Cancer, Breast

Breast cancer is the leading cause of death in women between the ages of 30 and 50, and is second only to heart disease as a cause of death in women over 50. The factor that contributes most to breast cancer is the brassiere. Women who never wear a bra have the same incidence of breast cancer as men. Women who wear a bra for 12 hours per day have over 20 times the rate of breast cancer as those who never wear a bra. Those who wear a bra for 24 hours a day have 100 times the rate of breast cancer as those who never wear a bra. The human breast is composed of large amounts of lymphatic tissue, which needs to drain continually in order to remain healthy. But lymph cannot drain when it is compressed and restricted. [See also the section on “Cancer” above.]

The high content of lignans in flaxseed oil makes it a necessary part of any treatment for cancer. Gut flora change these plant lignans into enterolactone and enterodiol, two compounds that are believed to be protective against cancer, particularly breast cancer. Lignans are capable of binding to estrogen-receptors and interfering with the cancer-promoting effects of estrogen on breast tissue. In addition, lignans increase the production of a sex hormone-binding globulin, which escorts excess estrogen from the body via eliminative pathways.

Mainland Japanese consume an average of 13.8 mg. of iodine daily, and Japanese women are at extremely low risk for breast, ovarian and uterine cancer.

See also the chapter, “Cancer is a Symptom”, in NUTRITIONAL SOLUTIONS FOR 88 CONDITIONS  (available at

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David W. Rowland, PhD is a leading edge innovator in the field of natural nutrition, and the creator of the Nutri-Body(R) method of nutritional assessment favored by practitioners. Dr. Rowland is available for telephone consultations. To set up an appointment email:

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