BREAST LOVIN’ /
Breast health begins with awareness of what is normal for YOUR breasts. When I started getting mammograms a few years ago it was imperative that a “baseline” be established by the healthcare centre so they too could decipher, moving forward, what was normal for me and what was not.
I mention this because lord knows I panicked when after my very first mammogram the healthcare centre called and left a message saying I needed to come right back in.
My mind spiralling to the worst case scenario! My boob relationship had shifted from fun to fear!
FYI it’s pretty normal to get that call to come back after the first visit.
My recommendation is to get to know your breasts up close & personal;
Self massage (I love pure Frankincense & Grapefruit - high in boswellic acid, limonene & antioxidants - diluted in coconut oil)
Daily application of DIY deodorant cream (causes you to be in direct contact with surrounding breast tissues)
Dry brushing to aid circulation / pay attention as you move through your cycle what is normal or not for you
Learn about the lymphatic system, in particular the axillary lymph nodes
Tight bras are out and trampolines are in:)
Also it is good to be aware that your arm pits are like sponges that absorb much of what is applied to them. Consideration of known toxic ingredients that are used in commercial deodorants and personal care products should be noted. Check out David Suzuki’s Dirty Dozen or Environmental Canada’s website for info on personal care products of concern. I have a few good DIY recipes for natural deodorant if you should need them.
Hey, and if you feel that natural deodorant is not strong & effective enough for your #badass odour, simply swipe your armpit weekly with a bit of rubbing alcohol to kill any bacteria and then proceed with your hippy deodorant:) You’ll be jus fine! Anti perspirant is not recommended, firstly because of questionable ingredients and secondly you NEED to SWEAT crap out!
So, while I am certainly thankful for my annual mammogram there are other things to consider on the day-to-day - like managing stress / sleep / nutrition / exercise / emotional well-being, and personal fulfillment. These are all very important parts of this whole wellbeing puzzle.
With all this said - please for the love of all that is good ENJOY YOUR BREASTS!!
We have become such a culture of FEAR!
Society's relationship to OUR breasts is a tad “toxic” in itself. Either they are purely sex objects - that swiftly turn to life giving - then to diseased - kinda makes your head spin! Nah. too, much. YOU call the shots!
They belong to YOU - own them - LOVE them all up AND down.
Your Radiant Rebel,