Wednesday, October 24, 2018

The Link Between Bras and Breast Cancer

If you're not familiar with the lymph system, read this post first to get acquainted. It's got the important job of clearing all the waste from your system. When it can't do its job properly, a toxic environment forms that encourages the growth of tumors.

What to bras have to do with it? When they're too tight, they cut off the circulation of the lymph system. Women have an important network of lymph vessels around the chest and shoulders. When the breast tissue is unable to get rid of its waste material like the rest of the body, breast cancer could be the result.

Several studies have been done on this. Read this account of one woman who discovered a lump in her breast. She stopped wearing a bra for a few months, and the lump disappeared! This French study proposed that bras actually encourage breasts to sag on their own because the muscles around them have languished.

Interesting stuff! So if you can help it, toss that bra. If you must wear one for whatever reason, then try to keep it a little loose. If your bra leaves red marks, it's too tight.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Why Is Exercise Important?

You hear it everywhere. Exercise more. It's good for you. But why is it good for you? If you're not in any sports competitions, and you don't even like sports, what's the point?

I'm going to skip the parts about heart health, bone density, and that other stuff. In my mind, the single most important purpose of exercise is to clean out your body's sewer system.

Um, what?

Ever hear of lymph nodes? They exist in your neck, under your arms, and numerous other places all over your body. They're part of the lymph system,which carries oxygen from the blood into your cells, and carries away the cell's waste. The waste travels along the lymph vessels (like blood vessels, but for lymph fluid) and eventually gets filtered out by the lymph nodes.

Your blood is pumped around the circulatory system by the heart. The lymph system has no organ responsible for pumping the fluid around. It relies on one-way valves, the squeezing of the muscles around it, and certain other body movements. This means if you spend all day binge-watching your favorite Netflix show, your lymph system experiences hardly any movement at all.

Imagine your toilet backing up. Gross, right? When the cellular waste is not dumped, it sits around your body stinking up the place and causing trouble. This also means your cells aren't being well oxygenated. Such an environment encourages the growth of tumors because the immune system isn't able to properly dump all the garbage.

The immune system is responsible for clearing out malfunctioning cells, so when it can't do that, these malfunctioning cells get to hang around and multiply and basically go crazy. That's how cancer develops.

See why exercise is so important? Move your body! Keep your sewer system clean. You'll live longer.