Act Now to Defend Safe Bioidentical Hormones from FDA Ban

Please Submit Your Comment Now to help all women have continued access to safe bioidentical hormones through compounding pharmacies Before an FDA ban.

There are 2.5 million women in the U.S. who rely on estriol and other compounded bioidentical hormones to stay healthy. Men use them, too. Balancing hormones by using compounded bioidentical hormones INSTEAD OF Big Pharma synthetic hormones is important for cancer prevention. A ban would lead to people using synthetic hormones that are unsafe, that increase their risk of cancer, or going without.

Learn more about the threat to bioidentical hormones and how to save them at

Read on to hear what bioidentical hormone advocates are saying is happening with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) right now.

Alliance for Natural Health (ANH) posted the following on their website on November 7, 2019:

“We’ve said before that the FDA is stacking the deck against bioidentical hormones; now it seems incontrovertible. Time is running out for the natural health community to mount an effective defense of estriol and other compounded, bioidentical hormones from an FDA ban. Please take action by signing our petition to the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) study committee, urging them to consider ALL of the evidence in determining the clinical utility of compounded bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (cBHRT).

To briefly recap where we are: estriol and other bioidentical hormones have been nominated to the FDA’s Demonstrably Difficult to Compound List; items that appear on the list when it is final will no longer be able to be made at compounding pharmacies. The FDA convened a NASEM committee to study the clinical utility of treating patients with cBHRT; the findings of this committee will be used by the FDA to make a final decision on the fate of estriol and other compounded hormones.

NASEM has conducted several public meetings to date on cBHRT. During these meetings, the FDA invites experts to present to the NASEM panel, and to us it seems that the FDA is stacking the deck against compounded BHRT. What’s also clear is that the NASEM committee members lack a fundamental understanding of how cBHRT is used to treat menopause, meaning that committee members are susceptible to the FDA’s bias.

What happened recently all but confirmed our charge that the process is rigged against estriol and the other hormones. NASEM sent out an announcement seeking nominations for speakers who “regularly prescribe cBHRT or pharmacists who extensively compound BHRT, and who are willing to share relevant data to inform the committee’s work.”

Sounds good, right? It would be, except for the fact that the request for nominations was sent out the afternoon of Thursday, October 10, and the deadline for nominations was prior to Monday, October 14 (Columbus Day), giving the natural health community just one business day to prepare a response.

ANH-USA and allies have, of course, submitted suitable speakers to put forth the case for protecting compounded estriol, estradiol, and progesterone, but this recent episode simply demonstrates the uphill battle we are fighting against the government to protect cBHRT. Sign our petition below demanding that NASEM give a proper hearing to actual experts on cBHRT.

Action Alert! Write to NASEM, the FDA, and Congress, telling them that the millions of women who use cBHRT demand that it gets a fair hearing. Please send your message here immediately.”


You can learn how to balancing your hormones with compounded bioidentical hormones to prevent breast cancer, ease menopausal symptoms, and improve overall health in Ingrid’s book, Protect Your Breasts. You can also find more information about compounding and bioidentical hormones at Women’s International Pharmacy.

On Ingrid’s website, you can find a list of Hormone Imbalance Symptoms, a FAQ on Hormone Testing, and Sample Collection Instructions.


Good Gut Bacteria Help Prevent Breast Cancer

Have you heard about how critical your gut bacteria are to your health? Eating probiotic and prebiotic foods daily, eating certified organic foods, avoiding preservatives and additives, and reducing stress promote healthy gut bacteria.

Taking a quality probiotic supplement helps if you are on the go or have an intolerance to probiotic foods. Ingrid recommends a clinical strength probiotic Flora 50/14, Each vegetarian capsule contains 50 billion microorganisms across 14 bacterial strains and is tested free from gluten, dairy, and soy, made by Innate Response who tests every lot of every ingredient. Find Flora 50/14 in Ingrid’s Virtual Dispensary where YOU CAN SAVE 20% OFF ALL YOUR SUPPLEMENTS through Emerson / Wellevate – where the doctors shop.  

The following article was written by Dr. David Williams and posted on his website on 10/07/19. Go to his index for more information on gut microflora, prebiotics, probiotics, and choosing quality probiotic supplements.

“9 Ways Good Gut Bacteria Support Your Overall Health (That Have Nothing To Do with Digestion)”

gut bacteria offer 9 proven health benefits

Over thousands of years, our bodies have evolved to not only live in harmony with the bacteria, fungi, and viruses in and on our bodies, but also to depend on them for certain essential metabolic functions—especially gut bacteria.

As you would expect, our intestinal microflora performs specific functions that improve our ability to digest, absorb, and eliminate the foods we eat; however, the benefits of these bacteria extend well beyond digestion. We’ve yet to understand just how extensive this connection is between gut flora and health, but here are some of the known relationships:

Improves Immune Health

One of the most well-known non-digestive benefits of good gut bacteria is a stronger immune system. This happens in a number of ways, but generally is the result of our microflora’s ability to prevent pathogenic organisms from taking hold in our bodies.

