I currently live in Israel. I am 48 years old.
A month and a half ago I lost my 78 year old mother to ovarian cancer. 14
years ago I lost my older sister to the same kind of cancer. You can imagine
how my entire family feels. In a way I feel guilty that both in my sister
case, as well as with my mother, I was unable to convince them to take the
alternative routh which I do so whole heartedly support. ever since my
sister got sick, over 14 years ago I have been doing research on the web and
in literature on cancer. I now consider my self quite knowledgable on this
as well as on other alternative health matters.
There is history of Breast Cancer in my family (appart from mom and sister),
and I was told I am a "cadidate" for colon cancer (the geneticaly equivalent
to Breast Cancer in males), and that I should start taking colonoscopies
after age 50, every two years or so.
Am I afraid? not at all. Am I going to submmit myself to such exams, of
course not. My lifestyle and nutrition for many years, coupled with my
knowledge on health matters have taught me that I will be OK.
Both my wife and myself are extremely health minded. we eat very healthy and
exercise religiously (swimming & walking).
We only very rarely eat meat, chicken or fish.
We start our day with 4oz of wheatgrass juice we extract freshly.
We make our own fresh healthy granola at home, and eat it for breakfast with
soy milk and 1 Tbs of freshly ground flaxseeds added.
For lunch it is usually a large 18 oz glass of fresh juice (mostly carrots &
apples & beetroot and a small slice of ginger root)
after an hour or so it is usually a small glass of organic goatsmilk yogurt
with ground up flaxseed + a dash of lemon juice and a bit of fresh ground up
Supper consist of a large bowl of salad and some side steamed veggies of
tofu or corn or brown rice.
We usually drink herbal teas during the day, mainly green tea mixed with
lemon verbena or mint sweetned with honey.
Knock on wood, we are in excellent health, and no we are not afraid of
cancer, or for that matter any other major ilness.
However, we feel so bad that we find it so difficult to convince others to
live the same kind of life as we do.