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Genetic testing for breast cancer was put in the spotlight Tuesday when actress and humanitarian Angelina Jolie revealed in a New York Times opinion article that she recently underwent a preventive double mastectomy because she carries a “faulty” gene which her doctor estimated gave her an 87 per cent chance of developing breast cancer and a 50 per cent chance of getting ovarian cancer.
Women have to fit a certain number of specific criteria to qualify for the blood test, and many of those who do, still won’t test positive for the gene*.
*The BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 gene mutations are directly linked to both breast and ovarian cancer.
Considering genetic testing? It’s not for everyone
Pure farming practices make for pure, effective Weleda products. Just the way they’ve always been.
Weleda set up one of the very first Biodynamic® gardens all the way back in the 1920s to provide natural, effective raw materials Weleda neededs to make products the way Weleda knew they should be made.
In these gardens, flowers thrived in the rich, balanced soil, bees buzzed from blossom to blossom, weeds were attended to with natural solutions and gardeners gently trod on the earth, nurturing every living creature. The result: the purest plants, flowers and fruits grown on earth.
Remarkably, little has changed in Weleda’s gardens since more than 80 years ago.
Today Weleda have 50 acres of these Biodynamic® gardens in Germany—the Weleda Biodynamic® Medicinal Plant Gardens are the largest of their kind in Europe—with more in Switzerland, France, the UK, the Netherlands, Argentina, Brazil and New Zealand, collectively growing more than 300 healing plants and flowers. That’s a whole lot of Biodynamic® goodness.
Weleda believes that beauty comes from within—and without. There is power in the soil that we till, the organic, Biodynamic® and wild plants that we harvest and the essential oils that we extract. So you can be assured Weleda takes excellent care of all of them.
In fact, this gardens are like babies; that’s why they are free of chemicals, pesticides or other scary things anywhere near our crops.