Think Beyond the Pink

Today it seems that many people are accepting illness as a fate to be expected. Instead of seeking the root cause of health epidemics, the public has been sold on accepting grave statistics as unchangeable as well as settling on some of the most toxic approaches to treatment. With breast cancer this seems to be the case. Beginning in junior high, my daughter has heard the “Think Pink”  message in school-based “educational” outreach initiatives. In fact, for $10, she has been convinced to get a strand of “pink” hair woven into her own as a symbol of this message. Thankfully many people are beginning to recognize the money trail behind the smoke screen of these awareness programs.

However new initiatives are pushing through the darkness of our acceptance-based mind set. People want real answers to prevention. There are many ways we can reduce our risk of breast cancer that involve four basic principles:

  • Improving lymphatic drainage
  • Reducing our toxic load
  • Eating a nutrient-dense diet
  • Improving digestion

There is so much fear around breast cancer that we must know that there are many effective ways of prevention that do not involve the often risky damaging test procedures. Given the possibility that we can attract what we fear–instead of focusing on early diagnosis and a cure, let’s dance  to life-long health and breast health with a nutrient-dense diet and learning the wonderful technique for breast health called Lymphatic Breast Self-Massage. (see ) Also, women should know that thermographies are a better way to have the breasts examined as they do not use x-rays.

One of my health goals has been to prevent cancer—three of my mother’s sisters died from breast cancer and my mother had a prophylactic mastectomy. Unfortunately, until I began eating a traditional diet eight years ago, I was probably on the cancer track without knowing it. Like many health seekers, I had rigorously followed a very “healthy” high-fiber, low-fat diet high in salads, grains, fruits and vegetables, and only a little meat, eggs and dairy—and no butter of course. Sadly, this “healthy” regimen left me very malnourished with a severe digestive disorder. Luckily, I learned about the work of Weston A. Price recovered my health and felt sure that I had found the key to cancer prevention.

Despite this, two summers ago I found a painful lump in my breast that really frightened me. How could this be happening with my diet? Was breast cancer inevitable given my family history? After some initial panic, I did my research and learned that most women get these lumps from time to time and that they are cysts. I also learned that regular self-massage will improve circulation, help existing cysts drain, and help prevent them from forming in the future. Within three days of massaging, the cyst had shrunk substantially and it was gone within a week. What a revelation! Unfortunately, because of the media, most women are scared to death when they find a lump and panic. I was so thankful to have learned this holistic, caring information from a project called “The Breast Health Project.”

Here is the site on breast self-care: It says “Women find that this massage reduces breast pain, breast swelling, PMS breast symptoms, cystic issues, calcifications and even fear of breast cancer” and that “The Breast Health Project has created a new model of breast care based on holistic medicine, using the best of eastern and western therapies.”

In addition, wearing your bra loosely so that lymphatic drainage is not curtailed will help to keep toxins from accumulating in the breast tissue. This can be done easily by purchasing a bra extension or cutting and pinning one from an old bra thereby adding more room around the rib cage. You can also buy bras that are slightly larger.

But why did I develop the lump in the first place was my question? What was the root cause? I started to suspect something with heavy metal toxicity. I had all of my mercury amalgams removed about 20 years ago by a leading biological dentist. If you have read my book, you know that I got a cavity in each of my molars at age 16. Had I not had those amalgams replaced with composite fillings, I am certain, from what I know now, that I wouldn’t have recovered from my life-threatening illness. Let me tell you why!

Although I had all my amalgams removed, up until Monday, Feb. 1, 2010, I had one crown on the bottom right side of my mouth over my first molar. I needed that crown after I cracked my tooth on popcorn at age 20! This crown was porcelain with metal at the bottom and it enclosed a mercury amalgam-filled tooth. Mercury is one of the most toxic substances known to man and silver fillings can be up to 50% mercury! The mercury in our mouths can travel through our lymph system and accumulate in the breast tissue. If you know anything about bad dentistry–this scenario of a metal-bottomed crown over a tooth with an amalgam filling describes one of them, because when you mix metals, you get what is coined “Dental Galvanism.” In Dorland’s medical dictionary, this is defined as:

“A physiochemical phenomenon in which two or more dissimilar metals that have been used to restore or replace missing teeth produce the flow of an electric current.”

Because amalgam fillings are made of a mixture of metals and people often have other metals in their mouth like gold or crowns made with metal, they can be suffering from severe heavy metal toxicity. Dental galvanism causes an amplification of heavy metal toxicity in the body. In fact, to protect the vital organs, the body will try to displace the toxic metals through neural pathways to less important parts of the body, like the breasts and the reproductive organs, thereby protecting the brain, liver, kidneys and heart.

This is what was happening to me with only ONE toxic piece of dental work in my mouth.The lump was in my RIGHT breast.  I experienced sinus drainage behind my RIGHT eye and eyebrow area and thought it was an allergy–only on the RIGHT side?–Not making sense is it! My RIGHT eyelid had a recurring twitch for years. My RIGHT tonsil and RIGHT ear were sometimes sore. I had shingles on the RIGHT side of my face right over that same area where the crown was years ago during a stressful period of my life–excruciatingly painful. Was this my body’s way of trying to detoxify this ONE piece of bad dentistry left in my mouth? Of course! What else could it be.

