How You Can Prevent Breast Cancer
Dana Dinnawi is an Integrative Nutrition health coach specializing in empowering women to improve their health and family life. She received her training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where she studied more than one hundred dietary theories and a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods. She can be reached through her facebook page Empowered Wellness and her website.
How You Can Prevent Breast Cancer
Every once in awhile I feel like I have to get on my soap box and vent about something…
Breast cancer awareness month (October) is one of those times.
As a holistic health coach, I know what’s at the root cause of cancer (and all disease). And it’s not pink bows.
And as a woman, I am very “aware”—painfully so—of breast cancer. I’m aware of how many women it kills every year; aware of how many women suffer; how many people lose loved ones; and how many people have to WATCH loved ones suffer.
I’m aware. Thank you.
No amount of pink ribbons, fund raisers or Facebook challenges will increase that ugly awareness – or make breast cancer go away.
Breast cancer is still the second leading cause of cancer death in women. And depending on where you are in the world, the rates of breast cancer cases are increasing by 50-64% since the 1970’s.
So as more and more money is being poured into research and finding a cure, more and more women are being diagnosed. Something’s not adding up. Something doesn’t make sense. And clearly something isn’t working. And yet, as Einstein so succinctly puts it “we keep doing the same thing over and over again and expect a different result.” Insane.
So you won’t see any pink ribbons decorating my website or Facebook page. And you won’t see me changing my Facebook profile in support.
Real change doesn’t happen with a cure. Real change will happen when we look at the ROOT CAUSE.
Like any disease or cancer, breast cancer is caused by two main things: toxicity and deficiency.
Toxicity occurs when we take in an overload of toxins whether through the food we eat, the air we breathe, anything we put on our skin as well as our toxic thoughts and stress.
Deficiency occurs when we aren’t taking in enough nutrients to keep our cells well-fed and thriving.
Each cell in your body does three things: it eats, excretes, and has a specific job (too many to mention here). These cells live and swim in blood that needs to be slightly alkaline in order to be able to perform these three functions.
When your cells are given foods that are too acidic, they eliminate acidic waste. The cells become miserable. They can’t perform their functions properly and become very sluggish. Instead of operating at their normal speed of light they become slower and slower. The acidity causes them to mutate and these mutations are replicated.
Little by little, your body’s built in cleaning system can’t cope with the resulting acidic blood and acidity accumulates in your body creating disease.
How this disease manifests differs from person to person and depends on one’s genetic make up. But the basic process is one.
So in addressing breast cancer (or any cancer or ailment), we need to look at alkalizing the blood as much as possible to minimize the acidity. THIS IS THE ROOT CAUSE.
We need to remove the toxicity and replenish the deficiency so the cells can thrive again. This is how you rebalance the body and prevent disease.
So this October, I want you to actually DO something about breast cancer beyond sharing pink bows and Facebook challenges.
Go back to the CAUSE. Go back to the ROOT ISSUE.
I want you to become proactive in a way that creates a ripple effect:
Change how you eat.
Change how your family eats.
Change how the world eats.
I invite you to join me in supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month in a way that will actually make a change.
The more people that can learn how to alkalize their bodies, rebalance their cells and prevent disease the better.