Mom was right. We need to eat our vegetables.
So, quit hiding your peas under your dinner plate and stop handing off your broccoli to the dog. He’s already smart enough.
Veggies — such as broccoli — are brain food, according to an article in Good Housekeeping magazine. I agree, but I still make lists when I head into town to run errands... and check the mirror first for errant green stuff in my teeth.
One item on my sticky note is a book I want to add to my library; a fellow breast cancer survivor loaned it to me recently. This international best-seller Anticancer: A New Way of Life, validates what I’ve been trying to do since my run-in with breast cancer more than 6 years ago: Eat my veggies — and a lot more.
David Servan-Schreiber, and M.D. and PhD, reminds readers that we all “have cancer cells in our bodies, but not all of us will develop cancer.” But the way we choose to eat and the way we choose to live can equip our bodies to PREVENT cancer, which he helps explain in this video interview.
Before he had brain cancer — twice — this young scientist and doctor never considered the connection between the way he fed his body and how he stressed his body, with its inability to fight-off the disease. His epiphany and journey to health is intriguing. In my opinion, the evidence and arguments for participating in our own health are convincing.
Dr. Servan-Schreiber believes — and so do I — that our body has a natural capacity to heal.
If you’re BC — before cancer — you probably never spend time reading about how to prevent the disease. Why should you when there’s so much else to whet your appetite for reading? Best-selling fiction and entertaining magazines are like an array of tasty desserts at a midnight buffet. Given the choice who would choose to read something that appears to be as boring as broccoli?
Seven years ago, I wish I would have. You still can.
Please do as Mama Lucy says: "Read the book and eat your broccoli. It’ll be good for you."