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Myth: You are doomed to your genetic makeup!

Myth: You are doomed to your genetic makeup!

I do this for a specific type of breast cancer – Estrogen Receptor Positive (ER+), which is 70% of all breast cancers.  With a simple swab of your inner check, you can see how your liver is breaking down Estrogen so that it can be eliminated from your body.  Sometimes there is a “glitch” in the DNA so that Estrogen cannot be broken down correctly and therefore not eliminated.

Breast Cancer & Cosmetics

Breast Cancer & Cosmetics

Most consumers today want to make informed shopping decisions, but when it comes to cosmetics and personal care products, we are still totally in the dark. We receive highly misleading, tainted information from the very agency responsible for regulating and protecting us from dangerous, toxic cosmetics and personal care products.

5 things to know BEFORE you get your genes tested

5 things to know BEFORE you get your genes tested

I deal with genomic testing which is a fast and upcoming industry. This testing is looking for variants on your genes that can cause diseases. These are not mutations, but hiccups on your genes that can be influenced by diet, lifestyle and supplements. It is so important to choose a testing company that’s a good match for you. So, here are the 5 things to know BEFORE you get tested.

Early Breast Screening vs. Genomic Testing

Early Breast Screening vs. Genomic Testing

I’m in Palm Desert, CA in late July on a Saturday morning and it is peaceful. Many people have left the desert to escape the impossible summer heat and humidity that comes in July and August. However, this morning we’ve been blessed with a slight breeze that doesn’t...

Multi-Tasking: Friend or Foe

Multi-Tasking: Friend or Foe

When I was a young girl, some of my favorite TV shows were The Bionic Woman, Wonder Woman and the $6 Million Man. I loved watching these super-powered heroes because they were able to perform incredible feats of strength, courage and stamina that were not available to...

Butter Coffee: Is it better coffee?

Butter Coffee: Is it better coffee?

The latest trend of consuming your morning Cup of Joe is receiving praise from butter lovers and integrative health and fitness guru’s. The concept is simple, but so different than what we Americans have been taught. Most of us should start our day with a heavy dose...

Genomics vs Genetics

Genomics vs Genetics

Most people know that “genetic testing” refers to measuring traits that are passed from one generation to another. Traits like hair color or eye color, or diseases such as hemophilia, sickle cell disease or cystic fibrosis are examples of inherited characteristics. A...

9 Myths About Breast Cancer

9 Myths About Breast Cancer

Most breast lumps are NOT breast cancer. Lumps found in breasts can vary in size. These size variations can be due to the time in your menstrual cycle or may be due to fibrocystic breast condition.

The History Of Breast Cancer

The History Of Breast Cancer

In the first century AD, doctors actually began experimenting with surgical incisions to destroy tumors. They also thought that breast cancer must be linked with the end of menstruation so this belief prompted its association with older age.

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