4 Examples of What Happens When You Follow Hollywood’s Health and Medical Choices

Raluca Schachter, Guest
Waking Times

It is much, much easier for people to place responsibility for health in ”authorities” hands. Conventional medical industry, pharmaceutical companies, scientists, celebrities… They know what they are doing and saying, right? Your relation to your own body, its reactions, your instinct, your body’s natural healing abilities, common sense and ancestral wisdom are really not that important. And seriously now, who has the time these days to read all the studies and learn about the clinical evidence to make a choice??

The sad reality is that no one wants to believe that personal responsibility is more important than medical intervention, or a celebrity’s health advice, or the new “drug” out there meant to fix it all in a blink of an eye, so you can live your life “worry free” and be on the “safe side”…

Many people, and especially the young, are heavily influenced by Hollywood celebrities’ lifestyle and choices. But people forget that even “celebrities” make mistakes and are many times clueless as well, at least when it comes to real health. They, too, are humans, and are many times victims of manipulation, who place their most precious thing – HEALTH into wrong hands.

I personally respect and admire all celebrities mentioned below, for everything they achieved in their professional career. But it’s just heartbreaking how they treated their own body by the health (or sick) choices they made, and thus sending out mixed messages to the public and their fans.

angelina-jolieAngelina Jolie

Health problem: Angelina’s most recent shocking and radical health choice brought a new hot topic for debate in the health world. Doctors told Angelina through genetic testing that she had genes that showed she was at a higher risk of breast cancer than the normal population. Upon testing, two particular genes, BRAC1 & BRAC2 in her DNA showed her to be of higher risk than the norm for this cancer.

Angelina’s solution: claiming to be “proactive”, she went for double mastectomy, thus removing healthy breasts entirely.

The facts you need to know:

Genes don’t change quickly. It takes thousands of years to change them. So in just 100 years our genes are pretty much the same as they originally were. Yet we were once supremely healthy. So does it entirely come down to just genes?

  • Apparently not. A new science called epigenetics ( the study of changes in gene expression) teaches us that when the health of an individual falls, it triggers certain genes to become active. So from the supremely healthy ancestors we came from (with the same genes) to our presently tired, fat and sick society (the same genes), disease is now everywhere due to the massive changes to diet, lifestyle and toxin exposure that has occurred during this time. Those changes have proved to be very detrimental to human body chemistry. Health falls as a result and the genes get triggered. These weaker genes, when triggered by a drop in overall health, cause an expression of that genetic weakness to manifest itself into a disease.

    So it is not the genes that ultimately pulls the trigger. These genes could remain dormant for a lifetime. It just depends on the overall level of health.

    The conventional medical industry wants you to believe that  you have no control over cancer, that certain genes are responsible to your disease, not your lifestyle and toxic exposure. According to their belief, there are only three ways to reduce breast cancer risk: cut, burn or poison. But in reality, a gene is not a death sentence.

    There is nothing “empowering” when a woman cuts off healthy breasts. Real information on healthy living, taking responsibility of your own health and keeping your body intact in the whole process IS what’s empowering. Education means less medication, or surgery for that matter…

    steve-jobs-jpgSteve Jobs

    Health problem: pancreatic cancer

    Steve’s solution: surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy

    The facts you need to know:

    It is known that Steve Jobs also tried “natural” remedies and extreme diets to cure his cancer. But as long as these therapies and dietary rules do not meet the unique nutritional and genetic requirements of an individual, they are mostly set to fail. One must address what the body needs in terms of metabolic individuality and this includes shifts in metabolism due to changes in cancer defense mechanisms. Furthermore, one must eradicate the stressors and blocking factors that undermine function, especially as they involve the immune system.

    Every symptom and every degenerative disease may be caused from any one or more stressors/blocking factors and involves one or more control systems in the body stemming from one or more causal levels – energetic, mental, emotional, structural, biochemical, environmental.  For example, an emotional or energetic causal factor for cancer will mean that diet and enzymes will have little or no effect whatsoever. The particular constellation of the aforementioned elements in each client is what both determines/defines the metabolic individuality of an individual and dictates the therapy.

    Patrick-SwayzePatrick Swayze

    Health problem: pancreatic cancer

    Steve’s solution: He enrolled in a clinical trial at Stanford University, traveling regularly to Palo Alto from Los Angeles for experimental chemotherapy.  He battled cancer for 20 months being in the hands of conventional medicine and “top doctors”.

