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Thermography Helps One Woman Reduce Her Breast Cancer Risk

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WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) - Last January we told you about a breast imaging tool that could predict trouble years before a tumor would develop.  That early warning led one woman, Ajowa Ifateyo to make significant lifestyle changes.

In 2008, Dr. Bruce Rind of the National Integrated Health Associates

in NW evaluated a thermal image of Ajowa's breasts. At that time he noticed some hot spots in her left breast. She became his patient after reading about Breast Thermography on the internet. This FDA approved measure has the ability to warn women up to 10 years before any other procedure that a cancer may be forming.

in NW evaluated a thermal image of Ajowa's breasts. At that time he noticed some hot spots in her left breast. She became his patient after reading about Breast Thermography on the internet. This FDA approved measure has the ability to warn women up to 10 years before any other procedure that a cancer may be forming.

 

Thermography is an image taken by the temperature of the surface of the body and it looks like colors. If a woman is in the process of becoming ill, developing a tumor or on the way, we can actually start seeing the images become less and less healthy," Dr. Bruce Rind tells us.

 

Finding a hot spot doesn't mean cancer, but it does warrant closer attention and necessary lifestyle changes.

 

Ajowa's was already changing what she eats, but after seeing the hot spots; she made a drastic change in how she prepares those foods.

 

Raw food doesn't equal vegetarianism or eating vegan. It includes sushi and animal products such as milk, eggs, cheese, and well-prepared raw beef, and no food exposed to more than 120 degrees.

 

Ajowa's says, "Raw foods are supposed to allow your body to heal. Heat destroys enzymes and nutrition, so my body has gotten more nutrition's and I think those nutrition's made a difference."

 

Although there is no clear scientific evidence that a raw food diet will reduce your breast cancer risk, Dr. Rind was surprised at seeing no hot spots on Ajowa's thermal image 18-months after her first visit.

 

Dr. Rind tells us her risk level is now a 2 before it was a 5.  A level 2 is consistent with a 99 percent certain there is no cancer in the breast.

 

Raw foods may not be your cup of tea. But adding more fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains to your diet and eliminating processed foods, salts and saturated fats are some of the small lifestyle changes that can have a big impact on your overall breast health.

 

If you'd like to ease into a raw diet, Ifateyo suggest the restaurant SENBEB at 3rd & Sheraton Street in NW. They offer both cooked and raw food on the menu.

 

Click here to learn more about Dr. Rind and Breast Thermography. 

 

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