Since the removal of my last amalgam and the replacement of my crown my sinuses, muscle twitching and ear pain are all completely gone. The breast lump has not returned either. So if you think that your mercury amalgams are not causing you harm, or your mixed metal crown with a mercury amalgam underneath is just fine, or your root canals are not causing any symptoms in your body that you know of—THINK AGAIN! Read Radical Medicine, by Dr. Louisa Williams or any of the other books on mercury toxicity and think again–it could be the best thing you ever have done to protect your health besides eating a nutrient-dense diet!  If you have any dental work done, it is imperative that you work with a highly qualified biological dentist.

Lastly, eating a nutrient-dense diet that supports healthy digestion and getting our foods directly from organic, sustainable farms will help insure that our bodies are well nourished and can efficiently eliminate toxins.

So empower yourself and others by THINKING BEYOND THE PINK! Paired with a nutrient-dense, traditional diet, lymphatic massage and amalgam removal sheds a refreshing light on the possibilities of truly taking charge our health. For more information on healing and building health with nutrient-dense foods and seminars on this subject, see

Best in Health,

Kathryne Pirtle

11 thoughts on “Think Beyond the Pink”

  1. Right on. I can’t stand that friggin pink BS. Great article! Heh, “Think Beyond the Pink” as Kindle (?)

  2. People need to learn about breasts. Breasts go through phases of transformation. Once we develop breast tissue and finish puberty…. after the age of 25 the breast tissue begins a process by which it transforms into fatty tissue.

    Cysts will typically occur due to a blocked duct that inflames and swells while it is in the process of changing. Lymphatic work and actual breast massage (there is a real massage modality for breasts) help with this whole process and even the swelling and soreness that occurs with many women’s cycles.

    As has already been touched on…. MOTION is the ONLY lymphatic pump and in the breasts it is even more essential as there is no musculature that stimulates lymphatic flow through the breast. Going without a bra as often as you can, not wearing bras that utilize the “underwire” and getting correctly fitting (with out being tight and binding)bras will all help. We need to get away from the “locked and loaded” mindset in regards to our breasts.

    Learning self breast massage is a tool that will serve every woman well. Not the “self breast exam”… but the actual treatment of the tissue to stimulate lymphatic flow and increase circulation to improve the health of the breasts themselves.

    As women, we need to accept and take care of our breasts as an integral part of us and stop treating them like something we are stuck with and must deal with as a burden.

  3. Kathryne: I was expection more on Autism.
    We have been trying to bridge the care giver void for kids and seniors lost in their own minds. It is the same chemical
    disconnect in our eyes. And though we only have two poster girls, one three and one 92 neither are still lost in their own minds.
    Those lost will never call us, their care givers could if they have any desire to have their loved ones recognize them again.
    The amount of sulfur for Sofie was one half teaspoon per day for three days while Olive (92) had 8 teaspoon of sulfur in her water for 8 months.
    If you think keeping raw milk from us is criminal remember
    we even the cows have been sulfur deficient since 1954, the of infamy for our health.
    The reason my son took sulfur was a artilce from the UK,
    28,000 women who were facing more surgery, chemo or
    radiation chose sulfur (pureMSM) in 1975 and were still
    cancer free and alive in 2000.
    So is my son.
    We are biology, when man mucks with out biology we should stick him in the behind with a really sharp pitchfork.
    Or hang the chemists.

    the Director
    Cellular Matrix Study
    daily for 8 months, both are back.

  4. Dear Kathryne,

    I just received my second invitation to the “Breast Cancer Survivor’s Tea”, which marks my second year since diagnosis. The speaker is a survivor who has successfully raised more than 1/2 million dollars for the “Susan G. Komen for the Cure” over the last five years. Holding the invitation, my hand trembles with anger.

    Before my diagnosis, I had no fear of cancer because I thought I’d never get it. I was too healthy – I eat a low fat, high whole grain, mostly fresh vegi/fruit diet, and I exercised. I was a runner, hiker, biker, walker, and practiced a variety of disciplines throughout my lifetime such as Tai Chi, Yoga, and Aikido. In spite of this “healthy” diet and lifestyle, I developed three primary cancers (skin, cervical, and breast). I had a bilateral mastectomy and chemotherapy for the breast cancer, and surgery three times for the cervical cancer.

    You can imagine how puzzled and shocked I was at these diagnoses. The cervical cancer and breast cancer diagnoses came less than a year apart. Since my “healthy” lifestyle didn’t seem to be working so well, I finally begin seeking alternatives to mainstream health advice, and I discovered the truth.

    I did not attend the “Survivors Tea” last year, but I’ve decided to attend this year for the purpose of asking a question – IF I get the chance. All I need is an opening opportunity to stand up and ask: “Can we please spend this money on informing people about alternatives to chemicals?” I also plan to ask for an opportunity to speak at next year’s tea to share my discoveries and my journey as a cancer survivor, and my recommendations a Nutritional Therapist. I don’t expect to be welcomed with open arms. I will be pleasantly surprised if I receive a positive response, but I’m going to try anyway.

    I will be certified in less than a week. The course I studied is offered by the Nutritional Therapy Association, which teaches the truth about nutrition according to the philosophies of nutritional pioneers like Weston A. Price, Frances Pottinger, Mary Enig, Natasha Campbell-McBride, and many others. I highly recommend this course of study to anyone who is called to help others in a health care setting. The methods that we use to assess nutritional status are recognized and accepted by the American Medical Association, but we give recommendations that a doctor cannot give. If any of your readers are interested in more information about this curriculum, here’s a link to their website:

    Thank you, Kathryne, for posting your article. I forward your writing to my family and friends. I hope you have many readers!

    In health and wholeness,
    Susan Blasko

  5. This is wonderful and precious information, thank you very much everyone!

    Question: does nursing stimulate the lymphatic drainage?

    Blessings to all,

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