Genetic class wars
Monday, Jan 12, 2008
The era of pre-birth genetic screening of babies has commenced. Doctors at University College in London have produced what they called the “world’s first breast cancer gene-free baby” by screening a baby for the BRCA1 gene, which they claim causes breast cancer. (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/78196…)
That announcement is saturated with so many medical myths, it’s difficult to know where to begin. For starters, the idea that the BRCA1 gene causes cancer is pure hogwash. There’s no such thing as a gene that causes cancer by itself. The truth is that environmental factors such as exposure to cancer-causing chemicals in foods, medicines, personal care products, pesticides or other industrial chemicals causes the expression of the cancer gene. Without all that toxic chemical exposure, the gene never gets expressed in the first place.
And it gets even better: You can eat raw broccoli sprouts or other cruciferous vegetables and suppress the BRCA1 gene so that you never grow cancer tumors at all. Thus, the patient has complete control over the expression of their genes based on their diet and environment, and there are literally hundreds of different foods that have an anti-cancer effect: Cruciferous vegetables, onions, garlic, red wine, green tea, raw cacao, omega-3 oils, and of course a whole universe of anti-cancer herbs and superfoods.
This doesn’t even mention the effects of vitamin D and exercise on the BRCA1 gene, both of which also suppress cancer.
But modern medicine — which is largely based on marketing-motivated quackery — wants women to believe they have no control over breast cancer and that it all comes down to your genes, not your choices. That’s the little trap they set for women, stripping them of their power and condemning them to a lifetime of medical “treatment” that just happens to earn outrageous profits for the drug companies.
Welcome to the new era of eugenics
So now we have a new era being unleashed where babies born with the BRCA1 gene are going to be considered “defective” while babies born without the gene will be considered “superior.”