It’s amazing to think that organizations like the FDA, FTC would allow us to become inundated with products containing chemicals that are known to have real carcinogenic effects. Yet, this seems to be more and more what we find with the research starts digging into what we put in our bodies, our mouths, our clothes and our life’s conveniences. I remember once getting some social media backlash from an acquaintance about a post I had made that came from none other than David Avocado Wolfe. Yes, he’s a bit extreme sometimes and some of his claims are either personal or completely devoid of scientific evidence, like that mushrooms originated from outer-space for example. My problem at the time was that what I had posted about was simply related to known cancer research and the effects of certain items we come into contact with or consume like, milk and dairy products, that have been linked to certain types of cancer. Seemingly harmless info to pass along, but this guy proceeded to devalue it publicly on my social media page simply because of distribution source that was sited at the end of the video. It was a production of David Avocado Wolfe. He lumped anything that came from him as garbage.
Now this acquaintance was very smart, had a Master’s and a few other degrees I can’t recall right now. He was well spoken, very educated and in-the-know on a lot of goings on in the scientific, political and educational circles. He was also physically disabled. His mind was probably one of the strongest I’ve ever personally come across as far as intellectual capacity goes. With all of this though, comes complete skepticism of anything coming from a source he felt was tainted, so nothing of truth could possibly come from there right? I get the principle of “fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me.”, but he put full faith in the FDA and other government entities, as if they could do no wrong and their margins for error were thin. He cited their current so-called “allowances of PPM (parts-per-million)” or some such and the relation to that vs what’s considered safe. The FDA’s claims he cited countered the data showcased in the video by doing what most Western medicine does, treat the symptom not the cause. The claims were in regards to one or two items in the list of cancer causing daily use items, so it wasn’t the whole list, just a couple and again, not taking into consideration long-term accumulative effects, just the standards the FDA set for acceptable parts per million to be safe for consumption.
At the time I didn’t have the necessary research to support the video’s claims or at least sway the validity to win a healthy educated skeptical mind. I was also going through chemo and battling cancer so my thought process was not the sharpest. I had so much fight going on in other areas of my life, I just let that go. I let a few more things like this go, even with my sister who is a pharmacist and one of my nurses who balked at the idea of lowering sugar or using THC/CBD oil as an alternative to chemo, or increasing vitamin C to boost chemo or replace it all together. Again, educated minds set in their ways. This can sometimes be just as dangerous as an extreme religious organization teaching it’s members that science is of the world, therefore of the devil and is not to be trusted. We only know what the backers or certain sciences wanted to have researched. Following the money in this world is much like watching the hips of an opponent in any sport, neither can lie. These are the reasons I’ve decided to cover these topics. I know they are in the news, or on pinterest boards or in the media in passing. Those who haven’t suffered from cancer, hear it and move on. Even those who have loved ones going through it don’t or won’t take it seriously until it’s directly impacted them personally. It’s hard, I get it. I’m here to try to put it all in one place and hopefully help someone with the knowledge.
So here we go. The first in a long list of weekly if not daily blog-style articles I’ll be writing on the subject. I’m as healthy as I can hope to be now with the the “all-clear, cancer-free” assessment to date. Time to put it to good use.