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Breast Cancer and Cadmium Toxicity

Is there  a Connection to Breast Cancer and Heavy Metal Toxicity?

Scott Collins Naturopath Consciousness Coach & Founder of Grasses of Life

With the overwhelming tide of industrialisation and the insatiable demand for minerals by industry heavy metal toxicity poses a serious risk to human health. Heavy metals such as Cadmium, Lead and Mercury have been well studied and well documented in regard to causing detrimental health effects.

It’s almost impossible to avoid heavy metals on a daily basis, coming from dietary sources (soil contamination), occupational sources and from the environment. Exposure (or a build-up in the body) is highly connected to an increased risk of cancer development.

It’s no surprise to discover, Cancer is now the 2nd leading cause of death globally according the World Health Organisation.  Cadmium is one such metal that represents a serious risk to human and with strong associations to the development of prostate cancer and breast cancer.  It’s believed that cadmium causes oxidative stress which alters gene expression and Damages DNA.

Exposure to Cadmium is primarily from cigarette smoke (direct and indirect inhalation) and predominantly dietary sources for non-smokers. The problem with Cadmium is how the metal behaves like oestrogen. Cadmium is a metalloestrogen, which is a class of metals known to mimic natural oestrogens of the body.  Surprisingly, Cadmium caused oestrogenic responses in the body affecting the endometrial lining, progesterone receptors, mammary tissue density.

Cadmium’s influence over breast tissue is significant which affects gene expression as well as altering normal tissue development. Of concern is how Cadmium increases tumour cell proliferation, and problematic in hormone dependent cancers. There is a great need for research in this area but enough to warrant a strong a suspicion around Cadmiums role in the development and progression in Breast Cancer.

Specific nutritional interventions are well warranted, in addition to specific chelation strategies as a proactive strategy to increase the elimination of protagonist heavy metals from the body and re-balance trace elements (minerals).

Is Eating Affecting Your Mojo?

Wonder Why You’re Tired and The Connection to Food?

There are many reasons as to why the human body is fatigued? You only have to think about your job, your kids, your bills, poor sleep and the endless lists held in your head that’s using up your mojo. Let’s just call it what is “Stress”.  This endless line up of stress is having an impact! This constant stress can lead to Adrenal Fatigue and most of affect your experience of Life.

What if you are making it worse simply by having a meal?

I think this is a big fat “YES”, just by eating a meal you can be using up your precious mojo! Many of us have experienced a food coma, that sleepiness that takes over after eating a meal. Eating food used up a huge amount of body resources! It’s one of the most energy sapping things we do, and don’t even think about getting a good night sleep if your gut is busy all night breaking all that  food up into little bits to be absorbed.

If you think about your gut or Stomach, like a bucket, you’ll start to get the picture.  Imagine chucking in a bunch of different foods, fats, sugars, starches, alcohol, desert, proteins (meats) and then hope like heck your gut can sort this mess out. This is complicated and energy sapping for a body that’s already tired and stressed.

The bottom line is this, stress = I am in danger! When you are in danger you’re not going to stop for a meal, the body going to minimise digestive function until you are safe. This can affect how you absorb vital nutrients.

Ideally it’s time to deal with the stress and give it the boot and make radical change to how you do life. As a Naturopath and Life Coach there is magic in rethinking life. But in this moment there might be a faster solution. We have found that specific foods contain natural enzymes that can take the pressure off the gut.

If you know my history I suffered with gut problems for years until I became a Naturopath. I found that my gut was sluggish and needed help. Today I am symptom free of the health condition but I still need to be vigilant. I enjoy consuming PapayaPlus with meals, which I have found personally helps reduce the digestive load. After years of suffering I am really vigilant with my digestive system.

I love Papaya for that reason, as it contains a digestive enzyme called Papain. Enzymes have really made a difference to my life especially when I have been enslaved by life stress. It has made the difference between a great night’s sleep and one that was not.

Scott is a qualified Naturopath and Nutritionist and the found of Grasses of Life, we recommend seeking professional health advice before making changes to your diet and lifestyle. You can see more about Scott here.

A Letter to Me

A Letter to Me.

I wanted to say I’m sorry. I’m sorry for forgetting who I really am and for denying myself the connection to who you really are. I’m sorry for not taking better care of you, resting and nurturing you more often. I’m sorry that we worked long hours, stayed back late, argued and most importantly, I’m sorry for thinking less of you. I’m sorry for filling you with toxic emotions, peoples and poor food choices.

