Why I stopped wearing underwire bras over 10 years ago..
Our breasts are full of lymphatic tissue and those tight underwire bras impede and restrict the natural flow of lymph!
Our lymphatic system is home to much of our immune system and it is our body's natural way to detox and eliminate toxins.. think of it as the body's waste removal highway.
Restriction in the drainage of lymph caused by tight underwire bras leads to stagnation. Think of a swamp.. the water is not moving, it is stagnant and build up occurs. Lack of lymph flow through the breast tissue decreases the elimination of toxins which causes inflammation and can lead to fibrocystic breast tissue, tenderness, and overtime may contribute to higher risk of cancer.
The wire is also like an antenna to EMF’s (think of all the wifi around us - it may be unseen, but has big implications on health). The metal wires attract the EMF’s directly to the breast tissue which can lead to cellular damage and may also increase cancer risk.
Lastly.. the tight restriction around the ribcage can lead to back, neck, and shoulder pain as well as headaches.
Ladies, the time of push up bra is over.. I say let’s liberate the ta-ta’s!
A few natural breast health tips:
- Go with seamless and wireless bras like Green Apple’s favorite Nikibiki peephole (available in several colors at a great price point of $35)
- Don’t wear bras to bed!
- Try using a natural deodorant. Most of the lymph from the breast drains into the armpits - we don’t want to add more toxins to our body from the scents and aluminum that is in most anti-perspirants. A couple natural alternative suggestions are Doterra natural sensitive deodorant or Alaffia Deodorant.
- You can also get your lymph moving with daily exercise and dry skin brushing!
By Taylor Pagano, ND
Dr. Taylor Pagano is a Naturopathic Doctor and holistic wellness coach. She is fascinated by the body's innate wisdom to heal itself and has a passion for the use of nature based lifestyle habits and energy medicine techniques for healing. She completed her undergraduate studies in biology and psychology at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Then attended the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona where she obtained her doctorate. Currently in her holistic coaching practice she is guiding women on their healing journey to feel more energetic, empowered, and embodied. Her holistic approach addresses the body, mind, emotions, and spirit supporting her clients to reclaim their power and reconnect their own truth and inner wisdom to not only heal, but create their lives from a place of authenticity and self-love.
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