Genetically Modified Crops Causing a Deadly Pesticide Boom

With all the processed, sugar-laden filth they bring to market each year, I’m constantly amazed that Big Food executives still have teeth to lie through.  For years we’ve watched food conglomerates foist dangerous and deadly ingredients on the American public, only to throw up their hands in an “I know nothing” routine straight out of Hogan’s Heroes once the illnesses and body counts pile up.

But, according to a new study, Big Food may have told one granddaddy of a whopper in its efforts to convince the public of the safety of genetically modified (GM) foods.  It’s the kind of tall tale that would make even Paul Bunyan himself blush.

A major consumer rights group has just issued a shocking research report that appears to show that Big Food was lying through its rotting teeth when it said that GM crops would require less herbicides and pesticides.  In fact, GM farmers are not coating your produce with more dangerous, disease-causing chemicals than ever before!

Food companies have been selling us this eco-utopian fantasy that their GM crops would make farms environmentally-friendly Gardens of Eden.  Big Food scientists engineered herbicide-resistant seeds that they claimed would allow farmers to use far less of these dangerous chemicals that have been linked to everything from cancer to neurological disorders.

The only problem is that it’s a lie.  New research from Food & Water Watch, using data from the USDA and EPA, found that as farmers tripped over themselves to plant herbicide-resistant GM crops, they actually used more toxic herbicides and pesticides than ever before!  In fact, the use of one particularly deadly pesticide has increased ten-fold over the past 16 years!

Turns out the crops aren’t the only plants resisting industrial-strength weed killers the weeds are, too.  The herbicides and pesticides, often created by the same companies selling the GM seeds, have spawned super weeds that are like vampires- they live forever, and you practically need garlic, holy water, and a wooden stake to kill them!

That means that as farmers plant more GM crops, they’re being forced to douse the food you bring to your dinner table with deadly chemicals.  If a salad covered in weed killing poison isn’t your idea of a healthy meal, I don’t blame you.  It’s time to start insisting on organic produce, and getting behind efforts in your state and nationally to make sure all GM foods are labeled so we can make informed choices at the grocery store.

Resource:  Nutrition and Healing / Bob Reagan

 

Perjeta Breast Cancer Drug

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Just in on CBS this morning!  Perjeta Breast Cancer Drug is considered to be a major shift in thinking.  It’s the 1st drug approved for pre-surgery, shrinks tumors and was approved for late-stage patients in 2012.  We are glad that this drug has come out for Breast Cancer as a whole but what about finding a drug that can get rid of IBC and others Breast Cancers that does not have a lump (tumor)?  We can’t forget about IBC and that there is no lump associated with this type of Breast Cancer and that many women and men are dying from it. #WhataboutIBC #FightingformoreresearchdollarsforIBC

I’m still free from IBC. Thank God for I can breathe again!

On the 18th of August 2013, my dear friend and colleague Pattie Bradfield was teaching me how to Skype. (I know, I know, its 2013 and I’m just learning how to Skype J).  Once we finally got Skype up and running and Patti could see me, she noticed something alarming on my chest.  I saw that she kept staring at me with a concerned look on her face and she finally said, “What is wrong with your chest.”  I replied, “What do you mean,” and she responded by saying, “Your chest is swollen and red.”  At that moment, I got up and walked to a mirror and there it was.  It was puffy, red and it sat right below my clavicle.    My heart nearly stopped!  The only thoughts that ran through my head at that exact moment was OMG the cancer has returned! 

