Podcast #15 - Sydney Ross Singer - "Dressed To Kill" Bras & Breast Cancer

Updated: Dec 25, 2020

Marta Taylor discusses "Dressed to Kill" with author Sydney Ross Singer. All about wearing bras and breast cancer.


Sydney Ross Singer is a medical anthropologist and the co-author (with his wife Soma) of several groundbreaking and controversial health books, and the co-director of the Institute for the Study of Culturogenic Disease. Sydney was trained in biochemistry, anthropology and medicine.  He is internationally recognized for his revolutionary and shocking research linking breast cancer with the wearing of tight bras, as described in the book, Dressed To Kill.  If you are all about biohacking your way to limitless health as a female biohacker, then this is an interesting topic.

He and Soma currently live in Hawaii, on a rainforest preserve, where they grow their own food, produce their own energy and perform lifestyle research on various culture caused diseases.

This podcast interview is definitely one to keep an open mind about before listening!  It’s good to hear all sides of a story before discarding anything as ridiculous – usually my philosophy on things.  So having said that, this really is an interesting concept.  One that leaves people having very strong feelings about!

During this interview we discuss the research & findings of Syd’s bra and breast cancer research which was the input to his booked “Dressed To Kill”.  Published over 20 years ago, and quite controversial (not just then but even now), finally there is more & more research supporting Syd’s claim that tight bras can cause cancer.

For my own pursuit of limitless health, I have personally have reduced my bra-wearing time – even prior to hearing about Syd & his research & was fascinated by what happened to me.  Which then, after reading his book & talking to him, all makes sense & fits perfectly.

Syd is really knowledgeable and very interesting to talk to, so I hope you enjoy listening to this as much as I enjoyed talking to him.

If you want to find out more about his research beyond this interview, then make sure you read his book, “Dressed To Kill”.  This book is not written in a super scientific way, so it’s easy to read & understand…and at the same time, it’s really interesting, as it talks about Soma’s journey with cancer.

I’d love to hear feedback from women who try out this biohacking concept as an experiment!

mt xxx



Discussion Points

[01:01] How Syd’s book ‘Dressed To Kill’ came about

[04:00] Why constriction from bras is bad for your lymph glands

[05:34] The bra & breast cancer study

[07:45] The difference between correlation & causation

[11:04] Why you shouldn’t wear the same size bra during your period

[12:10] How needle aspirations can spread cancer cells

[12:56] Risk factors associated with breast cancer

[20:52] The down-side of ‘in-vitro’ and animal research

[00:00] What is ‘culturogenic’?

[33:19] What happened when MT reduced her bra-wearing time?

[35:09] Why your breasts get toned without a bra

[44:30] How Syd lives a ‘back to nature’ lifestyle

[48:30] Syd’s tips for health, happiness & abundance


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