Why I threw my Wired Bra out the Window!

“Why I threw my wired bra out the window!”

OK, so I didn’t actually throw my wired bra out the window, but I did get your attention, and that is what I was hoping to do.

I’m going to be talking about wired bras, our breasts, and what we can do to keep them healthy! 

For years I had heard that wired bras were not good for us to wear, but I never really knew what that meant?

I did try on wireless bras and sports bras in the past, but I was not too fond of how they made me feel or how they looked on.  

Some wireless bras made my B cup looks like a flat A-cup. I felt like there was no support and no cleavage at all.

NO, thanks, that was not going to work for me!

I didn’t like the choices at the time, so I happily kept wearing my wired bra!

Recently, I found out why we should not be wearing wired bras, and that is, “Why I Threw my wired bra out the window!”

It has to do with the Lymph nodes and Lymphatic system in and around the breast tissue and the armpits.

So what are Lymph nodes and the lymphatic system?(1)*

Our bodies have a network of lymph vessels and lymph nodes, which is part of the body’s immune system.

It collects fluid, waste material, and other things such as viruses and bacteria that are in the body tissues outside the bloodstream.

In the same way that veins collect and carry blood through the body, lymph vessels carry a watery yellow fluid called lymph.

Lymph flows through the lymphatic system and eventually drains into veins. This system helps to get rid of waste products from the body.

Your breast tissue extends to under your armpit. The armpits have many lymph nodes, also known as lymph glands.

A chain of lymph nodes that runs up the center of your chest by your breast bone called the internal mammary chain.

There is a network of lymph nodes around the breast. Your breast tissue extends to your collar bone and your armpit.

Because your breast tissue extends to your collar bone and your armpit, it is vital to check these areas during your monthly self-examination. (*Marie Keating Foundation)(1)*

(1)* 

“Why I threw my wired bra out the window!”

Accumulated toxins anywhere in the body increase the risk of poor health and cancer. (2)*

Dr. Michael Schacter, MD, of the Schacter Center for Complementary Medicine, explains it this way:

“Over 85 percent of the lymph fluid flowing from the breast drains to the armpit lymph nodes. Most of the rest drains to the nodes along the breast bone. Bras and other external tight clothing can impede flow.”

“The nature of the bra, the tightness, and the length of time worn will all influence the degree of blockage of lymphatic drainage.

Thus, wearing a bra might contribute to the development of breast cancer as a result of cutting off lymphatic drainage so that toxic chemicals are trapped in the breast.” (2)*

Free-flowing drainage throughout the entire lymphatic system. (3)*

This is crucial for the body to quickly detoxify itself of waste products and any harmful or carcinogenic substances like PCBs, DDT, dioxin, and benzene from the industrial world we live in.

The rate and degree to which the lymphatic system can drain these toxins away depend primarily on the amount of body movement needed to stimulate it.

Your lymphatic system doesn’t merely work on its own. It gets fired up when the body moves through exercise, dancing, or even a brisk walk. 

When breasts are constricted in a form-fitting bra, they are not free to move in synchronization with the rest of the body and stimulate the lymph nodes around them to start moving toxins out. 

This kind of restriction problem is evident in many women who display red creases or grooves along their bra lines.

Dents around the sides of the chest near the bra edge are sometimes visible through the clothes, depending on what a woman is wearing. (3)*

Another concern that comes along with breast restriction is an increase in temperature. (3)*

Breasts are external organs meant to hang out and somewhat away from the torso, maintaining a naturally lower temperature than the rest of the body.

Certain cancers are temperature-sensitive. Temperature changes in the breast can alter hormone function and raise the risk of breast cancer, which is hormone-dependent. (3)*

*Please understand that we are not offering any medical advice. We do not attempt to diagnose, treat, or cure anything. In addition, we can’t promise that any natural remedy will solve a particular health/skin issue. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your discretion.

Remember, the lymph system does not have a built-in pump as the heart does.

Therefore if you are not engaged in some form of exercise like running, swimming, yoga, tai chi, or brisk walking, the lymph doesn’t flow as well, so it could use some extra help to keep it moving so it can do its job.

Massaging the lymph around the breast is one of the best ways to keep the lymph flowing. I have been doing breast massage for a while, and it has helped a lot with breast tenderness!

“Why I threw my wired bra out the window!” 

Breast Massage only takes a few minutes and is easy to incorporate into your weekly routine!

I have found that the best time to do breast massage is after bathing, before bed, and after removing your bra!

Use a breast massage oil like this DIY Loving the Girls – Breast Massage Oil to get the best results!

 

“Why I threw my wired bra out the window!”

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  5. Chamomile* EO (Chamaemelum Nobile) – Anti-inflammatory, skin healing, relieve pain
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  • Shake well before each use.
  • Apply 5 or 10 drops (depending on breast size) to each breast and massage three or more times a week!

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I summary!

We should not be wearing wired bras to allow the lymph to flow so it won’t get clogged up in and around our breast tissue and armpits.

When I heard that, it was like a light bulb turned on in my head, and I finally got it!

I started looking for a wireless bra that day! I also researched breast oils and created Loving the Girls – Breast Massage Blend.

So, I encourage you to throw your wired bra out the window and find a wireless bra for healthier breasts!

There are so many great choices now when it comes to wireless bras.

Here is a beautiful wireless bra that gives you cleavage and support. It’s more comfortable than any bra I have ever worn! Plus, it comes in some pretty colors!

“Why I threw my wired bra out the window!”

A few other great wireless bras to check out HERE and HERE too!

 

Wishing you and your girls the best of health!!! 😉
 

Susie ∞

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Reference

(1)*Marie Keating Foundation  https://www.mariekeating.ie/cancer-information/breast-cancer/the-breasts-and-lymphatic-system/

(2) *Dr. Michael Schacter, MD, of the Schacter Center for Complementary Medicine  https://goop.com/wellness/health/could-there-possibly-be-a-link-between-underwire-bras-and-breast-cancer/

(3) *Goop  https://goop.com/wellness/health/could-there-possibly-be-a-link-between-underwire-bras-and-breast-cancer/


8 Replies to “Why I threw my Wired Bra out the Window!”

  1. This is great advice. I have ordered the bra you suggested. I’m going to throw my wired bras out the window too!!!

    1. Hi Fe, Yes, it is definitely freeing! I don’t have that “I gotta rip off my bra” feeling anymore when I get home. The wireless bras I have are so comfortable I could sleep in them!

    1. Hi Andrea, Thank you for your positive comment! I switched a few months ago, and I am so happy that I did… You won’t be sorry!!! 🙂

  2. I’ve heard of this over the years. I have replaced all of my wired bras with soft ones, except one. Having a hard time letting that one go. LOL. I know I need to, though.

    Quite scary the damage these bras can do, and to think, many people still don’t know.

    Thank you for writing this. More people need to know (and, like me, be reminded).

    1. I glad you took the leap and ditched your wired bra too! I still like the way I look in a wired bra, but we all have to make sacrifices at times! hehe ;))

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