As a natural byproduct of their own metabolism, the microbes living with us produce substances that our bodies use to fortify our defenses against bacteria, yeast, and other invasive organisms. Research has shown, for example, that the bacteria lining your intestines reinforce the barrier that prevents pathogens from seeping out of your GI tract and into the body. This is particularly important in your large intestine, where fecal matter accumulates before being excreted. Without a strong barrier in place, toxins from your feces can be reabsorbed, placing an additional burden on your immune system. (This is often referred to as leaky gut syndrome.)

This protective mechanism depends on a fatty acid known as butyrate (or butyric acid), which is produced by the Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium species of gut bacteria. One of butyrate’s main functions is to promote the growth of the mucus membranes that line the intestines and to increase their production of “mucking.” Mucking is a component of mucus that lines and protects the walls of the intestines. The mucus constantly sloughs off and carries pathogens with it.

Gut bacteria also support immune health by keeping the digestive tract at a pH level where it’s difficult, if not impossible, for undesirable bacteria, such as salmonella (which causes food poisoning), shigella (which causes diarrhea), and E. coli (which can cause intestinal disease and chronic kidney failure), to take root and grow. Healthy gut flora also produces a volatile fatty acid which, along with other byproducts, makes it difficult for fungus and yeast to survive.

Finally, good gut bacteria also help keep you regular. The shorter your bowel transit time, the less opportunity there is for toxins to be reabsorbed into your blood stream.

Improves Mental Health

If you don’t believe that there’s a connection between our gut and our mood, try describing how you felt the last time you were nervous, afraid, or angry. If you use phrases like “butterflies in the stomach” or a “stomach tied in knots,” you’ve just proven how true this is.

Within the body, we actually have a “second brain” called the enteric nervous system (ENS). The ENS controls and regulates our intestinal tract and senses environmental threats. It reports information to the brain via the vagus nerve, the longest cranial nerve in the body. The vagus nerve links a number of organs with the brain, but about 90 percent of the signals passing along it are traveling from the gut to the brain.

Researchers have known for a long time about this “gut/brain axis,” but for some reason they have always focused on the impact the brain can have on the gut—or control from the “top down.” Even the pharmaceutical companies quickly realized that more than half of individuals with irritable bowel syndrome also have mood disorders. This is why antidepressants are some of the most common pharmaceutical treatments for irritable bowel syndrome. (J Psychiatry Neurosci 09;34(3):230–231)

It may seem strange that there is a neurological connection between the gut and the brain, and that you can treat the brain with antidepressants and see improvement in bowel problems. But what’s even stranger (to me anyway) is that until recently, conventional medicine never considered directly treating bowel problems to improve mood disorders. It’s a two-way street between the brain and the gut, after all. If you change one area, it makes a difference in the other.

Just recently, researchers in France proved that mood disorders can be controlled from the “bottom up” using two specific strains of probiotic bacteria (Lactobacillus helveticus Rosell-52 and Bifidobacterium longum Rosell-175). In other words, you can effectively treat depression, anxiety, and behavioral problems by normalizing the bacteria in the bowels.

The bacteria combination produced anti-anxiety characteristics in animals as well as beneficial psychological effects in human volunteers. Laboratory and numerous standardized psychological tests revealed lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol, a significant decrease in symptoms such as depression, anxiety, anger/hostility, obsessive-compulsive actions, phobias, and paranoia, and an improvement in sleep.

Depression, anxiety, and sleep disorders are just of few of the more common problems that have been closely linked to intestinal problems. As to which came first—the gastrointestinal disorder or the psychiatric illness—it’s hard to tell. But based on trends over the past few decades, I can’t help but think the constant assault on our intestinal flora is the underlying cause of many of the psychological problems we’re now experiencing. 

Boosts Energy Levels

When your body is absorbing nutrients and ridding itself of toxins more effectively, it stands to reason that you will feel an overall improvement in your energy level. But this is also supported by science, which has shown us that probiotics can be an effective way to fight fatigue—particularly chronic fatigue.

Blood and saliva samples were taken for one month in eight athletes who had fatigue and declining performance. All were shown to have a reduced secretion of interferon, and most were found to be infected with the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). (Most adults are carriers of this virus.)

When the athletes were given a probiotic supplement (Lactobacillus acidophilus) for a month, not only did their interferon levels improve to levels found in healthy individuals, but only one was found to exhibit EBV shedding in the saliva. Also, the fatigue disappeared, and athletic performance noticeably improved. (Brit J Sports Med06;40(4):351–354)

Admittedly, few of us are athletes—but there’s still a takeaway here. Restoring bacterial flora to optimal levels can have a profound effect on your overall energy level and health. The Epstein-Barr virus is associated with chronic fatigue syndrome, and studies have shown that interferon helps keep the virus in check in healthy individuals. The regular use of a good probiotic supplement is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to improve interferon levels. This, in turn, often becomes a very effective tool for managing problems involving chronic fatigue.

