that women who had never worn a bra in their life had the same rate
of breast cancer as men , none. The problem with bras is that they
can block the circulation of the lymph system. Try this: at the
end of the day, take off your bra and look in the mirror. If you
can see lines on your skin left by the bra, it is too tight. Cut
the elastic in the back and sew in another small piece of elastic.
Repeat the test the next day. Remember, your health is more important
than how society thinks you should look.
our society expects women to cover their breasts, we might become
uncomfortable if our breasts show through our clothing. A camisole
may be an alternative. Some of them have shelf bras built in. However,
bras that alter our shape, push our breasts up, have under wire,
or cut off our circulation are associated with health concerns for
research on womens health, the more time spent without a bra,
the better. We can take off our bra when lounging at home and, of
course, while sleeping. Plenty of time spent bra-less allows us
to learn what is natural and comfortable for our breasts.
In one study,
women wearing bras that were dangerously tight or restrictive were
asked if their bras were comfortable. They said they were. Over
the centuries, women have become accustomed to a variety of clothing
that was detrimental to our health. Lets become accustomed
to what is natural and good for our bodies.
is a teacher of fertility awareness and a facilitator of women's
rites of passage. She lives in a spiritual community in rural Southeast
Iowa, where she spends her time teaching, writing, meditating, gardening,
cooking and enjoying her grandchildren. Thank you Marie!