Sarah Harding, former band member of Girls Aloud, has been diagnosed with terminal breast cancer. I read this BBC article about her and how she has been told by her doctors that she won’t live to see another Christmas.
She is close to my age, beautiful, and should have a long and full life ahead of her. This has really moved me and I feel so sad for her that she now has to prepare to say goodbye to this world far too soon. What is even more tragic about this terminal diagnosis is that breast cancer, contrary to popular belief, is only 5% to 10% hereditary, the rest resulting from lifestyle and food choices.
A 2020 scientific study suggest that consuming dairy products is associated with a marked increased risk of breast cancer and drinking just one cup a day can increase the risk by 50%. The data also suggested that replacing dairy milk with soy milk resulted in a marked reduction in risk.
Dairy cows today are kept almost constantly pregnant to ensure maximum profit. They are forcibly impregnated around six weeks after giving birth so they are pregnant whilst lactating. Animals produce hormones and those hormones end up in animal based foods but what is really alarming is around 80% of the milk and dairy we consume is from pregnant cows and pregnant cows produce large amounts of pregnancy hormones such as oestrogen and progesterone. Breast cancer is hormone responsive and oestrogen plays a critical role in its development and progression.
“Women in rural China (who don’t consume dairy) don’t get lumps in their breasts.” – Dr Micheal Klapper
Our food choices are key to our health and its so tragic that many people don’t know this in time.