Alternative to Mammograms

alternative to mammogramsOn the subject of women’s health, I feel it is important to discuss breast health. As a Naturopath, naturally I am concerned about the number of cases of breast cancer that are diagnosed each year. In my natural health practice, I focus on prevention as well as teaching and coaching my clients to follow good health and lifestyle habits.

Since we do stress natural health, most Naturopaths are not advocates of mammograms. In fact, we believe they are harmful for several reasons. First of all, they are extremely painful — as any of you that have had one know first-hand. Secondly, we believe exposing such delicate and sensitive breast tissue to radiation is not a very smart thing to do.

The good news is, as in almost all health issues, there is a safer alternative to mammograms. Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI) is a simple, non-invasive, non-toxic and completely pain-free technique used to detect breast pathologies — without using radiation — that takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. This test is reviewed by radiologists who have been specifically trained in reading thermal imaging reports.

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