This month is breast cancer awareness month. So naturally, you will see pink ribbons everywhere. You will see walks for the cure, fundraising for the cure. You can buy anything in pink from vacuums to buckets of chicken from KFC to help raise money for a "cure". But myself, I don't participate. That is not because I do not support cancer patients or cancer survivors, because trust me I do, and I treat a lot of them in my practice. I don't PINK because I do not support the multi billion dollar INDUSTRY that is the cancer INDUSTRY.
Now, this blog could get really lengthy in my explanation so I am going to try my best to make it as short as possible, bare with me. The whole cancer industry has exploded, it is actually a money making machine. While this money goes mysteriously somewhere to people who are desperately searching for a cure. For one, very little of your money actually goes to cancer research to begin with. There are very well paid executives sitting on these boards and a lot of people getting rich off you donating. There are also a lot of other corporations that aren't in the cancer business trying to ride the wave and get in on the cash cow. They will put a pink ribbon on anything if they think it might guilt you in to buying their product. Making you feel like a better person. Let's take KFC for example, if you buy a bucket of chicken in October "some" of the proceeds will go to cancer research. Let's see, people who sell hormone laced chicken who are contributing to the problem and epidemic now want to donate to try to help? Hmmm... How about start selling organic antibiotic and hormone free chicken so we can really cut down on cancer rates.
So how do they get all of us to march miles and spend countless dollars to support them? They have us all focused on a cure. Well what happens when we only focus on a cure? We start to lose track of the cause. Why are we all getting cancer to begin with? Why are cancer rates going up every year, when we have raised trillions of dollars in research? That is because there will never be a miracle cure or drug. We all have cancer! Cancer is abnormal or mutated cells, I may have 500,000 of them in my body right now. You as you read this, may have 300,000. But our body is constantly turning these cells over and making sure they dont get out of control. Once that number reaches around 1 Billion, that is detectable by modern day tests and diagnosed as "cancer". We all know someone who had cancer and went in to remission, and unfortunately a few years it came back. Why is that? Because all that person did was radiate or kill with chemo drugs enough abnormal (and normal) cells to get that number under 1 Billion. They never got to the root cause of why their body wasn't turning over these mutated cells to begin with. So as we all wait for a cure, we will continue to lose millions of lives, and corporations will continue to make billions of dollars.
In 1971 President Richard Nixon declared a war on cancer, in the first year alone we dedicated 1.2 Billion dollars to research. Since then we have raised trillions. Where has it gotten us? No where. Cancer rates continue to rise, hitting record setting numbers, and the future numbers being predicted get even worse.
Another reason I dont PINK is because a large portion of these proceeds that do go somewhere go to more radiation and more chemo to patients. Personally I dont believe in it, and would never put that poison in my body. I believe in supporting the body's immune system to defeat cancer, from experience with family and friends it seems to be the most effective and has the longest lasting effects. Research has proven time and time again the ineffectiveness of chemo and radiation. Not to mention the quality of life those last days. You can read a research study on the 5 year survival rate with chemo here http://www.burtongoldberg.com/home/burtongoldberg/contribution-of-chemotherapy-to-five-year-survival-rate-morgan.pdf. There have also been many therapies and protocols that have been shown to be highly effective in fighting cancer, but unfortunately these cant be patented and profited off of, so they are squashed and doctors who support them are ostracized.
In this blog I have barely scratched the surface when it comes to cancer and the cancer industry. For more information on cancer you can listen to one of my radio shows on cancer here /media.html. There is also a documentary that you can watch, it is also on Netflix call Pink Ribbon, INC. Or to get more information on alternative therapies contact my office for a free consultation.
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