The lymphatic system is easily constricted, which is a very important circulatory pathway of your immune system. The slightest pressure can cut it down, because these are made of microscopic vessels that have no pressure inside of them, and the lymph fluid moves with subtle movement and breathing.
Bras have been seen to cut off the lymphatic drainage of the breast, or at least impairing it. The lymph fluid would be backed up which can cause pain, cysts, and lumps. You would also get toxification of the breast tissue because the lymph fluid has to remove toxins out of the breasts, to flush the tissue of debris, toxins, viruses, cancer cells, and bacteria. It goes through the lymphatic channels to the lymph nodes, mostly in the arm pit which runs through the breast.
The bra is therefore cutting off that drainage by making this pressure line at the edge of the bra, and bras change the shape of the breast by applying pressure. That pressure can cut down these lymphatic channels, which can cause breast cancer and disease.
Women who have deep grooves in their shoulders from wearing bras is a result of pressure that cuts off the nerves going down the arm causing tingling and numbness (parasthesia), headaches, and nerve damage. They also get skin depigmentation (chemicals in the bra that leech out).
If you look at a women’s clothing in modern society, the tightest garment is her bra. If it leaves red marks on your skin it’s too tight. If it’s a push-up or anything that’s designed to change the shape of your breast, it’s doing that with pressure- usually hours at a time. Underwire bras are obviously going to be worse, with cases of women who had tumors right along the location of the underwire. This form of shape-wear is cutting off circulation. A Culturogenic Disease
A culturogenic disease isn’t just a lifestyle-caused disease. It’s a model where we have a behavior that’s reinforced and encouraged by industries (in this case, the bra industry).
It means the thing you’re doing is not only part of your lifestyle, but to get rid of it is very difficult because it’s embedded in the culture.
When you squeeze the body you impair things like circulation and breathing, much like the modern corset. Historically, corsets have been killing women for centuries by constriction. Health reformers have been trying to get rid of them, but it’s hard to get rid of fashions, like the foot binding in China. They would bind the feet for millennium, to keep them small and have a certain shape. These Chinese women would actually lose their toes by rotting away. The men found it desirable to unwrap the women’s feet and rewrap them.
People have no problem in partaking in different sorts of body manipulation and abuse in the name of fashion or what’s stylish at the time. This can be said for tattooing, body piercings, and implants, but they do this to conform to societal norms.
The Few Studies Linking Bras and Breast Cancer
-There was a Harvard study from 1991, which looked at breast size and handedness (right-handed or left-handed) and the correlation with breast cancer. They determined the breast size by looking at bra size (granted, this is not a good indicator because most women are wearing the wrong sized bra and fitting it too tight), and found that bra-free women in the study had half the rate of breast cancer. This loosely means that if the statistic of 200,000 women getting breast cancer annually is accurate, then around 100,000 less women will get this disease each year.
Harvard ignored the potential of these findings, because they didn’t understand it. It wasn’t part of their model (and paradigm). They thought it may have been something else, particularly the women may have been smaller-breasted (which wasn’t the case). None of that could explain that big of jump. To put it in a different perspective, wearing a bra increased the rate 100%. There was nothing else they had that would do that. It made no sense to ignore it, but they did.
-In 1995, Soma Grismaijer and Sydney Ross Singer wrote a book called “Dressed to Kill“, which documented a study to determine if women who wear bras, depending on how they were worn and the duration of wearing them, had more cancer than bra-free women. 5,000 women responded to their questionnaire regarding bra attitude and behaviors. About half of them had breast cancer.
They wanted to look at more than bra-wearing behavior. Their findings were based on observations rather than a scientific study, but it was concluded that bra-free women had about the same incidence of breast cancer as men do. The longer and tighter she wore the bra, the higher the rate went. After about 12 hours they started to rise. The women who started wearing a bra, commonly by 18 years old, the rates are over 100x higher than a bra-free woman.
Grismaijer and Singer also looked internationally and observed rare cases of breast cancer in the cultures who didn’t wear bras. As soon as these cultures began to wear them, their rates started going up. When women went from cultures that didn’t have bras (and low breast cancer), and moved to the United States, their rates went up.
Is Diet Being Considered?
Dietary studies haven’t shown any big links with breast cancer. They’re particularly flawed when they don’t consider the quality of the food, like if it’s organic or full of pesticides. Instead, they look at quantifiable numbers like the amount of fat it has.
That’s not the only variable. With all the toxicity today- the pollution that gets in our food, air, and water– our bodies still have to continually detoxify this. Yes, our bodies are capable of doing that when you see someone live into their 80s and 90s in a polluted city.
Despite this great ability of the body to detoxify, when you constrict your body, like wearing a bra, these toxins can’t get out through the lymphatics.
Industry of Medicine too Profitable to Consider Prevention?
The medical industry looks the other way because their job is to mitigate, not to prevent. When you come in with a disease, they will detect and treat.
If you’re familiar with the Komen Society or the American Cancer Society and their stance on breast cancer, it’s always “early detection” and “treatment“. They want mammograms (which make a lot of money and may or may not cause cancers, too), and they want to follow with treatment. Industries will resist when they hear a person is going to take preventative steps by modifying their lifestyle.
Another example is cell phones. If they’re known to cause cancer (highly suspected to be a cause), it’s going to get tremendous resistance from the cell phone industry. Since people won’t stop using cell phones, the medical industry will come up with new detection treatments for cancers.
If you look at the history of medicine, it’s really an aspect of the military. The biggest breakthroughs in medicine were in war time, when there was the biggest need for things, and trauma is the forte of medicine.
Rather than the medical industry stopping the causative factors of our culture, they mitigate. They might tell you to go on a diet, stop smoking, or get more exercise. They don’t recommend them enough, but they would rather have chemical interventions and early detection. To them, the bra issue isn’t deserving of research.
Alternatives to the Bra
The looser the better. Camisole is great. There are many things you can wear to cover your breasts with modesty, if that’s the issue, but you don’t want to change the position of your breasts or lift them up.
Bras are actually what make the breasts droop. The breast has normal suspensory ligaments in it to hold it up. What you’re doing is putting your breasts in an artificial support, and the ligaments atrophy from non-use. Many women are doing this from puberty and don’t get a chance to develop the tone. Many women report that their breasts tone up after getting rid of the bra, so it’s quite possible for them to recover their natural support and to tone and firm up.