Are You At Risk For Breast Cancer

Are You At Risk For Breast Cancer

We live in a toxic environment- fact.

It seems nothing is exempt from triggering breast cancer. A recent study found the following list that includes cleaning materials, pesticides, herbicides, plastics, paper, textiles and even some personal care items.

Ever heard of 4-nonylphenol? It is a chemical that mimics estrogen and binds with estrogen receptor sites in breast tissue. William Baldwin, University of Texas, El Paso… the lead author states this chemical increases the risk for breast cancer. One of the reasons is because not only does it mimic estrogen, it tendency unlike natural estrogen to last longer.

This study group of Baldwin et al looked at the effects of a differing dose of 4-nonylphenol and estrogen to mice. The genetically altered mice easily developed breast cancer in 32 weeks whereas mice that were given the same dose of estrogen, did not.

Other risk factors that were taken into account were aging, early onset of period, late menopause, delayed childbearing and genetics which only explains 25-50% of breast cancers. It goes then without saying that environmental exposure is huge!

You can test for this environmental toxin, 4-nonlyphenol. The test is called Toxic Element Core. It is offered by Genova Diagnostics.

On the brighter side, you can make LifeStyle changes to your environment. How do you do that? You can find a Certified Functional Medicine expert on your own who has the knowledge, resources, and expertise to reduce this toxin and others, or you can contact me.


Patricia Boulogne, D.C., C.C.S.P., A.P., C.F.M.P.

Harvard School of Public Health Found There Are- NO SAFE Levels of Trans-Fats!

Harvard School of Public Health Found There Are- NO SAFE Levels of Trans-Fats!

How bad could Canola Oil be, after all, they said it was safe?

If you use Canola Oil or eat out in a restaurant, then read on. . .

I do not know anyone who does not want to eat right, drink right, and get the right kind of exercise… you know, be healthy. Unfortunately, it seems that you have only been fed bogus information and data on the goodness of Canola Oil. You should be angry, I am.

So what is wrong with CANOLA OIL anyway…?

Many people use for cooking, it is added to butter, used in place of butter, it is in mayonnaise, salad dressing, baked goods, and other processed foods.  It is in numerous fast foods, and in a matter of fact, many big fast food chains shout in advertising that they use an alternative to saturated fats and now use “canola oil”.

Personally, I do not eat anything with canola oil… no way, no chance. You should not either.

For the many people that remain to still have high levels of trans-fats in their blood work, even though they claim, not a drop of trans-fats cross their lips….I would highly suggest you look at the foods you are eating and the labels that accompany that food. Why? Because the bottom line, numbers do not lie, and I would highly suspect that the labels on your foods you eat have the culprit- Canola Oil in them. If so, the trash is the most appropriate place for those foods.

Canola Oil FACTS

–It’s advertised and postured it is better than and healthier than Soy, Cottonseed, Safflower and Corn Oil, but it is NOT.

–it is Genetic Engineered, a big red flag. Ever see a canola plant or seed? No, right?

–biochemically, canola oil has higher levels of trans-fatty acids. Higher than soybean and other toxic oils out there.

—-it has higher levels of Omega-3 oils which promotes a long shelf life to prevent the oil from turning rancid cooking at high heat.  This is achieved by intense hydrogenation. This means that hydrogen atoms are blasted into the oil which makes it at least 40% Trans-Fatty Acids.


Frequent Consumption of Canola Oil:

  1. Deplete Vitamin E (impacts chronic disease like heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and cancer.)
  2. Increases cell wall rigidity (a significant aging factor/diabetes).
  3. Potential injuries to the heart–  induces fibrotic reaction as well as diminishes Vitamin E (essential to combat inflammation).
  4. Human studies showed Increases incidence of lung cancer and heart damage.
  5. Shortens lifespan in animal studies, and lowered platelet count while increasing the size of the platelet.
  6. Canola oil raised Triglycerides by 47%, mindboggling.


The official journal of the United States is the Federal Register. In 1985, it was recorded in that journal that the FDA outlawed canola oil in infant formulas because, canola oil- retards growth.

