"The body is a garden to be tended, not a machine to be fixed."

Do you have a BRCA mutation? Think! Here is why.

Most breast cancers occur in women who do not have family history of BC, so it is not inherited in most cases (Lancet, 2001;358-:1389-99). The environmental factors surpass the role of genetics in the risk of developing BC (JAMA,2002;288 ;321-33 and Epidemiology,2009;20 ;752-6). The lifetime cancer risk associated with it before 1940 was 24%, far […]

Continue Reading

Frito Lay Fights Breast Cancer

….and unloads its unhealthy (lots of less civil epithets are coming to my mind) products in the name of “fighting breast cancer TOGETHER” …wow…  Doing what together?  Fighting BC while munching on the chips fried in questionable oils, with a lot of sodium and NO potassium, on and on…  It sounds like a good macabre […]

Continue Reading

Dissecting the PINK

It is October 2013, pink products displayed in the grocery stores, including my own neighborhood in Austin Texas.  Ah, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month!! Pink is a noticeable color. The cause is noble. Almost everyone knows the effect breast cancer has on women and their families so people are buying.   They look at the plastic […]

Continue Reading

Victory!!! Genes Belong To Us, Not Corporations!!

Incredible victory with far reaching consequences, please read: http://www.aclu.org/blog/womens-rights-free-speech-technology-and-liberty/victory-supreme-court-decides-our-genes-belong United States Supreme Court UNANIMOUSLY decided that human genes are not patentable.  In the words of  Justice Thomas who wrote the ruling: “Myriad did not create anything. To be sure, it found an important and useful gene, but separating that gene from its surrounding genetic material […]

Continue Reading

Nutrition Prophets Everywhere!

  It is almost impossible nowadays to turn on the TV and not to have the nutrition information bombarding at you.  Morning news, evening news, talk shows, Dr. Oz (the Chief Wizard) leading the way. And then there are books, cookbooks, nutrition books, and vitamin books, entire TV channel about cooking, the Southern fat and […]

Continue Reading

The choice of treatment is…YOURS!

I was sorry to hear last night on ABC news about the challenge for Robin Roberts her MDS (myelodysplastic syndrome) after she had a five years-long hiatus from her breast cancer.   She will be undergoing chemotherapy and bone marrow transplant.   I wish her best. In the same broadcast of Evening News with Diane Sawyer Dr. […]

Continue Reading

Powered by WordPress. Designed by Woo Themes