Leslie Botha: Another study pointing to the importance of living with circadian rhythms. The endocrine system is crucial to keeping the body in sync with the external circadian rhythms through the pineal gland – vibrating through every endocrine gland down to the reproductive organs; the uterus and the ovaries. Disruption of the rhythm leads to imbalance – that may lead to cancer.
There is a beautiful correlation between the 7 Chakras and the & 7 Endocrine Glands. The Crown Chakra (top of the head) is where the external rhythms enter the body – and move down through the body to the Abdomen and Root Chakras – the ovaries and the adrenals. In Maslow’s hierarchy this equates to ‘survival’.
Does Working the Night Shift Increase Your Risk of Ovarian Cancer?
The Future of Health Now
April 9, 2013
There are some seriously surprising findings in the latest edition of the popular journal Occupational & Environmental Medicine and virtually every working woman in the world should definitely give this a look.
According to the conclusions of the study, which involved more than 3,000 women, working at night can increase the risk of early stage ovarian cancer by 49%.
The study itself involved 1,101 women living with advanced ovarian cancer along with 389 who had what is considered earlier or borderline ovarian tumors. The rest of the participants (the control group) were women without ovarian cancer.
A full 25% of the women interviewed for this particularly study who had been diagnosed with advanced ovarian cancer said they had worked night shifts during the course of their life compared to a third of the women with borderline tumors.
Only one in five women in the control group had worked a night shift.
When the conclusions are all calculated, the study confirmed a 24% increase in your risk of advanced cancer and a 49% increase in risk of early-stage tumors for women working nights.
It certainly adds a macabre element to the term “graveyard shift.”
Interestingly enough, researchers did confirm that risk did not increase for the women who had worked night shifts the longest. In the past, shift work amongst women has been linked to breast cancer but experts have warned that additional resources are needed to confirm that hypothesis.