How to Heal Breast Cancer Naturally with Dr. Veronique Desaulniers

In this episode of The Functional Medicine Radio Show, Dr. Carri’s special guest Dr. Veronique Desaulniers talks about healing breast cancer naturally.

Dr. Veronique Desaulniers, better known as “Dr. V,” has studied Chiropractic, Bio-Energetics, Meridian Stress Analysis, Homeopathy, and Digital Thermography. After 30 years in active practice, she decided to “retire” and devote her time sharing her personal, healing journey with breast cancer.

Her years of experience and research have culminated as The 7 Essentials ™, a step-by-step coaching program. Dr. V is a best-selling author and her book is Heal Breast Cancer Naturally. Her website and her personal healing journey have touched the lives of thousands of women around the globe.

Main Questions Asked:

  • Why are you so passionate about breast cancer?
  • Can you explain some of the “myths” about breast cancer? Do hormones cause breast cancer? Does the BRCA gene cause breast cancer?
  • Are there specific nutrients or supplements that women should be aware of if they want to prevent breast cancer?
  • What’s the best way to test for iodine deficiency?
  • Are there any specific tests that can help to detect breast cancer at a very early stage?
  • If a woman has breast cancer and wants to heal her body with less toxic methods, what are some of her choices?
  • Can you tell us about The 7 Essentials and why you consider them a foundation for creating vibrant health?

Key Points made by Dr. V:

  • It was though her own two-year journey treating her breast cancer naturally that Dr. V discovered the 7 Essentials – the specific steps to healing breast cancer naturally.
  • Your hormones do not cause cancer.
  • Xenoestrogens are ‘false estrogens’ that we get from many chemicals in our environment, like plastics, pesticides, aluminum, body products, etc.
  • If you do not metabolize, or break down, the estrogens within your body properly via the liver, you will be at more risk for breast cancer.
  • The key is to take responsibility for what you put in your environment, on your body, and in your body, and learning how to detox and support your liver in order to metabolize the estrogens and xenoestrogens properly.
  • The BRCA gene is a protective gene. Damage to this gene is what might cause breast cancer.
  •  You have a large measure of control over your genes via your diet and lifestyle.
  • Sulforaphane, a potent nutrient in broccoli sprouts, turns on over 200 protective genes in your body, and it literally kills breast cancer cells. Curcumin is another.
  • Vitamin D levels at 80-100 ng/ml in the States (this equates to 200-250 nmol/L in Canada) is one of the best ways to protect yourself against breast cancer.
  • Research shows that Vitamin D puts breast cancer cells to sleep and kills them.
  • Iodine is also an important nutrient to prevent breast cancer.
  • Statistically, women that have sluggish thyroids and are on thyroid medications are twice as likely to develop breast cancer as those who are not.
  • Iodine can easily be tested at home with a 24 hour iodine loading test available through Dr. V’s website.
  • It takes 5-10 years for cancer to manifest as a lump or bump in the body.
  • The Oncoblot test is a blood test that can tell you if you have cancer at a very early stage – when it’s the size of a pinhead – and where it’s at in your body.
  • Breast thermography is another tool to assess if you have physiological changes within your breast tissue that may ultimately lead to breast cancer. It detects tissue changes at the earliest stages, but cannot be used to diagnose breast cancer.
  • If you’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer the first thing to do is make informed decisions.
  • Dr. V’s 7 Essentials is a step by step program to help you address all the factors to heal your body, including diet, reducing toxins, emotional healing, monitoring for cancer, etc.
  • Essential #1: Let food be your medicine. Eat more organic foods. Eat more alkaline foods. Eat more raw foods.
  • Essential #2: Reduce your toxic exposure and detox your body.
  • Essential #3: Balance your energy and make sure your electrical energy is flowing properly.
  • Essential #4: Heal your emotional wounds. Change your beliefs and begin to manage stress properly.
  • Essential #5: See a biologic dentist.
  • Essential #6: Repair your body with superfoods and therapeutic plants.
  • Essential #7: Monitor your health with early detection testing.

Resources Mentioned:

Book – “Heal Breast Cancer Naturally: 7 Essential Steps to Beating Breast Cancer”

Book – “Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can’t Live Without It”

Thermography Clinic Locator

Dr. V’s Website

Breast cancer – lab tests


Dr. V’s Facebook page

Book – Reclaim Your Energy and Feel Normal Again

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