Improves Cholesterol Levels

Much of the cholesterol produced by your liver is converted into bile acids, which are stored in the gallbladder and used to help digest fats. Ultimately these acids end up in the colon, where they are either destroyed or excreted in bowel movements.

People who don’t eat enough fiber (one of the habits that damage gut bacteria) often have too much pathogenic microflora in their GI tract. One of the things those unwanted bacteria do is attack bile acids. Specifically, they break the acids down into several substances, including a toxic product called lithocholate. Lithocholate causes the liver to convert less cholesterol into bile acids.

From here, a couple of things happen. When less cholesterol is converted to bile acids, it begins to accumulate in the blood stream, and levels rise. Also, less cholesterol reaches the colon where it can be excreted in bowel movements. This is especially dangerous because bowel movements are the body’s main method of ridding the body of unwanted cholesterol.

Eating a high-fiber diet effectively supports the good bacteria that leave passing bile acids intact. As a result, your body excretes more cholesterol, and in effect is “tricked” into creating more bile acids.

Regulates Hormone Levels

Normally, as much as 60 percent of the estrogen circulating in the blood is picked up by the liver and “deactivated.” It is then dumped into the gallbladder and released with bile into the intestines for excretion. In the GI tract, an enzyme produced by our good gut bacteria, called Beta-glucoronidase, reactivates the estrogen so it can be reabsorbed into the body.

When the bacterial flora is out of balance, the estrogen is neither reactivated nor reabsorbed. Instead, it is lost in the stool. Low estrogen levels have been linked to osteoporosis, PMS, water retention, breast soreness, severe menstrual cramps and heavy flow, slow menstrual cycles, and migraine headaches.

A similar process occurs with many other hormones, as well as folic acid, vitamin B12, bile acids, cholesterol, and vitamin D.

Reduces Yeast Infection Occurrences

Apart from residing in the intestinal tract, beneficial bacteria also reside in the vagina and urinary tract, where they deter the growth of pathogenic bacteria and yeast. They are a primary defense against urinary tract infections (UTIs) and acute cystitis. Approximately 60 percent of women in the United States experience UTIs or acute cystitis during their lifetimes, and 30 percent of those women have multiple occurrences.

We know that the beneficial bacteria reach the vagina by migrating from the colon, out of the body, and into the vagina and urinary tract. Although there are multiple species residing in the vagina, Lactobacillus is the most prominent. As it does in the gut, the lactic acid that these bacteria produce help to keep the pH level of the vagina and urinary tract slightly acidic, which reduces the growth of yeast and harmful bacteria—including E. coli, one of the chief bacteria that cause UTIs.

If we look at women’s genitourinary health from this perspective, it’s easy to understand why some women experience recurring problems with UTIs. If the balance of bacteria is off in some way, pathogens are more likely to adhere to the bladder wall and cause infection.

Though antibiotics will effectively clear up the symptoms of a UTI, they also will kill off the friendly microflora that is needed to protect the urinary tract in the first place. This sets the stage for an ongoing cycle of infection.

The most effective way to break this cycle is not additional medication, but rather re-establishing healthy flora by eating fermented foods and/or taking probiotic supplements high in the Lactobacillus species.

Improves Oral Health

The primary benefit of probiotic flora in the oral cavity—the mouth, throat, and by extension, the nose, sinuses, and ear canals—is in support of our immune system, since often our first exposure to viruses and bacteria comes through the mouth and nose.

More than 600 species of bacteria have been identified within the oral cavity. Most of those species probably play a lesser role in health, but higher numbers of the more prominent beneficial species directly correlate to a reduced incidence of everything from bad breath and dental caries to ear infections, strep throat, and tonsillitis. 

The most effective way to increase the number of good bacteria in the oral cavity is through the use of probiotic lozenges, particularly those which contain the species Streptococcus salivarius. Tests have shown that using a lozenge that incorporates the K12 strain can help restore the natural bacterial flora of the mouth and throat. These bacteria produce compounds referred to as “bacteriocin-like inhibitory substances” or BLIS, which act as natural antibacterials and help control the growth of invasive microorganisms that cause infections.

Supports a Healthy Weight

More and more research is emerging that draws a direct link between our weight and the health of our gut flora(including its role in the success of gastric bypass surgery), but this shouldn’t be a surprise. The connection has been known, and manipulated, for years by the agricultural industry.

Antibiotics—which kill the natural bacterial flora in the human body that influences how we break down and absorb the nutrients that help keep us lean and healthy—are known as growth promoters. Farmers have been using antibiotics for more than half a century to fatten cattle, pigs, and chickens. With the use of these medications, animals gain more weight more quickly, on less food. I’ll say that again: antibiotics stimulate growth with less food.

