Did you see her run? Did you see her smile? Did you see her do all this despite the pain, in the face of the pain, growing stronger and stronger, more and more beautiful THROUGH the pain?
She’s your champion, your hero. Your #1. How do you care for her? How do you care for all the other pink ribbons in the crowd?
Pink. Gentle, elegant, affirming. Pink. Fierce, uncompromising, strength in the curves. Pink.
Blue. Blue? Strong, overlooked, I still cry. Blue. I’m a survivor too. Blue.
Green. Nourishing, vast, motherly. Green. Your roots, your sky, your island. Green. Raped, pillaged, infested. Green.
Small. Minute, microscopic, misunderstood. Small. Challenged by your dogmas, your core. Small. Great. Together, unique, love. Great. The whole, the unforeseen, the unexpected. Great.
Breast cancer. You can purchase a container of salt dressed in the pink ribbon, buy coffee dressed in her finest. All the money invested in research goes towards finding the cure. Because we (women and MEN… yes, they get breast cancer too) can’t live without a cure.
Where is that research going? How is it going? Who funds and chooses the research projects? And what is the research based off of?
What if it were based on an out-dated model? What if those 40 billion dollars so far spent each had a hole in them?
Take yourself back to the last time you learned about cell physiology. Maybe you still are. Maybe it’s far off in your distant memory. “Oh, man… cell physiology…?? I don’t even know what that is anymore…” Try.
Here is the model which has stuck around for some time:
And here is another:
Ultimately, these are both models which are ultimately, just models. It is difficult to get a glimpse at something this microscopic and be able to ensure that the drawn conclusions are exactly correct. However, more and more research is showing that a solid state biochemistry view of the body may be in line with growing findings that the body is interconnected through a vast and highly efficient communication system. In the second model, the cell is in a gel state, rather than a liquid state. What does this change? A lot. So much that if recognized, it would most likely greatly alter the type of research being done when it comes to the cause of breast cancer and finding a cure.
This is just one example of how set doctrines can inhibit progress. Here’s another:
We should find a cure and focus on prevention through early detection. Let’s focus on the body. The body is a separate entity. Or is it?
Enter Zeneca Corporation, along with many others. Enter your environment. “Breast Cancer Awareness Month” originated from and is propagated by the work of the Zeneca Corporation with most information put together and promoted by the Zeneca Corporation. So what is the Zeneca Corporation? Zeneca makes tamoxifin, one of the most widely prescribed breast cancer drugs in the world. It also manufactures acetochlor, a pesticide and carcinogenic herbicide as well as other pesticides. These have all been implicated as causal factors in the incidence of breast cancer. The catch phrase, “You are what you eat” seems to carry some weight here. Maybe “you are what you drink” or “you are what you breathe” would too.
If you’re thinking, “Wow, well what about all the rest of the diseases and illnesses that we’re dealing with? Wouldn’t all this mean something in that case too?”, you’re right. That pink, that blue, that green, small, and great- they all stem from the same underlying principles which we tend to overlook in our fast-paced, highly-structured society. You are connected with your environment, your body is a lot more interconnected than you think, and thinking and acting can become dogmatic if confined to a set pattern. Structure is support but too much is confining. Let’s step out of the box once in a while, shall we?
The real pink ribbon: give Zenoflax a run for its money. Get informed.
Learn more about the body’s interconnectedness and your connection with the environment.