Cancer: Most of the Contributing Factors Are Preventable
I was looking at pictures on my computer and came across this photo with my grandfather approximately 6 months prior to his death.
The experience of losing my grandfather (someone who was an educated person who loved his family and did what he knew was best to stay healthy so he could take care of all of us) first being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and then going through traditional treatments: surgery, chemo, and radiation… played a huge role in my shift from traditional, one way of treating everything... to becoming more open to exploring alternative healing methods that did not include medications or surgeries.
After my grandfather's passing on December 12, 2015 (the day that we celebrated my kids' 5th birthday party), I did a lot of research about the causes of cancer and here is what I realized:
-There is no one cause of cancer, there are many contributing factors that destroy healthy cells and promote cancerous cell growth.
-Most of those contributing factors are preventable.
-Exercise alone cannot prevent cancer.
-Inflammation is real and is the root cause of all degenerative diseases.
-Cancer already exists in our bodies with or without symptoms, technology cannot always detect it, therefore detection is NOT prevention.
Food Matters and it is Real Medicine.
The right nutrients (vitamins and minerals) are essential to maintaining optimal health.
Nothing works for everyone! An individual approach to a person's health is necessary in order to achieve and maintain a healthy mind and body.
Cancer is not an age-related disease. We can change our gene expression which means that cancer is preventable.
I also thought long and hard. If this is true and we have all this research available and handy with all the technology today, why are we not preventing this horrible disease that has taken so many lives, including children?
Here are well-known reasons that I discovered from my research:
-There are people and organizations that profit from public confusion, misinformation or under information.
-Most traditional doctors get less than 20 hours of nutrition education in medical school.
-Most people do not know who to trust and how to find the right sources of information on cancer prevention.
-Last but not least, most of the public does not know that cancer can be prevented.
At one point it hit me, all my health problems were piling up at that time, contributing to this very disease that frightened me more than anything, especially when I thought about my kids' health and how weak their immune systems were even at five years of age. From my research, I knew this was a contributing factor for dealing with cancer.
I also knew that I did not want to go through the excruciating pain and suffering that I witnessed my grandfather go through for two long years, so I made the best decision in my life without even realizing the major health changes this shift was going to bring me and my family.
Day-by-day, step-by-step, I chose fruits over donuts, baked or grilled potatoes over french fries, and grass-fed meat over conventional meat full of antibiotics, pesticides, and processed garbage.
I decided to share with you in a blog post. I am looking forward to my next book where I will share my experiences and discoveries about cancer with others whose lives have been touched by this horrifying disease or those who want to do everything in their power to prevent it.