Busting Breast Cancer with Dr. Susan Wadia-Ells
About our featured guest:
Dr. Susan Wadia-Ells is a long-time cultural change agent. During the 1970’s she organized women at Polaroid, creating the first affirmative action program for women within a Fortune 200 corporation, and soon became Polaroid’s corporate affirmative action manager and a mentor to other women’s groups fighting for equal pay, training, benefits, and career opportunities.
After returning to academia in the early 1980’s for a graduate degree in energy economics and political development at The Fletcher School, Dr. Wadia-Ells worked with community development groups in Zimbabwe as that nation’s long struggle against apartheid ended. Next, she operated as a small town journalist in Brattleboro VT, under the guidance of the legendary UPI International Editor, Norman Runnion. Wadia-Ells then moved on to complete her PhD in women’s studies, before teaching over the next decade in Lesley University’s Adult Baccalaureate Program in Boston—helping women learn to fearlessly write their unspoken ideas and life stories. During this time, while raising her son, she also created national feminist conferences on once-ignored or banned topics including the landmark Women’s Ways of Knowing Study—exploring the personal growth dimensions within motherhood, and understanding the power of women’s menopausal years.
Her 1995 anthology, The Adoption Reader: Birth Mothers, Adoptive Mothers and Adopted Daughters Tell Their Stories (Seal Press, Seattle), helped define adoption as primarily a woman’s issue. Wadia-Ells’ column, “Honest Health”, published by the Gloucester Daily Times (MA), beginning in 2008, her long-time Busting Breast Cancer blog, and her 2013 e-book, Birth Control Drugs and Breast Cancer: Learn the Terrible Truth, all served to introduce many of the topics discussed in her 2019 book, Busting Breast Cancer: Five Simple Steps to Keep Breast Cancer out of Your Body, based on the new metabolic theory of cancer. She currently lives in Manchester by the Sea, MA.
Main Questions Covered
Dr. Susan Wadia-Ells, welcome to the show.
Thank you so much for taking time to be with us today. Your new book, Busting Breast Cancer five simple steps to keep breast cancer out of your body is an absolute MUST read for not just for all women but really all men so that they can support and encourage the women in their lives to be as healthy as they can!
I want to begin by asking what inspired you to dedicate so much time in the research and development of this book?
As we begin, I just want to mention some pretty scary statistics. In the United States alone, it is estimated that there will be about 280,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer in 2021 and an additional 50,000 cases of ductal carcinoma in situ!
With so many new cases each and every year the amount of fear these statistics generate in our women is staggering. This is why your book is needed more now than ever before. It really should serve as a beacon of HOPE because you present research supported ways for women to REDUCE their risk of break cancer….BUT many of the things they should do, will make them challenge much of what they have been told by mainstream media and the modern medical industry, including many of their doctors. Can you speak to this challenge for women?
Let’s go right after the Elephant in the room. All too often, as you clearly report in the book, when women are diagnosed with cancer, rarely, if ever do they get an actual scientifically supported reason WHY they developed cancer. This bad luck, as some women are told, is one of the drivers of the fear surrounding this epidemic as women are left wondering, since no one seems to know what causes it, will I be next??
However, what most people don’t know, including many healthcare providers, is the absolute game changing research of Thomas Seyfried and his Metabolic Theory of Cancer, which for the first time in history describes the most likely CAUSE of breast cancer! Can you summarize what he found and the importance of this discovery?
Here’s the rub, we have groundbreaking scientific research that if applied could dramatically reduce new cancers from developing and possibly save 10’s of 1000’s of lives by helping cancer patients overcome this disease, but it is pitted against a billion dollar cancer treatment industry that is predicated upon highly profitable exam procedures, surgeries, chemotherapy drugs and radiation treatments. Can you share with our listeners the almost jubilant tone of some of these pharmaceutical companies in their annual reports as they project year over year record increases in sales of their cancer drugs?
I would love to briefly touch on some of the simple steps for women to take that you outline in your book.
Can you give a summary on why getting to a healthy body weight is so important?
This next topic was an eye opener. Progestin containing birth control. Can you share for our listeners the SIGNIFICANT difference between naturally occurring progesterone and the synthetic progestin?
Can you touch on the significance of, I believe it was in 2010, the study that focused on progestin?
Why was it not picked up by major media outlets?
The next topic will be sure to rattle many feathers. Virtually all women have been told the importance of getting yearly mammograms, once they turn 40. If we were to ask any group of women, if there are any downsides to getting this procedure, I would bet most would say there ARE NO downsides. But like all medical treatments, there are both pro’s and con’s to consider. Can you share just a few things that women should know about mammograms?
What about Thermography as an alternative?
Let’s talk about statistics for a moment. One thing I learned in your book that was really concerning is this: The state cancer boards are required to collect data on newly diagnosed breast cancers as well as recurrent metastatic breast tumors but they are not obligated to share that data with the public. Why the seemingly secrecy behind this data?
I would be remiss if I did not ask you a few questions about the industry and some of the major players. You are not afraid to call out some of the big organizations for actions that do not really seem to support the optimization of womens’ health. Can you touch on some of the issues regarding the American Cancer Society, the Susan B. Komen Organization?
Can you explain to our listener’s who was behind the pink ribbon and Breast Cancer Awareness Month and how much has this organization actually spent toward PREVENTION??
WOW, Well thank you for everything you have shared with us so far. I highly encourage everyone listening to please pick up a copy of Dr. Susan’s book and read it to learn much much more!
In addition to your book, which we will have a link to in our show notes, are there any other resources that you would recommend to our listeners to learn more about some of the things we talked about today?
As we get ready to wrap up, I have two final questions:
Do you have any final words of wisdom for our listeners and HOW can we CONNECT WITH YOU?
Dr. Susan’s Website
Dr. Susan’s email address
Dr. Thomas SeyFried’s Book
Cancer as a Metabolic Disease
Keto for Cancer
The Metabolic Approach to Cancer
Tripping Over the Truth: How the Metabolic Theory of Cancer Is Overturning One of Medicine’s Most Entrenched Paradigms
The Secret History of the War on Cancer
The Ketogenic Kitchen: Low carb. High fat. Extraordinary Health
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