"Dense Breasts" and cancer risk likely equals bromide/fluoride & chloride excess and lack of iodine.
A different perspective than "mystery" is that the denseness, the fibrotic buildup is likely excess bromide, fluoride, and chloride collecting in place of iodine. (MedPageToday article.)
Scary headline - increased denseness of breast tissue is associated with breast cancer - and you have to get a mammogram in order to find out if you have dense breasts or breasts with more fatty tissue.
You may also be able to tell whether your breasts are ‘dense’ or ‘fatty’ by feeling them - are they sore and swollen feeling especially near or during menstruation? That would suggest fibrocystic breast pain which would suggest more dense fibrotic tissue and less ratio of soft adipose tissue.
The good news that the nbcnews article (shared by MedPageToday in an email) is not sharing (because they seem unaware or are complicit in health fraud) is that simply increasing use of iodine and selenium can help the body swap out bromide, fluoride, and chloride where it may be located instead of iodine. During a high dose clear out the bromide can leave a metallic taste in the mouth while it is moving out of the body and may leave yellowish stains on clothing from sweat that has bromide present. Urine testing would show more presence of fluoride and bromide as it leaves the body. AND the breast pain goes away too. Which is really nice.
When people tell you they don’t know the cause of a problem, then that is a good place in the conversation to stop listening and start seeking other input.
Dense breasts and breast cancer risk: What to know about the link (nbcnews.com)
Iodine: Trace Mineral mixes may or may not have iodine, read the label. Extra iodine above the RDA (~150 mcg) is likely helpful for both mom and baby during pre-conception, pregnancy, and breast feeding. At least 250 mcg iodine should be used. See: Iodine in Pregnancy and Lactation. (Substack)
Caution: People with hyperthyroidism need to restrict iodine intake and rich food sources. Continue taking selenium as it helps breakdown excess thyroid hormone.
Trace Minerals Complex, Seeking Health, 30 capsules
$15.99 $12.79 - this mix does have 250 mcg of iodine.
Optimox® Iodoral® 12.5mg, Optimox, (90 tablets)
$38.99 $31.19 - this is high dose iodine providing an equivalent amount to the traditional seaweed rich Japanese diet. The tablets are scored so they can be broken in half for a smaller 'high dose'. Selenium should be taken at the same time. Prior to pregnancy would be the ideal time to work on improving iodine levels as bromide and fluoride are flushed out of the body once adequate iodine is available.
Selenium, Thorne, (60 methylcellulose capsules)
$10.00 $8.00 (200 mcg) take one a day.
*The two prices are the Suggested Manufacturer’s price, minus a 20% discount on Fullscript for clients registered with my practitioner account. It is a wholesale dispensary for health professionals to provide for their patients. Some might buy a few specific products and offer them at their clinic, others allow patients to order only what has been recommended. I have authorized full access for clients to browse and shop for what they want.
Be aware that even the name brand products can contain negative ingredients. I always read the label and avoid gelatin capsules as a potential glyphosate source and titanium dioxide as a whitener that contains heavy metal nanoparticles. I don’t care if a tablet is fake white. *Note that titanium dioxide is also added to things like mashed potatoes to make them fake white too. There is value in cooking from scratch.
Addition: I just revised and added to my PCOS Protocol document. It now has more food sources for important nutrients and general diet and supplement guidance towards the end.PDF in my Dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/1m4fs5ero8zrocelgjqex/PCOS-Protocol-262023-2.docx?dl=0&rlkey=rz6qf72py2xls9mir5cfa1m5r
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