When was your last mammogram?
Have your eyes adjusted yet? It used to be that October was the pink month in support of "breast cancer research." But now it seems to be year-round. However, have you ever stopped to consider what exactly you're supporting as you're pressured to donate at the checkout or in front of the grocery store? Granted, hesitating to give to the cause has become all but blasphemous in our society. Why, without research "we can't develop a cure" — and without a cure, you're putting every woman in your family at risk. Really? Research (from conventional sources, no less) is showing that breast cancer is not necessarily a higher risk for someone whose family member had it. On the flip side, a brand new Australian survey shows that 72% of women who had NO breast cancer risk in their family are getting the disease anyway. Obviously there are lifestyle factors in this current generation that are increasing the number of breast cancer cases and, thus, the push for a "cure." But what exactly is considered a "cure" anyway? A new form of chemo? A new surgical procedure? These treatments address symptoms — they are NOT a cure. Cures to anything don't come by way of treating symptoms. Some donations will no doubt support prevention research, and that's a step in the right direction. And prevention means mammograms, right? Wrong. Mammograms don't help your body "prevent" anything. They merely "detect" damage that's already been done. In fact, "mammograms increase breast cancer risk 1 to 3 percent per year" according to renowned neurosurgeon and alternative health advocate, Dr. Russell Blaylock. "This would mean that getting yearly mammograms for 10 years would increase a woman’s risk 10 to 30 percent." True cancer prevention (and reversal, for that matter) comes by healing — that is, addressing toxicity and deficiency we subject ourselves to in our modern world. By doing so, we support the body's self-healing abilities so the body itself can prevent problems or fight them after they've manifested. There are several aspects to this approach, and a primarily raw, plant-based diet is the key. So the next time you see a pink ribbon... think green (foods). :)