October 2020 is ripe and rife with matters of great and grave importance, including Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop breast cancer in her lifetime, and that is why self-care is so important. Regular self-massage to detect any changes in breast tissue can be one of the most important preventive techniques we have available to us. And supporting our ability to clear estrogens from our bodies through our liver is also important. In some cases, women with fibrocystic breast density, also known as fibroglandular tissue (FGT) may have difficulty in detecting subtle changes, so reducing fibrosities is helpful in detecting bumps or lumps.
A recent study published in the journal Carcinogenesis showed that the administration of DIM capsules, 100 mg × 1/day, to BRCA carriers led to a significant decline in the fibroglandular tissue (FGT) amount on MRI scans. It concluded that 1 year’s supplementation with DIM at 100mg per day as associated with a significant decline in FGT as detected on an MRI. These findings, together with the accumulating data on the potential anticancer effect of DIM in the general population and in individuals with different genetic mutations. 3,3-Diindolylmethane (DIM) is effective in supporting liver clearance of excess estrogens. The liver uses two pathways for hormone clearance: The product that was used in this research study – DIM-Evail™ 120 softgels – can be found and purchased by clicking that link.
Phase I breaks down the toxins and Phase II binds toxins for excretion. If either or both of these pathways are inefficient, estrogen recirculates into the bloodstream in a toxic form. Nutritional compounds to improve Phase I and II liver detoxification include: milk thistle extract seed and N-acetyl-cysteine.
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