|Education Not Medication -- a women's health progr
||Saturday,August 9th 2008
| The breast cancer industry is now run by corporations that profit from
women with disease. With nearly all breast cancer nonprofits being
subjugated by drug companies, the FDA censoring alternative cancer
solutions, and the mainstream media wildly exaggerating the benefits of
near-useless cancer drugs like Herceptin, there's hardly a message
heard about breast cancer today that doesn't have a profit motive
The emphasis on breast cancer "screening," and the
circus of holding breast cancer awareness months is, of course, all
about recruiting more women into a system of treatment that generates
profits for drug companies. Using fear-based tactics of recruitment
(like telling women, "You'll die in six months if you don't undergo
chemotherapy..."), the breast cancer industry manages to corral women
of all races and ages into treatments that actually harm far more women
than they help.
Find that hard to believe? Researchers at the Nordic Cochrane Center in Denmark studied 500,000 women to determine the results of breast cancer screening programs. They found that for
every one woman helped by breast cancer screening, ten were harmed
through false diagnosis or unnecessary treatments that devastated their
"What seems like good and obvious advice in everyday
life is not always scientifically or medically sound", said Peter
Gotzsche, MD, director of the center. "So we might say there is a
benefit of one but a harm of 10 from screening for breast cancer."
other words, breast cancer screening is surprisingly harmful to women.
That's partly because the procedure itself irradiates the breast tissue
and actually causes cancer, but also because practically any
screening result producing a questionable blur on the final image may
result in a woman being manipulated through fear into undergoing
aggressive, toxic cancer treatments even when they never had breast
cancer in the first place. (False positives are extremely common in
breast cancer screening, and in some cases, the machinery is
incorrectly calibrated and doesn't even meet radiology standards.)
Preventing preventionAnd yet breast cancer screening is the only form of "prevention" offered by the cancer industry. Only it isn't prevention, it's detection.
Breast cancer screening does nothing to educate women how to really
prevent breast cancer, nor does it teach women how to change their
diets and lifestyles so that breast cancer never develops in the first
place. In fact, the strategy of the cancer industry today can be best
described as waiting for women to get cancer, then treating it with toxic drugs.
While tens of millions of women are developing undetectable, early-stage breast cancer right now, the cancer industry does nothing.
They will not tell these women how to halt the growth of cancer tumors;
they will only wait until the cancer becomes large enough to see on a
screening test, and then they will scare the women to death with
harmful, authoritative medical demands and toss them into chemotherapy
-- a treatment that causes permanent, irreversible harm to the brain,
heart, liver, kidneys and other organs.
Yet even the World Health Organization admits that 70 percent of all cancers can be prevented
through simple changes in food and lifestyle. That number is probably
conservative, though. My own opinion is that 90 percent of all cancers
can be prevented through simple food and lifestyle changes. Yet no one
in the cancer industry is interested in teaching any of these
strategies to women. In the cancer industry, there is no incentive to teach women how to avoid breast cancer, because to do so would eliminate a future customer!
That's why I started the Education Not Medication
program. It is a humble effort to teach women how to prevent their own
breast cancer through scientifically-supported natural health
strategies that are easy to understand and simple to follow. They
include things like eating more broccoli and garlic, getting more
natural sunlight on your skin (to generate the anti-cancer nutrient
Vitamin D) and avoiding cancer-causing chemicals in manufactured foods
(such as sodium nitrite, found in bacon, sausage and virtually all
packaged meats). A more detailed list is offered below.
The cancer industry depends on more cancerThe cancer industry remains silent about these cancer prevention solutions.
Ever wonder why? It's because the livelihood of the industry depends on
more cancer! If cancer rates plummeted by 70 percent or more, the
industry would be devastated. The incomes, egos and power positions of
cancer industry operators depends entirely on the continued spread of
cancer among the population.
Ever notice that cancer centers are
not called, "Anti-Cancer Centers?" You see them in virtually every city
and state across the country: The Washington Cancer Center, or the San
Francisco Cancer Center. Here in Arizona, we have a massive, new
building being constructed, and it's named the Arizona Cancer Center.
These are all monuments to cancer, and they are for-profit businesses constructed for the purpose of making money from a woman's disease. They turn cancer into profit, and they depend on continued cancer to stay in business.
why there's no real effort underway to teach women how to prevent
breast cancer. There's no program in place to teach women about the
anti-cancer effects of sunlight and vitamin D (in fact, cancer industry
groups like the American Cancer Society run public service ads warning
people about sunlight!), there's no honest effort to teach women about
the natural anti-cancer medicine founds in certain foods, and no one is
telling women the truth about the cancer-causing chemicals in perfumes,
laundry detergent, cosmetics and personal care products.
In other words, when it comes to preventing cancer, the cancer industry is silent.
Why should they say anything, anyway? If they teach women how to
prevent breast cancer, they lose customers. Besides, the scheme they're
running right now is working brilliantly. They maximize revenues and
profits by preventing prevention and waiting for women to get
cancer, then treating them with high-profit pharmaceuticals, radiation
and surgical procedures. They have the easiest business model in the
world: All they have to do is keep their mouths shut about what causes
cancer, and wait for new customers to fill the cancer centers. And to
help them out, corporations, media organizations and volunteers (many
are women!) actually help them raise more money! It makes about as much
sense as holding a fundraiser for Bill Gates.
It's time to teach genuine cancer prevention to womenThe
cancer industry has been getting away with this scam for years, but I
say enough is enough. It's time to declare, "The Emperor has no
clothes!" and that the best way to help protect the lives of women is
to teach them how to avoid breast cancer rather than waiting for them to get it.
And doing so is surprisingly simple. All you have to do is raise awareness about the things that cause breast cancer vs. the things that prevent
breast cancer. This can be done through public service announcements,
information handouts, or even internet campaigns like this one.
also suggest that all these cancer treatment centers donate 100 percent
of their profits to cancer prevention campaigns. It's wrong to profit
from a woman's cancer, is it not? If these businesses really cared
about stopping cancer, they'd refuse to profit from the disease and,
instead, use the money to help stop cancer in future generations of
women (and men, for that matter).
What an idea, huh? That these
ultra-wealthy non-profits and billion-dollar corporations might spend
some money on teaching women how to prevent cancer...
If it ever
really happens, of course, it will only be as a cover-your-ass reaction
to public awareness about the corporatization of the breast cancer
industry. As word spreads, these non-profits will have to do something
to save their reputation, so they'll start running tiny "prevention"
campaigns to save face. But underneath the facade, make no mistake:
cancer is big, big business, and the cancer industry is driven by
profiting from a woman's body, not protecting it from cancer.
The real answers to breast cancer preventionHere,
for the benefit of women everywhere, is a partial list of the things
that cause cancer and things that don't. You're not going to find full
descriptions and citations here, as that would require an entire book
all by itself, but this is a very useful reference list that tells the truth about what causes or prevents cancer in the human body