Saturday, October 22, 2011
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Fascinating article I read on Dr. Mercola's website re: breast cancer awareness month.
Here are some highlights:
1. why is prevention associated with 'early detection?'
"If women succumb to the idea of prevention as doing nothing but waiting for the detection of the disease, many will find a similarly deranged logic re-emerge later when the self-fulfilling prophecy of prevention-through-doing-nothing is fulfilled and "treatment" is now required. "
Interesting play on psychology...
2. Who profits?
"Zeneca Group plc., a pharmaceutical subsidiary of Imperial Chemical Industries and manufacturer of the blockbuster breast cancer drugs Arimidex and Tamoxifen, founded the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in 1985 in order to promote the widespread adoption of x-ray mammography (and the sale of their products)."
How about we start a Cabbage Awareness Month...I'd love to see more folks buying and eating cabbage with it's G-d infused healing properties.
The following month will be a Tumeric Awareness Month...
"Billions of dollars are raised and funneled towards drug research, when the lowly turmeric plant, the humble cabbage and the unassuming bowl of miso soup may offer far more promise in the prevention and treatment of breast cancer than all the toximolecular drugs on the market put together"
Personally, the only 'pink' ribbons I'd like to see is the purple strips of cabbage on my plate.
check it out: