Health and Wellness

Healthy Cells, Healthy Immune System, Healthy Body

Our immune system was designed specifically to heal our bodies and keep them healthy. So why are so many failing these days?

There are many factors that cause our immune systems to function poorly - diet, lack of exercise, too much stress and how we handle it, pollutants and contaminants in the air and water, toxins in our food supply, body care and cleaning products among many other factors. But taking our health seriously doesn't have to be burdensome and confusing.

I don't know anyone who wants to be sick or die of disease but sadly that's what is happening to so many people. Death is a sure thing, but disease doesn't have to be.

If you're interested in strengthening your immune system allowing it to do its job, which is to heal your body, then go to Amazing Molecules . Find out how healthy cells make for a healthy body and then contact me!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Does Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy breed false security?

There's a huge misconception going around about mastectomies.  It seems that many believe that breast removal is a way to prevent cancer.  We know that Angelina Jolie believes this from all the headlines about her recent discovery.  We also know she had many supporters in her decision to have a double mastectomy.  Are they supporting her for the right reasons?  One thing is for sure.  They don't realize they are being mislead by her ignorance.  Her belief is that removing her breasts will prevent breast cancer.  She is quoted saying in a CNN article that her children do not have to fear they will lose her to breast cancer.

Angelina recently found out that she has a faulty BRCA1 gene which was genetically transferred to her.  This faulty or mutant gene indicates a higher risk of breast cancer however it's important to know that only two percent, YES, just TWO PERCENT of breast cancer diagnoses are caused by this mutant gene which means that it's a rarity.  But because Angelina has this faulty gene, she decided that a double mastectomy was her only option to prevent breast cancer.  But is she correct in her thinking (this is not relative, this is black and white)?  Will it actually prevent her from getting cancer?  Dr. Funmi Olopade, oncologist and genetic expert and one of the world's leading authority on hereditary breast cancer doesn't believe so.  In fact, what she sees is that we're going backwards on this issue.  Watch this video from ABC Chicago which is posted on Dr. Mecola's website.

What Angelina isn't aware of is that removing a body part does not prevent cancer just like mammograms and others screening do not.  Mammograms and screenings do not prevent cancer, they only can detect cancer and sometimes not very well.  Many women have received and continue to receive false positives from screenings.  One woman in particular who had undergone a double mastectomy because she was told she had breast cancer only to find out later after a second opinion that she did not have cancer - watch this video from ABC News

Medical doctors and surgeons should be questioned more, by their patients.  If we don't question them they will continue to "practice" on us.  For instance, when I had breast cancer almost nine years ago, and after the surgeon removed the tumor and checked the margins and lymph nodes, she and other specialists charted out a very aggressive treatment for me which included chemotherapy and radiation.  They said the agressive treatment was due to my age.  I was 38 at the time. 

When I decided after one chemo treatment to discontinue with their treatment, the surgeon called me and threatened me over the phone.  She said that if I didn't continue with the prescribed treatment that the cancer could come back with a vengeance and there may not be anything they can do.  However, when I asked her about the percentage of risk with chemo and radiation versus without, the difference was only 2%.  That wasn't enough to convince me that chemo and radiation were effective or necessary.  Would it be for you?

Angelina Jolie and others who have opted for breast removal should be wise to the fact that removal of a body part does not guarantee a cancer-free life.  In fact, it reeks of false security to me and it's very deceptive.  It's important to find out what caused cancer in the first place and then stop doing it.  Like Dr. Lorraine Day said, you don't cancer because of a lack chemotherapy in your body just like you don't get a headache for lack of a pain reliever in your body.  There's a reason why we get these maladies and it's our responsibility to find out why, not a doctor's responsibility.  We should not be putting our lives in the hands of doctors or anyone who is profiting from our diseases and illnesses unless what they're doing is focusing on the root cause of a problem and looking for a solution instead administering a Band-aid.  Chiropractors and Naturopaths are trained to look for and find an underlying cause, not treat a symptom.  Medical doctors are trained to treat symptoms with drugs, surgeries and treatments.  That's all they're trained to do. 

I am saddened that the medical community does not recognize Chiropractors and Naturopaths as equals in their field.  I am even more saddened that so many men and women succumb to the fear that medical doctors propagate.  Making any decision out of or in fear is never a good or right decision.  A decision in faith will never reflect an ounce of fear.   

"There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love."  ~ 1 John 4:18

I didn't plan on making this post as long as this but reason needs a voice.

~Lisa :)

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