There is other research on the topic of weight and gut flora as well, two of the more interesting and recent pieces being related to how gut bacteria influence which foods we crave. Here are a few more examples:

  • Butyrate—one of the fatty acids produced by good gut bacteria—has been suggested to promote feelings of satiety (a feeling of fullness and satisfaction). This, obviously, can help prevent overeating.
  • A Japanese company gave 87 overweight individuals 100 grams of fermented milk twice a day. The milk consumed by half the group contained the bacteria Lactobacillus gasseri. After 12 weeks, those individuals lost an average of 2.2 pounds—and there was no weight loss in the other group. (Eur J Clin Nutr 2010 March 10. E-pub ahead of print PMID:20216555) Specifically, the participants lost 4.6 percent of their visceral fat (fat around the stomach) and 3.3 percent of their subcutaneous fat (fat just under the skin). Their hip circumference was reduced by 1.7 cm (almost ¾ of an inch) and their waist went down by 1.5 cm (just over ½ inch). Researchers feel that Lactobacillus gasseri somehow decreases the amount of fat absorbed from the intestines.
  • Researchers evaluated the use of antibiotics in 11,532 children born in Britain’s Avon region in 1991 and 1992. Almost 30 percent of the infants were given antibiotics sometime during the first six months of their life. By age 38 months, the children in the antibiotic group had a 22 percent greater likelihood of being overweight. (Int J Obes (Lond) 21 October 2012 [Epub ahead of print]) Antibiotics. Doing it at such a critical period of development, such as early childhood, has long-lasting effects.

Contributes to Longer Life

The more diverse our bacterial flora is, the more effective it is and the better our overall health tends to be. To see this, you need look no further than a study that examined gut microbes in the elderly.

When researchers looked at the gut bacteria of 178 elderly individuals over the age of 65 (average age 78, none of whom were being treated with antibiotics), they found that the microbes varied extensively depending on where the individual lived and the state of their overall health.

The people who lived independently in the community had the most varied microbacterial flora and were the healthiest. People who lived in long-term assisted living homes had less diverse microbacterial flora and were frailer.

The research team, led by Paul O’Toole of University College Cork in Ireland, tied this difference to the diet of each respective group. Though the foods eaten by people who moved into long-term residential facilities changed immediately upon entry (becoming much more uniform and based on government-issued nutritional data), it took about a year for the profile of their bacteria to change. It was during that transition time when the individuals’ health started declining the most. What makes this study so intriguing to me is the speed at which a person loses his or her health to a decline in the numbers and variety of intestinal bacteria. The clear takeaway from this is that eating a varied diet that includes fermented foods is a key to maintaining gut flora and, by extension, strength and vitality.


Preventing Breast Cancer in an Estrogenic World

by Ingrid L. Edstrom, FNP, CTT, M.Ed.

Originally Posted on Moms Across America’s Blog on October 10, 2019:

Today we live in a toxic soup. Chemicals that mimic or disrupt the hormone estrogen abound. Exposure to and consumption of these excess estrogens, disruptors, and GMO foods play a role in many health problems, especially breast cancer. In the U.S. currently, 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer. The American Cancer Society is projecting a future increase to perhaps 1 in 5. Taking action for breast cancer prevention is more important than ever.

Most breast cancer cases are estrogen-positive, meaning that the cancer grows in the presence of excess estrogen, either from natural sources or chemicals mimicking estrogen (xenoestrogens). Other chemicals are endocrine disruptors. “An endocrine disruptor is anything that affects the synthesis of a hormone, the breakdown of a hormone or how the hormone functions,” explains Linda Birnbaum, federal toxicologist, in her Scientific American article

The following are the 10 most important actions to take to reduce estrogen load and avoid endocrine disruption:

1) Test your hormone levels. Hormone imbalance is a breast cancer risk factor, and estrogen dominant women are at greater risk. My website has a detailed section on Hormone Imbalance Symptoms and FAQ on Hormone Testing. My book Protect Your Breasts, available on my website, explains estrogen dominance and how to balance your hormones without synthetics.

2) Replace white body fat with lean muscle mass. Natural and xenoestrogens bind to estrogen receptor sites found in fatty tissues, like breasts, where estrogen can be stored, making obesity a major risk factor.

3) Eat only “Certified Organic” meat and dairy. Choose grass-fed, which is leaner and less likely to have GMO feed contamination. The two primary sources of estrogen in the diet are non-organically raised meat and dairy products, where the animals are injected with bovine growth hormone and fed GMO grains. 

