Breast Research Awareness and Support Newsletter
May 2014

BRAS Products with DIM

*EstroPro   *Estro Pro Complex   *Hair Effects


Diindolylmethane, or DIM, is a phytochemical produced during the digestion of cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage and cauliflower. Besides eating these vegetables, you can obtain DIM through supplements.


Targets Breast Cancer Genes

Recent studies such as one from the British Journal of Cancer show compounds found in cruciferous vegetables target specific breast cancer genes. Other findings published in Cancer Research suggest that low concentrations of DIM protect cells against oxidative stress via the tumor suppressor BRCA1 by several distinct mechanisms. 


*DIM promotes beneficial estrogen metabolism and healthy hormonal balance and is especially helpful for managing estrogen dominant conditions. Healthy metabolism of estrogens optimizes the ratio of estrogen metabolites that is crucial for breast, uterine, cervical, and prostate health.


*Think of all the fluid in your body as 20 freight train car loads.  Then, add 8 drops of estrogen, 6 of progesterone, 2 of testosterone, 1 of oxytocin and so on. This is such a minute balance- it is so easy to upset with hormone laced foods, EMF's, pesticides and plastics.


Estrogen Dominance Signs

*Breast tenderness

*Cervical dysplasia

*Cold hands and feet due to thyroid dysfunction

*Low or absent libido

*Early onset of menstruation

*Endometrial (uterine) cancer

*Fat gain, especially around the abdomen, hips and thighs

*Fibrocystic breast

*Hair Loss


*Irregular menstrual periods



*Polycystic ovaries

*Premenopausal bone loss

*Uterine cancer

*Uterine fibroids

*Water retention, bloating


DIM May Help:

*Fibrocystic diseases



*Uterine fibroid tumors

*Ovarian cysts

*Irregular periods

*Chronic, recurring breast pain

*PCOS (polycystic ovaries syndrome


Viral Protection

DIM is a powerful modulator of the immune response system, according to the DIM Resource Center, affiliated with the University of California at Berkeley. DIM shows potential as a therapy for viral infections, including the human papilloma virus, known as HPV; the human immunodeficiency virus, known as HIV; hepatitis and influenza


Bacterial Support

It also may be helpful against bacterial infections, antibiotic-resistant bacteria and skin disorders such as acne.


Equals 3 Pounds Broccoli

Supplementing with DIM provides the amount of indoles equivalent to eating 3 pounds of broccoli per day and can effectively shift the balance of sex hormones.  


Cancer Protection

"An optimal estrogen balance has implications for cancer prevention and successful aging in both women and men," according to Dr. Michael Zeligs, M.D., co-author of the "All About DIM" book.


Detoxification Assistance

Ensuring that your body is able to adequately detoxify itself of used hormones is a crucial part of re-establishing healthy hormone balance. When hormones are not adequately detoxified, they may recirculate in the body, further contributing to estrogen dominance.


Liver Clear

*One of the liver's main tasks is to metabolize hormones.

*When your liver does not function properly, progesterone production is suppressed.



Avoid blue cohosh, vitex, saw palmetto berry, lavender, tea tree oil, licorice, hops, rhodiola rose root, black cohosh, dong quai, red clover blossom and motherwort leaf as they all increase levels of estrogen further lowering progesterone.


Add leafy green vegetables to your daily diet, and your liver will be more likely to function the way it is supposed to, promoting the proper production and secretion of progesterone. Spinach, kale, collard greens, Swiss chard, broccoli and Brussels sprouts are all nutritious leafy green sources of magnesium.

-Linda Bamber, Clinical Thermographer 
Breast Research Awareness & Support 
In This Issue
BRAS Products with DIM
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BioMat Detoxification
Healing with the power of infrared heat, negative ions and amethyst crystals
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*Reduces inflammation
*Eases joint pain and stiffness

*Provides warm, soothing pain relief

*Eliminates toxins in the body

*Increases blood circulation

*Alleviates migraines
and tension headaches

*Reduces allergy
* Burns calories and controls weight

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Think Beyond Pink Radio
BRAS Radio: 
Pink ribbons for the cause are everywhere: pink marshmallows, pink hair dryers, pink cupcakes and pink cosmetics. How do we know when something is really helping, educating or protecting our breast health? Have we been pink-washed? Linda Bamber helps you sort it all out. Join her as she talks with survivors, educators and writers, so that you can Think Beyond Pink.

Foods Provide Progesterone to Balance Estrogen


*Nuts & seeds


*Wild yams (used orally or topically)

*Lean protein

*Turmeric, thyme, oregano


Nutrients for Progesterone


Vitamin B6:

*Lean protein sources







*Lean red meats



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