I have been taking Iodine
for several years, and I know it is good for preventing breast cancer. FBD gone etc.
I also take boron, quite a lot of it; and since it increases the hormones in the body (testosterone, estrogen) I have been wondering if it also could, in worst case, increase the incidence of breast cancer.
As I definitely have believed that the female HR therapy does no good in the long run, so many women I know are on it, and so many cancers.. but as always, I needed to think twice. We also seem to have forgotten the power of belief.
"Negative Beliefs about Estrogen
Literature abounds with the belief that estrogen causes breast cancer. This is probably in reponse to the observaton that pharmaceuticalized estrogen, derived from horses, has been shown to have that effect. The idea that it was a non-human conjugated altered form of estrogen that may have caused these cancers never seems to be mentioned. It just slipped into medical jargon as "estrogen," and from there all estrogen became suspect. Now people just say oh, estrogen causes cancer. The implication is that estrogen, in and of itself, puts healthy women at risk automatically.
By putting this forth as a "truth," the medical consensus has kindled a deep fear within women that their own bodies could turn on them at a moment's notice, creating havoc and early death. Women are told that cancer can "strike out of the blue" simply as a result the capricious whim of their own natural healthy hormones, and they are helpless in face of such a threat. They lose trust in themselves, get endless mammograms, and search endlessly for lumps. If their mothers had it, they are warned that they are at much higher risk, and the fear triples. Guess what? Maybe not. Each woman has her own individual reasons. Girls are separate people. They are not their mother.
Is this just one more way to tell women that their bodies have been tainted by nature? Are men still so afraid of women that they feel compelled to blame them for having feminine powers? We are reminded of an old medieval belief, here. If you have occasion to hear someone imply that, tell them that estrogens are your perfect gift, and that only the incorrect estrogens are a health hazard.