Reporting from San Francisco on the new Canadian documentary, Pink Ribbons Inc. (It will be released in the US sometime in June, go to Google it to watch the movie clips)
This film discusses “PINKWASHERS”, defined as any company or organization that claims to care about breast cancer by promoting a pink ribbon product but at the same time produces, manufactures or sells products that are linked to the disease.
Unfortunately, most companies that align with the pink ribbon are “pinkwashers”, and why this epidemic continues. Susan Komen, Avon, Estee Lauder, Kentucky Fried Chicken are just a few. Educate yourself about whom you support and what is in the products you buy.
Skin Deep (www.ewg.org/skindeep) is a database you can check any cosmetic or body care product to see if there are toxins in it.
Susan G. Komen is receiving a lot of negative press regarding their decision to stop funding to Planned Parenthood (last year alone they gave approximately $680,000) to breast health programs, education, ultrasound & other services that Planned Parenthood provides. This has created such uproar that they have now reinstated the grant funding.
The timing of this with the Feb 3rd, 2012 release of the new Canadian documentary “Pink Ribbons Inc.” has really helped open the world’s eyes to see what the Pink ribbon really stands for, how the intension is NOT about health and how to create a world without breast cancer.
PREVENTION is the answer and that is what we are here for!
Essentially Pink = Breast Health & Cancer Prevention Organization that focuses on integrating diet, mind-body relaxation, Chinese medical principles. The Pink-Potato is our weekly (Tuesday at 2pm PST) video blog so we can teach you what we know.
I was a chef for the Gerson Institute (Gerson.org) – a San Diego Vegetarian organic food cancer therapy that focuses on juicing and eating slow cooked vegetables including lots of potatoes!
Potato’s are a great meat substitute and combine well with all vegetables – starchy and non-starchy. However meat/protein with potato’s (and other starchy carbohydrates-beans, cereals, lentils) is a poor combination. So, instead of the classic meat & potato’s dish that is not optimal for digestion, try a great breast health recipe: take a baked potato with chopped green onion & broccoli, after cooling add organic flax oil with minced garlic and dill.
We all have stress so Essentially Pink is sponsoring Biofeedback stress reduction month! Have you heard about biofeedback or want to try it? Come in for your self-guided biofeedback session “on us” that’s easy and helpful for “X”-ing out stress! Come in to Essentially Pink’s Healing Playground at Herbin Acupuncture & Wellness (3594 5th Ave San Diego, CA 92103)