Breast Cancer—second disease in my new alphabetical listing

Welcome to the second PAGE of my new Diseases section of this site.

Walk for the cure, hope & pray for a miracle, get routine screenings and keep on doing what you're doing---while everyone in the industry keeps getting paid.

Walk for the cure, hope & pray for a miracle, get routine screenings and keep on doing what you’re doing—while everyone in the industry keeps getting paid.

Like the first page (Alzheimer’s) in the new Diseases section, I lead this one off with a blog that features Dr. Michael Greger. It also features a video on the treatment of cancer by Dr. John McDougall, “It’s the food!” (See blog #1 below.)

In the cancer industry, we hear an awful lot about genetics, screening, early detection and high-tech treatment with surgery, chemo and radiation. But we hear very little about the optimal diet that will prevent most cancers from ever occurring in the first place.

I have provided a total of ten blogs below. The first four deal primarily with breast cancer—the last six mention breast cancer but deal primarily with cancer in general. Here is an excerpt from blog #3—Carolyn’s story:

I was diagnosed with breast cancer last year and had a double mastectomy in September….As a victim of breast cancer, I now get so angry when I see the pink ribbon stickers on cars and the emails about finding a cure for cancer.  I wish I could scream out…“What about preventing it in the first place?”

I am also angry that I only found out about the plant-based diet after all this occurred in my life — thanks to our government for keeping this away from everyone. I read online recently that the American Cancer Society spends a minimal amount of all the money they get from donations etc. on preventing cancer.  The majority of their money is spent on all the horrible things they do to you after you’re diagnosed.

The last three blogs listed below deal with the “big business” that cancer has become. And that business depends on people getting screened, getting diagnosed and getting treated. The entire multi-billion dollar industry would essentially disappear if everyone were to start eating a near optimal, whole foods, plant-based diet.

Mothers daughtersYour daughters and granddaughters. By the time you find this page, your cancer may be too far along to risk not having the recommended treatment from your oncologist. But for all those younger women in your life, maybe this posting will be a godsend.

Maybe it will help you and them understand that the very best way to prevent cancer from occuring in the first place is to begin eating a near optimal, whole foods, plant-based diet as early in life as possible. Almost all cancers can be prevented; while others can be slowed, stopped or reversed.

If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with cancer, I recommend that you include the following ten blogs in your research. In these well-reseached blogs, there is a wealth of information which may prompt some ideas that may help you plan your strategy.

  1. Breast Cancer Prevention — And Treatment with Diet (9-30-11)
  2. Breast cancer—more confusion & false hope about genetics (9-29-12)
  3. Carolyn’s breast cancer story — it could save your life…(4-30-11)
  4. Early detection of prostate and breast cancer…(2-11-12)
  5. Early puberty problem in America; continuing to worsen (10-30-12)
  6. Drugs for preventing cancer — now everyone can be a customer! (6-6-11)
  7. The “war on cancer” turns 41; now a major industry…(7-16-12)
  8. Searching for the cure—now has a life of its own. (5-18-12)
  9. Screening for cancer…a very big business (2-21-11)
  10. Riding the cancer train to fame and fortune (10-6-12)

One-on-one MD Help. Sadly, 95% of our medical doctors are not aware of the power of plant-based nutrition to combat many chronic diseases, including some cancers. Further, oncologists can only recommend the treatment regimens for which they have been trained.

If you would like a second opinion (about cancer) from a medical doctor who truly “gets it” about food, you may wish to visit our MD Help page and schedule a telephone consultation with one of the MDs listed there.


Consecutive daily blogs.

Consecutive daily blogs.

This content of this blogpost also appears on this site as a page—and is the second one on the drop-down list under my new Diseases tab just under the banner. This new page was established to help my readers quickly find information on the most common diseases—that can be prevented or eliminated with a whole foods, plant-based diet. As I add more information, these pages will be updated.

Please forward this blog to anyone you know that may be interested in learning more about the causes and prevention of breast cancer. Click here to view the list of other “diseases” that will posted soon.

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About J. Morris Hicks

A former strategic management consultant and senior corporate executive with Ralph Lauren in New York, J. Morris Hicks has always focused on the "big picture" when analyzing any issue. In 2002, after becoming curious about our "optimal diet," he began a study of what we eat from a global perspective ---- discovering many startling issues and opportunities along the way. In addition to an MBA and a BS in Industrial Engineering, he holds a certificate in plant-based nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, where he has also been a member of the board of directors since 2012. Having concluded that our food choices hold the key to the sustainability of our civilization, he has made this his #1 priority---exploring all avenues for influencing humans everywhere to move back to the natural plant-based diet for our species.
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3 Responses to Breast Cancer—second disease in my new alphabetical listing

  1. Joanne Irwin says:

    I watched her testimonial a few months ago – amazing, but not surprising. When you feed the body foods that are healing, disease reversal can happen. Some years go when a friend was incorrectly diagnosed with multiple myeloma, I contacted Gerson, and talked directly with Charlotte Gerson. I can’t say enough about their kindness, compassion, and presence. How sad, though, that Sharlene’s doctor told her to stop; that he couldn’t hear what she was saying. Maybe they’d learn something from alternative therapies. Keep these stories coming; they give people not only hope, but other options.

    • Leo S. says:

      Another person implied Sharlene was going to stop the Gerson therapy. Usually people stay on the protocol for 24 months and then hopefully stay on a whole food program and not return to the usual SAD. She mentioned that she would not be scanned until after the 24-month period, which would be in three more months. While the doctor at the Mayo Clinic was not sympathetic with her efforts and told her tumors would reappear, it was not evident that he or other doctors told her to stop what she was doing. It is a shame some cannot see healing when it is in front of them.

  2. Leo S. says:

    Breast cancer reminds one of Sharlene and whole food. Help her go viral.

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