Another Opinion on Mastectomy


Angelina Jolie’s decision to undergo a double mastectomy is based on a genetic predisposition that put her at a very high risk of breast cancer later in her life. This has caused quite a stir in the news lately.

It’s not the first time that Angelina Jolie is in the news about her health, as she claimed that “a vegan diet nearly killed her” back in 2010, as she was not getting enough nutrients.

However, in a recent post on that subject, Dr. McDougall claims the following:

  • “Breast, prostate, and colon cancer are due to an unhealthy diet—and so are type-2 diabetes, obesity, and coronary heart disease. Unfortunately, few people are given the information needed to take advantage of a simple, cost-free, dietary solution.”
  • Profits come before healthy diet: “no doctors are prescribing it, no hospitals are serving it, and no Fortune 500 companies are selling it”
  • Sexism is rampant. “Mutilation, has been, and still is, universally recommended for women… when a simple (in most cases non-deforming) lumpectomy alone would suffice”.

He concludes by saying that “doctors rarely mention the importance of food, as they send their patients off to therapies that they (in fact) know will have disastrous consequences.”

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