Connect the Dots

The Connection Between Inflammation and Breast Cancer

By Yollo Wellness –

Connect the DotsWe’ve known for quite some time that inflammation and cancer have shared some sort of functional relationship. In fact, it was in 1863 that a German pathologist named Rudolph Virchow first hypothesized that the origin of cancer was at sites of chronic inflammation. Now it seems that modern science has caught up with the observations of the 19th Century.

How Inflammation Works
Let’s start by explaining how inflammation works. Inflammation is your immune system’s natural response to things like an injury, such as a pulled muscle; allergens, such as food sensitivities; and a chemical arrant. Your immune system reacts by releasing white blood cells and chemicals into the bloodstream that infiltrate your tissues, causing those indicators of inflammation most of us are familiar with: redness, heat, swelling, and pain. All of these symptoms are created by the activity of immune cells working to break down injured and dying tissues so that new, healthy ones can replace them. This is a normal and healthy response our bodies need to remain ready to repel an invasion or severe injury with aggressive pro-inflammatory responses such as clotting, fever, or swelling. Too often, however, inflammation becomes a chronic condition, and, in this state, we leave ourselves more vulnerable to breast cancer occurrence and recurrence.

The Current Thinking
Now that we know how inflammation works, let’s connect the dots between inflammation and breast cancer. Here’s the current thinking. When a tiny tumor starts growing from a few rogue cells, it can scavenge enough oxygen and nutrients from its surroundings. But, as it grows bigger, demand starts to outstrip supply, and things start getting desperate. As they struggle to survive, and as they accumulate more and more genetic faults, the cancer cells release chemical signals that lure immune cells called macrophages and granulocytes to infiltrate the tumor.

Once inside the tumor’s inner sanctum, these cells secrete molecules (called cytokines) that kick-start the growth of blood vessels (angiogenesis), which ferry in much-needed oxygen and nutrients. Other cytokines encourage growth of a sort of cellular ‘pillow’ called the stroma against which the tumor rests. Meanwhile, other inflammatory cells spritz the tumor with molecules (free radicals) that further damage their DNA. Inflammation might also fire the starting gun for metastasis by producing chemicals that help tumor cells nibble through the molecules tethering them to their surroundings. Taken together, it’s clear that fledgling tumors hijack inflammation and use it to accelerate the progression towards full-blown cancer.

Lifestyle Contributes to Chronic Inflammation
So now what? There are a number of lifestyle factors that play a role in contributing to chronic inflammation. Diet is one of its most important factors, with foods having either “pro-inflammatory” or anti-inflammatory” properties. Not surprisingly, packaged foods that are processed with a high sugar content, as well as trans fats, are among the most potent of pro-inflammatory foods. And the type of fat you eat just might play the biggest role of all in determining levels of systemic inflammation.

ALCAT Testing Detect Foods That Cause
Inflammatory Reactions
Every person has a unique chemistry makeup which means different foods can react to each person in a different manner. One way to see what foods you are sensitive to is by getting a blood test to uncover the foods that create an adverse reaction in your body.  An adverse reaction does not mean an allergic reaction. Food allergy is an IgE immune system response that is typically characterized by hives, shortness of breath, upset stomach and in some cases anaphylaxis. The most common food allergies are to nuts, shellfish, wheat and dairy.  According to the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network, only about 4% of the United States population has a food allergy. The ALCAT Test does not detect Food Allergy.

Food intolerance, on the other hand, is much more common than food allergies and is characterized by digestive disorders, migraines, obesity, chronic fatigue, aching joints, skin disorders and behavioral issues (root cause inflammation). It has been stated that upwards of 70-80% of the US population has food intolerance.  Unfortunately for many, those food intolerance symptoms are often identified as individual problems and treated as such, thus treating the symptoms and not the cause.

The ALCAT is one of the most effective tests for food intolerance on the market. Available for over 25 years, the ALCAT Test identifies cellular reactions to over 350 foods, chemicals and herbs. These inflammatory reactions are linked to not only breast cancer but other chronic health problems like obesity and diabetes, as well as skin, heart, joint, and digestive disorders. When you discover the foods that your body does not tolerate well, you can eliminate them from your diet. Once foreign agents (i.e. food your body does not tolerate) have been eliminated, inflammation resolves and tissue homeostasis is restored.

DITI Test Aids in Earlier Detection of
Breast Cancer
Worried about the inflammation in your body and breast cancer? There are several diagnostic tools out there that aid in the detection of breast cancer. One option you have is Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI). A 15 minute test, this technology provides visual clues to detect the presence of inflammation in breast tissue. Since inflammation often accompanies precancerous changes to the breast, and since it always produces heat, measuring the temperature of the breasts can provide us with vital information in uncovering breast cancer.

Noninvasive, No Radiation, Painless
The DITI scan is noninvasive, no radiation, painless, no contact with the body and FDA registered. The benefit of DITI testing is that it offers the opportunity of earlier detection of breast disease than has been possible through breast self-examination, doctor examination or mammography alone. Did you know that cells double every 90 days? Relying on one “traditional” test is no longer considered being proactive. The DITI can detect the cellular change as little as 256 cells. It would take over 4 billion cells (eight years growing) for a mammogram to detect. DITI should be used as an adjunct in many cases.

Complimentary Consultation and Tour
At YOLLO Wellness (You Only Live LIFE Once), we use a holistic approach in looking at each individual and their concerns. To learn more about chronic inflammation, ALCAT food sensitivity testing, DITI testing or our women’s breast health supplement package designed to your specific needs, please schedule a complimentary consultation today at 239-275-0039.


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