Death by fork
While minding my own business surfing Netflix for a decent show to watch/listen to while doing my daily momma chores, I come across a documentary called Forks over Knives.
Now if you haven’t had the fortune of seeing this documentary, you should. I remember watching that one documentary about meat, the one where the guy eats nothing but McDonalds for a whole month, and felt the need to change something. I swore after partially watching through covered eyes, that I would never eat meat again unless it was organically raised. And I stuck to my guns…. for about two days. The lure of the smell from fast food restaurants and my busy life left me no choice. About 2 years later after watching Forks over Knifes, I did the same thing. But this time is different.
I think once you are directly impacted by cancer of any type, and or Coronary heart disease, this documentary settles in your pores. You can’t stop thinking about all that you have just learned. I kept asking myself, “Are you actually speeding up the chances of getting cancer again with every bite you take? Are you killing your husband by standing by and watching as he also with every bite intoxicates his cells? And your children….. Your children!”
In FOK, Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr. MD, states that a plant based diet can halt and even reverse coronary heart disease. He shows study after study to back up his findings. In the FOK book, it is stated that “plant based foods are filled with nutrients like phyto-chemicals and antioxidants that can fight cancer cells. Eating these foods can help your body repair mutated cells, or cause apoptosis (death of cells), reducing your risk of developing cancer.” Now I don’t know about you but that made me pay attention.
After having had breast cancer at age 35, going through chemo and radiation, I didn’t like the thought of having cancer ever again. My husband had a heart attack at age 28. He has been taking pills by the handful since. What if it doesn’t have to be like that? What if we are our own worst enemy? What if WE are the ones sneaking in the middle of the night lacing the very food that is supposed to fuel us, with poisons that are sure to kill us?
This thought freaked me out a little. I decided someone in my house had to take the first step. I guess it might as well be me. My hope is to slowly bring my family on board… and to push away what might have been our risk of ye another possibility of heart disease and cancer.
So time will tell…. And this is my journey.
Death by fork