The war on cancer is a tragedy. Billions upon billions of dollars are being spent to develop and apply treatments that are invasive, expensive, painful, often mutilating, and in many cases of little benefit.

“Meanwhile, most of us are unknowingly increasing the probability of cancer with our every meal. The more I’ve learned about diet and cancer, the more stunned I’ve been at our ignorance of their close relationship. We do not have to quake helplessly in the face of cancer, ‘hoping’ to escape its clutches.

“We do not have to sit by passively, watching our loved ones succumb to this disease. We do not have to spend our life savings, undergoing painful and devastating treatments that do little or no good. We are blessed now with the knowledge, which enables us to make clear, life-giving choices. We need only make them in time.”

I think it is clear that the American diet is indicted as a cause of coronary heart disease. And it is pertinent, I think, to point out the same diet is now found guilty in terms of many forms of cancer: breast cancer, cancer of the colon, and others…

Dr. Mark Hegstead
Nutritional Scientist from Harvard University

It means becoming aware that attitudes and emotions influence our health. It means taking responsibility for our attitudes, and making the commitment to change the negative ones. No matter what attitudes our parents, friends, or associates influenced us with, or what our life experiences have been, we are still responsible for our own attitudes. We are the only ones who can change them. Blaming others gets us nowhere except into a rut. Taking personal responsibility for where we are in life is the first step toward improving our attitudes.”