.
If you cut a small opening at one end of the wire, you can manually remove it from each cup.
You’ll probably find that your bra supports you nearly as well without them.
Oh, and don’t be fooled.
They make look like plastic, but they’re actually plastic-coated metal.