4) Choose “Certified Organic” foods. GMO food products, the pesticide residues, and the mutated microbes on them disrupt the gut/liver’s ability to break down excess estrogen, damage tissues, and cause chronic inflammation. Cancer is an inflammatory condition. Watch Moms Across America’s interview with scientist Dr. Michael Antonio about the alarming results of a new study showing that glyphosate, found in Monsanto/Bayer’s Roundup and 700+ other glyphosate-based herbicides, can trigger aggressive breast cancer cell growth. Go to the Take Action page on my website for resources on avoiding GMO foods and pesticide residues.

5) Eat fish oil or walnuts. Avoid flax and soy high in phytoestrogens.

6) Buy/ store food and water in glass, not plastic or lined cans. Plastic residues are a source of xenoestrogens.

7) Use a water filter.

8) Minimize exposure to insecticides, herbicides, and fungicides. This may take educating neighbors and elected officials.

9) Minimize alcohol consumption, which can increase estrogen, disrupt hormone balance, damage DNA, and decrease liver function.

10) Reduce/manage stress, which causes cortisol imbalance. Helpful links can be found on my Take Action page.

Thermography, using an infrared camera, is the earliest detection tool and a risk assessment tool that has allowed me in my clinical practice to observe how xenoestrogen exposure changes breast tissue. A diet high in conventional meat and dairy products or pesticide exposure increase the metabolic activity in the breasts, seen as an increase in heat and blood vessels in the images. Thermography also shows us that women can take effective actions to reduce their risk of breast cancer or its recurrence.

The good news is that women can make diet and lifestyle choices to reduce their estrogen load, prevent breast cancer, and improve their overall health. In my book Protect Your Breasts, available on my website, I offer my comprehensive Proactive Breast Wellness (PBW) program to reduce estrogen intake, support the liver which breaks down excess estrogen, and support the adrenal and thyroid glands which influence estrogen levels in the body. Moreover, we can actually track this positive change by observing breast tissue over time! If cancer does emerge, we can catch it early. Women have a non-surgical option to freeze the cancer, called cryoablation and can follow the same program to prevent its recurrence.

About 65% of women who have followed my PBW supplement protocol, made lifestyle, dietary, and environmental changes, and balanced their hormones improved their infrared scans and laboratory testing in 6-12 months. Watch the slideshow presentation and see breast cancer prevention in action with telling images showing xenoestrogen exposure before starting the PBW program and images after following the program.

BEFORE following the PBW Protocol

Below is a post menopausal woman and she was eating conventional meat and dairy which may contain bovine growth hormone and antibiotics. She was on too much Estradiol in her hormone replacement mixture without any bio-identical progesterone after a hysterectomy. She was having a host of menopausal symptoms including insomnia.

AFTER following the PBW Protocol for 1-1/2 years, her menopausal symptoms have cleared up

Note below that all the large dilated vessels have shrunk down to light wispy vascular patterns. She now eats an organic gluten free diet and has lost weight. Her cholesterol levels were elevated to 300 and have gone to just above 200. Her “good cholesterol” HDL has improved and her LDL dropped 30 points. She is no longer borderline hypothyroid and her Vitamin D levels are optimal and she now rarely gets colds.

My book Protect Your Breasts comes with Nutritional Supplement Protocols and Worksheets that are easy to follow, a FREE resource download with hundreds of articles/ websites, and FREE relaxation guide. The new edition also has an updated chapter on Cryoablation — the future of breast cancer care – with revisions from Surgeon/ Cryoablation Specialist Dr. Dennis Holmes. Find videos on my Cryoablation Videos page.


Ingrid Edstrom is the Author of the book Protect Your Breasts and founder of Proactive Breast Wellness (PBW), LLC. Ingrid has been providing the PBW program for her patients since 2006. She is also the owner of Infrared Breast Health, LLC. Ingrid became nationally certified as a Clinical Infrared Thermography Technician, CTT in 2007. Ingrid has been nationally certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner since 1978 following her Bachelors in Nursing from the University of Rhode Island in 1974 with a Minor in Clinical Nutrition. Ingrid was awarded a Masters in Health Education from Boston University in 1981.

EMFs put your kids’ health at risk

Attend a FREE WEBINAR: EMFs and Kids’ Health w/ Q&A

1PM Eastern, Thursday, September 26


Can’t attend? Read below about research findings exposed in a new book on this topic, and read an excerpt from a recent Moms Across America Blog post on the risks of Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs) and looming 5G.

Thank you to our sister organization Moms Across America for raising awareness about this event and important topic. Our Ingrid Edstrom, FNP, highlights EMFs as a risk factor for breast cancer in her book Protect Your Breasts and has been publicly outspoken about the increased cancer risk that 5G would pose. With their developing brains, kids are particularly at risk for a variety of neurological problems.   

Excerpted from Moms Across America . . .

Please join us in our interview of Theodora Scarato MSW, the Executive Director of Environmental Health Trust

Thursday, September 26th, 1:00pm Eastern

“Electromagnetic fields (EMFs) have been shown to cause changes in both the sympathetic nervous system as well as the parasympathetic nervous system.

