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The Connection between Sleep and Breast Cancer

Did you know your risk for breast cancer increases with lack of sleep? 

Scientific evidence points to a connection between the development of breast cancer and circadian rhythm.  Studies have shown higher rates of breast cancer in women who work night-shifts.  Some scientists have labelled the disruption of circadian rhythms a carcinogen.  

Exposure to light at night disrupts melatonin production - an important hormone that plays a role in cancer prevention.   Melatonin has many other roles:
  • it regulates other hormones
  • acts as an immune modulator
  • assists with estrogen metabolism. 
People with lower levels of Melatonin are at a higher risk of developing hormone-related cancers.  Sleep is vital to life!  

Adapted from Dr. Alexander Mostovoy’s blog, June 30, 2014.  

For the complete article or to sign-up for Dr. Mostovoy's blog, please click here
Additional information on the connection between sleep patterns and breast cancer can be found on the Breast Cancer Conquerer website.  
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Contact Thermography Vancouver Island at 250-947-5424 to book your appointment

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Lisa Leger is a Natural Health Consultant at the Pharmasave Health Centre in Parksville.  She provides a sensible look at natural medicine and works to build a bridge between conventional medicine and naturopathic approaches to wellness.  Lisa works to provide recommendations on period problems, PMS, peri-menopause, infertility, and post pill problems.  She also has insights to share about breast cancer, osteoporosis, and other issues in women's health.  Lisa is often commissioned to talk to the public about natural health products and treatments.  She is available for private consultations by appointment.  Call 250-951-0243 or email
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