Would you wear a corset? Probably not. Why? Because it’s too darn tight and you can’t breathe! But for those of you who like constriction, there are underwire brasthe modern day shackle. I want to see them carry a health warning just like cigarettes: “the Surgeon General (right there you should be scared) has determined that underwire bras may contribute to the development of breast cancer.”
I am amazed at the rise in unhealthy breast tissue in women, which can develop into tumors or cysts, benign or cancerous. Yes, there is a book called “Dressed to Kill: The link Between Breast Cancer and Bras.”
Working in front of a computer? Those electromagnetic rays are drawn into the metal of the underwire bras. Zing! Got daughters? Limit their time on the computer to one hour, as it is when the sensitive breast buds are developing and damaged (by computer radiation) that can later lead to cancer. (Pam Fischer, herbalist, reproductive health for women)
If you have “average” breasts, 36B, each breast weights three-fourths of a pound. This weight is above the diaphragm, so important in breathing fully. The underwire cinches the area of your body where the top of the diaphragm is. You are trying to lift the weight of your breasts with each breath and the underwire bra is creating drag and perhaps chaffing your skin. The underwire presses into your body cutting down the blood flow, lymphatic drainage and energy (chi) flow so important to breast tissue health.
Added to constrained breathing, many women have poor posture (see “Those Shoes”). In conjunction with bras pulling upon the body, there may be lack of pride or self-esteem. Many women roll their shoulders forward and sink their chest backwards to minimize breast appearance.
The heart sits upon the top of the diaphragm and needs full body breathing to keep it happy and healthy. This involves free movement of the lungs, diaphragm and pericardiumthe protective sack the heart bumps around in as it’s beating.
Women swear by these bras and say they need them for the support they provide. Who designed these bras anyway where the breasts are hiked up to stick out and poke passersby in the eye? Breasts hang down. Take your bra off and look in the mirror.
You want a decent bra, one with support? Get one with broader bands: under the breasts around the back and over the shoulders, without wire (or the hard plastic). You can take your manicure scissors and snip a small hole and remove the underwiretry it on at least one of your bras and feel the difference. Do you feel you can breathe a bit more easily? Better yet, go to www.decentexposures.com and select from 100% cotton bras, designed by woman: bras in 150 different sizes in an array of 15 beautiful colors. This is a women owed and operated business in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.
Strange, but true,