Preventative care, especially in terms of chronic disease, can help us before we ever need it. Physical health and wellness is what enables us to do what we want, whether it’s take time off from work to enjoy friends and family or work harder to get more done. It’s a year-round concern, not just a disease-of-the-month awareness campaign.  

As an example, statistics show that 1 in 8 women will get breast cancer, a diagnosis that can disrupt everything from family to work, whether you work for someone else or for yourself. It is expensive in every way - physically, financially and emotionally. These high numbers should get our attention! 

Do you know anyone who has had breast cancer? Your sister, mother, daughter, aunt or a good friend perhaps?
My mother received this diagnosis and it got my attention enough that I ended up starting the Holistic Chamber of Commerce... Helping myself and others find the professionals, practitioners, products and services that can help keep us healthy in the first place as well as offer integrative wellness benefits that can speed healing.
We all know of the annual mammograms that are commonly recommended as screening tests as soon as women turn 40. Did you know, though, that there is a non-invasive, non-compressive way to detect breast cancer cells up to 8 years earlier than a mammogram? It’s called Thermography. This is also a contactless method, allowing you to screen first before ever touching another person.
In this day and age of contact-less preferences, thermography could be a better option for you, even though the majority of conventional Western doctors rarely mention it.
Twenty years ago, Danish researchers Ole Olsen and Peter Gotzsche concluded after analyzing data from seven studies, that mammograms often led to needless treatments and biopsy tests, and were linked to a 20 percent increase in mastectomies, many of which were unnecessary (2).
 Furthermore, mammography actually increases a woman’s chances of getting breast cancer over time due to the annual exposure to radiation for a test that is supposed to be preventative.
Thermography, on the other hand, is a non-invasive test that uses an infrared camera to produce images that record temperature and blood vessel patterns. The temperature of abnormal cells is higher than normal breast tissue due to increased blood flow, and this is what the thermograph picks up. Additionally, the newly formed or activated blood vessels have a distinct appearance, which thermography can detect as well. Thermography is useful not only as a predictor of risk factor for cancer, but also to assess the more rapidly growing neoplasms (1).
Because there is no radiation involved, thermography is safe even for pregnant and nursing women. For those with sensitivity to the heavy-duty compression (equivalent to putting a 50-pound weight on your breast) involved with the mammogram machine, the surprise of how painless thermography testing is will be a pleasant surprise!
Since thermography is able to pick up cancer cells in its very early stages, it gives women a strong fighting chance and ample time to change their diet and lifestyle to bring balance back to the body before the cells grow to unmanageable sizes.
When you are ready to choose an office to do your Thermography, make sure to ask the following questions:
  1. Is the reading doctor available to answer questions?
  2. Will I get a colored copy of the report?
  3. Will the technician review my results with me?
  4. Is the technician also a qualified professional (naturopath, acupuncturist, chiropractor, et al.) who can help with lifestyle changes?
  5. Is the room under controlled temperatures?
Please do yourself and your loved ones a huge favor, learn about Thermography and find a reputable Thermography technician and reading doctor to help you with this journey to better health and healthier breasts.
To find a reference-checked Thermographer near you, use the free online Member Directory available through the Holistic Chamber of Commerce by clicking here.
Also, the National Cancer Institute has a web-based questionnaire to assess your risk for breast cancer, which is another tool to find out about your breast health. Click here:
This information is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any disease. All material in this article is provided for educational purposes only. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you have regarding a medical condition, and before undertaking any diet, exercise or other health program.
Gautherie and C. M. Gros, "Breast Thermography and Cancer Risk Prediction," Cancer.1980 Jan 1;45(1):51-6.
  1. Gotzsche, P. and Olsen, O., "Is Screening for Breast Cancer with Mammography Justifiable?" The Lancet, vol. 355, no. 9198 (Jan. 8, 2000), pp. 129-34; Gotzsche, P. and Olsen, O., Cochrane Review on Screening for Breast Cancer with Mammography, The Lancet, vol. 358, no. 9290 (Oct. 20, 2001), pp. 1340-42.
Are you a credentialed Thermographer? Make sure you are listed and your HCC directory listing is updated with keywords so you can be found. Once and done, here’s a quick video to make it easy: Need to join? Click here.
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