Good Health is not a lottery, some factors such as hereditary factors can not be changed or avoided but we can empower ourselves and put the odds in our favour with knowledge and learning powerful prevention tips!
With Breast cancer being one of the number one causes of cancer in women and with statistics on the rise, it is imperative that women are adequately informed on prime risk factors, prevention, protection, and recuperation. Knowledge empowers and enables us to make the healthiest lifestyle choices to ensure that our personal breast cancer risk factors are reduced to the lowest possible equation.
We are pleased to introduce you to the Healthy Breast Program, designed to educate women in breast cancer prevention strategies and to support women with the disease. The Healthy Breast Program complements conventional treatment for breast cancer by educating women in the environmental, dietary, hormonal, lifestyle, genetic, nutritional, psychological and spiritual links to breast cancer and encouraging implementation of protective, healthy lifestyle practices. The Healthy Breast Program is well suited to women newly diagnosed with breast cancer, women identified as having dense breasts, women finishing treatment with chemotherapy and/or radiation, women with a family history of breast cancer, and women interested in preventing breast cancer.
The Healthy Breast Program consists of potentially two 12-module series, taught either weekly or monthly, with time in between for practice, integration, and group support. It was designed by naturopathic doctor and Kundalini Yoga expert Sat Dharam Kaur ND, author of The Complete Natural Medicine Guide to Breast Cancer, and The Complete Natural Medicine Guide to Women’s Health, and has been taught internationally since 2000. The first series of 12 classes is called the Healthy Breast Foundations Program, and includes lifestyle, dietary, nutritional and psychological exercises along with 12 different breathing exercises or meditations to practice each week at home. The second series, facilitated by a certified yoga teacher, is called the Healthy Breast Yoga Program. It features twelve different yoga sets, breathing exercises and meditations focused on relieving stress, improving lymphatic circulation, releasing anger, developing immune fitness, increasing vitality and balancing the glandular system. Many women undergoing chemotherapy and radiation find the yoga and meditation particularly beneficial in maintaining energy levels, decreasing nausea, relieving anxiety, and improving sleep, mood and well-being.
Preliminary research supports the effectiveness of yoga and meditation practice in cancer prevention and recovery with the following benefits:
• reduces stress and anxiety
• regulates the immune response
• increases night-time melatonin
• improves sleep
• decreases pain and fatigue
• increases energy, acceptance, and
• decreases chemotherapy-related
• decreases the stress response
• may improve cognition during
• increases vagal stimulation
• helps to regulate cortisol