In addition, EMFs have been shown to open the blood-brain-barrier, allowing pathogenic infections to invade the brain, which can lead to PANS (Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome).

If you or your child has any of the following symptoms, you’ll want to sign up for this webinar:

Problems with focus and attention

Memory problems

Vision issues

Inability to sleep well

Constant headache



Chronic fatigue

Unexplained heart palpitations

Learn how EMFs can contribute to these symptoms.

Join us to ask your own questions!”

Epidemic Answers just released a new book Brain Under Attack, warning about the research on and implications of EMFs for children.  “Electromagnetic fields (EMFs) from cordless house phones, fluorescent lights, cell phones, baby monitors, Wi-Fi systems, smart meters, and large electric devices such as refrigerators may be negatively affecting our health.”

“Peer-reviewed medical research journal articles have documented the fact that EMFs can open the blood-brain barrier, thus allowing pathogens such as bacteria and viruses to enter the brain freely.”

“In fact, researchers intentionally use ultrasound devices to open the blood-brain barrier in patients with brain cancer and central-nervous-system diseases so that large therapeutic molecules can enter the brain.”

The following is Excerpted from a POST BY ZEN HONEYCUTT ON AUGUST 26, 2019 on the Moms Across America Blog:


“In 2017, Moms Across America posted a lengthy article by Camilla Rees, Senior Policy Advisor, National Institute for Science, Law and Public Policy and Founder, and entitled “The Wireless Elephant in the Room.” In it she urged us to wake up before the tipping point:

‘The day will arrive when the profound injury to our lives and future generations from wireless technologies will be known, including not just the biological and health effects, and links to disease, but the psychological effects, like poorly developed self-worth, and other effects, such as compulsive behaviors, addiction, and isolation. We are being conditioned like rats on a treadmill, increasingly addicted to technology and unable to stop taking the drug. Many children have never known the quality of life possible un-tethered to the non-stop universe. They don’t know peace, or the sense of safety and inner guidance possible in complete stillness, when one is deeply connected to the natural world, or in the community, and not connected to man-made electronics.””

That day, that tipping point, may well be upon us. You have, no doubt, heard the term “5G.” It refers to the fifth-generation cellular wireless. The wireless industry was forced to admit during a US Senate hearing in February 2019, that they have no safety studies on 5G – with no plans to do any. However, there are thousands of independent studies that clearly state that wireless radiation causes biological harm.”


“But let’s step back further. In August of 2010, years before Moms Across America was founded, Dr. Mercola wrote an article about a book published by Dr. Samuel Milham entitled, How Dirty Electricity Causes Diseases.  In this article Dr. Mercola quotes Electromagnetic saying that: ‘Analyzing death records from electrified rural areas and non-electrified rural areas in the early part of the 1900s, Milham has shown higher incidence of ‘diseases of civilization,’ such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes and suicide, were in fact strongly correlated with electrification.’”


“Clearly, the documentation exists – the threat of electromagnetic radiation has been with us since the invention of electricity – and we have known about it for nearly 100 years. Regardless, the wireless industry, in partnership with our government, has worked to deploy 5G. It has been called a global, for-profit, human experiment that is taking place without our consent.”

”How is this possible? 5G is different from 4G in that millions of “small” cell towers will be added to every block – raising numerous privacy as well as health concerns. Each tower will be emitting radiation at levels known to cause cancer, sterility, DNA damage and other harm… especially to our children, who are most at risk.”


“In an informative interview for the 5G Crisis: Awareness & Accountability Summit, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. stated that 5G has been ‘pushed through without much thought,’ and that it leaves ‘no part of the planet where anyone can go to escape this.’ He urges us to get involved and use all the tools available to us to educate the public and resist this threat.”



Cryoablation Therapy Freezes Breast Cancer Tumors

This device freezes breast cancer in it’s tracks using no major surgery, no chemotherapy and no radiation.


We are trying to bring cryoablation to the Pacific Northwest!! Reduce your risk or reoccurrence of breast cancer with the Proactive Breast Wellness program. You can also follow your breast health with thermography, go to to learn more.

Ingrid introduces “Breast Cryoablation/ Tumor Freezing: the new future in breast cancer treatment without surgery in her ZRT webinar


Ingrid was a guest lecturer for ZRT Laboratory and conducted a one hour FREE webinar on May 26, 2016 for providers and women nationally.

To view the archived webinar, click here:

This 1-hour educational webinar outlines proactive steps you can take to protect your breast health, inlcuding:

  • Practical suggestions for lifestyle changes for women who want to reduce their risk of developing breast cancer or help decrease reoccurrence rates.
  • See how environmental influences negatively impact breast tissue as seen through the lens of an infrared camera.
  • Suggestions to decrease weight and/or insomnia, balance hormones and improve your mood.
  • Learn about a cutting-edge treatment option for breast cancer – cryoablation – which allows a doctor to treat the cancer without surgery in an out-patient office visit.

