SALEM, Ore., May 15, 2013 ― In a place where silicon grows on people, gets resized and reshaped, it may not be a far stretch to remove breasts completely for prophylactic reasons because of the threat of breast cancer.
Now with genetic tests available to help determine which genes a person carries, someone like Angelina Jolene may undergo what used-to-be radical procedure in an attempt to prevent an outcome made more likely by their genes.
Breast removal is an extreme form of prevention. The procedure does nothing to find and determine an underlying cause. It does nothing to return a person to a state of health. It does nothing to return a possibly bad genetic program back under the regulation of the body’s homeostatic control.
Surgery may alleviate the symptoms, sometimes, but it never fixes the organic problem.
What has gone wrong for so long in the body that it undergoes a hyperplasic anabolic state and causes cells to grow abnormally which we define as cancer? This diphasic cycle has become completely out of balance.
Before radical surgery, the patient may want to consider other options. Have all the approaches to prevention been exhausted like diet, food, nutrition, stress management, attitudes, toxins, and alternative forms of cancer treatment mostly performed outside the bounds of the U.S.? Has cellular metabolism reached optimal function, done outside the auspices of surgery and pharmaceutics?
While genetic testing may provide some with the comfort of knowledge, it also carries dangers. What if the tests are wrong? Or what happens if insurance companies deny coverage or base higher rates on genetic results?
Or what if some authority starts to profile based on genetic information? Impossible?
The science of understanding genetic propensities to disease is called eugenics. It is certainly not new. Historically, eugenics looks at the hereditary improvement of the human species by controlling breeding. It was a popular topic in Europe and the US in the early 20th century. It was used in Nazi Germany which included the genocide of Jews and other “inferior” ethnic groups by Hitler and his mob.
In the very near future national healthcare places everyone under the system. What will the U.S. government do when it gets ahold of this eugenic information?
Genetic testing may provide information to help a patient made decisions, but it does not in itself provide full answers.
Dr Peter Lind practices metabolic and neurologic chiropractic in his wellness clinic in Salem, Oregon. USA. He is the author of 3 books on health, one novel, and hundreds of wellness articles. His clinical specialty is in physical, nutritional, and emotional stress.
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