Peace begins with a smile. ~ Mother Theresa
I don't mean to offend anyone but these words are my soapbox today.
Especially with Komen for the Cure being in the news, the trailer for Pink Ribbons Inc. got this movie on my to-watch list. The Komen Foundation has always seemed a little too much about publicity around raising money for cancer research...and not enough about looking outside the box for the answers. Back in 1963 Rene Caisse said in I Was Canada's Cancer Nurse, "What actual progress has been made during the past 50 years in the cancer therapy field?....Until the public is aroused, and demands the liberty and freedom to get the treatments of their choice, this tragedy will continue for an indefinite time." Fast forward another 50 years to 2013.
I believe things are changing and people are waking up all over the world. voices are starting to be heard. Good ideas are getting out. Just as the bees swarm, the birds flock and so on in times of change, so to shall all of humanity continue to awaken to a whole new age of understanding. Well that's a nice thought anyway, and they can pry it from my cold dead fingers!! So why not tune in to it and smile, then get out and do what needs to be done. There is no them, its all us, we're all in this together. Find the purpose you can live that helps bring healing to all people. I know, easier said than done but ...why wait?
The so-called cancer industry involves lots of money and lots of marketing and lots of research -albeit most of it industry-driven...a drop in the bucket of the amount that's raised for cancer research could put a jar of Essiac in everyone's home, which in its quiet herbal way just might help prevent or control disease and maybe help someone at least survive with a greater quality of life.*
The cancer industry is just that - an industry. The proverbial bottom line is really what drives it. First the accountants, then the politics, or was it in the other order? -and pulling up last and almost un-noticed, the folks just looking for a way to get well. Pink - and women with breast cancer - have been exploited to perpetuate an old paradigm.
Simplify is a great word. Less is more. Give me my Essiac and green veggies...pennies on the dollar and it certainly does no harm. Of course its always best to have a health care practitioner that you can trust and who knows about Essiac and other alternatives. So many doctors really are beginning to integrate other modalities into their treatment plans.
*Please do not consider any of the above statements as medical claims or medical advice. I am not a real doctor 🙂 I strongly recommend consulting with a qualified health care professional who is familiar with Essiac and other herbal remedies. Its always best to keep your doctor informed of any and all herbal regimens you may be following. Companies selling Essiac are legally barred from making any statements claiming that Essiac treats or prevents disease as it is not considered a drug by the FDA, it is considered a 'health tonic', which is considered a food. It appears the FDA forbids claims being made about food's role in the treatment or prevention of disease. I agree wholeheartedly that Essiac nourishes the body and the synergistic effects of the four herbs in combination can be very nourishing indeed.
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