Two days ago a friend learned that his sister had cancer. After some discussion, I recommended that they both watch the film Forks Over Knives to learn more about the benefits of a plant-based diet and cancer.
His response was that he was worried that she might feel guilty. What if she felt that her eating habits could have given her cancer? My response was that this has nothing to do with the past. I didn’t live nearly as healthy a lifestyle until after I was diagnosed, and I don’t feel guilty. It is what it is.
What is important is doing everything we can from this point forward to build our bodies into a fortress of strength so that our immune systems can fight the cancer.
It’s working for me. My attitude when I got diagnosed was that I would allow my doctors to do what they needed to fight the cancer and then once the immediate crisis was over I would learn what I could do on the holistic front to add more arsenal to the battle.
Do I know 100% that my plant-based diet is the reason my cancer is under control and four years after diagnosis I still don’t need chemotherapy or radiation? No. I don’t. Simple as that. But something is working. My diet, my exercise regimen, my attitude? I’m guessing it’s a combination of the three.
At age thirty-six I looked mortality straight in the eye and my response was “Eff you, Cancer!” This week I turn forty. And I’ve never felt better!
Think I’ll ever revert to a less healthy lifestyle and give Cancer the power back? Not a chance.
No day but today.