    The facts you need to know:

    “I want to last until they find a cure, which means I’d better get a fire under it,” Swayze said in a highly-publicized interview with ABC’s Barbara Walters. Fighting he did. But on a wrong side. Cancer cures already exist. They’ve been  everywhere in the world for centuries, except in mainstream Western medicine (where they have been outlawed).

    The reality is that your body knows how to cure itself from cancer and it does it amazingly well if you feed it the right nutrients. Protecting yourself from cancer most definitely involves a change in your day-to-day choices about where you live, how you live and what you consume. There is no doctor in the world who can take cancer out of your body for any significant duration if you continue to live a cancer-causing lifestyle. That’s why chemo just flat out doesn’t work: Because it doesn’t address the causes of cancer. So it can never offer an efficient and safe cure.

    Before the cancer doctors inject you with their poisons, they usually make you sign a disclaimer that spells out the risks associated with chemotherapy. Among those risks, you’ll see mentions of cancerbrain damage, liver failure, kidney failure and all sorts of other horrifying end results that might befall you if you’re crazy enough to agree to be poisoned. How in the world can a sane person sign anything like that? Because cancer doctors use fear to recruit patients into their profitable but extremely dangerous treatments, by saying things like, “Unless you get this chemotherapy, you’ll only have six months to live”.

    elvis-presleyElvis Presley

    Health problem: heavy dependency on prescription drugs. He had glaucoma and stomach problems. He died from an overdose of prescription drugs like codeine, valium and morphine. The medical examiner listed the initial cause of death as “cardiac arrhythmia,” which simply means the heart stopped beating.

    Elvis’ solution: relying on conventional doctors’ advice and prescription drugs

    The facts you need to know:

    Elvis took eating to more absurd heights than anyone could possibly justify.  He snacked constantly — on Hostess cupcakes, Eskimo Pies, Krispy Kreme doughnuts.  When he ate a pie or cake, that didn’t mean just one piece.  He often ate the whole thing.  He once flew more than 800 miles to eat a sandwich made from an entire loaf of Italian bread that had been hollowed out and stuffed with peanut butter, grape jelly, and a pound of bacon.

    To justify his gargantuan appetite, Presley used to say, “The input has to be as great as the output.”

    Maybe that’s all the explanation we need. In addition to the prescription drugs…

    Other celebrities affected by their health choices: 

    Peter Jennings died following chemotherapy for lung cancer. Heath Ledger died following an accidental overdose of prescription medications. Michael Jackson was killed by a doctor-administered injection of lethal painkillers. Famed newscaster Tim Russert most likely died from the fatal side effects of cholesterol medications. Former White House Press Secretary Tony Snow died after receiving chemotherapy for colon cancer.

    The list of celebrities killed by western medicine is seemingly endless!! Do you really think their decisions should be yours as well?? My personal message here is to find the courage to start trusting your own body, its healing abilities and your instincts. Fact is that polluting the world with genetically modified organisms (GMOs), thousands of chemicals, heavy metals, lab made food, pharmaceuticals, vaccines, etc  is far more scarier than any disease your doctors tell you it can’t be healed naturally. So what really means being “proactive” is to find the real cause of your imbalances, address these, avoid all toxic exposure which created your conditions, learn how your body works and what it needs to stay healthy. It’s a “recipe” which never fails!

    About the Author

    Raluca Schachter is a passionate Nutritionist and Metabolic Typing Advisor®, with a background in both nutrition and communication/PR. She believes in traditional, unaltered food, ancestral wisdom, sustainable farming and living. Raluca was able to naturally reverse chronic health conditions she was struggling with most of her life, and now uses her knowledge to help as many people as possible do the same. Her health programs and diet plans offer a very unique and comprehensive approach to health, where individual nutritional and biochemical requirements are firstly met using specific nutrients and foods that each metabolism thrives on. This approach reveals why and how ‘one diet/herb doesn’t fit all’ and why ‘one man’s food is another one’s poison.’ Raluca currently resides in Garden Grove, CA and offers her services for local and distance clientele. For more information visit her website and blog guide2health.net or join Raluca on Facebook


    Adapted from the book What The Great Ate by Matthew Jacob and Mark Jacob.  Published by Three Rivers Press, a division of Random House, Inc. Published in The Week Magazine, September 3-10, 2010

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