1 out of every 3 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. You are going to be seeing pink ribbons, mammogram reminders, and little pamphlets about how to do a self breast examination EVERYWHERE you look.
I am definitely supportive of increasing awareness about breast cancer prevention and treatment, in fact, i am VERY passionate about getting the word out to women about how simple it is to dramatically decrease your chances of breast cancer even to a point where it can be impossible for cancer to grow in your body! Unfortunately, my idea of increase in awareness is a bit different than the people who make the pink ribbons. The reason I say “unfortunately” is because I am an advocate of the truth…even when it’s inconvenient and ugly. It is unfortunate that our governing agencies don’t operate with the same principles.
What I’m about to reveal in this article may be hard to swallow, unbelievable at first, and make you angry, but YOU NEED TO KNOW what is going on in the breast cancer industry and how you’re being marketed to.
I did not become a holistic RN & health activist just to get others to like me and give people the warm and fuzzies. I came into this field because I wanted to help save lives. I want to rid our bodies of anything that is harmful and teach people how to live a life free of illness. This isn’t always easy to do, and sadly many will reject these facts and make themselves feel better by calling me a radical or extremist, but I’m ok with that. If me lovingly spreading the truth about the reality of the situation we are in, in hopes that others will live healthier lives makes me an extremist, people can call me whatever the heck they want to.
Please take a few minutes to read this article to educate yourself about Breast Cancer. The things you thought were so good for you…might just be bringing you closer to a diagnosis.
Let’s Talk About Pink Ribbons
Wait a minute…pink ribbons are in support of breast cancer research to find a cure! Right?… That’s what we have been told our entire lives and most of us fall blindly head over heals in love with the idea, and because there is a loved one close to us who is struggling with breast cancer or has struggled, we do all that we can to buy as much pink as possible to promote finding a “cure” for this monster of a disease. People who buy pink to support breast cancer are good people with generous hearts. They truly want to support breast cancer research and do what they can to bring an end to the suffering that is now effecting almost every single family in the United States. Here is where the punch in the gut comes in…
When we buy pink, the majority of the time we are supporting breast cancer. Not the research for a cure, not prevention, not treatment…we are supporting the actual disease of breast cancer. We are very much an emotionally driven country. When our emotions get enrolled into an idea, we go all in, and usually without asking many questions. Since the pinkwashing movement, most people always feel more inclined to reach for the product with a pink ribbon rather than the same product without one. It makes us feel good, like we are doing our part. When big companies saw the success other manufacturers were having in sales when they sold a product with a pink ribbon and donated a penny or two to a breast cancer foundation, all of a sudden, everyone jumped on the bandwagon.
Let’s think for a minute…how much sense does it make for companies like McDonalds, Pepsi, Coca Cola, Revlon, Lay’s, & Nestle to sell their cancer-causing products yet slap a pink ribbon on and say they are donating a few pennies to a breast cancer research foundation. See the problem here? I once saw a basket of potato chips and chocolate candies with a sign that read “$.50 to support American Cancer”– Obviously it was a mistake by the person who wrote it, but I thought it was so perfect! When we buy these products with the pink label we are SUPPORTING AMERICAN CANCER, we’re not supporting a cure or prevention, but the actual disease.
Pinkwashing (peenk+woshing) -noun
1. A term used to describe the activities of companies and groups that position themselves as leaders in the struggle to eradicate breast cancer while engaging in practices that may be contributing to rising rates of the disease.
Have you ever heard of this term? Thanks to health activists like Mike Adams from www.NaturalNews.com, and sites such as www.thinkbeforeyoupink.org, and www.pinkwashing.org, this term is gaining more attention. Pink washing is what these companies are doing all around you with the pink ribbons. They are selling cancer-promoting products but seducing you to buy them through their pledge to support cancer cure and prevention. When are we going to WAKE UP??? The most effective way to prevent and cure cancer is to STOP PURCHASING THESE PRODUCTS!
Where Do the Donations Go?
When you buy these pink products, where does your money go? What is that particular organization doing with that money? These are things we need to know before donating to an organization. There are many wolves in sheep’s clothing these days and it is our responsibility to be cautious and conscientious about who and what we are supporting.
Many of these companies donate to the American Cancer Society, National Cancer Institute, and the Susan G. Komen For the Cure Foundation. Here is a perfect example of what you don’t know may hurt
you and others. Let’s take an inside look at these organizations.