I am gob-smacked that for over 25 years “they” knew it was real bad for babies and NOW they say it okay for everyone else. Suddenly- really? Where is the logic in this? There is NONE.

Getting the truth out sometimes is quite complex when looking at the complexity of the politics within the food industry, the strong lobbies and the suppression of data from being exposed, many times at a later date, especially when they know it is harmful.

It seems even the regulatory agencies have also been bamboozled and/or have not done their research. Have they been misled to think canola is the answer for the cure?  I would bet that no one wants to wager or bet their political careers on changing the oil lobby and have them admit or fix this deadly error. I doubt if it will happen at all. In this regard, if history repeats itself and just how slow things go,  think- how long it took to expose the just the dangers of trans-fats in the first place.

These guys, “the authorities”, have even ignored Harvard School of Public Health who reported in as early 1990’s, that there is NO SAFE level of Trans-Fats.

This is shocking to me and should be to you also.

Despite the enormous proof of the dangers of trans-fats reported over 2. 5 decades ago, the FDA still allowed the food industry to put on their labels,  ‘NO TRANS FATS’ as long as there was less than 500 mg of trans-fats (1/2 cup)/serving. They ignored the Harvard researchers ‘NO Safe Level’ warning. Trans-fats in your body overwhelmingly change the structure of the cell walls in a negative way that is why it was outlawed in 1985 for use in some foods.

The problem is many people believe what they are told and see in adverts as the truth. Unfortunately, they don’t do the research because if they did, they would know they are being duped.

If you do not get anything out of this article, walk away with knowing that- you do not want to ever eat ANY food with canola oil or hydrogenated oils like soy, cottonseed, safflower and or corn oil- period

Instead, use, good oils like butter, coconut oil, grapeseed, or olive oil that is cold pressed, unfiltered, and extra virgin. These oils are the best for cooking and for salad dressing. Best oils are stored in dark glass bottles; do not buy oils in plastic containers which add to the problem.

In the end, it is your choice. I share this information with you so you can live longer, better and healthier; make more informed better buying decision for you and your families.

If you have any questions, reach out to me… 


reference: Dr Ron Granssanti/Functional Medicine University

Wake-up, It’s Your Health Calling: Telemedicine the Wave of the Future

Wake-up, It’s Your Health Calling: Telemedicine the Wave of the Future


Way too many people are sick and they do even know it!

FACT: More than 86 million Americans are pre-diabetic. 29 million Americans already have diabetes in a population that is 323 million. That means 1 in 3 persons are sick- the same statistic for heart disease. These numbers are staggering!


Can we prevent getting sick in the first place?

People are asking frequently if there are ways to prevent getting sick. The answer is, “Yes!”

We now know that many chronic diseases, per the National Institute of Health (NIH), can be managed, treated or prevented by making better lifestyle choices and interventions without risks and undesirable side effects.

Treating the disease itself is not the cure, it doesn’t work. The cure and focus need to be in prevention.

.The CDC recently has implemented a new service called the National Diabetes Prevention Program.

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has implemented a new service called the National Diabetes Prevent Program (NDPP). This is a 1-year program designed to inhibit the progression of the disease by helping pre-diabetic individuals lose 5% of their weight through diet and lifestyle modification.

The program is 22 group classes spread out over the course of a year. Each class provides focused guidance on nutrition, exercise, sleep, stress management, and mental health.

Clinical research published in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that NDPP was more effective than the drug, metformin, as a preventative for diabetes. Metformin is a first-line medication for the treating type 2 diabetes, especially in overweight people.

Participants who successfully completed the NDPP had a 58% risk reduction and seniors had more than a 70% risk reduction in developing diabetes. People in the program eliminated the common side-effects (diarrhea/nausea) associated with the use drug, metformin.

Fruit Street, a telemedicine company is a new provider of the CDC’s NDPP that has implemented an online format through group video Telemedicine sessions i.e. 1 lifestyle coach/10 patients. The benefit of video telemedicine is that it makes it easy to immediately share data, and also makes it easier for patients to attend sessions.

