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Comments on Veronika Sophia Robinson: Breast cancer and the Pink Ribbon distraction





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Some interesting points to think about.. But, I'm ...

2008-04-12T08:54:00.000-07:00

Some interesting points to think about.. But, I'm curious - what do you think causes breast cancer in MEN? I know it's less common among men, and I've heard of men lactating (though the men's milk is very different to breastmilk..) Men can't breastfeed, so how can they reduce their risk? I would say that men in general are less nurturing and less able/willing to express emotion etc, so if breast cancer is caused by emotional discord, why don't more men than women suffer from it?
Also, I don't have any data as yet, but I have a theory that as the average life expectancy increases, so too does the risk of chronic or terminal illness. In other words, when people often died very young from infectious diseases, they avoided developing cancer, diabetes etc because their bodies didn't have enough time to get that sick. Perhaps by using artificial means to extend life expectancy (chemicals and technology) we are trading early death for slower, more painful death, and by weakening ourselves, we weaken future generations (hence the rise in childhood cancers). Blessings to all.



can I ask a very personal question then Veronika? ...

2008-04-09T09:01:00.000-07:00

can I ask a very personal question then Veronika? one you do not have to answer. do you hold that your miscarriages were down to emotional imbalance in yourself? how do you klive with that? excuse my boldnesss. i speak as one miscarrier to another.



Rather than donate money to breast cancer charitie...

2008-04-09T08:29:00.000-07:00

Rather than donate money to breast cancer charities, I give a donation to a group called Sarah's stars. It's a support group for young women with breast cancer. It was named after a schoolfriend who died of the illness a few years ago. Sadly she developed breast cancer in her early 20's and died about 5 years later. She never had the chance to start a family or breastfeed. Yes prevention is always better than a cure but I still want to support those people who do become ill.



I definitely acknowledge the link between emotiona...

2008-04-09T08:19:00.000-07:00

I definitely acknowledge the link between emotional and manifesting physical. But I had never put this together with breastfeeding and breast cancer. It makes complete sense!

I don't give to cancer charities because we will never be 'allowed' to find a cure. The pharmacutical companies would be well ahead to block it. Some say it has happened already.

Glad you're back blogging.

love Nikki xxxx



I agree with breast feeding preventing breast canc...

2008-04-09T06:05:00.000-07:00

I agree with breast feeding preventing breast cancer and I believe that disharmony of the physical body is a symptom of discord on an emotional level but I think that it is much too simplistic. I will admit to not having read Dr Bruce Lipton’s book, but from my own observations it doesn’t work quite like that.
A friend (who has happily beaten breast cancer for the moment) has a family history of the disease, if she had had a daughter, however holistic the daughter’s lifestyle, the odds would have been stacked against her from the start.
I have just had my cholesterol measured and the bad cholesterol was extremely low, the nurse put it down to my diet but my mother has a very similar diet and her reading is high.
My father- in- law was over 100yrs when he died and healthy (although everything wearing out) until the end and yet he broke every rule in the book! Some of our ‘aging rock stars’ have abused their bodies in terrible ways and yet will most probably be dancing round the stage in 10 years time!
We can’t breast feed in the way nature intended. My great, great, great grandmother had 12 children starting aged 20 and finishing when she was 44 so I would imagine that she was breastfeeding almost continually for over 25years!
I think that promoting breast feeding is a good idea but an uphill task! I went on Mumsnet recently and didn’t realise that it was such a contentious subject, I made one mild, pro breast feeding comment and was told to ‘shut up’ and that I was far too naïve! I shall keep well away from the subject in future! I can understand women not getting the right support and giving up, but there are women on there who have never even tried it or who are too embarrassed to even breast feed in front of their partners. I think it has a long way to go with those sorts of attitudes.
In the meantime I shall give money to cancer charities.



hi Christine ~ clearly we have different informati...

2008-04-09T02:56:00.000-07:00

hi Christine ~ clearly we have different information sources :-)

As for the women you know who breastfed and got breast cancer, you didn't say how long they breastfed for, the type of environment they were living in etc.

Again, all the studies show that the longer a woman breastfeeds for (we're talking years, not weeks) the less likely she is to get breast cancer. Perhaps it needs to be reworded for medics to understand: if you DON'T breastfeed, or only breastfeed a short time, you greatly increase your chance of breast cancer.

It always saddens me when people in the medical profession close their eyes to new information or common sense, don't you think?
You also mentioned genetics playing a role in breast cancer..i highly recommend Dr Bruce Lipton's book The BIOLOGY OF BELIEF....you might come away from it with whole new outlook.

Again, take a look at the studies regarding breast cancer prevention and then you won't need to dismiss my comments out of hand.

with my best wishes,
Veronika



hi Libby ~ As someone who has also had miscarriage...

2008-04-09T02:52:00.000-07:00

hi Libby ~ As someone who has also had miscarriages (I have had four) i empathise completely with how you felt when your sister said that.

our health, like every other aspect of our life, is something that is easier to understand AND live with when we take 100% responsibility for it...even if we don't know why we've created certain conditions.

Many people believe, like you do, that physical diseases haev physical causes. This is what our culture would have us believe.

I'm from a different camp..where mind, body and soul work together. Our physical body, I believe, is the last place disharmony shows up.

Thank you for your comment.

I'm not sure if we're getting to Cheltenham yet :-)

Best wishes, Veronika



Although I'm sure you mean well, quite a bit of yo...

2008-04-08T20:15:00.000-07:00

Although I'm sure you mean well, quite a bit of your commentary is misconstrued...

Firstly, the leading killer of women 30-50 in the USA is cardiovascular disease, not breast cancer. Breast cancer inevitably affects approximately 1 in 8 women (and not just in the USA!). Although breastfeeding is recognized as a hindrance to ovarian, breast, and other estrogen fueled cancers, it is not a sole or magical prevention. Breast cancer can be detected genetically, by way of BRCA 1 and 2genes, specifically. As an oncology specialist, I have met women who breastfed 4 children and ended up with breast cancer. Some cancers are simply genetic. It's as simple as that.

Nature in its pure form is grand. And, you're right, clean living and nutrition contributes to maximum health. But to boldly suggest that breastfeeding will prevent cancer?

That is simply not true.

Nature isn't all berries and clean water, unfortunately. Nature can be destructive and genetically unfair, whether we like it or not.



'Any disharmony in the physical body is a symptom ...

2008-04-08T13:37:00.000-07:00

'Any disharmony in the physical body is a symptom of discord on an emotional level. Our body is essentially the last place it manifests.' But I had 5 miscarriages. My sister said words to this effect to me and I was very distressed. In the end I was diagnosed with a genetic blood clotting disorder, factor v leiden. post diagnosis and with treatment I gave birth to my second and third cchildren. Sometimes physical disease has a physical and not emotional cause. Love your blog and your stance by the way. Are you coming near Cheltenham on your tour? Libby



DITTO I don't give to any charities which claim to...

2008-04-08T11:09:00.000-07:00

DITTO
I don't give to any charities which claim to seek medical 'answers'...



not just breast cancer charities, any cancer chari...

2008-04-08T07:49:00.000-07:00

not just breast cancer charities, any cancer charities IMNSHO!