Why a mammogram before your 40th year?

The contraceptive pill.
Women who use contraceptive pills have an increased risk of 24%  to develope breast cancer compared to women who do not use contraceptive pills. 

Women who stopped using the pill 1-4 years ago have an increased risk of 16%.
Women who stopped using the pill 5-9 years ago have an increased risk of  7%.
Women who stopped using the pill over 10 years ago do not have an increased risk anymore. 

The duration of the usage, the dose or composition of ingredients in the contraceptive pill do not have any effect on the risk. Women who start taking the pill before the age of 20 are at greater risk of breast cancer during the use of the pill. However, the absolute risk on breast cancer in this age category is low.  (Collaborative Group on Hormonal Factors in Breast Cancer, 1996).

If these and other figures are well-known, you can wonder why so many women are still using anticonceptive pills.  The answer is simple: it is easy to use.  Additionally the general practitioner who often has a bond of trust with the patient, prescribes the pill very easy.  

In 2014 I spoke with Dr. Hans Moolenburgh sr. about the pill and asked him: ‘In your practice, did you find any relation between the use of anticonceptives and cancer? 

Dr. Moolenburgh: ‘No, because that is to be determined statistical. However, it was remarkable that the amount of mammacarcinoma increased (in 50 years from 1 in 35 to 1 in 9 cases) and it shifted to much younger women, my yongest patient was 22 years old.  Previously the most cases of mammacarcinoma were after the menopause. Moreover cervix carcinoma and precancerous deviations in the cervix increased. 

‘Is a hormonal shot and the IUS the same?  What are the differences?

Dr. Moolenburgh: ’To me it seems:

  • A hormonal shot (directly in the bloodstream) is the strongest.
  • A hormonal pill is less strong, the body can resist this more.
  • A hormone medicated intra-uterine system (UIS) is the weakest.

 But best of all is ‘non of the above’.’

What is infrared screening?

What is medical thermography?

With very sensitive infrared cameras and special screening software, minimal differences in temperature of the skin surface are made visible. Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging is a unique technology that takes a picture and creates a map of the infrared patterns of the body. 

Is there any radiological hazard?

No, infrared screening detects bodyheat and does not use any dangerous radiation.  

Is this breast cancer research ?

Infrared screening reflects physiological changes which can give indication of the health of the breasts. When evaluation shows that there are reasons for further research, you will be informed.

What is the difference between mammography and  infrared screening?

Infrared screening is more comprehensive and can indicate physiological changes in the body at an early stage. Physiological changes are preliminary to anatomical changes in which it is a valuable contribution in prevention.

Preventive (breast) healthcare. In what way?

You do not have to be sick to become better. Some  days you can have a small illness but you do not go see the doctor immediatly. Not because you don’t want to  but because you know it will get better when you walk it off. That is what prevention in healthcare is. ‘There is work to be done’ is something I say to my clients whom I speak to in consultations over the phone after a infraredscreening.

Waiting until you become sick is not always the right thing to do. By saying this I mean do not wait until the doctor is in charge of your health. The doctor himself has learned to treat illnesses. In every medical school and literature it  is about treatment of the disease and symptoms. Which course is leading to the disease is not in sight. Doctors are not educated to prevent you from getting sick. Nowadays we have more doctors who can give directions in improving your life’s quality, such as a physiotherapist, podotherapist of dietician and so on. But when you see them you already have health issues. What do you do when you know this is not solving your problems? 

When are you healthy and when are you sick? If we scale this from 1 to 10, 1 being healthy and 10 being sick, we have the numbers 2 to 9 which grade your body and health.

Dr. Hans Heinrich Reckeweg gives a clear overview in six psases of how  an illness arises in the body. The so called Tabel of homotoxicology or Disease Evolution Tabel (see below).


 • Excretion: expulsion of toxic products

• Inflammation: initiated cleaning by activating defense system

• Deposition: storage of toxic products in the extra-cellular space

• Impregnation: the main effect of intoxication becomes intra cellular. Affection of enzyme systems starts

• Degeneration: intoxication destroys the cell

• Dedifferentiation phases: the cell dedifferentiates into an undedifferentiated cell, neoplasma’s are created 


Back  to what preventive healthcare means. How do you know which phase you are in and what you  can do? I have always been curious about the route of a  disease. How can someone become ill in a day? Can a healthy breast evolve cancer? I think this is not possible. How does a woman know that her breasthealth is in danger? The results of mammograms are most likely “all is well” of “we found something”. When we look at the tabel of Homotoxicology Dr. Reckeweg we could say that a mammogram in phase 4 shows something, in worst cases later.


Is infrared screening showing signs in an earlier phase?