Leading cancer expert, Dr. S. Epstein, actually blames the American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute for America losing it’s war on cancer in his book, “National Cancer Institute and American Cancer Society: Criminal Indifference to Cancer Prevention and Conflicts of Interest”. Can you believe a World-wide leading cancer expert could write an entire book on the American Cancer Society and National Cancer Institute, calling out their secret affairs with big Pharma and corporations that are actually CAUSING cancer?! Epstein states that both of these organizations are withholding massive amounts of information on effective cancer prevention and treatment.
Why would they do such a thing? Can you guess? There is ugly proof of a major conflict of interest going on behind the scenes. Did you know for instance that the ACS maintains very close financial ties with the mammography manufacturers? I wonder why they promote them so much? Dr. Epstein is not an amateur when it comes to preventable causes of cancer. He is recognized all over the world for his expertise in this area. He has published more than 270-peer reviewed articles and 20 books, including the prize-winning 1978 The Politics of Cancer, and has appeared on national media, including NPR, 60 Minutes, Face the Nation, Meet the Press, The McNeil/Lehrer News Hour, Good Morning America and The Today Show. To read more visit Natural News.
On top of the conflict of interest issues, the American Cancer Society blatently scares men & women out of the one thing that can actually decrease your cancer risks by 70%! Vitamin D from the sun is one of the most powerful tools to achieve a healthy body and protection against cancer.
The sun can steal away many of Western Medicine’s cancer patients…well of course something had to be done about that! So, the invention of sunblock came along and everyone was told that the sun actually GIVES people cancer instead of preventing it. BUT! If you use this special cream on your skin, you’ll be protected from the sun. Interestingly enough, that special cream has chemicals that prevents vitamin D absoption (Vitamin D is the huge cancer killer), and chemicals that CAUSE skin & breast cancers. It gets even better…when you bake in the sun with that cream on your body, those chemicals become even more dangerous and you absorb them into your blood stream causing various problematic issues in the body.
This is not my opinion, it is fact. Why would the American Cancer Society scare people from doing the one thing that could help prevent cancer and so highly recommend something that is so dangerous? That’s fine if they want to promote sunscreen, but why not a non-toxic healthy version? It just doesn’t make sense does it?
“The general, 10-year risk of a woman dying from breast cancer is about 0.53 percent, while the risk for a woman who gets mammograms is 0.46 percent. Mammograms, in other words, reduce this already low risk by a mere 0.07 percent, which could represent nothing more than a statistical margin of error.Put another way, 53 women out of 10,000 will die from breast cancer in the next 10 years, and mammograms may potentially lower this number to 46 women out of 10,000. But in the meantime, as many as 50 percent of all the women receiving mammograms to detect such cancers will have at least one false positive, which will in turn result in needless biopsies, surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy.”
America (RSNA) found that young, high-risk women who are screened using mammography are up to 250 percent more likely develop breast cancer as a result of the screening compared to those who are not screened. (http://www.naturalnews.com/027641_mammograms_breast_cancer.html)”
Again, we ask- why? Why promote something that could be so potentially dangerous and cause cancer in more women…cause more patients in hospitals…cause more destroyed families…cause more need for “research money” to be given to these organizations…cause more fundraisers…more awareness of the need for a “cure”… Let’s follow the money shall we? I know it’s so sad, but it’s so real. The Susan G. Komen foundation has time and time again made themselves look rediculous by their false claims and blatantly recommending products that are cancer causing. Take a look at this article for instance- http://www.naturalnews.com/033837_Komen_for_the_Cure_BPA.html- You’ll see that the Susan G. Komen foundation clearly denies scientific evidence that BPA can cause cancer. It doesn’t take a genious to see all the data and studies that have been done to prove otherwise. Why would they deny such a fact? Again, we need to follow the money. Looking at the facts, it would seem like organizations like Komen, want women to have cancer??? Take a look at this eye-opening article to find out where all of the “research” money is going- http://www.naturalnews.com/033783_Komen_for_the_Cure_pinkwashing.html
What to do now
Now you know a little more about the shady things that are going on in the Breast Cancer industry. Your awareness has just been increased! Awesome job for taking the time to educate yourself about the reality of our situation. Now for the GOOD NEWS! Now that you know more of the facts, what can you do? What is SO encouraging is that breast cancer is 70-90% preventable through diet, exercise, and supplementation alone! That is not including superfoods, Sunrider foods, clean water, stress management, etc. Those numbers are very high! Also, a major key to cancer prevention was already solved years ago in 1923 when Dr. Otto Heinrich Warburg discovered cancer cells cannot survive in an alkaline environment yet thrive in an acidic environment. He went on to receive the Nobel Prize in 1931. Why aren’t THESE facts promoted by major cancer foundations? When was the last time your doctor told you this or how to eat alkaline or increase your vitamin D? If you’re like most women, the answer is never!