Determined yet scared, on the 19th of August, 2013, I went to my breast cancer support meeting and afterwards asked the breast cancer navigator, Lori Nuno at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton, CA, if she noticed anything strange on my chest.  As she was checking my chest out, three other ladies came over to take a look as well and they all verified what my dear friend had discovered.  At this point, my palms become sweaty and my head started ache.  As I was not trying to show my concern, Lori said that I needed to get to my primary doctor, ASAP.   The very next day, I called my primary doctor to move my appointment up due to the discovery, however to my pleasant surprise; Lori had already contacted my primary, Katherine Platt as well as the surgeon, Dr. Cohane at Arrowhead Medical Regional Center and on the 21st of August I was meeting with my surgeon.   Lori came with me to my appointment and I thank the havens she did so for the support that she gave me.  As the surgeon was checking me out, he did not notice anything, but Lori insisted that I move positions in hopes that the light would reflect on my skin to show the puffiness and redness that everyone saw days before.  Nonetheless, with all of our efforts, the surgeon still did not see anything.  I was able to breathe a little better but still I wanted a second opinion.   On the 22nd of August 2013, I drove an hour and half away from my home to Los Angeles, CA and had a Thermography exam (CRT) with Dr. Cherilyn Lee, PHD.  According to Doctor Lee, I had (5) hot spots in my right breast, but the print out did not show cancer.   On the 23rd of August I had an appointment with my primary and she also did not see anything and gave me a clean bill of health.   

To sum things up, Thank God I am still free from cancer.   The moral of this story is you must be proactive and forge relationships with your medical team, join whatever support groups that are available and speak up for yourself.  Early detection, even if you have already had cancer can still be a life saver.  You never know who is going to move mountains for you when in need.  I was extremely impressed by the actions of all of those mentioned above and not mentioned.   I’m blessed,  for I live to fight another day.

If you want to read more of my stories please check me and my organization out at fighting4thetatas.org and keep referring back to our blog. 

For public speaking engagements or for public appearances please send your request to Joshlyn.earls@fighting4thetatas.com

Founder/President Joshlyn Earls attended the 2nd Annual Conference Breast Cancer & African Americans

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I want to keep this short and sweet for I am still processing what I experienced yesterday and to sum it all up in one word, AMAZING!  I had a great time speaking and just being a part of the 2nd Annual Conference Breast Cancer & African Americans event yesterday, at the South San Francisco Conference center.   To be around so many positive and strong women is a true blessing.  Thank you Pamela H. Ratliff, Conference Administrator/Chair and Sr. Community Partnership Manager at the Stanford Cancer Institute for inviting me to be present at such a wonderful event and giving me a chance to represent my organization. 

I learned so much from the Biology of Cancer, the many disparities of Breast Cancer in African American Women, new techniques on how to eat healthy and live well before, during and after cancer, practical solutions for reducing risks of Breast Cancer for African Americans, refining the role of radiation for Breast Cancer, and so much more.   These issues affect so many of us every day and to be in a place where all of the information is giving to you at one time is unprecedented.  I believe that I have a duty to learn as much as I can and share as much as I can for not only myself, but for my daughter, my granddaughter, and all of the women and men across the world that may be affected by Breast Cancer in some way. 

Can’t wait until next year’s conference- Joshlyn Earls (Founder/Current President of Fighting 4 the Tatas Breast Cancer Organization)

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Joshlyn Earls will be awarded by the Nonprofit Sector Foundation on Saturday, March 16, 2013. Event brought to you by Crocs Cares and Oprah Magazine

Greetings All!  We have exciting news and would love for you to Save the Date for this Saturday, March 16, 2013 from 6pm to 8pm.  Founder/President Joshlyn Earls will be awarded by the Non-Profit Sector Foundation, Croc Cares, and Oprah Magazine for her outstanding and selfless community services efforts.  Joshlyn along with the other CA winners will be honored at Moss Bros, 12630 Motor Way, Moreno Valley, CA 92555. Event is Free!  For more information visit our webpage at http://www.fighting4thetatas.org and to RSVP visit www.nonprofitsectorfoundation.org/RSVP 

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If women of both races (black and white) received the same treatment, death rates could fall by almost 20%,

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests that large gaps between black and white women in terms of mortality and stage of diagnosis continue to persist.This report also points out that African-American women still aren’t receiving the same quality of breast cancer treatment as white women typically do.

Once a woman receives abnormal mammography results, it takes longer for her to get a diagnosis if she’s black than if she’s white, studies have shown..  If women of both races received the same treatment, death rates could fall by almost 20%, Dr. Marcus Plescia, Director of the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control at CDC, told reporters Wednesday.

Please read the report dated November 14, 2012 follow the link:

http://thechart.blogs.cnn.com/2012/11/14/cdc-breast-cancer-more-deadly-in-black-women/comment-page-1/#comment-359980

Special Guest Joshlyn Earls on Lady J’s Wild World of Sports reviewing IBC!