Yes. Infrared screening, also known as medical thermography, gives a view towards the physiological processes in the body. Which mean that with infrared screening we are capable to see the reaction of the body to what is going on in ‘real time’. We can say that infrared screening sees phase 1 and 2. Then it is the clients own decission if and what help he or she gets. Is a walk in the park enough or is there work to be done? 

Fibrosistic breasts are not ill, but what are they then…..?

Fibrocystic breasts are breasts in which you feel lumbs and the breasts can be dense or painfull. Almost every woman feels lumps in their breasts by the age of 30 of 40 years, and have had hundreds of menstruation periods. During every menstruation the breasttissue expands and schrinks again, as a result of which fluids and toxics can be left behind which feel like lumbs. Sometimes the breasts will become sensitive in several locations. In the time before a menstruation the sensitivity can increase and the number of lumps can grow because they have the tendicy to form in this period. Sometimes these lumbs become cysts (filled with fluid) and these accumulations can cause mastopathy (inflammation) Today these symptoms are pointed out as a fibrocystic ailment.

Prevention in fibrocystic breasts

When you know that you have fibrocystic breasts (diagnoses through f.e. infrared screening) you can find a ‘cure’.  But before you get started  treating the sympoms it is also important to know how you got it in the first place. Often the cause is to little movement in the breasts. When we wear  a (underwired) bra we obstruct a good drainage of toxics toward the lymph in the armpits. When in addition we use a deodorant which contains aluminum then we do no just stop our natural sweating but also the poisonous aluminum is being stored in the lymph and this causes a pile up of toxics and this will obstruct the lymphe.  There are a lot of deodorants in the market that contain a aluminum salt such as (alkaline) aluminum-chlorohydrate, -Calcium magnesium oxide or -hydroxychloride.

In the photo you will see an example (red-white spots in the armpit) of how this shows on a thermographic camera. Remember that a lymph does not have a pomp like bloodvessels do have.  Blood is being moved by our heart but lymphs move because we move. When we  pack our breasts in a underwired bra movement is narrowed down to nearly nothing. 

Oestrogen dominance can also cause fibrocystic breasts. Online you can find more information on this item but mainly it comes to the fact you should use less sugar, carbohydrates  and soy. 

What to do yourself?

The answer to what you  can do with fibrocystic breasts is not very complicated.  And that is the best part of prevention: you are in charge!  

Start eliminating the above mentioned causes and risks. After that you start dry brushing.

Dry brushing is best done before showering.  Move the brush through thearmpit to the sternum (breastbone) and finish the of by striking downwards between the breasts. Repeat this 4 times. Also rub along the collarbone. In the photo you can see how the lymph runs over the breasts. Then you go in the shower and massage one breast after the other with both hands.  If you prefer a professional breast massage, you can check online. There are specialists in massaging fibrocystic breasts. In Holland we have Hanneke Sprenger of robust.nl.

Next to the massages you can use a supplement with Iodine (from kelp), vitamine D and Selenium. This suppletion and lymph-drops is best when done under supervision of a orthomolecular therapist or a natural health practitioner. 

At last but not least, this thermographic breast photos are not rarely the mirror of the overall health picture.
After the images are made and the report is discussed in a consult by phone, there is often recognition and understanding of the own health status. The only thing that still is unclear is what is to be done. Preventive health care means being proactive towards preserving your health and to reduce complaints before they will manifest themselves as a disease.

Is there a strategy in breast cancer prevention?

Who is Dr. Christiane Northrup?

Christiane Northrup, M.D., is a visionary pioneer and a leading authority in the field of women’s health and wellness, which includes the unity of mind, body, emotions, and spirit. Internationally known for her empowering approach to women’s health and wellness. She has spent her life and career as an advocate for women’s health and wellness, first as a practicing an obstetric and gynaecology physician for 25 years and now as an internationally respected writer and speaker. Her books have been translated into 24 languages. 

Dr. Northrup: “In my obstetric practice I noticed a few things on the health care of women. The female body  was  treated as if there was a disease waiting to happen. Pregnancy is a disease. A normal delivery was considered a retrospective diagnosis. Everyone was treated as if a disaster waiting to happen. Breasts are treated as if there are two pre-maligne (pre-stadium cancer red.) abnormalities on your chest.  

The whole discussion in the women health care is: what can go wrong? In medical school I learned that the male body is the golden standard. I realized that this is not realistic and is not helping women. I had to invent a language of the health of the women. We think women’s health comes to the screening of a disease. We think that women’s health comes to Pap smears and mammograms. But that’s just screening. That is not helping a woman with her health. That’s not feeding the cells with nutrients, with thoughts, or the emotions they need to stay healthy. ”

Studies: In the interview Dr. Northrup talks about several scientific studies which prove that mammography did not decrease the number of cases of breast cancer but even caused overdiagnosis in 31% of the women. These women (in about 30 years 1,3 million) had a encapsulated tumor (so called DCIS) that would not kill them but they would die with it. 

