Hello, can you put a ❤ on your wall, without comment, only a heart, then send this message to your female contacts. After putting one ❤ on the wall of the person who sent you this message. If anyone asks why you have so many hearts on your wall do not answer. It is for women only to remember its the week of breast cancer prevention! ❤ Check your boobies!!
Hold your finger down on the message and hit forward.
I’m not sure how this message started, but it did get me to remember to book my mammogram. So, thank you to all of my friends who sent it to me. I realize I’m not playing by the rules, but I am trying to be less of a rule-follower these days. This viral message, which for some reason is supposed to stay a secret from men, inspired me to write a post about cancer prevention. It is also my two year anniversary of going vegan.
1 out of 8 women in the US will develop invasive breast cancer in our lifetime. Only about 5% – 10% are thought to be hereditary, caused by abnormal genes passed from parent to child. From Susan G. Komen, here are Factors that Affect Risk and Factors Under Study.
We have ALL been touched by this horrible disease and we should be taking prevention very seriously. Hopefully the ❤’s on Facebook will bring up more awareness.
As for me and my daughters, we’re educating ourselves more and doing our best to make big changes. On January 10, 2015, exactly two years ago, I decided to try a few days of being vegan. My girls decided to give up all animal products too and we haven’t looked back (well, ok, I eat an occasional piece of cheese or fish taco but don’t judge me). The China Study (here’s my Amazon link to check it out the China Study Cookbook http://amzn.to/2jrhJOQ) is an important read on the topic of how a traditional Western diet has led to our modern health crisis. If you think you could never go vegan, look at my Pinterest Family Table board just to see the kinds of things that you can eat. You might be surprised. This Oprah clip was another thing that helped me in my early vegan days.
Another important thing I’ve done is given up using questionable products in my skin care, body products and makeup. This includes everything from shampoo to soap to eye liner. To learn what’s in your products, download the EWG Healthy Living APP
where you can look up the toxicity ratings on food and personal care products, on a scale of 0-10 where 10 is highly toxic.
You can also see the safety rating of your household cleaning products here, rated A thru F.
I invite you to join my Detox Your Makeup Bag Facebook group where we share tips on safer beauty.
We’ve got a long way to go, but we’ve got to start somewhere!