Hoʻoponopono I'm Sorry I Love You Please Forgive Me Thank You

Please forgive me as I now see you, I appreciate you, I love all the unique gifts and talents that are you. Please forgive me for all the times I was hard on you and not understanding all that you are. Please forgive me for allowing anger and guilt to brood within me. Please forgive me those times I hated you and was repulsed by how you look. Please forgive me.

I love you. I love all the beautiful skills, talents and gifts you embody so magnificently, I love how you love and how you love to be the child. I love how you love nature and I love that you are intelligent, healthy and consciously aware and awake. I love the journey you have creates and are continually creating. I love you for all that you and bring to this world.

Thank you. Thank you for growing and learning. Thank you for your willingness and vulnerability to say sorry. Thank you for your forgiveness and understanding. Thank you for never quitting. Thank you for your openness to experience love and friendships. Thank you for looking after us in times of need. Thank you for your resilience to be all that you are and love all that you are.

Auto Pilot Turned On and Operational


By Scott Collins Auto Pilot

It’s only recently that I took my hand off the yolk and handed it over to the Auto Pilot. I made the decision that there is much more to this world than my 40 bit per second cognitive brain could compute. So, I handed it over to my Super Computer which is 500 000 times more powerful.

As soon as I realized that my cognitive brain only computes at 40 bits per second, while at the same time selectively filters data and then alters the results in line with my belief systems, I wanted a new way to take me to the next level.

By now you may be wondering what my secret neurological Auto Pilot weapon is about?

Before we go there let’s take a quick look at cognitive performance. The most obvious impact to our neurology is directly connected to our physical wellbeing. For example, sleep deprivation is the equivalent of having a blood alcohol level of 0.1 and nutritional deficiencies significantly affect the biochemical reactions reducing performance. Stress too plays its role in reducing optimal brain function. What if we threw all these factors together? Well now you’re starting to get how our cognitive abilities are under fire from an array of factors. So do you think your using all your 40 bits of data brain capacity? I hope you see It’s looking less likely!  Even if were at 100% there is another part of you that processes data at 200bits of data per second.

Our fragile cognitive brain processing also must contend with emotions, life experiences (or filters), our learnt behaviors and belief systems.  I will explore these concepts later. For now, we’ll focus on what I mean by auto pilot. I believe our truest human potential will result when we get out of our own way, allowing the Auto Pilot to guide us in all areas of life.

For me the Auto Pilot is a significant resource with what I consider to be the ultimate source of guidance and information for my life.

It’s like the switch I flick to turn on my super focused driven uber me. I go from 30mph to 200mph in an instant, information is flowing, the ideas just appear, money turns up, and other awesomeness just happens.  The key indicator that its “Turned On” is the effortless nature in which tasks ideas, concepts, money or even written articles land.

Imagine having access to this infinite resource 24/7! Ok this is the magic that I really want to cover; your ability to use all that is available to you in all areas of your life all the time.  If you’re ready to go beyond what you know into a place outside the existential, then stick with me.

I use the Auto Pilot in all areas of my life every day to guide my business, my brands, my choices and even who I date or work with. It’s an amazing tool of unlimited awareness and knowledge far beyond my brains 40bit ability.

Ok are you ready for the big reveal?

After having spent the better part of the last 10 years of stumbling around trying to make my businesses work, I started studying with different teachers from which I discovered the Auto Pilot.  When I started to use the Auto Pilot, I turned around my business and life in two and half years.

Stay with me especially if you’re challenged and muttering this is BS (you really need this). Because if you give up now the matrix is going to own you. And no one wants to be owned by the matrix.

Through my travels and studies I was developed several techniques/practices that I now use daily to guide, to teach me and that ultimately guide my Auto Pilot. I call it the Auto Pilot because I trust this 200bit per super computer implicitly. If you need to give it a name let’s call it your subconscious or I like to think of it as infinite consciousness. Subconscious doesn’t even give it justice it implies that it’s still part of you, but it is and it isn’t.  The Auto Pilot is simply Consciousness, that connects you to all knowledge all things and all people.

With training and awareness you can learn to access your infinite Auto Pilot to create more than you could have ever imagined. It’s called the Auto Pilot because if you listen to it will take you on a journey that will amaze and astound you.

Now I work with business owners and executives and share with then how to learn how to get themselves out of the way to “Play the Game” in way which their competitors are too fearful to even consider. Using Auto Pilot will take you beyond what you could have ever imagined.


Ooooh as a last note me say there clearly there is unconscious Auto Pilot from the very deliberate Auto Pilot I am referring to here.


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