Is Something Staining Your Bra!
This is really important! So I’ll forego the discomfort of discussion for the greater good! We need to clean some toxins out of our bodies and especially those moms who are nursing!
Usually, I am private about the amazing insights in my business of helping others, mostly children. Many times, a mom will ask questions and I get to help her too. This is a modest area, but it is alarming how many women around me that have this same issue. Now, we are seeing the older girls in the foster system with this issue.
Please note: I am NOT a doctor, just did some coursework in university and decided to go the nutritional route. I have many medical friends and neighbors whom I value and respect (and they value me). As a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and Nutrition Response Tester, I am sharing my experience and leading you to evaluate. If you need to see a doctor please do. I was able to repair this issue with food and food supplements.
The Doctor Collaboration
One day I visit a doctor and friend and ask him to double check my “finding”. I tell him I have stains on my bra where my nipples “sit”. When I test it, I test for hormone disruption with chemicals and more specifically for plastic mix and petroleum. He confirms the finding. So we begin the protocol and it took a few months to stop the secretions that left stains in my bra.
Where do we get plastic mix and petroleum?
- isopropyl alcohol in skincare
- laundry detergents
- housecleaning products
- fumes at the gas station
- bottled water (research ingredients in plastic bottles; affects of heating plastic in transport and warehouse storage)
**Source: Wagner et al. Endocrine disruptors in bottled mineral water: total estrogenic burden and migration from plastic bottles. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2009; DOI: 10.1007/s11356-009-0107-7
Why is the breast affected?
“Research conducted by NIEHS/NTP scientists suggests that the mammary gland, the milk-producing structure in the breast,is uniquely sensitive to the effects of toxic chemicals.” Read all here
“As a result of hormonal activity, the breast…during pregnancy…the fatty tissue is largely replaced by glandular tissue…which secretes milk”
Photo excerpt from “The World’s Best Anatomical Charts” by the Anatomical Chart company
But simplified, the female breast is glandularly affected by hormones. These hormones cause secretions. It got fuzzy when I thought I was secreting milk, but discovered (after nursing!) I was secreting toxins that were staining my bra. Plastic mix is a known hormone disruptor. Just putting the pieces together as they came for me. Bottled water is certainly a contributor (which I guzzled exorbitantly during nursing!) as well as conventional cleaning supplies and skincare products I used. These factors have been changed, but the toxins remain. So here is our protocol!
Whats helps get rid of stains in your bra and remove toxins from your body:
- Clean bra with Organic Soap Nuts
- Scrub with Pure-Castile Soap
- Use natural products to clean your home and body (think baking soda, lemon, vinegar, hydrogen peroxide) . This is a great resource I use for my monthly green cleaning and some beauty items Grove Collective.
- Avoid bottled water, use something like Glass Beverage Bottle. Less chance of leaching any chemicals. (NOT going to debate which chemicals leach, but basic science of heat transfer works here) More tips to reduce plastics.
- Take restoring and rebuilding supplements
- Exercise to remove toxins
- Try juicing resource link
- Bone broth that is properly prepared, will nourish the body with minerals which support the detox and chicken stock will help heal the mucosal lining in the small intestines. Read this by Eat Naked and this, regarding breastfeeding.