This powerful article on breast cancer comes to us from Arnold of Arnold's Way. Arnold was extremly instrumental in my raw-food education. I am forever in his debt.
Arnold on Breast Cancer - February 10, 2002
The disease discussed in this week's newsletter should be obviously easy to prevent and obviously easy to treat. If we only knew. These words haunt me. From what I see, what I hear, and what I read, breast cancer is the disease that affects women the most. It is the disease that causes 46,000 deaths per year. There are 190,000 new cases reported and 15 million women will seek medical care this year because of concerns about breast cancer. These are scary statistics on a disease that in my opinion is easily treated and should never happen in the first place. Where does one start when writing about these figures? Do we start with the numbers, the people, or the possibilities for no disease at all?
I walk the streets, I see all these beautiful women. I see the pretty faces, the wild hair dos, the business suits, the make up, the daily lines of those waiting for their morning coffee, bagel, and cream cheese. I watch in horror as the modern day woman starts on her morning routine.
Do I scream a word of warning? I think of the book Raw Food Treatment of Cancer by Kristine Nolfi, M.D., which deals with a personal battle against breast cancer. It talks about how she became seriously ill and how she fought back not with medicine, radiation, or chemotherapy, but with food. Raw food and that's it. She was a physician whose years of training did not train her for sickness. I read her book.