When people are thinking about the health of their sex lives, they are usually approaching it from a reactive point of view rather than a proactive point of view. This means that they don’t consider the health of their sex lives until something happens to upset it. Let’s face it, when everything is working fine, most people don’t think about how to keep things going for the next 40 or 50 years. The truth is, however, that by making choices early in your life, you set the groundwork for a healthier you and a vibrant sex life that continues on for your entire life. One very crucial way to protect your sexy is to choose those things that lower your risk for breast cancer – and other reproductive cancers.
Breast cancer prevention also protects your sex life.
For almost 30 years now, October has been known as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month with much focus being placed on raising money to “find the cure.” Since pharmaceutical companies and medical imaging companies profit quite a bit from all of the fundraising, they downplay the role of prevention of breast cancer. The truth is we have so much more power than we think when it comes to shaping lifestyle decisions and controlling our exposure to chemicals and substances known to cause cancer and increase our risk for breast cancer (as well as endometrial, ovarian, and prostate cancer as well). These same ways that we lower our risk for breast and other reproductive cancers, we also protect our sex lives over time. Because of this, I will be sending out a special-edition newsletter every Thursday this October giving helpful information about how to lower your risk for breast cancer and protect your sex life for your entire life. Just sign up for my newsletters here to get all the information about lowering your risk for breast cancer and protecting your sex life.
What can we do to lower our risk of breast cancer?
Our environment is not the same as it used to be. Our food supply and food choices are different, the chemicals we use are more abundant, and our lifestyle has also been shaped by technology and the demands of work life. There are clearly identified risks for breast cancer that you can control to lower your chance of getting the disease as well as maintaining hormonal balance for your entire body. Because those same things that increase your chance of breast cancer can wreak havoc with your sex live, these factors are very important to address.
Watch what you put in your body.
Many of your current food choices can actually promote significant hormone imbalances, increasing your risk for breast cancer, as well as result in significant sexual side effects like painful sex and loss of sexual desire, along with conditions such as endometriosis, fibroids, and infertility. Knowing these risks, you can see how protecting your sex life is something important to do as early as your teens, even if you haven’t had any negative effects on your sex life. The ways to protect your sex life and lower your risk for breast cancer involve watching what you put into your body – from medications, to food, to chemicals, and even cosmetics. The time to start protecting yourself is now BEFORE problems arise.
We need to protect our bodies from the large estrogen effects from food and chemicals.
Estrogen – found both in men and women – is a very stimulating hormone, causing tissues to grow and multiply. Usually, the effects of estrogen are well balanced in the body so that growth and stimulation of tissues doesn’t get out of control. Unfortunately, our environment is currently filled with a multitude of substances that either increase the action of estrogen in the body, or are what are known as xenoestrogens (chemicals that act like potent estrogens in our bodies). There has been an exponential increase in the exposure to all of these substances over the last 40 years, coinciding with the increase in breast cancer. This same over-effect of estrogen in your body can be disastrous for your sex life and permanently impact your sexuality and sexual expression.
Please sign up for my newsletter to get the details each Thursday in October about just how to identify and lower your risk for breast cancer as well as protecting the health of your sex life to last you your entire life. Week 1 – Nutrition, Week 2 – Chemicals Outside the Home, Week 3 – Mammography and Screening, Week 4 – Chemicals in the Home, and Week 5 – Hormones. Sign up now!