Friday, August 10, 2012

Cancer Sucks!


The last year has been hard for me and my family. In December, we lost my cousin to Liver Cancer. My Aunt Donna passed away too. Then in May, my youngest brother, David passed away from Lung Cancer.

His wife and children have had a very rough time. I don't want to minimize their suffering by complaining about my own, so I will just say that the loss is palpable. It's always present. Grief is difficult.

Since then, my middle daughter and I began a quest to find the best health information that is out there. One of my grandson's has asthma and one has ADD. With heart disease in my genes, and now cancer, we wanted to research every avenue to better health.

What we discovered was in these two films:


Each of them are also available on Netflix Live Stream.

I really hope that anyone who reads this blog will take the time to watch these documentaries. The links to disease and diet are astounding. I do not understand why so much of this information is not well-known. The USDA, which is there for our protection, is not protecting us as they should.

Our family is adopting a primarily plant-based diet. We call ourselves Flexitarian because we occasionally eat animal based foods. We have eliminated dairy and I will only eat fish. The RGH is less stringent.

The conversion has been weird because I usually cook without recipes. I can't really do that now. However, I am not too old to learn new tricks. I hope to share some of my creations as time permits.

Meanwhile, please do not think this is a sales pitch. I am 'sharing'. You have to make your own choices.

As always, I wish you blessings,

1 comment:

  1. Those are both fantastic documentaries, Mary.

    I'm so glad it's working out for your family.

    I totally relate to suddenly having to use recipes. We're Paleo/Primal(ish) with no sugar/flour etc. I can't use any of my old stand-by family favorites and it's like learning to cook all over again.

    I am, as always, praying for David's family and for you. Grief is such a heavy burden. May God bless you with comfort, peace and heal your heart.

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