Here is the link to the show yesterday: www.ustream.tv/recorded/26078431

Know your body!  IBC is real! 

IBC FACTS:

The next time your child, teenager or young adult tell you they think they have a lump or something is wrong with their breast LISTEN to them!  If your family doctor tell you that it is impossible, they are too young.  I would suggest you go to a different doctor in order to save your child’s life.  Please read story below

12 Year Old Girl with IBC

1972: Nichini, FM. (1972). Inflammatory carcinoma of the breast in a 12-year-old girl. Archives of Surgery, 105(3), 505-8. No abstract available.

Carcinoma of the breast in the female child and adolescent is extremely rare. Approximately a dozen cases below the age of 20 can be accepted as truly proved. The case presented here is of further interest, since we believe it to be the first so-called inflammatory breast carcinoma described in a child. The lesion progressed rapidly locally with skin erythema, edema, and

fixation over half the breast. The affected breast was enlarged and generally replaced by tumor with fixation to the chest wall

Report of a Case: A 12-year-old girl consulted her family physician for a cutaneous eruption of the whole body, which was diagnosed as a viral exanthem. Results of physical examination at that time revealed a mass in the upper part of the left breast above a partially retracted nipple, and a definite enlargement of the left breast relative to the right.

Neither the patient nor her mother was aware of any abnormality in the breast at the time of the consultation. Two days later, a biopsy was performed and the mass was reported as an infiltrating carcinoma.

The skin over the whole left breast was erythematous and edematous, with all the clinical signs of an inflammatory carcinoma … It should be pointed out that the patient had been menstruating, albeit irregularly, since the age of 11.

MAMMOGRAM CAN’T DETECT”

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YOU DON’T HAVE TO HAVE A LUMP

 

 

 

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WHY are African American women dying more than white women with INFLAMMATORY BREAST CANCER?

 

I am a black women with Inflammatory breast cancer and I want to know WHY I am being told because I am black my life expectancy is shorter than my white counter part with the same Inflammatory breast cancer.

I have always thought of myself as being a healthy person I walked, exercised, went to the doctor for check ups and yearly mammograms. Never drank alcohol, never used drugs, never smoked, never slept around and no breast cancer in my immediate family. With all of that said; May 29, 2011, I was diagnosed with Inflammatory Breast Cancer.

June 6, 2011 I started chemotherapy, a very aggressive chemotherapy.

November 2, 2011 I had bilateral breast cancer (I lost both of my tatas)

November 10, 2011 my drains were removed (Hurt to have them removed)

December 15, 2011 Radiation started

February, 2012 I started taking a chemo pill that I will take for the next 5 years of my life. Hopefully! I say hopefully because from all studies black women have poorer 5 year survival rates with Inflammatory breast cancer.

 

You may ask “What is Inflammatory Breast Cancer?” 

Well, Inflammatory Breast Cancer is the most lethal form of primary breast cancer a breast cancer often misdiagnosed with mastitis, misinterpreted and/or treated incorrectly compared to more common breast cancers.

 

At this point you are probable thinking, “I thought there was only one breast cancer”.  For those of you like me I was under the same assumption  until I was diagnosed with the worse breast cancer ever, according to my doctor, Inflammatory Breast Cancer.

 

Then I found out that Black women die more than white women with Inflammatory Breast Cancer, WELL this is GREAT.  Oh Oh, I can not forget to tell you that Inflammatory breast cancer comes back on you faster than any other breast cancer.

 

Understand breast cancer does not discriminate, so back to my question, WHY do black women die more than white women.

 

The answers I am getting and what is written is:

□       Black women do not go to the doctor for early detection.

Are we speaking of all black women I ask?

□       Lower socialeconomic standards

Let me understand, are you saying researchers, all Black Americans have lower social enonomic standards WOW.

□       Screening – Black Americans do not get screened (mammograms)

□       An unequal access to improvements in cancer treatment. 

 

Please join me for this important survey

I need to know how do you feel about what I have written.  And Why do you feel black women are dying more than white women with breast cancer?  What inequities have you , friend or a family member experienced?

Visit my organization at http://www.fighting4thetatas.org 

 

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