This past weekend I attended a lecture by Dr. Susan Love here in San Diego. For those of you who are not familiar with Dr. Love, she is the author of “Dr. Susan Love’s Breast Book” which is considered by some the bible for women with breast cancer. The good news is that I was absolutely elated that someone is actually looking beyond “the cure.” Apparently, the research her group is conducting revolves more around first finding the cause(s) of breast cancer, then learning how to prevent it from occurring in the first place. I’ve always wondered how in the world they expected to find a cure without even knowing the cause. So to me this was great news, because as most of us know, there is more money in the disease than is in the cure. The bad news was that she actually stood up there, and with a straight face, told the audience that their diet had nothing to do with increased risk of developing breast cancer. I about fell out of my chair. I thought this was incredibly irresponsible. Diet has everything to do with increasing one’s risk of all degenerative diseases. What we put in is what we get out. Bad in, bad out. I can’t stress enough the importance of a healthy diet. Eating a diet rich in fruits and veggies (organic if you can), whole grains and clean proteins is key to good health and reducing one’s risk of not only breast cancer, but any kind of cancer. If you would like more information on cancer and diet, please contact me directly.
Yours in good health,