Keeping in alignment with this week’s topic- cancer and diet here’s another great video from one of my faves, Dr. Micheal Greger. This one is for the guys out there.
It is unbelievable, and so unfortunate, to see and hear how the social construct of masculinity plays such a role in men’s health. Apparently, for some, it is considered “girlie” to eat a plant-based diet. Upping your fruit and veg intake is considered a “feminine act”. WHAT?! Apparently, studies are showing that men are more reluctant to change their dietary habits than women are- although to be fair, I’ve personally have seen much reluctance from females as well. One study, in particular, showed this surprising little fact; that almost 1/4 of men in the study said they’d rather have their lives cut short by prostate cancer rather than living with a diet that prohibits eating meat such as beef and pork!!
Well as Dr. Greger articulates in the video, I wonder how macho and manly these men will feel when prostate cancer takes over and they need to have a prostatectomy and lose a few inches of their penis? How about when erectile dysfunction sets in? What about losing control of your bladder during foreplay or during an orgasm? If you can even get tot hat point? These are real consequences of prostate cancer TREATMENT. Again, we go back to treating a “disease” rather than healing the environment and regeneration of cells and tissues.
Prostate cancer IS preventable and it IS reversible. As are most cancers and other “diseases” in the body- as long as we can get to the root of the problem which will always take us back to our lymphatic system. If you want to heal the body, reverse disease, regain your health, get your life back – it is absolutely vital to understand how dis-ease in the body develops and the role our lymphatic system plays in our health or our destruction. Disease = over-acidity in the body. Disease = a stagnant lymph system. Disease= kidneys that are not filtering. Dis-ease = an opportunity to learn about proper nutrition and diet and how these play a major role in our health. Getting sick can be a blessing if we choose to see it that way. It’s an opportunity to learn and start making changes necessary to not only get well again, but to stay that way.