There are many simple things you can do today! I have posted below some of the key causes to cancer and steps for prevention from a great article on Natural News. The resource is posted below. I have also added in my own tools!
A quick word on Vitamin D
Vitamin D has been shown to prevent 77 percent of all cancers! This is a nutrient that’s available free of charge because it’s actually manufactured by your skin in response to sunlight. Recent research shows vitamin D to be such a powerful anti-cancer nutrient that when it’s circulating in your blood, it halts the growth of virtually ALL cancer tumors, regardless of the type of cancer in question.
Simply urging people to get more sunlight could prevent nearly 8 out of 10 cases of not only breast cancer, but also prostate cancer, colon cancer, multiple myeloma and other cancers.
18 things that CAUSE cancer: (in no particular order)
- Smoking cigarettes
- Mammography radiation – see articles on mammograms
- Chemotherapy and radiation (As well as cell phones, wifi, etc)
- Perfumes and fragrance products
- Cosmetics and personal care products – see articles on personal care products
- Drinking non-organic pasteurized milk or eating non-organic dairy products
- Hydrogenated oils and trans fatty acids – See Poison In the Food or articles on hydrogenated oils
- Home cleaning products, including laundry detergent, dryer sheets, etc.
- Plastic food containers – includes plastic lining inside food cans
- Sodium nitrite – found in most processed meats, see articles on sodium nitrite
- Pesticides, PCBs, chlorine and other chemicals
- Acrylamides (formed during high-heat food processing such as frying)
- Lack of exercise
- Severe emotional distress or relationship stress
- Refined sugars / refined grains / refined flours
- Dry cleaning chemicals
- Hair color chemicals
- Nail polish remover, nail polish, & hair products
23 things that PREVENT cancer:
- Vitamin D and sunshine – see the Healing Power of Sunlight and Vitamin D
- Sunrider Herbal Foods- See article on SR foods
- Anti-cancer foods – see articles about anti-cancer foods
- Green tea – see articles about green tea
- Broccoli and cruciferous vegetables, especially cultured – see articles about broccoli
- Medicinal mushrooms – reishi, shiitake, agaricus blazei, etc.
- Lycopene and tomatoes
- Infra-red saunas and sweat lodges – because sweating expels toxins
- Chlorella – see articles on chlorella, or check out a recommended chlorella product: Rejuvenate! From IntegratedHealth.com
- Pomegranate seeds – see artiles on pomegranate or http://www.ats.org/news.php?id=32
- Omega-3 oils / chia seeds – available from GoodCauseWellness.com
- Rainforest herbs – There are many anti-cancer rainforest herbs, including graviola and Cat’s Claw (Una de Gato). Recommended sources is Terry Pezzi of the high-integrity Amazon Herb Company (also helping to preserve the Amazon rainforest) – Another great source of rainforest herbs is Rain Tree with Leslie Taylor
- Safe Juice detoxification – Read books by Dr. Gabriel Cousens or visit his retreat in Southern Arizona
- Acupuncture – helps move blood and chi (body’s energy)
- Sprouts – ALL sprouts are anti-cancer. Best sprouting machine is the EasyGreen Automatic Sprouter (use any search engine to find resellers)
- Red clover – Helps cleanse the blood. Find from any supplement maker.
- Deep breathing / oxygenation / stress reduction – Best product is called Stress Eraser (highly recommended)
- Yoga, Tai Chi or Pilates – These all boost lymph circulation
- Cacao – (real chocolate) – Good sources are NavitasNaturals.com or Superfoods.com
- Therapeutic massage – helps move lymph, boost circulation
- Mint – grow your own (the easiest plant to grow)
- Apricot pits / laetrile / vitamin B17 – View this World Without Cancer video featuring G. Edward Griffin
- Blackberries – Most berries contain some form of anti-cancer medicine
I hope you are left with a sense of empowerment and not total frustration with learning about the marketing side of cancer industries. The power is ours! We decide who and what we support. So stop buying pink, running in races secretly supporting the enemy, and doing fundraisers that are actually perpetuating the problem, and start buying foods from local farmers, go organic, and stop putting things in your body that will feed cancer cells. Together we CAN change the statistics!
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Have a great day and a great October not being swayed by pink washing, but standing up for what’s right.
Jessica Lopez, RN
* www.Mercola.com is also a phenomenal resource for cancer research, pinkwashing, and cancer treatments & prevention*