The past few days have revealed to me in a painfully clear way my previous motivation behind wearing a bra.
After knocking the knees out from under the “moral” argument for wearing one – that you really can be modest without one – why the hesitation? Because, well………do you love that body that looks back at you in the mirror? What does that bra do for you? When you take it off, do you feel like you’ve got two flags, unfurled, at half mast, on a windless day? Or two old mismatched gym socks? Do you think you qualify for a National Geographic special?
It is hard to be who you are. That bra helped, didn’t it? It gave you “control”, “lift”, “symmetry”, “the illusion of more”, “confidence.” The last argument, that it will keep you from sagging, is also a myth. I looked that one up too.
If the last post didn’t contain enough compelling evidence, there’s more. In a Japanese study, researchers found that melatonin levels drop dramatically when a bra is worn. Melatonin does more than help with sleep, it is a powerful antioxidant, and prevents DNA damage.
Worst of all is the incredibly popular metal underwire bra. Did you know that they actually act as antennae, attracting electromagnetic current? In addition to this, Dr. George Goodheart, called “the father of Applied Kinesiology”, discovered that placing a small metal ball over an acupuncture point could stimulate that area long-term. There are important reflex points directly under the breasts that correspond to the liver, gallbladder, and stomach. Continued stimulation of these points over time causes eventual sedation of the points. It can make you sick.
Bottom line: Love what you’ve got and accept yourself. You don’t have to be what you are not. Have a long and healthy life. If you spread the word about this we can change the world and make a difference.