Dr. Northrup: “The reseachers, as well as a team of doctors who have not taken part in the research, but who have analyzed the data, have come to the conclusion that women who do not have regular breast cancer screenings, probably would have the same number of cases of breast cancer, but that their bodies that, in one way or another, corrected it.  Our immunesystem is made to recognize and destroy cancer when and if the circumstances are right. The right circumstances are: enough sleep, low glycemic diet, enough vitamine D and dealing with resentment, anger, sadness and loss. What I want is that women need to know these their boobs are not two potentially premalignant abnormalities on your chest.  The problem in our screenings is, whether it is tomosynthetis or mammograms, these will find things that will maybe never become a problem.  And then there you are with your pink ribbon. You will participate in a running competition, thinking that you could die from breast cancer, while you will never die from that. ”  

Thermography: Dr. Northrup: “Thermography is a functional test and it is harmless. I mean, we know that if you make a mammogram every year for 10 years you can be sure to get a biopsy one day.  This is not beneficial. These are not safe procedures. But a thermogram is a safe procedure. It measures body heat, the warmth of your breasts. We now that almost every cancer starts as cellulair inflammation. That causes heat and it is like hitting your thumb that becomes red and warm. A thermogram measures somethingthat is already happening,  namely the blood supply towards the breasts.  You can follow the patterns in a given period of time. If there is inflammation is you can start to change your life style. Over time you will see a change in your thermogram, often within three to six months. As far as I am concerned is that prevention. I think this is what prevention is abou. I will not say: “Just go for thermography.” There is space for mammography and tomosynthesis. Digital breast tomo-synthesis (DBT) can give a diagnostic higher accurancy compared to conventionae mammographics. In DBT, like we do in mammography they use compression (squeeze) to improve the image quality and reduce the radiation (red.) “A good doctor-thermographist can see a abnormal pattern. When they do they will almost always advise to perform a mammogram.  Remember that it takes time for a cell to divide itself so often that it is visible on a mammogram. Then you can already have to do with a real invasive breast cancer. What if we could see those patterns earlier in the breasts, long before it is cancer? On a mammography, tomography, or whatever, you will not be able to see this. That is where I think the future is in the breast health. Because you can watch and see that it looks okay. Or if they do not look good, then you can take action. You can start to get your vitamin D at optimum levels, or kelp. Breast tissue needs iodine. (is on kelp). These are just two things that a woman can do to reduce the risks. “. 

Basic breast health


Tips for healthy breasts

  • Eat as less sugar as possible, in each form.
  • Optimaze your vitamine D3 intake, your K2 en iodine. (iodine comes from Kelp.)
  • Make sure your breasts hold no toxins and massage them with LOVE every time you are in the shower.  Also massage your armpits, where lymph is, and the sternum and clavicles.
  • Look at  your breasts as a female part of yourself, touch them with love. Breasts are no appendices to our chest that are an early form of cancer. Our breasts are beautiful, adorable, soft, motherly, wonderful to see and sexy. By touching your breasts you do your own research and will get familair to the structure and the sensitivity.
  • Do no eat any roasted or grilled meat with blackened sides. This is Acrylamide and classified as a carcinogenic substance.
  • Do not eat Soy, in some physical processes it can cause cel mutations. 
  • Regulate your blood sugar level, avoid sugar, exercise and regularly eat  cinnamon.
  • Maintain a healthy weight.
  • Use green vegetables, in meals or as a smoothy.
  • Optimise your Omega 3 by supplementation, preferably from Krill oil.
  • Eat Curcuma. This is an anti-angiogenese herb which means that it blocks the formation of new blood vessels around tumours. (eaten combined with oil and black pepper for  better absorption) 
  • Minimise the alcohol intake.
  • Breastfeed your baby for at least six months.
  • Avoid wearing an underwired bra.
  • Avoid electronic fields as much as possible. Especially in your bedroom you should minimise electricity (pull the plug out of your bed or blanket and tv).
  • Do not keep your phone next to your bed and shut down WIFI. During daytime to hold your phone not directly on your body.
  • Replace the Pill for a different kind of birth-control.
    Try a coil, ring or pessary (diaphragm).  Every woman on the contraceptive pill should screen her breasts annually with medical thermography (no matter what age!) Breast health starts when your breasts are fullgrown. By the age of 23 you could start with medical thermography. Do not think you do not have to check before your 50th year. That age standard is used in mammography. Mammography is not preventive but just searching for tumors. Medical thermography is checking your breast health.