Snair, a 30-year practicing chiropractor at Back N' Balance in Dunedin, invited a group of about 30 women to a health symposium at Atlantis Bistro on Aug. 24 to explain her reasoning.
She called upon painful memories of cancer in her own family and explained how her life's work has become a quest to learn how to prevent DNA coding from triggering the disease in herself and others.
She and her team of women's health experts explained the importance of integrating lifestyle changes such as keeping a balanced diet and exercise, taking vitamin supplements, maintaining optimum iodine and pH levels, drinking filtered water and getting regular breast thermograms (in addition to or in place of mammograms).
The key lifestyle changes serve to keep a woman's body operating efficiently enough to protect itself from cancer naturally, she said.
She showed a thermogram of her own chest area before and after taking iodine supplements and explained the colors, a heat-seeking range of red for the warmest areas to blue for the coolest. Red coloring in the breast tissue denoted more dangerous areas, while blue signified healthy areas.
Snair's baseline thermogram showed up pale blue with some areas creeping to pale green or yellow.
When she went back for her followup thermogram, her breast tissue was electric blue for optimum health.
Her thermograph technician asked what she was doing different. It took her a minute, but she realized she'd started taking iodine supplements after she'd heard about their benefits at a health conference — confirming in her mind that iodine is a key element to maintaining breast health through menopause.
"I have the blue boobs to prove it," she said.
Snair is happy to sit and answer questions.
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- Where: Back N' Balance, 1059 Broadway
- Contact: 727-733-6501 or 727-799-6066, http://www.backnbalance.com/
- Hours: Monday, Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, closed.