Cancer. It scares all of us. I’m sure everyone knows someone who either has cancer, who’s possibly died from cancer or who has it in the past. What would you do if you had cancer? Have you thought about it before? Recently there was some controversy regarding Angelina Jolie having a double mastectomy because she found out she had carries a gene that causes cancer. Apparently she had an 87% chance of getting breast cancer, so she decided to be proactive and remove her breasts. Many people applauded her for this while others did not.
While that decision is hers and I’m sure was not an easy decision to make, I don’t think that is something I would have done. It just seems so drastic in my mind. I see the research articles that say we all have cancer genes within us, it’s just a matter of if they grow or not. Sometimes it grows regardless of what we do; sometimes we do everything right yet cancer strikes us. Sometimes we do things wrong and never get sick. Sometimes cancer strikes children. They are innocent victims. Sometimes life just isn’t fair and there are no answers.
I’m just not sure I’d do a mastectomy as a preventative approach. I hear too many stories of people making miraculous recoveries after having cancer, people who avoid the medical model of chemo and radiation, and go on to live long healthy lives. I also hear the stories of people who’ve had chemo and radiation and go onto live long healthy lives. Is there a correct answer or a correct way to do things? The correct answer is to do what’s best for YOU and what you believe in. If you believe chemo/radiation/cancer will kill you, it will. If you believe it will save you, it will. Yes, other things play a role, but belief is critically important. Some people call this belief prayer. Some call it meditation. Some call it affirmation.
And what role does nutrition play in cancer? Cancer cells feed off sugar, so the more sugar in your body, the harder your fight. Food without pesticides, food coloring & additives also negatively affect healing. Foods with anti-oxidant properties (organic fruits/vegetables) and Omega-3’s aid health & healing. Chiropractic adjustments & a healthy nervous system also play a role. Exercise plays a role. And so does sleep. The choice is yours. What are you deciding to think about & eat on a daily basis? Do you get adjusted once a week or once a month or never? Do you exercise 5 times a week? Do you get 7-9 hours of sleep a night?
The best book I read on cancer is “Anti Cancer” by Dr. David Servan-Schreiber. And here’s a great article that may give you a different perspective on genes & disease:“Genetics Have Little Influence Over Health: Top Stem Cell Biologist Asserts.” If you read both of those, chances are your view on cancer & healing may change. While there are never guarantees on anything in life, I think I’ll take my chances and will focus on a more holistic approach to health.