The Truth About Cancer: A Global Quest Part 2 and 3 Notes

Episode Two focused on breast cancer; the history of the “Pink Ribbon”, mammograms and an alternative way to get your boobies checked and the myth about hormones and the cancer connection.  If you want to know more, just click on the links:  (Astrazeneca sponsors the breast cancer fundraising walks…and that’ all I gotta say about that.)


Episode Three focused on the importance of nutrition; something I am passionate about!  I am 99% positive that the processed foods I ate for several years, caused my rectal cancer. At the time, I considered myself a vegetarian but the main ingredient missing from my diet was fresh fruits and vegetables! What was I thinking?  The fact is, I wasn’t. I just threw junk food in my grocery cart and went home and ate it because it was convenient (like so many Americans do everyday). I also believed, if it was for sale in the grocery store, it was safe to eat.

I should have known something was up though because I had digestive problems a few days after my diet change to vegetarianism, but I didn’t connect the dots… and the doctors I went to see about my health problems didn’t either. In case you’re wondering why I gave up meat, my dad died at age 54 from heart disease. He was a meat and potatoes kinda guy (in his case, the meat was a Big Mac and the potatoes were french fries). I was approaching 50 and didn’t want to end up like him, although I didn’t eat fast food. I did eat plenty of chicken injected with hormones and God-knows-what else!

Ever since I changed my diet to  plant-based, drank fresh juices and green smoothies (that I make at home), my digestion issues are gone! And let’s not forget the cancer is gone too! If I remained a passive patient (like I was before the correct diagnosis) I would not be here today!  All my doctors told me to eat whatever I wanted but I knew they were wrong.


Ty Bolinger interviewed people who healed themselves eating real foods and taking herbs. If you want to know more, click the links.

Cherie Calbom aka: The Juice Lady discussed the importance of juicing (and you don’t need to buy an expensive juicer to get the same healthy results). The video link is not her interview with Bolinger, but her message is the same:

A study done in Sweden shows what happens to your body when you eat organic for only two weeks:

We can’t talk about food without mentioning the elephant in the room, RoundUp and it’s main ingredient, glyphosate. The World Health Organization called glyphosate a carcinogen and if you eat conventional produce, you probably have traces of this insecticide in your skins tissues. Every time I see a jug of it  for sale at the hardware store, I cringe!

Which brings me to my biggest peeve…GMOs and how our government officials refuse to require GMOs to be labeled on all foods we eat. Do you know over 50 countries either require labeling or ban this stuff altogether? This is what happens when we give away our power to people who have no moral compass and choose to accept campaign contributions from corporations who also have no moral compass!

The documentary also touched on the subject of botanical medicine. The following link is not from the video, but does give a good explanation of what it is:

It’s not too late to sign up for the series:

Be well and stay informed!





What’s in Your Food?


When I was diagnosed with stage four cancer, five years ago, my diet changed drastically. I went from vegetarian to vegan over night, and read labels on packaged foods for the first time. I researched which foods were the best to eat to have optimum health. Before that, I figured food is food. If it was for sale, it was safe to eat. That’s why we have government agencies who inspect what we eat and they would never approve something that ended up making us sick. That was then and this is now. Unfortunately corporations help create the laws that are supposed to keep us safe. Its the fox watching the hen house and you know who benefits from that.

I learned so much these past five years and the number one lesson is; it’s up to me to do my homework, read ingredients and decide for myself what is healthy for me. I learned to ask questions. Lots of them, especially when I eat out (which is not often). I ask if the food is organic. Does it contain GMOs? For example a friend told me about a new vegan pizza place. She said it was terrific. At first, I was excited. I like pizza, but before I went there, I called and asked if the soy they used is organic or GMO free. The owner said, “I’m sorry our soy is not GMO free or organic.”  That’s all I needed to know. No vegan pizza for me.

Just because it’s vegan, doesn’t mean it’s healthy. The vegan pizza is a good example. There is plenty of vegan junk food out there. When I was vegetarian (before my cancer diagnosis) I thought I was eating healthy. It never dawned on me that I needed to eat REAL fruits and veggies (and lots of it) to be a healthy vegetarian. Processed foods have all the good stuff processed out and some of them do have vitamins put back in, but wouldn’t you rather eat something right from Mother Nature? No additives. No chemicals. I know I do.

Before you toss that favorite processed food or bag of Doritos in your grocery cart, read the label. If you can’t pronounce any of the ingredients put it back on the shelf. If it contains anything made from soy or corn, including corn syrup, put it back. That includes corn starch. There is an new GMO free corn starch made by Hodgson Mill that I use. Look for GMO free verified on the label. More and more food companies are changing their food suppliers to GMO free, not because they care about your health, they want your money.

gmo free corn starch

And be sure to limit the amount of processed foods you eat. Fresh foods are better for you because they are “living” food. That’s why they eventually spoil. Anything living will deteriorate. It normal. Food was not meant to outlive you.

Be well and read labels, ask questions,






14 Healthy Fruits and Veggies for Disease Prevention

If you’ve follow my blog, you know I am a HUGE advocate for eating healthy (preferably organic) fresh foods instead of packaged foods made with chemicals and GMOs. I was contacted by a fellow blogger who wanted to share some information with me and I am now passing it on to you.

The name of his blog is Organic Lesson and it has lots of great ideas about gardening and living a healthy organic lifestyle. If you click on the name of his blog, it will take you to the post that explains the infograph below:


Be well and eat healthy!