Dr. Julia's Inn: Surviving breast cancer naturally

The day after Thanksgiving will always be a significant day in my life. That was the day I found out I had breast cancer. My horror story started eight years ago, and because of my story, my whole practice is educating patients about cancer and treating cancer naturally.

More than 200,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and incidences of breast cancer continue to increase. The so-called experts in the cancer field refuse to admit we’re in a cancer epidemic. Anyone with half a brain can see we have a major problem on our hands, and it will only continue to get worse. Conventional cancer therapies simply are not working, but what is worse is that nothing is being done to prevent the disease.

My cancer was estrogen related, and every piece of evidence that I have investigated had led me to educate my patients on phytoestrogens. Phytoestrogens are a form of estrogen, and when a person has too much estrogen, then we need to watch out how much estrogen we put in our bodies. Soy is a phytoestrogen. Look at how many foods have soy in them. As I said previously, cancer is a huge problem and will become even bigger with all the soy in our foods. Soy nuts, soy burgers, soy powder—let’s all just eat more soy and create higher estrogen levels. Phytonutrients found in broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and brussels sprouts are wonderful foods that will help with breast health and general health. Unlike soy, these foods have no hormonal properties and work indirectly by increasing the activity of enzymes that control estrogen metabolism. Because my cancer was estrogen related, I take a supplement to pull out the excess estrogen, and every year when I have a thermogram done in Madison, my medical doctor is amazed how my body gets rid of my estrogen naturally.

Tamoxifen, a potent synthetic drug, is the medical choice for women who have had breast cancer. The anti-angiogenic and anti-estrogen effects of tamoxifen are similar to soy. No wonder it is the wonder drug—22 percent of women on tamoxifen have developed uterine cancer. They are now putting women on tamoxifen just because of a history of breast cancer. I personally think that if we educate people about what causes high estrogen levels and are truthful that soy and other foods are phytoestrogens, the world would be a better place.

Testimonies from patients dealing with high estrogen levels:

“I started working with Dr. Julia because I was told I had PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). My husband and I were trying to have a family, and after many years of miscarriages and disappointments, I gave up on the medical route and started working with Dr. Julia’s natural therapies. Throughout my life, I had cysts, and never did a medical doctor do hormonal testing to see where my levels were. Dr. Julia suggested testing, and through her testing, [I found] I was estrogen-dominant and very low in progesterone. Dr. Julia educated me on insulin resistance, for this goes hand in hand with miscarriages, diet and natural hormonal supports. I was blessed with twins naturally. Thank you, Dr. Julia.”

—Brittney M.

“My daughter, Sara, was continually getting ovarian cysts. The medical doctors could not tell me why, and after many bouts of surgeries, we started working with Dr. Julia. We found out that Sara had a hormonal imbalance and was missing a female enzyme. Our medical doctor never did any hormone testing on Sara. Thank you for all your knowledge and your education in natural health.”

—Martha G.

“I met Dr. Julia when my daughter, Erica, started having periods and, like myself, Erica was just in pain every month and missing school. I had heard about Dr. Julia through friends and took my daughter, Erica, to her. Dr. Julia did some testing and found out that Erica was missing nutrients. Within the first month, we saw a wonderful difference. I have told all my friends that they and their daughters do not have to go through pain and suffering every month.”

—Penny M.

Dr. Julia Whipkey-Michniewicz is a breast cancer survivor who did not do the chemical therapy or the radiation treatments. You may reach her at her Rockford office at 815-962-3326 or go to her Web page, www.drjuliasinn.com.

From the Dec. 13-19, 2006, issue

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