New Report: Red Meat and Processed meats cause cancer

Posted by admin on October 26, 2015

New Report: Red Meat and Processed meats cause cancer


Source: Yahoo Health/WHO report

I will never forget the time I called my Aunt, about a year ago to this day, late October of 2014. After a year or so being out of touch with each other, due to a small misunderstanding, I reached out to her to clear the air, and tell her how much I lover her. We talked for about two hours or so, and she told me how much she was looking forward to “retiring early” and how much she was ready to move on from her job of 30 years. We laughed and joked and it seemed like time stood still. It seemed as if that moment would last forever….

A month later after talking to my Aunt, she was diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer, and since the diagnosis was too late, after a few weeks she was told that she only would have three months to live. As soon as I heard the news, something inside of me was screaming “diet”, but I am not a doctor so who knows. Sure enough, by the time early February came around, my Aunt was gone.

Needless to say, I was sad by her leaving the world at barley 50 years old, and what was more alarming, at least three more family members including a uncle and my sisters Mother all passing away from this form of cancer. Whats scary is that many people in African American communities, especially middle class and low income communities, have habits that promote bad health choices. Things like eating out, fast food, and diets with low amounts of fruits and vegetables, all contribute to risk factors of certain cancers, including pancreatic cancer.

Here is an article by Yahoo Health that talks about the findings of this WHO report. I hope that you all take note of these findings, and lets work on building ourselves up to have better health habits. I am here to help if I can.