Included in the program is a wireless bathroom scale to measure weight, a Fitbit which measures daily steps, and the Fruit Street application that allows for taking pictures of food, daily individual interaction, and feedback with a coach.

What does the National Diabetes Prevention Program cost?

An additional benefit of the NDPP is that it is likely covered by insurance. Health insurance companies like BCBS are required to pay for intense lifestyle modification because of the Affordable Care Act. And, Medicare proposed reimbursement for the program starts, April 2018.

Get started by reaching out today

 With so many of us growing increasingly aware of the impact poor diet and health have on our ability to live well, this pre-diabetic telemedicine platform is an exciting win/win for everyone.

Not only for diabetes prevention but potentially for other health conditions as well!

It’s a perfect combination of digital wearable devices and dietary tracking mobile applications without losing the human component. I predict this pre-diabetes platform will be a benchmark for other disease prevention.

Are you a candidate for this program or would like more information on how to sign up for the Diabetes Prevention Program email:

Dr Pat Boulogne, DC, CCSP, AP, CFMP

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Not Feeling Well and Don’t Know- WHY?

Not Feeling Well and Don’t Know- WHY?

Do you feel fine outside but as soon as you are inside you start to feel congested, ache or worse in a short period of time?

Take a look at the list of 37 symptoms below…do it now. Do you have any of these SYMPTOMS? If so, you may have exposure to Mold and have Mold Toxicity or Poisoning. Mold can hide in your home or work and if so, over a period of time impacts your life, your wellbeing and health. Here is the problem with many molds, they are invisible to the eye and emit noxious fumes that may be undetectable to the sense of smell but alter can be detrimental to your health.

Do you have any of these SYMPTOMS?

  • -ACHES
  • -COUGH
  • -SWEATS (esp. night)

*Note: this list was not designed to diagnose or treat any illness. Only a physician can diagnose.

How do you know if you have mold-related health problems?

  1. Exposure and living in a wet or humid climate- in or outside. Common culprits here are pools (in/out), aquariums, fitness center, and bathrooms.
  2. Exposure in buildings that there has been a recent flood or water damage. The CDC estimates 50% of buildings have had water damage.
  3. Exposure in a building such as a home, school, office that are built with drywall, which readily water-damaged and sometimes quite well hidden by wallpaper.
  4. Pipes and plumbing should be checked on a regular basis especially if you had a leak in your home in the last year.
  5. Food that has spoiled in the fridge not only have a mold that you may eat but also release toxic fumes that can be inhaled.
  6. Headaches and unexplained ‘rage’ or ‘anger’ or both with the above symptoms are indicative of exposure.
  7. See a qualified physician to confirm or dismiss whether the problem is mold based especially if there are multiple symptoms.
  8. “There are many mold exposure symptoms because the illness affects multiple systems in the body, which in turn, causes the patient to exhibit multiple symptoms. If you are experiencing several of these symptoms, you could be suffering from mold illness.” Dr. Richie Shoemaker, MD.


Online you can find a multitude of mold screening test, but ONLY a doctor can diagnose or confirm a diagnosis. Here are a few online resources for more information that I have found useful.

Beginner’s Guide To Toxic Mold

Surviving Mold (General info/Diagnosis/Treatment)

BioToxin Illness Test

 3 Steps to take if you are concerned that Mold may be altering your health and wellness:  

  3. MAKE LIFESTYLE CHANGES ESPECIALLY IN DIET- Find a COACH/Doctor who understands and can design a personalized program for you and can work with your doctor.

Any questions please feel free to reach out to me:




Many years ago, the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) Outcomes Study acknowledged and brought out into the open how the power of  LifeStyle change reduced the rate of progression of diabetes in those at high risk.1 That study of 3234 overweight or obese subjects with impaired glucose tolerance, a diet and exercise program with a goal of losing at least 7% of body weight reduced the three-year incidence of diabetes by 58%—nearly twice as much as metformin.1

  1. Goldberg, RB, Mather, K. Targeting the consequences of the metabolic syndrome in the Diabetes Prevention Program. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2012;32(9):2077–90. doi:10.1161/ATVBAHA.111.241893.