The war on cancer

The war on cancer

Hopefully yesterday’s post didn’t leave you all black-listing me from your “virtual friend” list for being somewhat depressing. My primary reason for this blog is to share information that I feel is important… information that will help us live happier, healthier lives. I don’t want anyone living in fear or depressed by the (sometimes depressing) things happening in the world today.

With that said, remember how I asked you to do something by being informed? Well, I’m now asking you to watch a video for me. It’s called Cut Poison Burn. I won’t lie; this is not a warm-fuzzy-feeling type movie. Much like Food, Inc. this movie can easily be perceived as “depressing” if you aren’t willing to do something. Thankfully, you don’t need to run for congress or donate millions of dollars to do something (although if you can do either of those, great!). Sometimes the most powerful thing we can do is to start paying attention. It’s far too easy to get overwhelmed and just shut off.

For starters, watch this short trailer. Then feel free to visit their website where you can download the full documentary (for free or with a donation of your choice). I am not affiliated with this company or compensated in anyway. But I believe in their mission.

Why should you watch it?

Because it’s important to understand what sort of things are driving the options available to us regarding our health and sick care. Because people are suffering and don’t have to. Because we need to mourn with those that mourn. Because we need a change.

I have so much respect for the Navarro family highlighted in this film. Even after losing their son they continue to battle so that other people don’t have to go through what they did. After all was said and done, all they had left was a beat-up van, $2 million in debt, and $4 to their name to support their family. And what have they done since? They went on to release this documentary and speak all over the nation. They continue to push congress to pass the bill H.R. 2736*. They are still fighting. Even though their own personal fight ended differently than they hoped, they are fighting so other parents don’t have to experience the same battle.

They are fighting for us.

So ask yourself, are you willing to give up an hour or more of your time to learn. To share. And to fight back?

*H.R. 2736 summary: To permit an individual to be treated by a health care practitioner with any method of medical treatment such individual requests, and for other purposes. 

Yeah, that’s not a right we enjoy right now. Want to help? Go here and check on the box that says “Speak up.” It’s a simple process to log in and you can tell your representatives that you want the freedom to seek the medical help you believe is best for you and your children.

(top featured image by mosippy, Flickr)


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Hi! I'm and I’m passionate about healthy living: feeling nourished, having energy, getting good sleep, and feeling strong. I believe healthy living does not have to be complicated or stressful. I’m a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist (RSMT) and a Certified Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analyst (CLMA). I’m also an avid researcher and love to read about nutrition, the body, and toxic-free living. Learn more.

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  1. cassia

    this is my biggest thing with health “care” right now. they are not thinking of the patients, these people making all the big decisions. there are so many nurses and doctors who really do want to help their patients – but they can’t because of the rules and regulations that are being imposed because of crazy alliances, like the tobacco and cancer society one mentioned in the clip. how did everything become so selfish? this makes my heart hurt for those who have to suffer with this – i am so, so, SO grateful i have not had to deal with cancer (myself or my family) but there are many other things that i have and currently am, now that my little family is growing! thanks for sharing it, this is definitely something to think about.

    1. Post author

      I know how you feel, Cassia. I am also really grateful that I haven’t had to deal with this in my immediate family. It is sad that the system is so messed up because, as you said, I do believe that there are A LOT of good people out there who want to help but are stuck in a system that won’t let them.

  2. audrey

    thank you for sharing this!! I’ll be checking netflix for it soon if it’s not on there already. Food Inc was sort of our gateway doc on how screwed up this whole system is, we’ve watched many a docmentary since then on the topic of health, organic non gmo food etc and it’s so informative and empowering, but still so many people don’t know or care enough to!!

  3. Sandy

    Thank you for sharing this. It is a sad situation, but important to be informed. It is sad to see how messed up the system is, but good to know that hope is available and that it doesn’t need to be an endless, painful, dismal situation every time.

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