I may never know why I developed breast cancer. Just like a slot machine when all the same fruits are lined in a row, I believe that the disease takes hold when there is a line-up of lifestyle and genetic factors. But which applied to me?
of the women in my family has ever had breast cancer. In his early
middle age, my father had intestinal cancer, which was removed – and he
lived into his 80s.
I was over 50, an invitation to have a mammogram arrived but, in the
business of life, was ignored. Certainly, my family and friends were
surprised that the disease struck me because I have long been an
advocate of healthy food.
Due to intensive farming, soil
provides 50 times less minerals than it did after the Second World War,
so I try to avoid produce fed with chemical fertilisers, or sprayed with
pesticides. Food farming is in the grip of corporate giants, which
control its production, processing, wholesale and retail industries.
documentary, Pig Business, which has aired numerous times since 2009,
exposes the true cost of cheap meat from factory pig farming. The
animals are crammed into crates in unhealthy, overcrowded sheds, and
shot full of antibiotics to keep them alive.
Source - Daily Mail