October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We walk for cancer, we wear pink for cancer, we donate for cancer but cancer continues to rear its ugly head and strikes
unsuspecting victims of all ages. The fundraising events are underway and the money collected through walks, runs, bike rides and just regular donations flood the major research institutions and pharmaceutical companies in order to help them find the cure for cancer.
But will the cure ever come from the health care industry? Will any amount of money ever be enough to remove the fear of death from the word “Cancer”? We all seem to be waiting and hoping for some breaking news and the big announcement that the cure for cancer has finally been found. But will it ever come? Are we fooling ourselves? Or is someone else fooling us?
Several studies have been conducted on cancer treatment and prevention over
the years but somehow have not made headline news. Even those that did were very quickly pushed out of the TV airtime with another commercial for a fast food meal, a refreshing cold beer or a new anxiety pill.
What if there was a whole other way of understanding the cancer phenomenon,
but somehow only few people understood it? What if the cure for cancer was not some miraculous concoction (or a pill or immunization) but your own healthy immune system? What if you could significantly reduce your risk of breast cancer (and any other cancer) by adjusting the foods you eat? Could this be so simple?
For the past two years I embarked on a quest of nutritional enlightenment and education on disease prevention. After 2 years of countless hours spent doing extensive research of medical literature, reading books, watching documentaries and attending many seminars, it all seems so very simple now.
I am sharing a few videos that I found very informative as they are based on research and articles published in peer reviewed journals.
Cancer prevention and treatment might be the same thing
Vegetables vs breast cancer
Stage 3 breast cancer survivor testimony
Healthiest vegetables in cancer prevention
Multivitamin and breast cancer risk
After watching those videos you might find yourself being drawn more towards the green (as in green leafy veggies with garlic) and less towards the KFC’s pink bucket of fried chicken, pink frosted doughnuts or artificially colored and flavored jello with a pink ribbon on the package.
Below is also a link to a documentary movie that has changed the way I understand cancer forever. It might change yours as well.
Iwona Leger, RN, MSN, Health Coach, owns Love and Peas Health Coaching and runs individual and group coaching sessions. She is very passionate about disease prevention, lifestyle and diet modifications, as well as stress reduction techniques.
For more info visit www.loveandpeashealth.com