Ingrid spoke on her research regarding environmental estrogens / xenostrogen exposure, how it increases your breast cancer risk or risk of reoccurrence and what you can do to limit that risk through her Proactive Breast Wellness Program.


Originally posted on Facebook by Laura Ross-Paul

Took a road trip to Eugene with my two sisters and our daughters to visit Ingrid Edstrom at her Proactive Breast Wellness office where we all had our breasts imaged through Thermography.

With her infrared camera she can catch breast problems, or “hotspots”, well before a mammogram. (She tells me six years before!). She can see the effects of getting too many pesticides in your food which tends to make the imaging warmer. Her motto is “Prevention is the Cure” and has a wealth of information about turning breast health around through vitamin and herb supplementation. We were all super impressed and thankful we had it done. Ingrid has a very informative site which you can reach at where you can glean info and/or by her four cd boxed set of breast wellness info. You can also find out about infrared imaging at or call her office at 541-302-2977.
Happy Breast Health!!



Are Antibiotics Making People Larger?

Source: The Atlantic

Overuse of these antibiotic drugs seems to make us gain weight—even when we don’t take them.

But if people really recognize that the obesity epidemic is associated with repeated exposure to antibiotics, I think demand for antibiotic-free food will become even greater.

Thin people have different microbes in their gut than overweight people. Eating conventional meat and dairy that has antibiotics given to the animals will kill off the “Good organisms” which makes it difficult to loose weight plus damages your immune system. This is why I added Flora 50-14 into my Proactive Breast Wellness protocol. Currently 1/3 of U.S. adults are clinically obese and 65% of 8th grade children are as well. Change what you are feeding your family !  Also avoid asking for an antibiotic when you are ill. If you or your kids have a virus, antibiotics will not be effective anyway !         

How To Prevent Breast Cancer Through An Armpit Detox


Ingrid Edstrom FNP, M.Ed. here to offer you more tips on how to keep your breasts healthy.

Visit our website at and go to the “Protect Your Breasts” and “Take Action” sections. There you will find a FREE 5 minute YouTube video on Breast Lymph Drainage Massage. We also have a 60 minute DVD in the Store to learn lymph drainage massage techniques so you can do this at home at least 3 times a week. In the “Take Action” section I put a Cosmetic Link, so you can see what the toxicity level is for the products you use most and how to do a search to find products that are healthier.


Enjoy this great blog from Collective Evolution on How To Prevent Breast Cancer Through An Armpit Detox



It’s pretty crazy when you think about the fact that, if you’re a male, you have a 50 percent chance of developing cancer in your lifetime, and if you’re a female, you have about a 33 percent chance. These rates are extremely high and are expected to continue climbing, at least in part because we spend so much time trying to find a cure yet so little talking about the cause. We need to start discussing the reasons why cancer rates continue to rise exponentially and what lifestyle changes we can make to combat this disease. (source)

Cancer is caused by physical carcinogens, chemical carcinogens, and biological carcinogens, all of which we surround ourselves with on a daily basis. These “cell transformers,” in the form of food, cosmetics, health care products, and more, have become ‘normal’ for us. It’s time to start questioning the environment we choose to surround ourselves with if we want to get to the bottom of why disease is so excessive and uncontrollable.

One excellent example (out of many) is cosmetics and the other products we choose to put on our skin, like deodorant. In 2007 a study was published in the Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry in which researchers tested breast samples from 17 breast-cancer patients who had undergone mastectomies. The women who used antiperspirants had deposits of aluminum in their outer breast tissue. The study pointed out that concentrations of aluminum were higher in the tissue closest to the underarm than in the central breast. (source)

This is quite alarming, as the higher incidence of tumors in the upper outer quadrant of the breast seems to support the contention that aluminum-containing antiperspirants are contributing to breast cancer, even though the identification of a mechanism of antiperspirant-induced breast cancer remains elusive.

That being said, aluminum is an experimentally demonstrated neurotoxin that has been linked to all sorts of diseases (like Alzheimer’s disease, to name one). There are numerous studies which have examined aluminum’s potential to induce toxic effects, and this is clearly established in medical literature, and has been for a long time:

It’s great stuff to build airplanes out of, it’s great stuff to build cars out of, it’s great stuff to make various things in your household out of. It’s not great to have in your body. … Aluminum was not bio-available traditionally in the world’s biota until the industrial revolution, and so, it just had no place in any biochemical reaction that was normal. And where it does occur, now, because we are increasingly surrounded by it … [is] in our food, it shows up in our water, it shows up in our air, it shows up in our medicines … so we increasingly have this compound that is not part of any normal biochemical process, on Earth, for anything, that now can only go in and do havoc, which is exactly what it does. It causes all kinds of unusual biochemical reactions in the body, including the brain. – Dr. Chris Shaw, Neuroscientist and Professor at the University of British Columbia (source)

