October is synonymous with Breast Cancer Awareness.
Pink ribbons everywhere remind us that a cure for breast cancer is still beyond our
reach. Women are diligently getting their mammograms, but this disease continues to
be responsible for the deaths of our loved ones - 14 women will die each day in Canada
from breast cancer. A woman’s lifetime risk is 1 in 8! But did you know that breast
cancer is PREVENTABLE ?
Detoxification is one of the body's most basic functions. The liver, kidneys, skin, colon, lymph and lungs make up the detoxification system and are responsible for the removal of wastes and toxins from the body.
The health of the bladder and vagina are often overlooked and/or ignored by women and their physicians. Urinary incontinence affects women of all ages and has a profound impact on a woman's confidence, social interaction and ability to exercise. Vaginal relaxation, essentially laxity of the vaginal walls, has negative effects on sexual health and relationships and can lead to uncomfortable organ prolapse.
By the time most women come to me, they’re tired of it all—the heavy periods and cramps. The moodiness and sore breasts. Never mind the weight gain, insomnia, headaches and a long, long gone libido. Many are taking medications to improve their mood and help them sleep. Some have been given hormones to get their periods under control. They may even be considering surgery.
There is a clear increase in a woman’s chances of getting breast cancer as they age, in particular once they get into their 40′s, 50′s and beyond. Why would there be such an increase in breast cancer rates in women at this age? What is the significance of this time in a woman’s life?