October is supposed to be Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The goal of the pink ribbon campaign is to raise awareness and find a cure.
Can you tell me what is missing from this campaign? If all women knew what I am about to tell you, then they would be shouting it from the roof tops! There is something you can start doing now to be proactive and help prevent you from getting breast cancer in the first place. The missing link that has been grossly overlooked is PROGESTERONE.
Progesterone, a bioidentical hormone, is a key factor in preventing breast cancer that is not being recognized by mainstream medicine. Breast cancer is commonly caused by hormonal imbalance. Almost all risk factors associated with breast cancer are directly or indirectly related to excess estrogen, or estrogen that is not balanced with progesterone, a condition called estrogen dominance. This hormonal imbalance can be easily corrected with bioidentical progesterone, which is identical to the progesterone made by your body.
The past quarter-century of research has clearly demonstrated that low levels of human progesterone increase the risk of breast cancer. A number of studies have found that insufficient progesterone may be a more important factor than excessive estrogen in increasing a woman’s risk of breast cancer. Take a look at the amazing results of the following three research studies:
The conclusion of this 1981 Johns Hopkins study found that infertile women with progesterone deficiency had a premenopausal breast cancer risk that was 540% greater than that of women whose infertility was not related to their hormone status. Not only that, but these women had a 1,000% greater risk of death from all types of cancer.
most pregnancies have the least breast cancer.
This tells us that progesterone is a protective hormone.
These results show that progesterone suppressed the cells from spreading and induced cell death (called apoptosis) in malignant mesothelioma cancer cells.
The results of this study were that progesterone can inhibit growth and cause cell death in breast cancer cells.
These are incredible findings. So why aren’t we seeing advertisements for progesterone everywhere we turn? Why doesn’t your doctor talk to you about progesterone? This information should be relayed to women at every doctor’s office and hospital in the country. There should be billboards, t-shirts, and brightly colored ribbons dedicated to progesterone. It is tragic that such an important natural hormone that protects women against breast cancer is not at the forefront of breast cancer awareness campaign efforts.
The first question you should ask when you think about the fight against breast cancer is: “Do I have healthy progesterone levels?” Natural progesterone plays a critical role in protecting women against breast cancer. The optimal balance of these two hormones is crucial to a woman’s health and well-being. Progesterone is not just for young women who are still menstruating, all women need progesterone, even after they reach menopause or have had a hysterectomy. Have you been searching for a doctor to provide bioidentical hormone therapy? Hotze Health and Wellness Center provides bioidentical hormone therapy for women to help them maintain their progesterone levels.
Share this potentially lifesaving information with your mothers, sisters, daughters and friends. We need to spread the word about how important it is to maintain healthy progesterone levels throughout our lives.
Next: In my next blog I will share additional ways to prevent breast cancer that you can incorporate into your life.