Don’t Be a Boob About Your Boobs

Lori Boxer
Weight★No★More℠ Diet Center

 

 

Among many women with breast cancer, the standard of care is to use drugs that block or inhibit estrogen activity (“estrogen inhibitors”), such as tamoxifen. This is done for the obvious reason: to minimize estrogen in the woman’s body because of its relationship to cancer.

 

However, you don’t have to be genius, or anywhere close to it, to understand that the effectiveness of these drugs is compromised by higher estrogen levels in women with higher body fat. This is why obese women who have had breast cancer are at the highest risk for recurrence.

 

Imagine a woman taking a pill with one hand to minimize the negative effects of estrogen, and then using her other hand to put shit into her body that makes her fat(ter) to produce more estrogen! It makes no sense, and it drives me crazy when I meet women who, by the grace of God were lucky enough to survive the first time around, don’t do a damn thing about their weight and/or have a very, very cavalier attitude about it—which IS the one thing they can absolutely control to give them the best chance to not have a recurrence!

 

I meet too many overweight breast cancer survivors who are under a very false sense of comfort that they’re going to be just fine because they’re “taking something” (tamoxifen or other estrogen inhibitors). So, they take a pill a day and continue to carry excessive toxic visceral fat . . . which produces more estrogen—a direct counter to what the prescribed estrogen inhibitor is trying to do in their bodies. Basically, the doctor giveth, and the fat taketh away.

 

Now, isn’t that ridiculous?!

 

Actually, it’s more than ridiculous . . . it’s stupid.

 

If you’re an obese woman who has had breast cancer, losing weight is crucial to minimize the recurrence.

 

Don’t be stupid when it comes to your boobs.

 

Don’t be stupid when it comes to your life.

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