Breast wars

this is an article written by Tedd Koren, DC…I think it brilliantly explains the issue most of us have with the pre-emptive surgeries Angelina Jolie had performed.

breast-reductionsBreast Wars

by Tedd Koren

Angelina’s versus Suzanne’s breasts

When Angelina Jolie had her healthy breasts cut off because her MDs told her she carried a gene that increased her chances of getting breast cancer, it was a big news story. The media, many MDs and those in the cancer industry called her decision “heroic.” Certainly the companies that make genetic testing equipment have done very, very well.

And yet when another big star, Suzanne Somers, was told that she had breast cancer but refused chemotherapy and medical mutilation, MDs and the media didn’t call her heroic – they called her “crazy;” she was attacked by the American Cancer Society.

A tale of two women and four, three, now two breasts

At her doctor’s suggestion Ms. Jolie underwent a bizarre surgical procedure and had healthy organs removed on the chance they’d get sick.

Suzanne Somers decided to defy her doctor’s orders (“Unless you do chemo you’re going to die”) and used natural methods.

The result? Ms. Somers still has her breasts and no breast cancer. In addition to enduring personal ridicule, the doctors that cured her are referred to as quacks.

What will happen to Ms. Jolie? No one knows the long-term effect of surgery. Will she decide to have her ovaries, uterus and cervix removed at a future date to prevent those kinds of cancers?


What’s wrong with this picture?

Let’s step back a bit and see the forest for the trees. With tens of thousands of people “Walking for the Cure”, donating to Alex’s Lemonade Stand, giving to Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, and so many billions of tax dollars poured into the War on Cancer is this the best the medical profession can come up with: “cut off your breasts?”

What’s wrong with this picture?

Certainly cutting off breasts prevents breast cancer. Cutting off heads prevents headaches. Recently it’s been reported that one guy even had his healthy prostate cut out so as to avoid prostate cancer. (Or maybe he was just trying to attract Angelina’s attention?)

Modern medicine is not science – it is an industry using the trappings of science – but at its core it’s a business. Medicine represents science as much as Jim Jones’ church (remember the poisoned Kool aide drinkers?) represented religion. A true science doesn’t ignore approaches to cancer (or any other diseases) that are:

1.More effective;

2.Safer and;

3.Far less costly

There are numerous cancer cures that fit into these categories, but you don’t hear of them on the nightly news. People are not given fair and balanced information. But if you dig a little you’ll find many heroic people saying things such as this:

Conventional cancer therapy is so toxic and dehumanizing that I fear it more than I fear death from cancer…. Most alternative therapies regardless of potential or proven benefit are outlawed, which forces patients to submit to the failures that we know don’t work because there is no other choice. – Ralph Moss, Ph.D., cancer researcher (1)

Ulrich Abel, Ph.D. after exhaustive research, discovered that chemotherapy had never been scientifically proven to extend life in the vast majority of the common types of carcinoma that affect most cancer patients in the Western world (epithelial cancer). As the wrote:

Many oncologists take it for granted that response to therapy prolongs survival, an opinion which is based on a fallacy and which is not supported by clinical studies. (2)

Cancer gene?

Jolie’s mother died of breast cancer and it is obvious that she is acting out of fear, not reason. Does a certain gene really cause breast cancer? Obviously not, since millions of women are carrying around that gene and will never get breast cancer.

Consider this – a hundred years ago breast cancer was relatively rare. Where were the breast cancer genes? Genes don’t magically appear and disappear. It is scientifically impossible to have a genetic epidemic. Cancer is not a genetic disease; it is a disease of toxicity.

Genes are affected by (can be turned on and off) environmental factors such as diet, toxins and stress.

Genetic mutations alone cannot cause cancer

Researchers transplanted the nucleus of a cancer cell that had cancer mutations into a normal cell and the normal cell remained normal. The genetic material alone did not produce cancer cells.

McKinnell RG, Deggins BA, Labat, DD. Transplantation of pluripotential nuclei from triploid frg tumors. Science. 1969; 165:394-396.

Mintz B, Illmensee K. Normal genetically mosaic mice produced from malignant teratocarcinoma cells. Proc Nat Acad Sci USA1975;72:3585-3589

However, take a normal cell nucleus and transplant this normal nucleus into a cancerous cell and guess what? The cell will form tumors. Israel BA, Schaeffer WI, Cytoplasmic suppression of malignancy. In vitro cell dev biol.1987;23:627-632.

It’s not the genes, it’s the environment.


The little cancer secret

There’s more, what may be referred to as the little cancer secret, the secret cancer patients are almost never told: by the time a tumor has been discovered it’s at least ten years old.

That’s right – cancer is slow growing in most all cases. Unless the tumor is pressing on the common bile duct, a vital organ, or is in the brain he or she may be able to live with cancer for decades before they die. Most people die with, not from, cancer.

Cancer is a slow growing disease … the doctor will pressure [patients] to make a decision but … on average it has been going on for ten years before discovered and it’ll probably go on for another ten, 15 or 20 years before it kills them.

John J. McDougall, MD in Healing Cancer From Inside Out (2nd edition). Produced by, 2008.

Andreas Mortiz in Cancer is not a disease, it’s a survival mechanism. Andreas Moritz 3rd edition writes:

Thirty to forty times as many cases of thyroid, pancreatic and prostate cancer are found in autopsy than are detected by doctors.”


Cancer is not the killer disease it’s made out to be, in fact a number of cancer clinicians and researchers believe that chemotherapy, radiation and surgery are what most people with cancer die from. Chemo, radiation and surgery also cause cancer.

The real cause of breast (and other cancer) is toxicity and chronic inflammation. The real cure is detoxification, cleansing and rejuvenation.


The study of detoxification using diet, enemas, colonics, fasting, massage, herbal preparations, traditional foods and other means is too extensive for this article but be assured cancer has not been a death sentence for many people who refused chemotherapy and decided to explore natural approaches.


People have reported cancer going into remission after receiving natural holistic approaches that balance, strength, remove stagnation and blackages and improve function. These approaches include chiropractic, acupuncture, Chinese medicine, and approaches such as those developed by Gerson, Hoxey, Nick, Gonzales and others.

Our advice to anyone diagnosed with cancer is to explore all options. Since a person has a lot of time to make a decision and explore alternatives do not be pressured into making an immediate decision.

Angelina or Suzanne, which one is more heroic? That’s for you to decide.