Another study that was published in the Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry in 2013 found increased levels of aluminum in non-invasively collected nipple aspirate fluids from 19 breast cancer patients. These patients were compared with 16 healthy control subjects:

In addition to emerging evidence, our results support the possible involvement of aluminum ions in oxidative and inflammatory status perturbations of breast cancer microenvironment, suggesting aluminum accumulation in breast microenvironment as a possible risk factor for oxidative/inflammatory phenotype breast cells. (source)

The study also found that aluminum content and carbonyl levels showed a significant positive linear correlation. Studies have already confirmed that plasma levels of protein carbonyls can increase the risk of breast cancer. (source)

It’s also noteworthy to mention that aluminum salts used as antiperspirants have been incriminated as contributing to breast cancer incidence in Western societies (source). Another prior study outlined how aluminum is not a physiological component of the breast, and yet it has been measured in human breast tissue as well as breast cyst fluids at levels above those found in blood serum or milk. (source)

The science is out there, and there is lots of it. When it comes to mainstream cosmetics and health care products, we are talking about thousands upon thousands of ingredients used that have no oversight or regulation from health authorities. If these chemicals, many of which have been listed as hazardous and toxic, are considered safe by the corporations that manufacture them, that’s good enough to get them approved. All a company has to do is vouch for itself and their products will get put on the shelves. Not many people know that about the modern day cosmetics industry.

It doesn’t take long for whatever it is we put onto our skin to enter into the bloodstream. For example, the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Manitoba, Canada, conducted a study to quantify how many sunscreen agents penetrate the skin after it is applied. The results demonstrated significant penetration of all sunscreen agents into the skin. We are talking about multiple chemicals entering multiple tissues within the body. (source)

Below is a great video about aluminum that we’ve shared before in some of our articles. It comes from Dr. Christopher Exley, a professor in Bioinorganic Chemistry at Keele University and Honorary Professor at UHI Millennium Institute. He is known as one of the world’s leading experts on aluminum toxicity.

Above is just a tidbit of information that’s out there regarding aluminum toxicity. Even the government’s national cancer institute has admitted to all of the information scientists are publishing linking certain ingredients in underarm antiperspirants or deodorants to breast cancer. Despite this fact, they claim that their own researchers are not aware of any evidence linking these products to breast cancer, which is disturbing. (source) Again, these products contain parabens (these increase the risk of breast cancer by mimicking estrogen), propylene glycol, TEA, DEA, and DC&C colours, among many other toxic chemicals. It’s no mystery why scientists are now discovering links to breast cancer.

Many antiperspirants also contain triclosan, which recently made headlines across alternative media after a study published in the journal Chemical Research in Toxicology found that the chemical encourages cancer cell growth. So, it’s not just aluminum in antiperspirants that we have to be worried about. (source) Triclosan can also pass through the skin and interfere with hormone function (endocrine disruption). Unfortunately, it doesn’t stop there; a study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives from 2008 shows how scientists detected triclosan in the urine of nearly 75 percent of those tested (2,517 people age six or older). (source)

Colgate Total toothpaste contains triclosan, and they were recently outed for their use of the chemical, along with the FDA for hiding decades old documents showing it to be carcinogenic. You can read that release here, and more about that story here.

I am sharing this information as I did with sunscreen (earlier in the article) just to show the penetration of the skin aspect.

How To Prevent Breast Cancer Through An Armpit Detox

  • Sweating

Sweating has many important health benefits. One of them is that sweating is one of the best ways to expel toxins from your body. This in turn supports proper immune function and helps prevent diseases that could be related to toxic overload.

  • Mineral Water

In the video above, Dr. Exley mentions two types of mineral water to help with aluminum detox. He mentions Volvic, which is sold at various Whole Foods and Trader Joe stores, and Spritzer, which is harder to find. His main point was igh silica content mineral water.

  • Alternative Solutions

Do some research on alternative solutions. Find antiperspirants that do not contain aluminum and other harmful chemicals. You can also search for DIY deodorant recipes on the web and make your own; the most common use baking soda and coconut oil. The solutions are endless and, at least from personal experience, they work better than mainstream, chemically ridden products.

  • Holistic Solutions/Ingredients

One common way people seem to detox their armpit area is with the use of this recipe: 1 tablespoon of organic apple cider vinegar, 3 drops of rosemary essential oil, 5 drops of cilantro essential oil, and one tablespoon of bentonite clay.

From here, you mix ACV and the clay in a glass bowl, then add the essential oils to the point where it looks smooth, like sour cream.

Then you spread a thin layer of this mixture on your armpit and leave it for a few minutes.

After that, rinse and repeat daily until the odor subsides. It’s also a good idea to drink plenty of water, because the body needs to flush out all of those toxins .

The best way to prevent toxic overload here is to simply be more cautious of the products you purchase and what they contain.

All sources are highlighted throughout the article.