In today’s Mondays with Michael, I share two of Dr. Michael Greger’s blog posts/videos regarding turmeric and cancer.
April 17 has traditionally been a sad day for me. My mother, Rose L. Jackson Everson, 2/2/1932 (2/29/1932) – 4/17/2011, died of “metastatic breast cancer.” Just those three words and you know it isn’t going to end well. She, like my aunt Ruby who died of pancreatic cancer, were women of affluence. Cancer was unheard of in our family health history until these two women were diagnosed with it. Their diet of affluence played a huge part in death by the fork. The science is clear on the power of a whole food, plant-based diet to reverse disease – including cancer. One can wonder if she had changed her diet to a whole food, plant-based diet after her first breast cancer surgery, would she have gotten cancer again 29 years later.
Their diet of affluence played a huge part in death by the fork.
I remember when Dr. Michael Greger introduced this video on breast cancer. I was so moved while watching it that I was unaware that tears were rolling down my face. It took me back to the day in 1981 when my mother showed me her “blue” breast and asked me what I thought it was. I told her, “I didn’t know, but I knew that her breast shouldn’t be blue.” I sat in my bedroom worried because I knew that her blue breast wasn’t normal and it wasn’t good. While it is hard for me to watch this video because of the ulcerated breast cancer image (3:03-3:09), it is a video that I think all people should see.
When Dr. Greger found out the impact the video had on me, he was moved to post a note so that others would be aware that they might find some of the images disturbing. Even though the images are disturbing, it is still one of my favorite NutritionFacts.org videos. It shows what we can do to help lower our risk, possibly prevent and treat breast cancer. Please watch it and share it with your loved ones.
My Aunt, Ruby M. Everson Cartledge, 2/12/1917 – 4/17/2004, died of pancreatic cancer. One of the hardest ones to treat. The survival rate is the worst of any cancer. If we knew then what we know now, she might be celebrating 100 years of life with her family. Today, I’m reflecting on what we could have been and actively working to change the future family history regarding cancer. Please watch this video by Dr. Michael Greger of NutritionFacts.org.
Turmeric is one of the best natural whole food cancer-fighting spices known to man.
Best wishes for good health,