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Reflections in Pink

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Breast Cancer Awareness Month - I am sure that means something to each of us. Somehow or another, it has touched our lives.

(I edited this part of my blog out, as it took on a life of it's own, and resulted my posting an update to my sparkpage)

Ok, so where I wanted to go with this blog is that we as a society have learned so much about cancer, and tumors and cysts, and our bodies ability to take care of a few of these things, through diet, exercise and fasting, a form of internal housecleaning. I never would have learned about the benefits of fasting had I not began this journey, and had I not craved for knowledge and researched to find answers.

While sometimes there are just things out of our control, the goal should always be to prevent the preventable. I knew I had to get a handle on my health. I know it is possible to get a chronic disease even in a seemingly healthy person like my mom. She was in great shape, and didnt drink or smoke. (My dad always blamed himself and the birth control pill.) But we all die sometime from something, but what if I could postpone it by cleaning up my diet? I need to do everything in my power to reduce my risks. And it is about the quality of those years, not just the number of years.

I also wanted to pay tribute to the victims of cancer, whose lives were not for naught. Their brave courage through treatments and their adversities have helped us to acquire the knowledge that we have now. I know if given the option, I would do the same to help find a cure and prevent a disease for my daughters, so I wanted to say thank you to all those who have gone before us and made sacrifices for the life saving advancement in treatments that we now have in the war against cancer.
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SASSYLJB 10/14/2012 7:48PM

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GOODHEALTH4EVER 10/13/2012 4:43PM

    THANKS FOR WRITING AND SHARING THIS. VERY WELL SAID:) I HAVE TWO SISTERS AND A SIL AND NOW MY BIL IS BATTLING THIS DREADFUL DISEASE.
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HAPPYERIN 10/12/2012 3:08PM

    What a wonderful blog and wonderful sentiments. I think cancer has touched us all -- your words are beautiful, thank you.

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BROWNCOFIDDLER 10/11/2012 10:03PM

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DARLY55 10/11/2012 8:30PM

    Prevention, healthy living - that's precisely why I have changed my ways for good.
My husband died from lung cancer earlier this year, no signs, no symptoms, it was too far advanced when discovered. I want to be as healthy as I can be so my children/grandchildren won't lose another parent prematurely. Cancer is a bit&h!!!!

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MUSOLF6 10/11/2012 5:43PM

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KELTIC-CARA 10/11/2012 3:33PM

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts and feelings. Diet, exercise and fasting are good ways to take care of our insides. I have not fasted for sometime, thanks for the reminder.

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ROBYNLN 10/11/2012 1:00PM

    Well said! emoticon

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KANSASROSE67 10/11/2012 12:15PM

    My mom ate well, didn't smoke and still had breast cancer twice. I've always blamed birth control pills and hormone replacement therapy, but who knows? All I really know is that I lost my mom way too soon, and that I know too many people who have suffered from cancer. I agree with you that we have to control the things we CAN control, and diet and exercise are two of those.

Thanks.

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HOUNDLOVER1 10/11/2012 11:44AM

    I love your emphasis on prevention of cancer. Too much money goes to cancer treatment, far too little towards cancer prevention. Prevention saves so much pain as in many cases the treatment is worse than the disease. It also saves a ton of money. Indeed, if half of the money that is donated towards cancer research was spent on using nutrition and healthy living issues to prevent cancer in the first place I'm convinced the cancer rate would drop at least by half.

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