I can't wait to see the documentary Pink Ribbons, Inc. It's about the pink ribbon industry and the profit made off of others' tragedies. Just a few months ago DH was asked to donate and he received some dirty looks when he responded, "Sorry, I don't support that." Please understand that we are not unsympathetic to those who have cancer or have lost loved ones to the disease. My Grandma died of breast cancer when I was seven and it broke my heart. I was also diagnosed with thyroid cancer last year. I know how scary it can be. But we do not need to give money to these foundations who are supposedly looking for a cure. We already know what causes cancer. Cancer, like any other disease, is caused by one thing: malfunctioning cells. Standard cancer treatments just want to kill all of our cells, even the good ones, which leads to a weakened immune system and recurrences. But a natural approach asks, "Why are my cells malfunctioning?" In Raymond Francis's book Never Fear Cancer Again he discusses this. He says that malfunctioning cells are caused by two things: toxicity and deficiency. If we can eliminate toxins/carcinogens and nourish our bodies properly we will kill the cancer cells. Instead of giving money to the cancer industry so that they can "find a cure," we need to encourage insurance companies to cover naturopathic doctors and nutritional supplements.
I first realized that something was wrong with this pink ribbon stuff when I saw the pink ribbon on the Yoplait yogurt container. Their yogurt contains dairy (bad in itself) that is treated with hormones and antibiotics, all kinds of chemical ingredients known to cause disease, and lots of added sugar (cancer cells feed on sugar). There is pink ribbon hair spray, nail polish, candy, all of which are loaded with carcinogens. How messed up is that? If you want to support breast cancer foundations, just buy cancer-causing products. Wonderful! The breast cancer industry is a nearly 1 billion dollar industry. With all of that money going toward breast cancer research, one must wonder if they even really want a cure to be found. After all, if a cure was found a lot of medical professionals would be out of a job.
And why does breast cancer get so much attention anyway? More women die from lung cancer than breast cancer. Oh, I know why. Because our culture sexualizes anything and everything. Teenagers wearing "Save the Tatas" shirts makes me want to puke. Cancer is not something to be taken lightly. It's a horrible thing. Children lose their mothers to breast cancer every day and here goes a 19 year old trying to flaunt what she's got (or wishes she has) under the guise of supporting breast cancer. How about save the lungs? Or save the colons?
If you have cancer or have had cancer, please read Never Fear Cancer Again by Raymond Francis. Also, go see a naturopathic doctor. A naturopathic doctor (N.D.) has completed medical school just as any other medical doctor has. Naturopaths actually receive more schooling than standard medical doctors. The only difference is that medical doctors treat symptoms and naturopathic doctors treat patients.