Angelina Jolie has ovaries surgically removed to prevent cancer
After removing her breasts in an apparent attempt to ‘prevent breast cancer’ back in 2013, Angelina Jolie has now chosen to surgically remove her ovaries.
Continuing with her plan to remove organs as ‘preventative’ measures against cancer, it was thanks to one genetic test that Jolie began venturing down the path of surgical intervention. As we told you about two years ago when she had made the announcement to remove her breasts, it all boils down to a mutation of the BRCA1 gene. And, admittedly, this mutation does present ‘some increased risk’ to the development of cancer in the breasts and ovaries.
That said, so do many other factors — including exposure to substances like the water bottle chemical BPA, phthalates, and other known endocrine disrupting chemicals. With hundreds of studies on the subject, from accelerated growth of cancer to the complete disruption of hormonal function, apparently it’s not ‘sexy’ to speak out against chemicals like BPA.
As USA Today reports:
"The report cites 60 animal and human studies, which link prenatal BPA exposure to an increased risk of a variety of health problems, from breast cancer and prostate cancer to decreased fertility, early puberty, neurological problems and immune system changes.”
You see, what Jolie’s highly paid doctors failed to tell her is that she could have significantly impacted the expression of her genes through nutritional changes. This has been demonstrated in numerous instances of scientific research, with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology being one of the latest organizations to highlight the effects.
It is important, first, however, to understand how inflammation works within the body. Inflammation has not only been linked to many of the world’s leading diseases such as cancer and heart disease, but it is actually thought to be at the heart of virtually all chronic disease.
How Diet Directly Impacts All Disease
We can take this information and examine the latest research to discover that nutrition can specifically alter the presence of cancer-linked inflammation through changing the very genes that cause inflammation. Nutrition can expand or lessen inflammation in the body through this process, and it can expand or lessen your risk of developing serious disease throughout the body. When you make the right, high quality food choices, a difference is observed. Eating fruits and vegetables verses processed potato chips and microwaved dinners, for example, will literally affect the genes responsible for causing inflammation within the body in two very different ways.
As we see from the lead researcher from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, this is observed to a very large degree. The lead researcher details how inflammation is affected, which as I mentioned has been linked to all chronic disease.
In the report, he states:
“This affects not only the genes that cause inflammation in the body, which was what we originally wanted to study, but also genes associated with development of cardiovascular disease, some cancers, dementia, and type 2 diabetes — all the major lifestyle-related diseases.”
And we find similar things with antioxidants, which are important to annihilate free radicals in the body that are wreaking havoc on your health from the inside. We find that antioxidants perform a very powerful function in fighting disease at the genetic level, which many people simply don’t even realize.
Jefferson’s Kimmel Cancer Center researchers explain the findings of their research on this subject:
"Now we have genetic proof that mitochondrial oxidative stress is important for driving tumor growth,” said lead researcher Michael P. Lisanti, M.D., Ph.D.
The important takeaway here is the Angelina Jolie should consider and value food and nutrition as it could very well make the difference in diagnosis. This should help open our eyes to opt for wholesome foods and avoid toxic chemicals – not invasive surgery.