Bras and Breast Cancer
By Marie Zenack
We have to face the startling fact that, where there are no bras, there is little or no breast cancer.
A carefully monitored retroactive study found the following: Women who wore a bra 24 hours a day had a 3 out of 4 chance of developing breast cancer. Women who wore a bra more than 12 hour a day but not to bed had a 1 out of 7 risk. Women who wore a bra less than 12 hours a 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. (Sydney Ross Singer and Soma Grismaijer, Dressed to Kill, Garden City Park, New York, Avery Publishing Group, 1995, pp. 110-126).
The problem with bras, or any restrictive clothing for that matter, is that they block the circulation of the lymph system. At the end of the day, take off your clothes and look in the mirror. If your bra, camisole, or any other clothing has left a line on your body, it is blocking off the circulation of your lymph system.
The lymph system is an important part of the body's purification system. If the tissue of the breasts is constricted due to a close fitting garment, the toxins in the lymph system of this area are not allowed to drain properly. As a result of the inadequate drainage, each day more and more toxins build up in the area.
In the same study connecting bras and breast cancer, women wearing bras that were dangerously tight or restrictive were asked if their bras were comfortable. Many said they were!
Throughout history, women have become accustomed to a variety of clothing that was detrimental to ourhealth. We would never dream of returning to the corset or bound feet. It is time for the bra to become history, as well
About The Author
Marie Zenack is a teacher of fertility awareness and a facilitator of women's rites of passage.