Originally Posted by CorasMama
Yeah, I've read all about Weston A Price (who, btw, was a dentist, not a doctor.)
Why mince about it? I know he was a dentist(I'm sure anybody who drops his name does). He had is doctorate in dentistry, therefore he was also a doctor... Maybe just not the kind you are used to thinking of as a "doctor".
Anyway, all in all... I am not making precise statements about anything in particular, OTHER THAN THAT A HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE EQUALS HEALTHY BODY TISSUE. We can go round and round all day trying to refute what each other are saying, and how they came to that conclusion. Diseases from malnutrition are just that... They are just as common today as they were "back in the day". The same old ones from thousands of years ago, plus many others we might not want to admit are from a faulty diet. Only today, ON TOP OF MALNUTRITION, we also have chemical laden pseudo-food and TONS of environmental pollutants and toxins to deal with, far more than they would have had in previous centuries. I don't think it is too
much of a stretch to say that women in ages past may have had healthier tissue, and therefore may have had more resilient breasts.
Even if you set aside what you put in your own mouth... Your diet may be terrific... The diets of the people you descended from affects your DNA, your genetics. And seeing how they have been adding more and more stuff to our food over time, many of which is untested for safety or entirely new in the history of food, we really don't know what kind of impact that is having on our bodies, and the bodies of our children. My great-great grandmother could have been exposed to something that affected a gene in my grandmother, altering how her body responded to any given variable, which in turn would alter how MY body responds to diet and environment. It's all connected.
Think about all the crazy hormone mimicking junk in our food, like BPAs
from plastic, for instance. How will that effect the health(and look) of children's breasts that are exposed to it? How will that effect their daughters and granddaughters? I know what kind of diet my mom had, and my grandmother, and I have a really good idea of what kind of chemical exposure they had based on where they were living and the kind of work they were doing... I know for sure that some of this has effected my health, my breast health especially. Maybe that is why I am so gung-ho about people understanding the connection between diet, chemical exposure, and health.
We might not be able to do anything about what is expressed in our DNA... Saggy duds might just be our lot in life. But we CAN do things, like not wear a bra and eat healthier, that will make our breasts healthier. We can be educated about the link between our world and our breast health, and how that might effect the generations to come.